6 Rue de l’Amiral Coligny, 1st
Tel 01 42 92 00 24
Le Fumoir is an excellent little bar and restaurant behind the Louvre with its own little library in the back where you can sit and read in peace with your glass of wine or cup of Chocolate Viennoise. And a slice of their gateau chocolat. Check out their half-priced Happy Hour cocktail menu — a whole page dedicated to Martinis! Then check out the cool crowd of local fashion and art establishment types gathering for their apero or browsing the newspapers and magazines at the bar. Everyone just looks so darned good in this dimmed lighting. If you’re really cool and call in advance, Olivier the Maitre’d may be able to save you the leather sofa just to the right of the entrance where you can still see the bar. Open daily 11am until 2am .