Paris is a city best explored on foot. My recent trips have seen me wander endlessly and happily. Here is a curated list of my favourite places; must see shops, specialty food stores and, most importantly, restaurants. One or two of my recently visited hotels that I adore also make an appearance.
The list has been created by arrondissement (suburb) so you can refer to this list wherever you find yourself.
NB: While I have updated this list in 2022, I didn’t get back to each venue on that trip. I highly recommend that you look these up before you visit, as some of these venues may have closed due to Covid. I have highlighted my 2022 must go-to places in Pink.
Location: 55-57 Rue Saint Roch, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 53 45 91 00
About: A tribute to the Parisian art de vivre. Chateau Voltaire has a unique architecture and interior design, a magnificent restaurant and bar.
Restaurants – Nice décor/good food:
Location: 9 Rue D’Alger, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 20 72 14
About: Balagan (Israeli food, ambiance is incredible, good cocktails) I recommend going there for the second service and ask for a seat at the bar.
Location: 1 Rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 39 09 00
Hours: Monday – Thursday, Sunday 12PM – 6PM and 7PM – 11:45PM | Friday – Saturday 12PM – 6PM and 7PM – 1AM
About: Incredible location! The atmosphere of the KONG bar entwines both the intimate character of a cocktail bar with the refinement and elegance of a luxury hotel bar.
Location: 107 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 60 41 96
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 12PM – 2:45PM and 7PM – 11PM | Thursday – Saturday 12PM – 2:45PM and 7PM – 11:30PM
About: The new restaurant at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs boasts a unique and privileged location in the heart of the Palais du Louvre. LOULOU offers her friends the pleasure of an urban and enchanted interlude to ‘nibble’, ‘lunch’, ‘take tea’, ‘sip’ or ‘dance’.
Udon Bistro Kunitoraya
Location: 1 Rue Villedo 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 47 03 33 65
Hours: 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 10PM
About: At Kunitoraya, if you are new to Udon (and who will soon become addicted to it), the Tempura-Udon with shrimp fritters in a hot soup or Kitsune-Udon (for those who do not like shrimp) with fried soy paste, ginger, sesame and chive. Then, to you fans of Udon, we recommend of course the Kunitora-Udon with its slice of pork, radishes and salsify, all in a hot soup made of Miso.
Location: 14 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 33 55 10
About: Go after a walk around palais royal – and get a table upstairs. The menus are influenced by dishes from the Nordic, Anglo-Saxon + French.
La Poule Au Pot Restaurant
Location: 9 rue Vauvilliers. 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 36 32 96
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12PM – 2PM and 7PM – 11PM
About: La Poule au Pot is a looker. It’s wonderful to walk in and witness the vintage wallpaper, the globe lighting, and the silver-plated serving chariot wheeling between Pepto-Bismol colored tables. It is at once a little elegant and also a touch cheesy. One can almost picture the 80s pop stars who used to slouch into these red banquettes, the mirrored pillars reflecting their manliner and sprayed hair.
Location: 6 Rue Bailleul, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 41 59 59
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12PM – 2:15PM and 7PM – 10:30PM
About: Great place in a nice neighbourhood. Cosy with great interior design and great cocktails. One of my personal favourites in this arrondissement.
Location: 1 Rue Des Prouvaires 75001 Paris
Tel: 09 87 10 42 03
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 10:30PM | Friday – Saturday 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 11PM
About: A family-friendly restaurant and bar serving South American flavours. Great tacos, tapas and sliced meats.
Location: 24 Pl. du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 49 26 90 04
Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 2:15PM and 7PM – 10:15PM
About: Inventive bistro dishes with Asian influences served in a genteel restaurant with sidewalk tables.
Location: 2 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 60 80 89
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7AM – 11:30PM | Sunday 9AM – 11:30PM
About: Located in the heart of the capital, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, Chez Flottes is a family brasserie in the Art Nouveau style. The decor is enchanting, the stained glass windows, the woodwork, the subdued lights reveal a cozy and intimate atmosphere. They offer traditional cuisine of French brasseries, salads, croque-gentlemen, a selection of meat, fish and pasta.
Location: 6 Rue Gomboust, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 60 12 70
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12PM – 3PM and 7PM – 11PM
About: Gambino is an Italian restaurant that has the feel of an Italian countryside with its stone walls and exposed beams. The menu changes regularly. There’s generously served pasta dishes, beautiful salads and desserts.
Location: 9 Rue de la Monnaie, 75001, Paris
Tel: +33 01 8888 6000
Hours: Daily 10AM – 8PM
About: La Samaritaine is a historic department store in Paris, located in the first arrondissement. The nearest métro station is Pont-Neuf, directly in front at the quai du Louvre and the rue de la Monnaie. Closed since 2005, this luxury department store reopened in June 2021. A must.
Location: 62, Saint-Honore Street 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 01 8888 6000
Hours: Monday 2PM – 7PM | Tuesday – Saturday 11AM – 7PM
About: Inspired by the 90’s hip-hop and skate culture, Starcow offers a sharp selection of limited collaborations from brands like Nike, Adidas, Arcteryx as well as independent labels like Fuct, Freshjive and Chinatown Market.
Longchamp on Rue Saint-Honore
Location: 404 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 90 59 69
Hours: Daily 10AM – 7PM
About: Longchamp is a leading brand in travel accessories and handbags. The creator of the iconic Le Pliage tote remains a family-owned company since its founding in 1948. Since leather goods were most often associated with equestrianism at the time, the brand was named after Paris’ famous Longchamp horse racecourse in the Bois de Boulogne.
Maison Chanel on Rue Cambon
Location: 31 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris
Tel: 0800 255 055
Hours: Daily 10AM – 7PM
About: Maison Chanel is the birthplace of Chanel as we know it today. The building, which still serves as a Chanel atelier, was the original site of Coco Chanel’s offices and the first Chanel showroom equipped with its own runway. Karl Lagerfeld also worked out of Coco’s offices during his time with the eminent brand. The boutique opened in 1918 after Coco purchased an entire building at 31 Rue Cambon to accommodate her growing business. The building comprises several floors that include a boutique, a large gallery room that was used for fashion shows and fittings, the famous mirrored staircase that led to Coco’s private apartment, and her work studio and office which are still used today.
Apart from Chanel and Longchamp, you’ll find a host of flagship stores from various luxury brands on Rue Saint-Honoré. Labels like Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Yves Saint-Laurent can all be found on this street. During my 2022 visit it was Goyard that has the most people lining up.
‘Nous’ on Rue Cambon
Location: 48 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 33 18 02
About: If you’ve never heard of the store ‘nous’ and wonder why we’ve included it in our Rue Saint-Honoré shortlist, it’s because ‘nous’ is the concept store that follows the defunct fashion mecca, Colette. Colette was a cult-status high fashion, streetwear, and accessory boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré. The store received international fame for ‘spotting’ legendary fashion brands before they made it big. Jeremy Scott, Raf Simons, Simone Rocha, Proenza Schouler, and Rodarte all had their first collections stocked at Colette.
Location: North of the Tuileries Garden, 75001 Paris
About: The Place Vendôme is one of the city’s most famous and beautiful neoclassical squares. Completely surrounded by sober buildings, it currently houses some of the most famous high-end stores, such as, Dior, Chanel or Cartier.
Location: 203 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 45 08 94 60
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:30AM – 7:30PM | Sunday 11AM – 7PM
About: A journey through the commune of craftswomen and craftsmen who contribute to and shape le labo’s world… from the wood maker to the metal worker to the candle pourer to the lab technician to the rose picker to the illustrator… and oh yes, to the perfumer too !
Acne Studios Palais Royal
Location: 124 Galerie Valois, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 60 16 62
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11AM – 7PM | Sunday CLOSED
About: Acne Studios is a Stockholm-based fashion house with a multidisciplinary approach. Through founder and Creative Director Jonny Johansson’s interest in photography, art, architecture and contemporary culture, an alternative path has been found, turning Acne Studios into a well-respected creator of ready-to-wear, magazines, furniture, books and exhibitions.
Les Caves du Louvre
Location: 52 Rue de l’Arbre Sec 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 28 13 11
Hours: Monday – Friday 10AM – 7PM | Saturday – Sunday 11AM – 8PM
About: In a historical venue. Create your own wine in a 2-hour workshop. Les Caves du Louvre, offers wine tasting tour in an authentic wine cellar close to The Louvre.
Location: 4, Rue des Petits Champs 75002 Paris
Tel: +33 1 49 27 00 50
Hours: Daily 9AM – 12AM
About: Bistrot Vivienne looks like an old Parisian bistro with its mirrors, wall seats, wooden tables and chimney. Enjoy seasonal and traditional cuisine.
Location: 1 Rue du Mail, 75002 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 60 07 11
FB Account: https://www.facebook.com/chezgeorges1965
Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 2PM and 7PM – 10:30PM
About: A popular, old school bistro serving classics like frisée au lardons, jambon persillée, escargot, and tarte tatin.
Location: 15 Rue des Jeuneurs, 75002 Paris
FB Account: https://www.facebook.com/SalatimParis/
Hours: Monday & Friday 8:30AM – 4PM | Tuesday – Thursday 8:30AM – 11PM | Sunday 10AM – 4PM
About: Something very simple, a bit hipster. Small israelienne cantine, delicious. They do not take reservations. Chipped plates and organised chaos reign at Yariv Berreby’s overflowing sardine-tin-sized eatery. It takes its name from the Hebrew word for salad, and you’d be remiss not to try the eponymous mixed plate (eggplant caviar, pickled red cabbage, hummus etc). But don’t overlook the sandwiches, limonana (iced mint lemonade) or Wednesday’s chicken schnitzel. If you can’t get a seat, the takeaway window beckons.
Location: 6 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 21 93 71
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12PM – 3PM and 7PM – 11PM | Friday – Saturday 12PM – 3PM, 7PM – 12AM
About: Italian, super nice cocktail bar in the back of the restaurant). Food: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Location: 14 rue de la Banque, 75002 Paris
Tel: +33 1 55 35 00 66
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12PM – 2:15PM and 7PM – 10:30PM | Saturday 7PM – 10:30PM | Sunday Brunch from 12PM
About: Really good Lebanese food. LIZA is the expression of a tasteful lifestyle from Beirut to Paris, Contemporary comfort cuisine prepared with love, time and delicious fresh produce.
Location: 30-32 Rue du Sentier, 75002 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 185 657 501
Hours: Open Daily Sun to Wed: 7AM – 12AM (last food order 10.30PM) Thu to Sat: 7AM – 1AM (last food order 11PM)
About: Comprised of a main brasserie and courtyard spaces, Rivié, offers all-day French-inspired dishes made with the best local ingredients, along with some Hoxton comfort food classics — think mac and cheese and truffle fries.
Location: 6 Rue Marie Stuart, 75002 Paris
Tel: +33 9 82 55 00 49
Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday 6:30PM – 12:30AM | Thursday – Saturday 6:30PM – 2PM
About: Wine Bar, bistronomical tapas, located in a gorgeous side street in the historic Montorgueil quarter in the 2nd arrondissement. One of my personal favourites.
La Belle Epoque
Location: 36 Rue des Petits Champs, 75002 Paris
Tel: +33 1 49 27 97 17
Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 2:30PM and 6PM – 2AM | Saturday 12PM – 2AM
About: Located in the heart of Paris, in a 1900 setting, a good classic with a kitchen in the trend.
Location: 1 Rue Saint-Fiacre, 75002 Paris
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11AM – 8PM
About: Must-see locations to shop and discover the world of Sézane. Discover leather goods, ready-to-wear pieces, shoes, accessories, jewelry and the lifestyle selection that changes from season to season!
This arrondissement has become a bit of a tech hub and has ever changing retail options. You must visit the sneaker store and my
Location: 27 rue du Mail 75002 Paris
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30AM – 6PM, Saturday 11AM – 6PM
About: If you’re anything like me, and fabrics and homewares are on your list you must wander into Pierre Frey. Founded in 1935, Maison Pierre Frey creates and produces fabrics by taking inspiration from classical and contemporary art or from faraway ethnic groups, always interpreting it in a very French style. This artistic sensitivity led the company to acquire the Braquenié, Boussac, Fadini Borghi and Le Manach textile companies in the nineties, making it possible to offer customers styles that range from classic to contemporary.
Location: 95, rue Réaumur 75002 Paris
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11AM – 7PM
About: At SNS you will find the latest hard-to find sneaker releases such as adidas, Nike x Off-White, NikeLab Collections, adidas Consortium.
You will also find a curated assortment of brands such as Aries, Needles, Perks and Mini, South2 West8, ByBorre, Thisisneverthat, The North Face and of course your most classic sneaker silhouettes such as Nike Air Force 1, Nike Air Max 1, Air Jordan 1, Converse All Star, adidas Stan Smith, adidas Campus, Puma Suede, all classics from New Balance and much more.
Restaurants – Nice décor/good food:
Location: 6 Rue du Forez, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 9 83 82 53 53
FB Account: https://www.facebook.com/cafepinson/
Hours: Monday – Friday 9AM – 10PM | Saturday 10AM – 10PM | Sunday 12PM – 6PM
About: (cool vegan dinner) Healthy, without fuss. ‘HIGH VITALITY’: superfoods (sprouted seeds, spirulina, kale, matcha, chia ..), juice combining vegetable and fruit, raw food and low-temperature cooking, wholegrain, inventive. Mostly vegan (because you can do without animal protein … sometimes, or all the time). 100% organic. Not an ingredient that is not organic at Finch. (except salt, which can not be certified).
Location: 57 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 22 05 55
FB Account: https://www.facebook.com/nanashibentoparisien
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 12PM – 3PM and 8PM – 11PM | Thursday – Friday 12PM – 3PM and 7:30PM – 11PM | Saturday – Sunday 12PM – 4PM and 7:30PM – 11PM
About: ‘parisien bento’ – cool new fusion style japanese, the one in the marais is good after a day of shopping. It is in the heart of the marsh, the place of fashion and contemporary artists . Its artistic and uncluttered setting appeals to its customers.
Café le Progrès in the marais
Location: 1 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 72 01 44
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:30AM – 2AM | Sunday 8AM – 2AM
About: The Bohemians Canteen. Late night food, outdoor seating and cosy
Le Carreau in the marais
Location: 5 Rue de la Corderie, 75003 Paris
Tel #: +33 9 52 33 24 26
Hours: Monday – Tuesday 10AM – 12AM | Wednesday – Friday 10AM – 1AM | Saturday 11AM – 1AM | Sunday 11AM – 12AM
About: Breakfast, Outdoor seating and great cocktails
Ideal for Lunch:
Location: 1 Rue Charles-François Dupuis, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 9 67 17 52 97
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 7PM | Saturday – Sunday 7:30AM – 7:30PM
About: Very trendy and healthy – The neighborhood is great, you can stroll to the rue de Bretagne and walk to Le Marais. You can also visit the Marché des Enfants rouges nearby. Season has built its identity on a basic rule of nutrition: fresh produce cannot be consumed all year round. That’s why the menu lives at the rhythm of the seasons and is renewed every three months. From kefta dumplings to pastrami sandwich, to naan, Season offers a cuisine open to the world, healthy and revisited with a touch of French flair
Location: 109 Rue Vielle du Temple, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 72 13 77
Hours: Daily 10AM – 11PM
About: If you’re looking for a great crepe experience, you should try Breizh Cafe in Le Marais. A quaint and cozy restaurant, you’ll not be lingering, but the energy level is high and the food is well matched.
The Broken Arm Café
Location: 12 rue Perrée, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 1 44 61 53 60
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9AM – 6PM | Closed Sunday and Monday
About: Super cool place and good spot for photos, hip attached shop and has a scandi/australian vibe. The Broken Arm Café differs from the recent spate of Aussie-owned coffee shops in Paris by sourcing their beans from the opposite climate — Solberg & Hansen, a coffee supplier and roaster from Norway.
Location: 74 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 9 52 55 11 66
Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM – 2:30PM | Saturday – Sunday 8AM – 3:30PM
About: Vegan and really down to earth. Bob’s Juice Bar, Bob’s Kitchen, Bob’s Cold Press, Bob’s Bake Shop… a lot of different possibilities to have a healthy meal or taste your very own juice creation. Bob’s Kitchen is a small restaurant and a favorite for the vegetarians and health buffs.
Location: 54 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
FB Account: https://www.facebook.com/ObLaDiParis/
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 9AM – 5PM
About: cute little ‘IT” cafe! Ob-La-Di might be the most Instagrammed café of the 2015 rentrée, but there’s real substance at this stylish spot in the Haut Marais. Most of the baked goods are made in-house, and many of them manage to be vegan and gluten-free, and still actually taste good. Coffee is expertly prepared with Lomi beans by Lloyd, formerly of Boot Café, who also curates a killer playlist most days.
La Cantine Merci
Location: 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 77 79 28
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:30AM – 7:30 PM | Friday – Saturday 10:30AM – 8PM | Sunday 11AM – 7PM
About: While you make a visit to the store. Opening onto a small garden, the canteen offers a balanced and healthy lunch everyday. You will find fresh produce vegetables, and vitamin packed fruit cocktails: a varied menu based on the seasons offerings and the temptation to give in to the delicious homemade desserts.
Location: 57 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 74 10 68
FB Account: https://www.facebook.com/bontempspatisserie/
Hours: Wednesday – Friday 11AM – 2PM and 2:30PM – 7PM | Saturday 10:30AM – 2PM and 2:30PM – 7PM | Sunday 10:30AM – 6PM
About: Their pastries are insanely delicious. The service and the decor are wonderful.
Le Mary Celeste Bar
Location: 1 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 77 98 37
Hours: Monday – Friday 6PM – 2AM | Saturday – Sunday 12PM – 2AM
About: Hip bar in Le Marais. A Neighborhood favorite that also plays host to Fashion Week parties and local gallery opening events.
Location: 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 77 00 33
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:30AM – 7:30PM | Friday – Saturday 10:30AM – 8PM | Sunday 11AM – 7PM
About: A modern institution – cafe/bookshop/homewares/clothes.
Location: 19 Rue de Saintonge 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 1 44 61 36 59
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11AM – 7PM
About: I guess the other cult store, with Colette closed. Amazing high fashion Korean fashion store. Beautiful interior design and a great selection of cloth from awesome brands for both men and women.
Location: 40 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 1 48 87 10 22
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11AM – 7PM
About: The space of the rue de Sévigné, in the heart of the marsh, is a work of art in itself, jointly created with the Belgian artist Arne Quinze. A bright antechamber serves as a showcase for a collection of niche fragrances, inviting visitors to leave the sounds and distractions of the street behind them, while exalting their senses. By entering the main room, visitors discover a unique environment: two tons of wooden planks set in a complex and organic architecture, and 147 screens offer as many surprises. Hidden behind moving walls, blurring lines between illusion and reality, the men’s and women’s collections appear.
Location: 5-7, rue de la Bastille 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 72 87 82
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12PM – 3PM and 6:30PM –12AM | Sunday 12PM – 11PM
About: Known as one of the most beautiful brasseries in Paris, Bofinger serves brewery, traditional French, and Alsatian specialities. The restaurant is open late in the evening for after show dinners.
Location: 3 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 74 71 52
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12PM – 2:30PM and 7:30PM –11PM | Sunday 12PM – 3PM and 7:30PM – 10:30PM
About: Jaja offers a creative, seasonal menu and organic wines. You can chill in the miniature terrace or under the large old-fashioned glass roof. It’s a piece of countryside in the heart of Paris. You won’t find any tourists in here. A great escape from the tourists and keen shoppers outside.
Location: 75004 Paris
About: The fashionable Marais district in the 4th arrondissement, also known as SoMa (South Marais), is filled with hip boutiques, galleries, and gay bars. Once the city’s Jewish quarter, the area still hosts numerous kosher restaurants. The grassy Place des Vosges is home to elegant arcades and the Musée Victor Hugo, where the writer lived. Streets around Saint-Paul metro lead to the Maison Européenne de la Photographie.
Location: 39 / 40 / 43 / 52 Rue Saint-Croix de la Bretannorie, 75004 Paris
Tel: +33 1 53 00 93 30
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:45AM – 8:15PM | Friday 10:45AM – 8:30PM | Saturday 10AM – 8:45PM | Sunday 10AM – 8:15PM
About: Located in the heart of the Marais, Fleux is the Parisian concept-store of reference since its creation in 2005. Granting a privileged place to lifestyle, design and decoration, its six shops established on 1500 square meters reveal an open and sharp selection : furniture, lighting, tableware, fashion accessories or high-tech … The objects offered mix styles and inspirations from around the world. Introducing novelties every week, Fleux rhythms his proposal through a singular look, a state of mind rhyming with curiosity, discovery and freedom. To share with you a sensitive and poetic philosophy.
Atelier Brancusi – Centre Georges Pompidou
Location: Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Tel: +33 1 44 78 12 33
Hours: Everyday except Tuesday 2PM – 6PM
About: Sculpture by Constantin Brancusi displayed in his former studio, left to the state in 1957.
Location: 3 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 51 60 80
About: A favourite address, jealously guarded by artists, Parisian lovers and all lovers of Paris who seek the friendly atmosphere of a family home with the refinement and attentive service of the very best luxury hotels.
Bars and Restaurants:
Location: 25 rue de Buci. 75006 Paris (Metro L4 Saint Germain)
Tel: +33 1 43 26 02 93
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 6PM – 5AM | Sunday 12PM – 6PM
About: Over in St Germain is a cool place for drinks. Since 2009, Beaumarly breathes a wind of renewal in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, reinventing the neighborhood with the aptly named Germain. Blue, yellow, green, the colors are orchestrated by the great India Mahdavi that mixes genres and eras. Avant-garde, the giant statue of Xavier Veilhan illuminates the space and crosses the ceiling to reappear on the floor, where a billiard room awaits
Prescription Cocktail Club
Location: 23 rue Mazarine 75006 Paris
Tel: +33 9 50 35 72 87
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7PM – 2AM | Friday – Saturday 7PM – 4AM | Sunday 8PM – 2AM
About: Cozy, trendy and select. The cocktail is a little expensive but creative and delicious. You will find it difficult to return to the eternal mojitos and caipirinhas after having tasted a Mazarine, specialty of the house (champagne and red fruits). The decor made of brick wall, soft lighting, lamps in the shape of bowler hat and library of old books connected to the floor, not lacking in charm.
Le Chai – Saint Germain
Location: 26 Rue de Buci, 75006 Paris
Tel: +33 1 43 26 68 26
Hours: Daily 8AM – 2AM
About: Good service, cozy atmosphere both terrasse and indoors, lovely rosé. I always wind my way back to this bar – it’s nothing super special but feels a little less touristy in an area that can be packed with tourists.
Location: 50 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris
Tel: +33 1 43 26 47 10
Hours: Monday to Saturday 7:30AM – 7:30PM | Sunday 8:30AM – 7:30PM
About: Malongo is a Barista workshop located just a stone’s throw from Notre Dame de Paris cathedral. Try out their selection of croissants and coffee.
La Grande Crèmerie
Location: 8 Rue Grégoire de Tours, 75006 Paris
Hours: Daily 6PM – 12AM
About: Loved the tapas and wine. This contemporary wine bar and restaurant offers organic wine with over 400 varieties from local producers.
Café le Buci
Location: 52 Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris
Tel: +33 1 43 26 67 52
Hours: Daily 7:30AM – 5AM
About: Stylish semi-retro and semi-modern cafe with terrace tables, for classic dishes like snails & tartare, plus late-night drinks.
Location: 151, boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris
Tel: +33 1 45 48 53 91
Hours: Daily 9AM – 12:45AM
About: Serves traditional brasserie cuisine. Famous specialities are Bismark herring, brandade de morue, choucroute garnie, roast chicken, blanquette de veau and tête de veau.
Lutetia Hotel Bars
Location: 45 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris
Tel: +33 1 49 54 46 00
Hours: Joséphine Monday – Friday 5PM – 2AM, Saturday – Sunday 3PM – 2AM
Aristide Wednesday – Saturday 6PM – 2AM
About: Whether you prefer the definitive gastronomic stylings of a French brasserie, or indeed the simple pleasure of a not-so-humble drink as you are surrounded by art, the Lutetia is by far the best choice on the Left Bank.
Location: 47 Rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 45 51 50 47
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 5:30PM | Saturday – Sunday 9AM – 6PM
About: Australian owned. A coffee Roasting house. Has 7 specialty establishments in Paris and Geneva
Chez L’ami Jean
Location: 27 Rue Malar, 75007 Paris
Tel: +33 1 47 05 86 89
Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/l_ami_jean/?hl=fr
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12PM – 2PM and 7PM – 11PM | Saturday 12 – 2PM
About: Relaxed, compact bistro near the Eiffel tower. Serves French classics.
Location: 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 40 49 48 14
Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday & Friday – Sunday 9:30AM – 6PM | Thursday 9:30AM – 9:45PM
About: Major 19th- & 20th-century European art collections housed in a monumental, former railway station.
Location: 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 44 18 61 10
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – 6:30PM
About: 18th-century mansion & sculpture garden displaying Rodin’s influential works, such as The Thinker.
Le Bon Marché
Location: 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 44 39 80 00
Hours: Daily 10AM – 7:45PM
About: Upmarket 19th-century mall for designer apparel, housewares, beauty products & gourmet groceries.
Location: 23 Rue Bayard, 75008 Paris
Tel: +33 1 47 23 46 98
Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 11PM
About: Just off glitzy Avenue Montaigne, Chez Savy’s Art Deco cream-and-burgundy interior is blissfully intact, occupying its own circa-1930s microcosm. Fill up on rib-sticking specialties from the Aveyron region of central France—lentil salad with bacon, foie gras (prepared on the premises), perfectly charred lamb with featherlight shoestring frites, and pedigreed Charolais beef.
Location: 41 Avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 70 14 91
Hours: Daily 8AM – 2AM
About: L’Avenue, a Paris restaurant popular with celebrities like KKW and Rihanna. Just a few steps from the grand Plaza Athenée hotel with its top designer boutiques, L’Avenue is the go-to eaterie for big spenders– and probably one of the blandest restaurants in Paris. Food: Local cuisine, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Location: 12 Rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 47 20 59 57
Hours: Daily 12PM – 12AM
About: Traditional French Brasserie in Paris. Just steps away from Place de l’Etoile and the most beautiful avenue in the world, Chez André, in the heart of what’s known as the “Golden Triangle”, is where business, luxury, fashion and the press all meet.
Location: 15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 82 28 00 15
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12PM – 3PM and 7PM – 2AM
About: MANKO-PARIS, A PERUVIAN RESTAURANT – For centuries, Peruvian Cuisine has been inspired from every Cultures in the world. Influences from Europe, Japan, China and Africa have blended with the ancient Andean Culture and the exuberance of the Amazon, giving birth to a unique world of flavors, revealed and shared today. This is how Peruvian Food is celebrated and this is how Manko arrived in Paris.
Location: 5 Rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 44 31 40 00
Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 2:30PM and 7:30PM – 11:30PM | Saturday – Sunday 12:30PM – 3PM and 7:30PM – 11:30PM
About: Set in a beautiful room, well regarded oulet of the Beef Bar chain. Beautiful + trendy.
Location: Printemps de l’Homme, 2 Rue du Havre, 75008 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 42 82 60 00
Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 4PM and 7PM – 2AM | Saturday – Sunday 12:30PM – 4PM and 7PM – 2AM
About: Located on the top of the Printemps department store, the view is insane. A 500m2 rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant, perched on the top floor of the shopping center Printemps Haussmann, Men’s Store. Lush and garden like, with ‘summerish’ lounge sofas and dining tables, the rooftop terrace offers a magnificent 360° view of Paris.
Location: 61 bis Rue de Monceau 75008 Paris
Tel: +33 1 45 63 40 40
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12PM – 12AM | Sunday 12PM – 4PM
About: The young chef, Alexis Tadic, offers a lively menu and instant, combining traditional dishes revisited with some Italian or exotic flavors. Christophe Michalak, world champion pastry, has made a selection of his best creations and delicious treats.
Four Seasons George V
Location: 31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 49 52 70 00
About: An art deco landmark starring iconic views and Michelin Dining. Nestled in the Golden Triangle of Paris, just off the historic Champs-Elysees.
Location: 50 Rue Saint Georges 75009
Tel: + 33 1 42 85 12 30
Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/pacifico_paris/?hl=en
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:45AM – 3PM | Thursday – Saturday 7PM – 11PM
About: Go on a journey to meet tastes and flavors that will take you far. Developed with fresh products, ceviches and pokés will transport you to the latitudes of the Pacific.
Le Bon Georges (a personal favourite)
Location: 45 Rue Saint-Georges, 75009 Paris, France
Tel #: +33 1 48 78 40 30
Hours: Daily 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 10:30PM
About: Offers classic bistro cuisine where taste is at the centre of everything. Presenting slate dishes gives the chef all his creativity.
Location: 10 Rue Rougemont, 75009 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 55 32 02 39
Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 2:45PM and 7PM – 10:45PM | Saturday 7PM – 11PM
About: Offers a slate according to the products of the market. They are constantly looking for good producers to make you rediscover the French terroir.
Location: 47 rue Rodier, 75009 Paris
Tel: +33 1 53 20 95 56
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:30PM – 2PM and 7:30PM – 10PM Fridays and Saturdays 7:30PM – 10:30PM
About: Offering affordable, simple cuisine based on great products, 30 seats in the dining room or counter in a casual and epicurean atmosphere.
Location: 20bis, Rue de Douiai, 75009 Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 36 03 94
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 12PM – 2:15PM and 6:45PM – 10: 45PM | Thursday – Friday 12PM – 2:15PM and 6:45PM – 11PM | Saturday 12PM – 3:15PM and 6:45PM – 11PM | Sunday 12PM – 3:15PM and 6:45PM – 10:45PM
About: (Italian, instagrammable, lot lot lot of people) Pink Mamma is a big and warm trattoria on 4 floors where we grill 1kg T-Bone steak and 1.1kg Tomahawk steak on a 3 meter long barbecue ( size does matter).
Location: 64 Bd Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 42 82 50 00
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 8PM | Sunday 11AM – 8PM
About: One of the world’s leading department stores for fashion, luxury & beauty.
Location: Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 71 25 24 23
About: Italian-style opera house with ceiling painted by Chagall & library museum in 19th-century building.
Bakeries & Cafés:
Du Pain et Des Idees
Location: 34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 42 40 44 52
Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM –7:30PM
About: This traditional bakery with an exquisite interior from 1889 is famed for its naturally leavened bread, orange-blossom brioche and escargots (scroll-like ‘snails’) in four sweet flavours.
Location: 5 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 82 28 00 80
Hours: Daily 9AM – 5PM
About: Takes its cues from a Melbourne-style cafe…no need to put up with lousy French coffee anymore. They have two locations, both on the same street, one at number 5 (pancakes, eggs & sides, daily specials, specialty coffee and craft beer) and one at number 19(seasonal breakfast sharing plates, plats du jour, specialty coffee and natural wines).
Location: 79 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 42 85 87 34
Hours: Monday – Tuesday 12PM – 3PM | Wednesday – Thursday 12PM – 3PM and 7PM – 10PM | Friday 12PM – 3:30PM and 7PM – 10:30PM | Saturday 12PM – 10:30PM | Sunday 12PM – 10PM
About: Grab a croque madam and and picnic with the locals along the Canal Saint Martin
Atelier Brancusi – Centre Georges Pompidou
Location: 114 rue Amelot 75011 Paris
Tel: +33 1 43 55 87 35
Hours: Daily except Tuesdays 2PM – 6PM
About: It isn’t a secret, or an underrated romantic destination. It’s received nods from high-profile outlets like the New York Times and Financial Times.
Location: 80 Rue de Charonne 75011
Tel: +33 1 43 67 38 29
Hours: Monday – Friday 12:15PM – 2:30PM and 7:30PM – 11PM
About: Tasting menu in 5 courses for lunch and 7 courses for dinner. Lunch $60 / dinner $95
Location: 5 Parvis Alan Turing, 75013
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9AM – 12AM | Friday 9AM – 1AM | Saturday 12PM – 1AM | Sunday 12PM – 12AM
About: It is a fun concept, very lively the evening like a bit party : it is the biggest restaurant in Europe. At the southern end of start-up campus Station F, immense La Felicità (Italian for ‘happiness’) sprawls over 4500 sq metres, with 1000 seats, five kitchens and three bars across a series of spaces including train carriages that reflect the building’s origins as a railway depot. Styled as a ‘food market’, it specialises in pizzas and pastas made from Italian produce. No reservations. Order ahead in the app to avoid a queue.
Location: 102 Boulevard de Montparnasse 75014 Paris
Tel: +33 43 20 14 20
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8AM – 12AM | Sunday – Monday 8AM – 11PM
About: Since 1927 La Brasserie La Coupole has been a symbol of the history of Montparnasse. In an art deco decor, listed as a historical heritage, the Chef offers essential dishes from the great Parisian Brasseries such as the Grenoble-style stripe, the real pepper steak and the seafood platters. This Art Deco brasserie, famous for its painted dome, offers creative French & seasonal cuisine.
Le Dôme Café
Location: 108 Bd du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris
Tel: +33 1 43 35 25 81
Hours: Daily 12PM – 2:45PM and 7PM – 10:30PM
About: Lobster, seafood platters & bouillabaisse at an ornate, art deco brasserie with a glass veranda. Splurge and have the incredible Sole Meuniere.
La Plage Parisienne
Location: Port de Javel Haut, 75015 Paris
Tel: +33 1 82 82 00 89
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12PM – 2AM | Sunday 12PM – 3PM
About: La Plage Parisienne offers a real getaway on the Seine, quai de Javel in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. Facing the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and the shimmering ripples of the Seine in the line of sight, the new address Beaumarly, Gilbert & Thierry Costes revisits the spirit of the guinguettes of yesteryear with sweeping strokes of modernity. In a colorful Roaring Twenties decor by Martin Brudnizki, cuisine from the water’s edge can be enjoyed in an atmosphere infused with good musical vibes.
Musée Bourdelle de Paris
Location: 18 rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015 Paris
Tel: +33 1 49 54 73 73
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – 6PM
About: Art museum with the studio, garden & house of Antoine Bourdelle, Rodin’s pupil, & many of his works.
Location: 20 Avenue de New York Avenue 75116 Paris
Tel: +33 1 47 20 90 47
Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 2AM | Saturday – Sunday 12PM – 4PM and 7PM – 2AM
About: Beautiful 20s style interiors, great possible view of the Eiffel Tower, love a more lavish dinner here. Monsieur Bleu is a chic French-style brasserie that aims to meet the varied needs of its customers. The key words of this unusual and unique address: taste and respect for the seasonality of products.
Location: Palais de Chaillot 1, Place du Trocadero 75016 Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 62 70 61
Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 2AM | Saturday and Sunday 12PM – 4PM and 7PM – 2AM
About: Dine in front of the Eiffel Tower. Decoration by Joseph Dirand. Girafe is the restaurant of the summer in Paris.
Mamie Jean Imbert
Location: 35bis Jean de la Fontaine Street, 75016
Tel: +33 1 42 88 04 47
Hours: Lunch & Dinner every day. Closed Saturday lunch + Sunday
About: Jean Imbert is inspired by his grandmother and his local recipes to offer you traditional French dishes. Jean Imbert is a trendy young chef in France: he recently opened new restaurant ‘Mamie’ (which means Grandma): cooking the recipe of his grandma. Typical french traditional delicious food in a nice environment.
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Location: 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 22 60 00
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday – 11AM – 8PM | Friday 10AM – 11PM | Saturday – Sunday 10AM – 8PM
About: Museum featuring modern & contemporary art in a unique building with an auditorium & roof terraces.
Musée Yves Saint Laurent
Location: 5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 44 31 64 00
Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday, Friday – Sunday 11AM – 6PM | Thursday 11AM – 9PM
About: The life & fashions of iconic designer, Yves Saint Laurent, are displayed at this chic museum.
Saint James Paris
Location: 5 Place du Chancelier Adenauer, 75116 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 44 05 81 81
About: The most particular of Parisian Hotels. Built in the nineteenth century on the park of the first aerodrome of Paris, this magnificent neo-classical house underwent an exciting refresh in 2020.
Terrass Restaurant Bar
Location: 12 – 14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris
Tel: + 33 1 46 06 72 85
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 3:30PM – 12:30AM | Sunday – Monday 3:30PM – 11:30PM
About: An amazing panoramic terrace nestled on the butte Montmartre, perched on the 7th floor of Terrass Hotel. Up there, an indoor bar restaurant, plus an outdoor bar with swings
Location: 75018 Paris France
About: Set in the 18th arrondissement, the charming hilltop Montmartre district (also known as “La Butte”) is a former artists’ village once inhabited by Picasso and Dalí, and home to the domed Sacré-Cœur basilica. There are sweeping views of the city from its steep, winding streets, while the iconic Moulin Rouge cabaret below draws tourists and nightclubbers. Retro-cool bars and eateries dot the edgy Lamarck area.