With a new bar and revamped interior décor, the establishment has undergone a makeover while still taking us on the rum trail… to the sound of jazz.

At over 90 years old, the spirit of La Rhumerie hasn’t changed, and that’s excellent news for all lovers of this unique institution in Saint-­Germain-des-Prés. Established by Joseph Louville and still family-owned, it occupies a special place in the village: a spot where the sweetness of the West Indies blends with literature and jazz, all centred around a passion for rum. Here, people re-imagine the world while escaping with one of the 150 different rums from the Caribbean and around the world. Yet, while one always comes to savour a Ti-punch, a Planteur, a Mojito, or a Piña Colada, La Rhumerie also offers a fine selection of non-alcoholic cocktails. Catering to all audiences, including those who relish the mini-brasserie at lunchtime or the homemade Creole dishes in the evening: cod accras, West Indian black pudding, fierce avocado, pork colombo, marinated fish, rum baba, or coconut blancmange. Two atmospheres where you can always take the time to chat, listen, or tap your feet to the beat of the jazz concerts two evenings a week. The spirit of Saint-Germain-des-Prés lives on at this address that has managed to traverse the ages. Moreover, while the bar has been given a makeover, the terrace itself remains unchanged with its original turquoise and straw furniture. “And we laze without thinking of tomorrow… for my island is paradise,” sang Henri Salvador, a regular of the establishment… We love it!”

166, boulevard Saint-Germain – 75006 Paris
+33 1 43 54 28 94 – www.larhumerie.com

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