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Restaurant l'Atmosphère

Photo of a bar from inside the restaurant
Photo of the interior of the restaurant from the inside
Photo of the outdoor terrace of the restaurant from the outside
Photo of the outdoor terrace of the restaurant from the Canal St Martin bridge (top view)

Welcome to our exceptional Parisian restaurant by the canal!

Dive into Parisian history, enjoy Paris charm and have a taste of French culinary tradition. Discover a typical Parisian setting by the canal, while our dedicated team will make you appreciate an authentic gastronomic experience. Do not hesitate to visit us and savor our dishes, including our traditional homemade duck confit, and let yourself be seduced by the magic of French cuisine.
Et voilà !!

Our Menu
Discover our homemade specialties and fresh seasonal products.


contains fish and/or seafood

contains meat

Suggestion of the day
Monday to Friday: Lunch only – Weekends: Lunch and dinner
Weekdays only menu // Except public holidays


Pavé de Saumon

€ 17.00

Crème de citron et risotto crémeux

Pavé de Saumon

€ 17.00

Crème de citron et risotto crémeux
Our Story
L'Atmosphere, nestled near the banks of the Canal St Martin with its rich history, offers you a traditional cuisine and a timeless ambiance.
Photo of the Canal St Martin bridge from the quayside

A bit of history ...

The road running alongside the Canal Saint-Martin was named "Quai Louis XVIII" when it was inaugurated in 1824, and was renamed "Quai de Valmy" in 1830.

L'Atmosphère restaurant is located on Quai de Valmy.

A typically Parisian place with a rich history, inaugurated in December 1825, the Canal Saint-Martin had been a project since the 16th century. However, it was only under Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 that we started to dig the canal in order to supply Paris with drinking water. Construction of the canal began in 1818 and was completed in 1822. All the bridges were built between 1860 and 1890, as showed in the plans taken from Belgrand's atlases end of the 19th century.

A unique light, a architecture typical of the Paname of yesteryear, it's no wonder it has regularly been the decor of many films such as ...

L'Atalante Jean Vigo's last film in 1934 with the great Michel Simon sailing on the canal.

Hôtel du Nord by Marcel Carné in 1938, starring Louis Jouvet and Arletty. It was in this cult film that Arletty, with her typical Parisian glibness, would declaim her famous "Atmosphère! Atmosphère! Est-ce que j'ai une gueule d'atmosphère?" a famous line from popular culture that gave its name to the restaurant l'Atmosphère, formerly Le Valmy.

L'Ibis Rouge by Jean-Pierre Mocky in 1975 last film by Michel Simon who had agreed to shoot in memory of L'Atalante. He is seen very close to L'Atmosphère.

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain by Jean-Pierre Jeunet in 2001 where Amélie Poulain will be ricocheting down the Canal from the Arletty footbridge.

And after Amélie… Emily! – Emily in Paris – Season 3, Episode 4 The opening scene shows Emily filming Instagram reels at L'Atmosphere restaurant. Emily enjoys a giant bowl of chocolate mousse.

Today, L'Atmosphère is still steeped in this history nd continues to delight the neighbourhood with traditional home-cooked dishes making a point of using fresh, seasonal produce.

Contact Us
Please feel free to contact us for any questions or information requests.
We will be delighted to assist you and address your needs.