IN THE NOTRE DAME STREET: RKR, GALERIE CHAMBON & RESTAURANT 4 SAISONS
Behind the docks of Chartrons and its buzz, an atmosphere of serenity, bourgeoisie and of effervescent calm is awash over the rue Notre-Dame. The facades of a bygone era dress the local shops like the fresh fruit and vegetable vendor committed to sustainable farming, Le potager d’Alex, and a fishmonger, Bonne mer, created in February 2010 by Oliver de Butler. The antique shops have gradually disappeared to make room for new galleries and design shops. The Galerie Jean-Jacques Mandel, opened by a former travel journalist, displays the treasures of art brought back from his travels. Opposite, at number 73, one must stop to discover the furniture and the objects that have been lovingly selected by Anne Prévôt-Leygonie & Franck Lascerre (R.K.R) displayed in a softly lit loft. Their collection includes the Danish brand Ferm Living and their Harlequin textiles, lighting by Constance Guisset, crockery by Naked Girls and Gervasoni furniture. At 104, stop for lunch at Estelle who entertains patrons in a chic and friendly ‘table d’hôtes’ style with inventive, refined and honest cooking. On the menu are fresh soups, foreign dishes and homemade desserts that are reminiscent of childhood. Your last stop should be directly opposite at 101, at Chambon Florian Henry Gregory, a mini gallery of strange and eclectic objects with an intriguing selection.