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PARIS GUIDE

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 retail outlets, specialty food stores and restaurants.

The list has been created by arrondissement (suburb) so you can refer to this list wherever you find yourself.  

NB: I Highly recommend that you research before you explore as some of these venues may have closed due to Covid.

1st ARRONDISSEMENT

Restaurants – Trendy/Nice décor/good food:

Balagan

Location: 9 RUE D’ALGER, 75001 PARIS

Tel: +33 1 40 20 72 14

Website: http://www.balagan-paris.com/en

Hours: Monday – Saturday 7AM – 10:30AM 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 11:30PM Sunday 7AM – 10:30AM 12PM – 4PM and 7PM – 11:30PM

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.

KONG

Location: 1 rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris

Tel: +33 1 40 39 09 00

Website: https://www.kong.fr/

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12PM – 2AM | Friday – Saturday 12PM – 3AM

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.

LouLou

Location: 107 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

Tel: +33 1 42 60 41 96

WEBSITE: https://loulou-paris.com/

Hours: Everyday 12PM – 12AM

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

WEBSITE: http://kunitoraya.com/villedo/villedo1

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday 12PM – 4:30PM and 7PM – 10:30PM Wednesday – CLOSED

About: At Kunitoraya, we recommend that for you who 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 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. 

Claus Paris

Location: 14 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris

Tel: +33 1 42 33 55 10

WEBSITE: https://www.clausparis.com/

Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM | Saturday – Sunday 9:30AM – 5PM

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

WEBSITE: http://www.lapouleaupot.com/

Hours: Monday – Sunday 12PM – 2:15PM 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.

Clover Grill

Location: 6 Rue Bailleul, 75001 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 1 40 41 59 59

WEBSITE: http://www.clover-grill.com/

Hours: Daily Lunch from 12PM – 2PM, Dinner from 7PM – 10:30PM, Friday and Saturday 7PM – 11PM  

ABOUT: Great place in a nice neighbourhood. Cosy with great interior design and great cocktails.

SHOPPING:

Longchamp on Rue Saint-Honore

Location: 404 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

Tel #: +33 (0) 1 55 90 59 69

Website: https://www.longchamp.com/fr/fr?utm_source=insidr&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=Longchamp

Hours: Monday – Friday 9AM – 7PM  | Saturday 10AM – 6PM

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

Website: https://www.chanel.com/fr/contact/

Hours: Monday – Friday 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 accomodate 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.

‘Nous’ on Rue Cambon

Location: 48 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris

Tel: N/A

Website: https://nousconcept.com/

Hours: N/A

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.

Place Vendome

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.

Le Labo

Location: 203 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 45 08 94 60

WEBSITE: https://www.lelabofragrances.com

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:30AM – 7:30PM | Sunday Closed

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

WEBSITE: https://www.acnestudios.com/fr/fr/stores/palais-royal

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

WEBSITE: http://www.cavesdulouvre.com/?lang=en

Hours: Monday – Saturday 2PM – 6PM | Sunday 2PM-5PM

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.

2nd ARRONDISSEMENT

DINING:

Bistrot Vivienne

Location: 4, rue des Petits Champs 75002 PARIS

Tel: 01 49 27 00 50

WEBSITE: https://www.bistrotvivienne.com/

Hours: Mondays – Saturdays 8AM – 12AM

About: Bistrot Vivienne looks like an old Parisian bistro with its mirrors, wall seats, wooden tables and chimney. Enjoy seasonal and traditional cuisine.

Chez Georges

Location: 1 rue du Mail, 75002

Tel: +33 1 42 60 07 11

FB Account: https://www.facebook.com/chezgeorges1965

Hours: Mondays – Fridays 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 11PM

About: A popular, old school bistro serving classics like frisée au lardons, jambon persillée, escargot, and tarte tatin.

Salatim

Address:15 Rue des Jeuneurs, 75002

Hours:  Lunch Sun-Fri / Dinner Tue-Thu.  Closed Saturday

FB Account: https://www.facebook.com/SalatimParis/

About: Something very simple, a bit hipster. Small isrealienne 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. 

Daroco

Location: 6 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris

Tel: +33 1 42 21 93 71

WEBSITE: http://www.daroco.fr/

Hours: Mondays – Sundays 12PM – 12AM

About: Italian, super nice cocktail bar in the back of the restaurant). Food: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

LIZA Restaurant

Location 14 rue de la Banque, 75002 Paris

Tel: +33 1 55 35 00 66

WEBSITE: http://www.restaurant-liza.com/

Hours: Monday – Wednesday 12PM – 2:15PM and 7:30PM – 10:30PM | Thursday 12:15PM – 2:15PM and 7:30PM – 10:30PM | Friday 12PM – 2:15PM and 7:30PM – 11PM | Saturday 12:30PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 11PM | Sunday 12PM – 3:30PM

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

RIVIE

Location: 30-32 rue du Sentier, 75002 Paris, France

Tel: +33 (0) 185 657 501

WEBSITE: https://thehoxton.com/france/paris/our-restaurants/rivie

Hours: Open Daily Sun to Wed: 7am – 1am (last food order 10.30pm) Thu to Sat: 7am – 2am (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.

L’art Source

Location: 6 Rue Marie Stuart, 75002 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 9 82 55 00 49

WEBSITE: http://www.lartsource.com/

Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday 6:30PM – 12:30AM | Thursday – Saturday 6:30PM – 2PM

ABOUT: Wine Bar, bistronomical tapas, located in the center of Paris, in the historic Montorgueil quarter in the 2nd arrondissement.

SHOPPING

L’appartment Sezane

1 Rue Saint-Fiacre, 75002 Paris

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11AM – 8PM

WEBSITE: https://www.sezane.com/en/about/our-addresses

Must-see locations to shop and discover the world of Sézane.  Discover leather goods, ready-to-wear pieces, shoes, accessories, jewellery and the lifestyle selection that changes from season to season!

3rd ARRONDISSEMENT

Restaurants – Trendy/Nice décor/good food:

Café Pinson

Location: 6 Rue du Forez, 75003 Paris, France

Tel: +33 9 83 82 53 53

WEBSITE: http://www.cafepinson.fr/home/

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).

Nanashi Charlot

Location: 57 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris

Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 22 05 55

WEBSITE: http://nanashi.paris/

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 progress in the marais

Location: 1 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 1 42 72 01 44

WEBSITE: N/A

Hours: Daily 7:30AM – 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, France

Tel #: +33 9 52 33 24 26

WEBSITE: http://bistrolecarreau.fr/

HOURS: Monday – Tuesday 10AM – 12AM | Wednesday – Friday 10AM – 1AM | Saturday 11AM – 1AM and Sunday 11AM – 12AM

ABOUT: Breakfast, Outdoor seating and great cocktails

Ideal for LUNCH:

Season Restaurant

Location: 1 rue Dupuis, 75003 Paris

Tel: +33 9 67 17 52 97

WEBSITE: http://www.season-paris.com/

Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:30AM – 12AM (Kitchen Closes at 11:30PM).   Sunday 8:30AM – 5PM (Kitchen closes at 4PM)

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

BREIZH Café

Location: 109 rue Vielle du Temple, 75003 Paris

Tel: +33 1 42 72 13 77

WEBSITE: https://breizhcafe.com/en/

Hours: Monday – Sunday 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

WEBSITE: https://www.the-broken-arm.com

FB ACCOUNT: https://www.facebook.com/The-Broken-Arm-115211011993799/

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. 

Bob’s Kitchen

Location: 74 rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris

Tel: +33 9 52 55 11 66

WEBSITE: https://kitchenparis.com

Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM – 3PM | Saturday – Sunday 10:30AM – 4PM

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. 

Ob-La-Di Café

Location: 54 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris

Tel: N/A

FB ACCOUNT: https://www.facebook.com/ObLaDiParis/

Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM | Saturday and 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, France

Tel: +33 1 42 77 79 28

WEBSITE: https://www.merci-merci.com/fr/le-111-beaumarchais/le-cine-cafe?

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 7PM | Sunday CLOSED

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. 

Bontemps Pâtisserie

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 – 7:30PM | Saturday 10AM – 7:30PM | Sunday 10AM – 6PM Monday and Tuesday CLOSED

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

WEBSITE: https://www.quixotic-projects.com/le-mary-celeste

Hours: Monday – Sunday 6PM – 2AM

About: Hip bar in Le Marais. A Neighborhood favorite that also plays host to Fashion Week parties and local gallery opening events.

SHOPPING

Merci

Location: 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 Paris

Tel: +33 1 42 77 00 33

WEBSITE: https://www.merci-merci.com/en/

Hours: Everyday 10AM – 7:30AM

About: A modern institution – cafe/bookshop/homewares/clothes.

Tom Greyhound

Location: 19 rue de Saintonge 75003 Paris

Tel: +33 1 44 61 36 59

WEBSITE: https://tomgreyhound.com/

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.

L’Éclaireur

Location: 40 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris

Tel: +33 1 48 87 10 22

WEBSITE: https://leclaireur.com/pages/leclaireur-sevigne

Hours: Monday – Saturday 11AM – 7PM | Sunday 2PM – 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.

4th ARRONDISSEMENT

Chez Julien

Location: 1 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 42 78 31 64

WEBSITE: http://www.chezjulien.paris/

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 11PM | Saturday and Sunday 9AM – 11:30PM

About: A place to live, to meet, to live in the French Way. Near Le Marais gorgeous location and terrasse (to go only if the weather is fine)

Shopping:

Le Marais

Location: 75004 Paris France

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.

Fleux

Location: 39 / 40 / 43 / 52 rue Saint-Croix de la Bretannorie, 75004 Paris

Tel: +33 1 53 00 93 30

WEBSITE: https://www.fleux.com/

Hours: Monday – Friday 1PM – 8PM | Saturday 10:30AM – 8PM | Sunday 1PM – 8PM

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.

Museums:

Atelier Brancusi – Centre Georges Pompidou

Location: Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 44 78 12 33

WEBSITE: https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en/Collections/Brancusi-s-Studio

Hours: Everyday except Tuesday 2PM – 6PM

About: Sculpture by Constantin Brancusi displayed in his former studio, left to the state in 1957.

6th ARRONDISSEMENT

Le Germain

Location: 25 rue de Buci. 75006 Paris (Metro L4 Saint Germain) 

Tel: +33 1 43 26 02 93

WEBSITE: https://germainparis.com/en

Hours: Tuesday – Satruday 10AM – 2AM | Monday Closed all day and Sunday Evening

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

WEBSITE: http://www.prescriptioncocktailclub.com/

Hours: Monday – Thursday 7PM – 2AM | Friday and 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.

7th ARRONDISSEMENT

Coutume Café

Location: 47 Rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 1 45 51 50 47

WEBSITE: http://www.coutumecafe.com

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

Parisian Classic:

Chez L’ami Jean

Location: 27 rue Mala, 75007 Paris

Tel: +33 1 47 05 86 89

WEBSITE: http://lamijean.fr/

Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 2PM and 7PM – 11PM

To VISIT

Musée d’Orsay

Location: 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 40 49 48 14

WEBSITE: https://www.musee-orsay.fr/

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – Sunday 9:20AM – 6PM | Thursday 9:30 – 9:45PM | Monday Closed

About: Major 19th- & 20th-century European art collections housed in a monumental, former railway station.

SHOPPING

Le Bon Marché

Location: 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 44 39 80 00

WEBSITE: https://www.24s.com/fr-fr/le-bon-marche

https://www.lebonmarche.com

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 8PM | Sunday 11AM – 7:45PM

About: Upmarket 19th-century mall for designer apparel, housewares, beauty products & gourmet groceries.

MUSEUM

Musée Rodin

Location: 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 44 18 61 10

WEBSITE: http://www.musee-rodin.fr/

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – 6:30PM | Monday CLOSED

About: 18th-century mansion & sculpture garden displaying Rodin’s influential works, such as The Thinker.

8th ARRONDISSEMENT

DINING:

Chez Savy

Location: 23 rue Bayard, 75008 Paris

Tel: +33 1 47 23 46 98

WEBSITE: https://www.chezsavy.com/en/home.html

Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 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. 

L’avenue 

Location: 41 avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris

Tel: +33 1 40 70 14 91

WEBSITE: http://www.avenue-restaurant.com/

Hours: Mondays – Sundays 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

Chez André

Location: 12 Rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 1 47 20 59 57

WEBSITE: https://www.chez-andre.com/en/

Hours: Opens 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 Andréin the heart of what’s known as the “Golden Triangle”, is where business, luxury, fashion and the press all meet.

Manko

Location: 15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 82 28 00 15

WEBSITE: http://manko-paris.com/en/home-en/

Hours: Monday – Friday 11:30AM – 2:15PM and 7PM – 2AM | Saturday 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.

Beef Bar

Location: 5 Rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 1 44 31 40 00

WEBSITE: http://www.beefbar.com/

Hours: Lunch + Dinner each day

ABOUT: Set in a beautiful room, well regarded oulet of the Beef Bar chain.   Beautiful + trendy.

Perruche

Location: Printemps de l’Homme, 2 Rue du Havre, 75008 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 42 82 60 00

WEBSITE: http://perruche.paris/

Hours: Monday – Sunday 9:35AM – 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.

Le Camondo

Location: 61 bis rue de Monceau 75008 Paris

Tel: +33 1 45 63 40 40

WEBSITE: http://lecamondo.fr/

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 1AM

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.

Hotel

Four Seasons George V

Location: 31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 1 49 52 70 00

Website: https://www.fourseasons.com/paris/

ABOUT: An art deco landmark starring iconic views and Michelin Dining. Nestled in the Golden Triangle of Paris, just off the historic Champs-Elysees.

9th ARRONDISSEMENT

DINING:

Pacifico Paris

Location: 50 rue Saint Georges 75009

Tel: + 33 1 42 85 12 30

WEBSITE: https://www.pacificoparis.fr/

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

WEBSITE: https://www.lebongeorges.paris/

Hours: Everyday 12PM – 3PM and 7PM – 11PM

ABOUT: Offers classic bistro cuisine where taste is at the centre of everything. Presenting slate dishes gives the chef all his creativity. 

Bistrot Rougemont

Location: 10 Rue Rougemont, 75009 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 1 55 32 02 39

WEBSITE: https://www.bistrot-rougemont.fr/

Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 2:45PM and Saturday 6PM – 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.

Comptoir Canailles

Location: 47 rue Rodier, 75009 Paris

Tel:  +33 1 53 20 95 56

WEBSITE: http://comptoircanailles.com/

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.

Pink Mamma

Location: 20bis, rue de Douiai, 75009 Paris

Tel: +33 1 40 36 03 94

WEBSITE: https://www.bigmammagroup.com/en/accueil

Hours: Monday – Wednesday 12PM – 2:15PM and 6:45PM – 10: 45PM Thursday – Saturday 12PM – 2:15PM and 6:45PM – 11PM  Sunday 12PM – 3PM 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) . 

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Palais Garnier

Location: Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 71 25 24 23

WEBSITE: https://www.operadeparis.fr/

Hours: N/A

About: Italian-style opera house with ceiling painted by Chagall & library museum in 19th-century building.

10th ARRONDISSEMENT

Du Pain et Des Idees

Location34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 1 42 40 44 52

WEBSITE: http://dupainetdesidees.com/

Hours: Mon-Fri 7am to 8pm

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.

Holybelly Café

Location: 5 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 1 82 28 00 80

WEBSITE: https://holybellycafe.com/

Hours: Mon-Sun 9am to 5pm

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).

Fric Frac

Location: 79 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 1 42 85 87 34

WEBSITE: https://fricfrac.fr/

Hours: : Closed Monday.  Lunch & Dinner every day

Grab a croque madam and and picnic with the locals along the Canal Saint Martin

11th ARRONDISSEMENT

Atelier Brancusi – Centre Georges Pompidou

Location: 114 rue Amelot 75011 Paris

Tel: +33 1 43 55 87 35

WEBSITE: https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en/Collections/Brancusi-s-Studio

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 10:30PM | Monday and Tuesday CLOSED

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.

Dining

Septime

Location: 80 rue de Charonne 75011

Tel #: +33 1 43 67 38 29

WEBSITE: http://www.septime-charonne.fr/

Hours: Monday 7:30–11pm Tuesday – Friday 12.15pm to 2.30pm / 7.30pm to 11pm

About: Tasting menu in 5 courses for lunch and 7 courses for dinner.  Lunch $60 / dinner $95

13th ARRONDISSEMENT

La Felicita

Location:  5 Parvis Alan Turing, 75013

WEBSITE: https://www.lafelicita.fr/

Hours:  Lunch only Mon & Tue.  Lunch & Dinner Every other day

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.

14th ARRONDISSEMENT

RESTAURANT

La Coupole

Location: 102 boulevard de Montparnasse 75014

Tel: +33 43 20 14 20

WEBSITE: https://www.lacoupole-paris.com/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=GMB&utm_campaign=COU

Hours: Monday 8AM – 11PM | Tuesday – Friday 8AM – 12AM | Saturday 8:30AM – 12AM | Sunday 8:30AM – 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.

15th ARRONDISSEMENT

MUSEUM

Musée Bourdelle de Paris

Location: 18 rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015 Paris

Tel: +33 1 49 54 73 73

WEBSITE: http://www.bourdelle.paris.fr/

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – 6PM | Monday CLOSED

About: Art museum with the studio, garden & house of Antoine Bourdelle, Rodin’s pupil, & many of his works.

16th ARRONDISSEMENT

Restaurants

Monsiuer Bleu

Location: 20 Avenue de New York Avenue 75116 Paris 

Tel: +33 1 47 20 90 47

WEBSITE: https://monsieurbleu.com/

Hours: Monday – Wednesday 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 11PM | Thursday – Friday 12PM -2:30 and 7PM – 11:30PM | Saturday 12PM – 4PM and 7PM – 11:30PM | Sunday 12PM – 4PM and 7PM – 11PM

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.

Girafe Restaurant

Location: Palais de Chaillot 1, Place du Trocadero 75016 Paris

Tel: +33 1 40 62 70 61

WEBSITE: http://www.girafeparis.com/en

Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 2:30PM and 7PM – 10:45PM | Saturday and Sunday 12:30PM – 3PM and 7PM – 10:45PM

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

WEBSITE: http://www.mamiejeanimbert.com/

Hours Lunch & Dinner every day.  Closed Saturday lunch + Sunday

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

To VISIT

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Location: 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris

Tel: +33 1 42 22 60 00

WEBSITE: https://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/fr.html

Hours: Open everyday except Tuesday 11AM – 9PM

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

WEBSITE: https://museeyslparis.com/

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11AM – 6PM | Friday open until 9PM.

About: The life & fashions of iconic designer, Yves Saint Laurent, are displayed at this chic museum.

Hotel: 

Saint James Paris

Location: 5 Place du Chancelier Adenauer, 75116 Paris, France

Tel #: +33 1 44 05 81 81

WEBSITE: https://www.saint-james-paris.com/

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.

18th ARRONDISSEMENT

Terrass Restaurant Bar

Location: 12 – 14 rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris

Tel: + 33 1 46 06 72 85

WEBSITE: https://www.terrass-hotel.com/terrass-restaurant-bar-panoramique

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12PM – 2PM and 7PM – 10PM | Sunday and Monday CLOSED

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

To Visit:

Montmarte

Location: 75018 Paris France

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.

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