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Dec 23, 2009 07:34 AM

Huitrérie Régis, 6th, Paris

On a recent trip to Paris, we wanted to have an oyster fix at this wonderful little place. However, when we arrived on the street (only 1 block long) the place had a sign in the window, "Ferme-- Travaux de Rénovation" .

Anyone know if this really happened and the place reopened, or did it go belly-up?

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  1. Alexander Lobrano has a November 8th post on his blog about a recent visit :

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    1. re: okaygo

      Interesting. It was closed in July, and then still closed in September. Long renovation. Plus the place isn't open that long altogether. Hope it's back open for good now!

      1. re: menton1

        They close in non oyster season as well, so the renevation, l think , was as much for seasonal things as renevation. Was re-opened, as l recall, late October.

        1. re: Delucacheesemonger

          Yah, he like Minchelli's carte often puts humorous signs up when it's closed indicating he's gone because the bivalves are too.

          John Talbott

          1. re: John Talbott

            I don't think this has anything to do with "season".

            They were open in May and June, and that certainly isn't a traditional time for oysters. Also the place was torn up, so it seems that perhaps they did do renovations!

            And, in the typical French way, the web site made no mention that they were even closed at all back in September!

            1. re: menton1

              It is typical -- but what is keeping wanting to rely on French restaurant websites when you know they're irrelevant?

              1. re: souphie

                I am reminded of a jocular deskman in Paris who initially refused to pull up a 5-day weather forecast for me, telling me, "You'll know nothing more after you read it."