A little restaurant full of character next to the Pantheon. It seems to have stepped out of another era, with its painted ceiling, wood-panelled walls lined with bevelled mirrors, old tiled floor and original zinc bar. Just the place in which to linger over dinner and lose yourself in deep conversation: time seems to stand still here. This impression is confirmed by a menu that includes such ageless bistro classics as bone marrow on toast, cufs meurette, smoked herrings with warm potatoes, kidney in mustard sauce, and tripe. The time-travel experience is completed with a choice of soul-comforting desserts such as home-made profiteroles, creme caramel served in a deep, earthenware terrine, wine-soaked prunes and le flottante. Prices are reasonable and Marie-Josephe Maliere extends a warm, smiling welcome.