Paris’s 1728 This restored 18th-century townhouse now houses a restaurant and gallery with more than 300 artworks. Published Aug 1, 2009 8:00 AM Travel SHARE This is not a place to be seen,’ said Mr. Chuet. ‘It’s a place of repose, and of a history that breathes. It’s anti-show-off. A grand capitalist can come here with his mistress.’ MORE TO READ RELATED Reviving the Lost Art of Ireland’s Small Batch Whiskey Bonding Traditions Craft distillers and blenders are reimagining their island’s famed spirit. READ NOW RELATED How Learning to Butcher in France Made Me Rediscover Myself Meat and mentorship with the pioneer of seed-to-sausage charcuterie. RELATED Seared Halibut with Artichokes à la Barigoule Wine-braised artichokes and carrots—a classic vegetable dish from Provence—are a simple and soothing pairing for crispy white fish.