I adore Paris in the rain. Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie has phenomenal French onion soup, which goes perfect with their outdoor seating area, complete with canopy and heat lamps. I love nothing more than to stroll over here on a rainy day and order a piping hot crock of onion soup, a basket of soft, fresh, French bread, and a glass of red wine. It is what I call a perfect afternoon, soaking up my bread in the delicious broth, sipping my wine, all while watching the Parisians dash through the rain with their colorful umbrellas.
That’s not to say that you can’t visit Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie on a sunny day. The food is always delicious no matter what the weather. The escargot is always a good choice as is the foie gras ravioli, the cassoulet, and the house made charcuterie. And don’t forget to go next door to their market for all of your picnic essentials, including wine, sandwiches, meats, and cheese.