La brasserie Julien

Movie La Vie en Rose Olivier Dahan (2007)
Back in Paris, Edith Piaf invited all her friends to the Brasserie Julien to eat and party. This restaurant, created in 1903, is an important place in Benoit Dahan's feature film La Vie en rose.
Brasserie Julien
Brasserie Julien. Photo credit: Fantrippers

I’m Edith Piaf, and I made a mess.

Edith Piaf (Marion Cotillard)

Edith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) is a regular at La Brasserie Julien, a Parisian establishment in the 10th arrondissement. In fact, she has her own table, number 24. She frequently invites her friends to eat and party there, especially Louis Leplée (Gérard Depardieu).

On her return to the capital, drunk and with trembling hands, she spills her glass of champagne. She then asks the owner of the place to buy her a new drink.


At the 57th Berlinade, 15 minutes of standing ovation was given by the audience to the film crew.

For her role as Edith Piaf, Marion Cotillard has received 27 awards worldwide, including the Oscar for best actress. She was the third French actress to receive this award (Claudette Colbert in 1935 for New York-Miami, Simone Signoret in 1960 for Les chemins de la haute ville).

Brasserie Julien, 16bis rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis (Paris).
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Brasserie Julien

The Bouillon Julien or Brasserie Julien is located at 16 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.

The Brasserie Julien was inaugurated in 1903 but as early as 1787, the Cheval Blanc inn was located there. In the 19th century, it was even the first café-concert in Paris.

This chic bistro boasts a very nice 1900’s decor, Art Nouveau style, allowing it to be classified as a historical monument since 1997.

Several artists have put their talent at its service to decorate it. Thus, four magnificent “flower-women” of Louis Trézel, master glassmaker, decorate its walls. The illustrations of peacocks are signed Armand Segaud. Its mahogany bar was designed by the famous Louis Majorelle, and the floor made of columbines and daisies was made by Hippolyte Boulenger’s earthenware factory.

In 2018, the establishment takes the name of Bouillon Julien.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

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