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Maison Gainsbourg's café and piano bar, Le Gainsbarre is inspired by the early years of Serge Gainsbourg's musical career as a pianist in the bars and cabarets of Paris.  

Its décor reproduces the atmosphere created by Serge Gainsbourg at 5 bis rue de Verneuil. water lily printed carpeting, white door frames, English-style bow windows and black lacquered mashrabiya folding screens. 

Le Gainsbarre © Alexis Raimbault, 2023

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For lunch, Le Gainsbarre offers a simple, accessible menu for museum visitors and local customers.

Inspired by hotel room-service menus and British tea rooms, it will serve light, gourmet dishes created by Paris Society: Lobster rolls, truffled croque monsieur, crunchy vegetables, foie gras, tarama trio, Cadoret #3 oysters, salmon gravlax, finger sandwiches, and more. 

Le Gainsbarre © Alexis Raimbault, 2023

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At night, the lights dim and Le Gainsbarre transforms into a hushed piano bar and cocktail lounge.

Its elegant menu (Oysters on Ice, Lobster rolls, potato and caviar mashed potatoes, salmon gravlax) is reminiscent of the bars of the five star ‘palace’ hotels that Serge Gainsbourg was particularly fond of: the Hemingway at the Ritz, or the Bar Anglais at the Raphaël.

Nestled in the heart of the museum, Le Gainsbarre has an extensive menu of classic cocktails, linked to the history of mixology since the 19th century. A section of the menu is reserved for Serge Gainsbourg favorite classics (the Gibson, the Terrible and the infamous 102). Le Gainsbarre also offers a made-to-measure alcohol-free menu. 

Every evening from 8pm, Le Gainsbarre opens to the sound of the piano. Three in-house pianists take turns throughout the week to play classical, jazz and blues standards, inspired by those played by Serge Gainsbourg back in his day. 

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Opening hours and reservations

Le Gainsbarre is open at the following times:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - from 10am to Midnight
Wednesday - from 10am to Midnight
Thursday - from 10am to 2am
Friday - from 10am to 2am
Saturday - from 10am to 2am
Sunday - from 10am to 8pm

Please note: Le Gainsbarre closes between 6.30pm and 7pm, from Tuesday to Sunday, to set up the evening service

Exceptional closures: December 25, January 1 & May 1

During the day and evening, Le Gainsbarre is freely accessible and does not take reservations.

Private Events

With its fifty or so seats, Le Gainsbarre is a showcase that can be hired for private events to share unique moments. Combined with a private visit to the museum and Serge Gainsbourg’s historic house, these private events are guaranteed to create unforgettable memories for companies, their guests and employees as well as for individuals.

Information on request at: gainsbarre@maisongainsbourg.fr

Le Gainsbarre is operated by Paris Society.

Map & Access

Maison Gainsbourg
14 rue de Verneuil
75007 Paris

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