Lyonnais cooking legend Paul Bocuse (nicknamed the “Pope of Gastronomy”) passed away in 2018, but his legacy lives on in this vintage-chic brasserie on the ground floor of the Hôtel du Louvre. Tuck into wonderfully executed versions of his signature regional dishes, like hot pistachio-studded sausage (rolled in a soft brioche), sole meunière, and pike quenelle with Nantua (lobster) sauce, while admiring the views of the Comédie Française and Louvre through the bay windows or arcaded terrace. All of the desserts are excellent, but I have a particular fondness for the crème brûlée (vanilla custard topped with caramelized sugar)—it’s possibly the best in the city. Note: There are copious breakfast buffet options, too.