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Le Grand Véfour
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Le Grand Véfour could trace its ancestry back to before the Revolution, when it was known as the Café du Chartres. Having never abandoned its original home in the Palais Royal, it offered diners sumptuous surroundings, a decorative scheme combining elements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a discreet and attentive wait staff, and a two-star chef. Nothing special, like she said – provided you were in the habit of paying for lunch in hundred euro notes.