Maxim's de Paris

The Legend of Maxim’s begins in May 1893. Irma de Montigny, an attractive courtesan, opens the door of a small bistro, located at 3 rue Royale. Just a few days earlier, Maxim’s was founded as a bistro by Maxime Gaillard, formerly a waiter. It becomes the place for ‘gallant’ rendez-vous of the Belle Époque.