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La Boussole

#449 of 14,119 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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12 rue Guisarde, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 56 24 82 20
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with my brother on strong recommandation of a friend. Located in a pleasant neighbourhood, and gently furnished in an orange glow, we entered with high expectations. The menu was not elaborate but consisted fine dishes and wines, our choices were very tasty indeed. So far, so good, all very fancy to my student habits. However, the personnel... More 

Thank Floor d
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Nice place clean, service was good and people nice. They do dish around spices. I took the scallops then couscous and cheese plate plus a beer paid ~35€ in a nice place just closed to the new apple store if you want to do shopping after. I recommend the place.

Thank Nick11119
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Had a wonderful meal here while in Paris over Christmas holidays. Loved that they served French food but with an Asian twist. It's located in the Marais area which is really vibey with loads of restaurants and cool bars. The atmosphere is cosy and intimate and the food is great. And was the wine. I ordered the seafood starter which... More 

Thank DublinKaryn
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A great 3 course meal for 32 Euro, we had the fois gras, crying tiger and spiced creme brule - would very much recommend! The appetisers were to die for!

Thank Travelmole123
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Visiting Paris as a group of 10 for my 50th! Wonderful night in this rustic, stylist restaurant. Packed but service still good. Food to die for , price reasonable , well worth a visit if you can get a table

Thank CampbellBurnett
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Tonight, after a day full of soaking in the beauty of Paris, my husband and I started searching for a place for dinner. Being near Norte Dame, I was fearful that all of the nearby restaurants would be mediocre at best. To my surprise, we found a highly reviewed (on TripAdvisor) restaurant close by. Even better was the fact that... More 

Thank Becca H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My wife picked this place based on TripAdvisor reviews and our party of 4 was skeptical when we reviewed the menu. Each of us tried something different and were not sure what to expect. I had pork with fresh spinich and potatoes which were incredible. It was easily the best meal we had in Paris, and that is after 6... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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148 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I have been there with friends for an evening dinner and it was a really nice experience. Food was tasty and the service good. On top of that, the restaurant has a great location in a busy area at night. If you go there, it will be a good and safe choice!

Thank CK0909
Aix-les-Bains, France
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186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Have been there yesterday and wish to give my best recognition to this place because they are really taking care of intolerances within their menu. My daughter is intolerant to lactose but she found very good dishes and in particular a good preparation of the personnel who served dishes without any content of product having lactose. The menu is varied... More 

Thank 270GianlucaP
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

After 2 weeks in Paris for the first time we had a fantastic dinner. Clean tasty French dish which was not oily! Price is great too. For entree + main 26.50 Euro We had Detox salad which for a 36 degree hot day was what you needed and vegetable spring roll. For main Fresh Salmon with vegetable and beef Tartare.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue Guisarde, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 56 24 82 20
La Boussole is a charming restaurant in the beautiful surroundings filled with exposed beams and stone. You will find a warm and pleasant atmosphere.
It serves French cuisine bistro associated with the world of spices, a subtle blend of classic cuisine and revisited.
Especially put your compass in your pocket and head south to 12th Street Guisarde 75006 paris.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Neighbourhood Profile
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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