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Brasserie La Mascotte


The creation

It all started in the heart of rue des Abbesses with the opening of a small two-storey hotel, Le Pompéa. It is then a troquet in the purest popular Parisian tradition, where everyone could meet. In the 1930s, a second hotel was created, L'Antinéa, by the owner of the premises, Father Teissier, who then raised the building by three additional floors. This hotel housed the love affairs of Edith Piaf and her pianist. Managed in the 1950s by M. Laurent and M. Méria, the place is appreciated by local traders, craftsmen and artists, in particular thanks to its large counter and its 4 billiards.

The beginnings

After a first takeover in the 1960s by the Compte family, the year 1965 marked the purchase of the establishment by another family from Aveyron: Irène and Maurice Campion. In their early days, they only served sandwiches, but step by step, Irène put her culinary talents to good use and offered traditional dishes to customers. Faced with growing success, the Campion family is gradually transforming the place which brings together many Montmartre residents in memorable evenings.


Shortly after Maurice's death, his son Thierry took over the establishment in 1992. The pool tables were gradually withdrawn, and from a neighborhood bistro, La Mascotte became a renowned restaurant, without losing its deeply Montmartre soul. Seafood has become the specialty of the house over time. Finally, from his Aveyron origins, Thierry Campion has kept a taste for good things and traditions. He works directly with the producers and with the winegrowers


To meet the growing demand for seafood, Thierry Campion created the adjoining establishment L’Écaille in 2011, which offers seafood and other regional products to be enjoyed on site, to take away or for delivery. The following year, modernization work will follow, giving a retro art-deco style to the decoration and mixing mirrors and marquetry. Now one of the emblematic establishments of the Montmartre district, La Mascotte is as much acclaimed by its faithful clientele, as Michou was for so many years, as by tourists curious to discover real French gastronomy.