Posted by: vlibrizzi | February 17, 2009

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like an all-you-can-drink wine cave

I’d always dreamed of going to Paris for Valentine’s Day. It’s considered by most people to be the most romantic city in the world (and, in my opinon, definitely is)! But this year, with four close friends from Boston (two of whom still live there and two of whom live here in France), we had a different idea about how to celebrate. 

No, not chocolates and flowers….but wine, steak, cheese, raucous singing…and lots of it!img_2085

We went to a restaurant on the Ile Saint Louis in Paris called  Nos Ancetres les Gaulois (which translates to: Our Ancestors, the Gaules).

Apparently a lot of other people the same, what seemed  to us to be off-the-beaten-path, plans for Valentine’s Day because as we approached the restaurant, we were shocked to see what seemed like almost 100 people crowding around the entrance, pushing to get in.

Luckily, we had a reservation, and after using our  tres mal French to convince the host to seat us, we commenced to eating and drinking (and later on, singing!) like les Gaulois.

You can see some of the photos from our night below.

































  1. Happy to see you celebrating Valentine’s Day with friends from home. I’m happy Neel and Sarah arrived as your first U.S. visitors.I’m sure you enjoyed their visit.

  2. Yay I made it on the blog! Mission accomplished:-)

    Thank you to you and Chris for being such great hosts and showing us such a good time! You would have had quite a laugh watching me drive the ‘semi-automatic’ rental car out of Fontainbleau towards Normandy…

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