I discovered recently a "pirates" themed restaurant located in the south of France at the Odysseum in Montpellier. Called "Pirates Paradise" the restaurant apparently opened two years ago so i'm a bit late on this one. But the real surprise was to see how good the theming is. Not only it's very well done - i mean, this is a restaurant who could find its place at DLP Disney Village dining and entertainment area if DLP did not had already the Blue Lagoon at Adventureland - but also, as you will see, they obviously learned well their "lessons" !.
From the fortress tower to a skull rock, and from pirates skeletons and a real size galleon the whole thing is full of reminiscences from Disney Pirates attractions. But the good thing is that they did a theming which looks almost as good as a WDI theming. The place is very successful - no surprise as everyone from kids to adults always love pirates - and they even built a second Pirates Paradise restaurant in another town not so far from the first one.
The best is that i let you have a look to some pictures coming from their site and then i'll meet you with a video which will show you more.
Pirates Paradise merchandise shop is inside the "skull rock"!
As you've seen, they did a pretty good job, and specially considering it's a french restaurant - as french as not "naturally" good for this kind of theming, unless of course if WDI imagineering is behind them. But they didn't built only nice decors as Pirates Paradise also have some lightning and cannon effects as you will see in the video below!
So, next time you come in the south of France, don't forget to make a stop and have some lunch or dinner at Pirates Paradise as i'm sure that the Disney fan that you are should really enjoy this place! In the meantime you can have a look at their website right HERE.
Pictures: copyright Pirates Paradise