You may spot this restaurant by the gaudy collection of pots and pans that usually adorns it front. Inside, decoration has also been done by the Disney school of understatement: every nook and cranny is stuffed full of authentic-looking (but almost entirely fake) objects that are supposed to remind you of a quaint France now disappeared.
There's no doubt, this is definitely tourist territory, and even if the official (half-functioning) website boasts that no two restaurants in the chain look the same, the same insipid feeling of fakeness hangs over them all.
At least the branch on the Champs Elysées can boast of being on the most beautiful avenue in the world, and in Summer you can avoid the dodgy décor and hang out on the terrace: great for people watching.
As for the food, it's French standards, no surprises. If you want the 'theme-park France' experience, this is the restaurant for you.
Being one of the most fascinating and challenging painting techniques, the technique of pastel was actually very popular and fashionable among the 19th - century artists. French artists, like Edgar Degas, for instance, innovated this technique and employed it with an almost expressionist spirit, making it his primary medium to create some of the finest pieces of art.
Today, the Petit Palais des Champs Elysées Paris gives you an unparalleled chance to see a large body of works made with pastels and which have rarely been shown.
Over 150 pieces out of the museum’s collection which holds around two hundred masterpieces await you. So, don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to discover them.
From Renoir to Gauguin to Degas, many iconic artists are present through their works.
"The art of the pastel of Degas to Redon" started from September 15th, 2017, and will last until April 8th, 2018. So, consider visiting the art museum of the Petit Palais.