About C’est La Vie

Christophe and Geraldine Coutelle created C’est La Vie Downtown Sarasota in 1997 after moving to the US that same year. It was their mission to bring an authentic French bistro experience to America. When C’est la Vie opened its doors in 1997, it was one of the first restaurants downtown to offer outdoor seating like many established bistros in France. Not that you want to, but sometimes it is easy to forget that you’re in Florida and not France on your visit to C’est La Vie.

Handcrafted with care

Baked Fresh Daily

C’est La Vie prides itself on baking fresh, authentic french recipes from Paris. With a warehouse bakery located in the heart of Sarasota, you know you are getting fresh, delicious pastry every day.