Fodor's Expert Review La Pagode
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
Where else but Paris would you find movies shown in an antique pagoda? A Far Eastern fantasy, La Pagode was built in 1896 as a ballroom for the wife of the owner of Le Bon Marché department store. In the 1970s it was slated for demolition but saved by a grassroots wave of support spearheaded by director Louis Malle; in 1990 it was listed as a Historic Monument. Though the fare is standard, the surroundings are enchanting. Come early for tea in the garden (summer only).