We envisioned this space as an original version of a contemporary brasserie.
A 21st century brasserie
Champeaux is the 21st century brasserie where everyone creates their own personal experience. You can come with family or as a couple, the private salon is perfect for business meals and the atmosphere in the main dining room is ideal for an after-meal show. Very accessible for a quick lunch break, Champeaux is also the ideal address for any big occasion. Eating on the go, to enjoy a large feast or snack during an aperitif on our terrace, the brasserie welcomes everyone, from 11:30 am to midnight, everyday.+ -
A little bit of history
The name Champeaux is inspired by a restaurant founded in 1800, place de la Bourse in Paris, immortalized through Emile Zola's books. In his old collection, Alain Ducasse found an old Champeaux menu. Champeaux is a reference to the original location of ‘Les Halles’ of Paris in 1137. Located near the old city gates, Les Champeaux or ‘Petits Champs’ is the scenery of an open-air market that was prosperous then.
A contemporary brasserie with a soul
The most skilled craftsmen, bespoke furniture, noble materials and haute couture detailing, designers group Ciguë has bestowed a soul to the existing industrial structure of this large open space, on a sunny terrace overlooking the Church Saint Eustache. Minimalist lines, raw materials and vast bay windows give the venue a bright and warm atmosphere.+ -
An urban and functional design
The designers at Cigüe have imagined several spaces adapted to urban life and its alternated rhythms and varied desires. Comfortable armchairs with views on the garden, high stools in the main room, leather seats with saddle stitching for large tables & alcoves for more privacy. Everywhere, the sense of detail allows one to claim this venue in a functionnal way : lockers at the back of the seats, hooks under the bar to store your belongings, outlets for cell phones or laptops, adjustable tables set up according to groups.
Mixology is at the heart of Champeaux and this is a first for an Alain Ducasse establishment in Paris. The head Barman Olivier Zibi reinterprets classic cocktails, with a self-confessed preference for bitters. Taking his inspiration from the history of the area and of the original Champeaux restaurant, he prepares a series of signature cocktails concocted from products evoking the fruits, vegetables, flowers and cereals from the market at 'Les Halles'. 'La Halle des Halles', for example, boldly blends vodka and sake for an original and sophisticated Martini.
The private salon
Champeaux has a private salon for fourteen people, overlooking the Canopée's square. An intimate dining area, ideal for celebrating a family event, with friends, or even for a business meal. Alain Ducasse has given special attention to this salon with the tables he has found at an antique shop, two rare pieces in white Carrera marble. For a century, they were used in the refectory of the Lycée Lakanal, in Sceaux. They bear the scars of time in the irregularities and wear of their edges, completely notched by students’ cutlery, doubtlessly anxious for their lunch!