The City of Paris may be located on the other side of the world, but Cebuanos can have a taste of this romantic city right in the heart of the city. La Vie Parisienne, or Parisian Life, is the first French boulangerie (bakery), pastry shop and wine library in Cebu. The place has a rather notable inventory of wines. It is normally on the top of the list of Cebuanos who love wine.
Located along Gorordo Avenue, La Vie Parisienne has become one of the stops of visitors to the Queen City of the South. Owned by Cebuano businessman Michel Lhuillier, the place gives visitors another reason to visit Cebu. The shop offers a number of pastry and bakery products, including croissants, macaroons and bread rolls, among others. The place also offers a good selection of cheeses and cold cuts to pair off with the wine. The wine library of La Vie Parisienne consists of a wide selection of French wines as well as local wines.
While the place may appear intimidating to ordinary mortals, the place is actually a cool place to relax after a day at work. When guests enter the compound where La Vie Parisienne is located, they will immediately have the feeling of being transported far from one of the busiest streets in Cebu. You see, the place is elevated by a few meters. The outdoor dining area is located at a lawn in front of another French restaurant, La Maison Rose.
When darkness falls, the ambience at La Vie Parisienne changes as the violet lights of the place are turned on. Guests seem to be transported to the City of Light. Paris is actually called the City of Light since it was one of the focal points during the Age of Enlightenment. It was also one of the first cities in the world to use street lights. The place was renovated recently and now has a bigger space in its air-conditioned area.
La Vie Parisienne already has a branch in Ayala Center Cebu as well as in Metro Manila. Have you visited La Vie Parisienne already? Tell us what you ordered on the comments section below.
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