Paris - the City of Lights - is one of the most romantic, charming cities in the world. When visiting, of course there are globally recognized must-see spots for checking off the list but the best advice is to get lost. This is the perfect city to walk in (especially along the banks of the Seine) and in the process find gems and hidden spots. Cycling, with the Velib bike hire system, is a great alternative, as is spending an afternoon in a corner cafe enjoying the local scenery. Parisians are notorious for their sometimes off-hand, rudeness towards tourists, but a little ‘bonjour’, ‘s’il vous plait’ and ‘merci’ goes a long way to making a good impression. The MONTROI city guide is updated continually, gives advice on where to stay, eat, shop and relax.

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    Hotel Duc De Saint Simon Is A Low-Key Hotel In The Heart Of St. Germain / Their Rooms Are Lavish And Show No Restraint When It Comes To Pattern / Highly Recommended Is Afternoon Tea’s In The Hotel's Interior Courtyard / It’s Located Between Luxemburg Garden And Le Bon Marché

    14 Rue de Saint-Simon, 75007 Paris +33 1 44 39 20 20 , send email, view website , view on map




    Designed By Jean Louis Costes And Jacques Garcia In 1995 / The Hotel Is A Living Space Where The Scenery Is Designed For Each Moment Of The Day / Place Offers Different Time Spending Options Like Passing Through The Sound Gallery, Lazing About On The Patio, Sipping A Cup Of Tea Near The Fireplace, Swimming In The Pool AndDrinking An Essential Mojito With Gregory At The Bar / Hotel Costes Is Still At The Top Of Its Game After All These Years

    239-241 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris +33 1 42 44 50 00 , send email, view website , view on map




    The Hotel Recamier's Location Is Unique - In The Heart Of Everything That Makes Paris So Desirable, Saint-Germain-Des-Prés / Art Galleries, Fashion Boutiques, Home Furnishings Shops, Delicacies, Famous Cafés, All These Places Are Within Walking Distance From The Hotel / Hotel Is Close To The Garden Of Luxembourg (Including Its Museum) For A Morning Jog Or A Romantic Walk / The Louvre And Orsay Museums Are Two Or Three Bus Stops Away / Recently Renovated The Rooms Offer Comfort For Even The Most Discerning Traveller

    3B Place Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris +33 1 43 26 04 89 , send email, view website , view on map




    La Belle Juliette Is Located In Central Paris, A Short Walk From Saint-Germain-Des-Prés And The Jardin Du Luxembourg / This Hotel Offers Lovely Rooms With Free Wi-Fi And A Small, Quaint Indoor Swimming Pool And Spa / The Outdoor Dining And Lounge Area Doubles Up As A Breakfast Venue And Late Night Drinks Terrace

    92 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris +33 1 42 22 97 40 , send email, view website , view on map




    Located In The So-Called Golden Triangle In The Heart Of Paris, Maison Champs Elysées Is A Boutique Hotel That Combines Luxury With Avant-Garde Design / Seventeen Of The Rooms And Suites Belong To The Couture Collection, Maison Martin Margiela’s First Interior Project / Therefore It Is Non-Conformist With Contemporary, Clean Lines And A Sense Of Space Pervades / There Is An Impressive List Of Services Available And It Is The Perfect Spot For Business Meetings With 10 Reception Lounges And Six Options For Dining Or Drinking / The Terrace Is A Lovely Area During The Day While The Cigar Bar Is A Cosy Late Night Haunt

    8 Rue Jean Goujon, 75008 Paris +33 1 40 74 64 65 , send email, view website , view on map




    Ideally Located Away From The Tourist Areas In The 9th Arrondissement, Hotel De Nell Blends Contemporary Comfort And Sleek Design / It Is Part Of Charm And More - A Group Of Three Hotels Where Service, Understated Luxury And Design Are A Priority / La Régalade Conservatoire, The Hotel's Bistro, Serves Honest Yet Sophisticated Dishes From Bruno Doucet, One Of France's Leading Chefs / There Is A Lobby Bar That Has An Extensive Cocktail And Wine List / There Is A Treatment Room In The Basement For Massages And Facials / The Proximity To Other Bars And Restaurants Makes This An Ideal Base From Which To Explore The City

    9 Rue du Conservatoire, 75009 Paris +33 1 44 83 83 60 , send email, view website , view on map




    Hôtel Raphael's Guest List Is A Who's Who Of Hollywood - Ava Gardner, Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando Have All Stayed Here / Traditional And Quintessentially Parisian, It's Minutes Away From The Arc De Triomphe And Houses An Exceptional Collection Of Antiques / The Terrace Bar And Restaurants Are One Of The Most Beautiful In The City / If The Weather Is Not Good - The English Bar Is Cosy And Welcoming / For An Exquisite Blow-The-Budget Dinner There Is Le 17

    17 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris +33 1 53 64 32 00 , send email, view website , view on map




    The Hôtel Paradis Is Ideally Located Half Way Between The Gare Du Nord Railway Station And The Prestigious Opéra Garnier In Paris / The Nearby Grands Boulevards Are Perfect For Shopping And Evening Entertainment With An Array Of Theatres And Cinemas / The Spacious And Elegant Rooms Offer Reasonably Priced Top-Notch Accommodation In The Centre Of Paris / Decor Is Contemporary With Warm Colours Creating A Homely Feel

    41 Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010 Paris +33 1 45 23 08 22 , send email, view website , view on map




    Hotel Particulier Montmartre Is A Hilltop Hotel That Used To Be The Hermès Family Palace And Is Now The Smallest Hotel In Paris / The Suites Are Artistic, While The Garden Is One Of The Most Important In The City / Designed By Louis Benech Who Also Designed Le Jardin Des Tuileries / This Is An Idyllic Retreat And Setting For Cocktails, Candlelit Dinners And Brunches

    Pavillon D, 23 Avenue Junot, Paris +33 1 53 41 81 40 , send email, view website , view on map




    Villa Des Princes Is Probably The Most Economical Hotel In Paris / It’s A Pleasant Two Star Hotel Accessibly Located Between Luxembourg Park And Saint-Germain Des Prés / All The Essentials Are There: Clean Beds, Air Conditioning, Modern Facilities And Free Wi-Fi / There Is A Luggage Storage Room Too And A Breakfast Room Which Is Airy And Design-Led

    19 Rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006 Paris +33 1 46 33 31 69 , send email, view website , view on map




    Le Montana Is A VIP Magnet - Kate Moss And Lenny Kravitz Frequent The Famous Nightclub That Also Houses Six New Suites Reimagined By Designer Vincent Darré / Walls Are Adorned With Fresco Illustrations, Eclectic Flea Market Finds, Abstract Carpets And Lacquered Wood, As Well As Maison Darré Collection And Custom Pieces / His Aim Was To Create A Rock And Roll Haunt, Somewhere That Suggested Edginess And Bad Behaviour

    28, Rue Saint-Benoît 75006 Paris +33 1 53 63 79 20 , send email, view website , view on map




    This Is An Elegant Five Star Hotel That Blends Art Deco And Contemporary Touches - All Done By Decorator Jean Louis Deniot, Who Remodelled The House As If It Belonged To A Fictional Traveller Called Nolinksi / Suites Named After Famous Parisian Residents Such As Hemingway And Josephine Baker Also Seal Its Credentials As Being Arty / There Are Regular Art Exhibitions And Literary Evenings Held In The Hotel / The Brasserie Rejane Is Lively And Serves Traditional French Cuisine / Outside The Grand Salon Or Winter Garden Is Elegant For A Drink / It's Not Cheap But For The Quality Of Service And Amenities, As Well As The Central Location, It Can't Be Faulted

    16 Avenue de l'Opéra, 75001 Paris +33 1 42 86 10 10 , send email, view website , view on map




    The 5-star Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées Has 45 Rooms And 5 Suites Completely Designed By Pierre Yovanovitch / Centrally Located In The 8th Arrondissement, Between Avenue Montaigne, The Champs-Elysées And Avenue George V, It Is The Quintessence Of Parisian Elegance / The Nube Restaurant And Bar Offers Avant-Garde Cuisine By Chef Juan Arbelaez And Original Cocktails By The Resident Mixologists / However The Hotel's Terrace Is Everything And Guests Can Quite Happily Spend The Entire Day Here From Breakfast To Sunset - Taking In The View And Waiting For The Eiffel Tower To Light Up

    12 Rue de Marignan, 75008 Paris +33 1 40 76 34 56 , send email, view website , view on map




    As Expected From A Philippe Starck-Designed Hotel There Are Lots Of Decor Details Throughout That Show His Sense Of Humour / From Cartoon Characters Masks In The Rooms, Graffitti On The Restaurant Ceiling, To Faux Dinosaurs At The End Of The Lobby / The Buzzy Open Plan Ground Floor Combines A Restaurant, Lounge, Cocktail Bar, Club And Concept Store / The Rooms All Come With A Microwave And Multimedia iMac, And Give An Industrial Vibe / Live Music And DJs At The Weekend Make This A Lively Spot That Also Has Young, Helpful Staff

    109 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris +33 1 43 48 48 48 , send email, view website , view on map




    The Hotel Emile Is A Boutique Hotel Ideally Located In The Marais District / Stylish Rooms Feature Minimalist Decor With Open Plan Bathrooms / Booking A Suite Guarantees A Rooftop View / The Staff Are Very Friendly / In The Morning The Small Lobby Room Is Converted To The Breakfast Area / This Makes An Ideal Base For Exploring The Area On Foot

    2, Rue Mahler, 75004 Paris +33 1 42 72 76 17 , send email, view website , view on map




    Hotel Providence In The Haut Marais Is A Treasure Trove Of Vintage Objets D’art, Seventies-Style Statement Pieces And Bonkers Wallpaper / All Collected By The Owner's Wife Elodie Moussié And Her Design-Savvy Friend Sophie Richard / It's A Fantastic Hotel, Even The Budget Rooms, Which Are Small But Very Cool / There Are 18 Rooms Including Two Junior Suites And A Large Suite / The Hotel Brasserie Is Buzzy, Though There Are Plenty Of Other Dining Options In The Vicinity / Design-Afficionados Will Love The Details In This Hotel

    90, Rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris +33 1 46 34 34 04 , send email, view website , view on map




    This Authentic Neighborhood Hotel Introduces People And Stories That Make Pigalle So Vibrant / Includes Photographs And Illustrations By Local Artists, Curated Music By A Neighborhood DJ, Delicious Baked Goods Delivered From A Nearby Bakery / There Is A Local Flower Shop By Muse, As Well As Special Access To Shopkeepers And Other Residents Who All Have Tales Of This Provocative, Functioning Red Light District That Is Part Of Paris's Legendary Past

    9 Rue Frochot, 75009 Paris +33 1 48 78 37 14 , send email, view website , view on map




    Fot Those Craving Romance In Paris / The Inimitable Black-Clad Amour Features Original Design And Nude Artwork In Each Of The Rooms, Some More Explicit Than Others / The Icing On The Cake Is The Hip Ground-Floor Bistro With Summer Patio Garden, A Tasty Spot For Breakfast, Lunch Or Dinner And Everything In Between / The Bar Of The Amour Is A Great Place To Have Drinks / Open From Midday To Midnight, The Restaurant Overlooks An Incredible Secret Garden / The Terrace Is Reserved For The Restaurant During Meal Times; It's Bar Is A Popular Spot In The Neighborhood

    8 Rue de Navarin, 75009 Paris +33 1 48 78 31 80 , send email, view website , view on map




    One Of The World's Original Concept Stores / It Was Founded In 1997 By Colette Rousseau And Her Daughter Sarah Andelman And Still Sets The Benchmark For Other Retail Spaces / It Spans Three Floors, And Has Always Mixed High Fashion, Street Style And Accessories / There Is A Beauty Space, Urban Lifestyle Area That Offers A Unique Edit Of Niche Magazines / There Is The Famous Water Bar In The Basement That Offers A Selection Of Over 90 Water Brands And Is Also Good For A Quick Snack / The Ground Floor Is Full Of Affordable Items: Art Books, Novelty Bits And Bobs, Inexpensive Tshirts And Lots Of Other Lovely Things / Trendy But Welcoming, Colette Always Deserves A Visit If Only To See Their Window Designs

    213 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris +33 1 55 35 33 90 , send email, view website , view on map




    A Belgian Influence Is Noted In Both The Architecture And The Fashion Choices At This Modest Though Modish Store / Displayed On Glass And In Metal Cases, The Shop Is Dedicated To Belgian Designers Such As Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester And Dries Van Noten As Well As Styles By Paul Smith, Prada And Helmut Lang

    10 Rue Boissy d’Anglas 75008 Paris +33 1 53 43 03 70 , send email, view website , view on map




    For The Cycling Enthusiast En Selle Marceau Stocks All Of The Latest Must-Have Models / Store Offers From Classic Peugeots 1981, Foldable Bromptons To The Coveted Italian Abici Alongside Custom-Made Saddles, Handles And Accessories / The Showroom Also Has Its Own Workshop For Repairs And Restoration Of Vintage Models

    40 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris +33 1 44 54 06 46 , send email, view website , view on map




    There Are Many Concept Stores In Paris But Merci Is Decidedly Different And Is Located In The Upper Marais / Its Owners Are Bernard And Marie-France Cohen (Founders Of Childrenswear Brand Bonpoint) / The Store Spans Four Floors With A Florist, Bookshop, Cafe And Combines Vintage Fashion, Flea Market And Designer Furniture As Well As Its Own Restaurant Overlooking A Courtyard Garden / So Popular Is It That Designers Such As Paul Smith, Stella McCartney And Jerome Dreyfuss Have Collaborated With Merci On Collections / It's Easy To Spend Several Hours In This Location As It Houses So Many Inspiring Brands

    111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris +33 1 42 77 00 33 , send email, view website , view on map




    A Relative Newcomer To The Design Scene In Paris / Empreintes Opened In October 2016 With The Aim Of Giving French Artists And Artisans Space To Show And Sell Their Unique Objects / The Spacious Building In The Haut-Marais Gives The Impression Of An Art Gallery / It Offers Everything From Jewellery, Tableware, Artwork And Furniture / The In-House Cafe And Library Encourage Visitors To Linger And It Is A Popular Venue For Workshops And Private Screenings

    5 Rue de Picardie 75003 Paris +33 1 44 01 08 30 , send email, view website , view on map




    The Broken Arm Often Comes Up On Best Concept Cafe Lists And Is The Creation Of Three Friends: Anaïs Lafarge, Romain Joste And Guillaume Steinmetz / In Addition To Enjoying A Coffee, Juice Or Light Lunch (Made By Swedish Chef Linda Granebring) Visitors Will Find A Cool Edit Of Clothes And Books / The Décor Is Scandinavian In Ethos With Opening Shelving Putting The Focus On The Colourful Accessories

    12 Rue Perrée, 75003 Paris +33 1 44 61 53 60 , view website , view on map




    Originally Created In 2005 By Carole And Clarent Dehlouz, FrenchTrotters Is Where Chic Parisians Shop / The Latest Store In The Upper Marais Brings Together An Exclusive Selection Of French, Scandinavian, American And Japanese Products, With Labels Such As Filippa K, Acne, Engineered Garments, Our Legacy / The Store Has Their Own Knitwear Collection - Knitted In Brittany As Well As Boots By Avril Gau And Sneakers By Veja With Must-Have Travel Accessories By Bleu de Chauffe

    128 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris +33 1 44 61 00 14 , send email, view website , view on map




    THANX GOD I’M A V.I.P. (Also Known As TGV) Are Great Vintage Stores Across The City / Launched In 1994 By Sylvie Chateigner, The Very First TGV Boutique Opened In The Montorgueil Neighbourhood / A Few Months Later, TGV Extended Into The Parisian Nightlife Eith Evenings Celebrated At l’Elysée Montmartre, The Salle Wagram And Chez Maxim’s / Both Fashion And Nightlife Become An Instant Success And So TGV Nights Have Become Regular Meeting Spots For House Music Artists And Many Up And Coming Fashion Designers / After Dark, Music And Fashion Lovers Can Express Their Creativity And Inspiration, In The Same Space And Under The Same Roof / As For The Vintage Clothes - Bargains Are To Be Had And The Stores Are Well Organised

    12 Rue de Lancry 75010 Paris +33 1 42 03 02 09 , send email, view website , view on map



    NO. 42 PARIS

    No42 Paris Is A Pioneer Within The Progressive Sportswear And Athletic Fashion Arena In Paris / It Has Longstanding Links With No74 Berlin And No6 London As Well As Adidas / It Combines A Shop Space As Well As An Exhibition Space / Exclusive Adidas Collections Are Launched In The Industrial, Minimalist Space

    42 Rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris +33 1 44 61 78 11 , send email, view website , view on map



    ARCHIVE 1820

    Founded By Menswear Designer Severine Lahyani In 2015 / Archive 1820 Referes To The Address Of This Boutique / Housed In An Old Parisian Building Under A Huge Glass Roof Light Is An Original Space That Comprises An Art Gallery, Book Store And Restaurant / Plants Are Spread Around The Space To Create An 'Urban Garden' With The Furniture, Made By Daniel Gallo / Fashion Brands Stocked Here Include Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, APC And Marni

    20 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris +33 1 40 24 24 64 , send email, view website , view on map




    Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche Is The Oldest Department Store In The Capital And One Of Its Chicest / It Used To Be A Place To Source Linens And Home Accessories But After A Recent Facelift, Its Fashion Offering Is Second To None / The Bonus Is It Never Feels Busy As With Other Stores In The City

    24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris +33 1 44 39 82 80 , send email, view website , view on map




    Named After A Character From Alice In Wonderland / This Is The Perfect Place To Come For Comfy Sofas And Some Delicious Food / Specialities Are The Lemon Meringue And Chocolate Fondant / On Weekends, It's A Popular Brunch Place / It's Best To Arrive Before Noon To Get A Table

    3 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris +33 1 42 72 90 61 , view website , view on map




    Located Behind The Bastille / Le China Is A Cocktail Lounge Modelled On Shanghai Of The 1930s / It's Elegantly Decorated With Subtle Red Lighting, Luxurious Leather Studded Chesterfield Couches, Making It Perfect For A Date Or Romantic Occasion / The Cocktails Exceed Expectations Is Served With Fusion Food That Is Delicate Though Not Particularly Special / It's Recommended To Try The Bourbon-Based Cappone Or Cointreaupolitan Cocktails

    50 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris +33 1 43 46 08 09 , send email, view website , view on map




    This Is Everything One Might Expect From An American Restaurant In Paris / Dark Wood Panelling, Hunting-Themed Paintings, Leather Saddles And Equestrian Details All Reminiscent Of Ralph Lauren's Preppy Style With A Menu That Offers American Classics / Burgers, Club Sandwiches, Cobb Salads And Fried Chicken Are Matched With A Good Wine List / The Best Place To Eat Is In The Courtyard Where The Magnificent Hôtel Particulier In Which Ralph's Is Housed On Boulevard St Germain / The Best Part Is That After Some Food, Boutique Is Right Next Door For Some Retail Therapy

    173 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris +33 1 44 77 76 00 , view website , view on map




    Grazie Is An Informal Italian Restaurant In The Marais / It Has A Raw Industrial Vibe About It, But Still Retains A Parisian Charm / Their Wood-Fired Pizzas And Superior Wines Are The Perfect Combination / It’s Backed By The Same People Who Own The Ever Popular Merci, Which Is Right Next Door

    91 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris +33 1 42 78 11 96 , send email, view website , view on map




    Chez Julian, In Rue Du Pont Louis Phillipe, Is An Enticing Location For Romantic Evenings / Its Simple Terrace Has Views Facing The River And Most Importantly, The Marais / Private Rooms That Can Host Up To Fifteen Guests Are Available For Booking, And Also Share This Special View

    1 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris +33 1 42 78 31 64 , send email, view website , view on map




    Yam'Tcha's Intimate Space Near Les Halles Is A Real Gem That Makes It One Of The Hottest Asian Restaurants In The City / It Marries Asian Tastes And Cooking Styles With French Cuisine / It Is Run By A Husband And Wife Team Who Change The Menu Seasonally / The One Constant That Should Be Tried Is The Duck Breast Served Over Sichuan Egg-Plant / It Is Expensive But Compared To Just About Everywhere Else In Paris, This Definitely Feels Like Better Value For Money

    121 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris +33 1 40 26 08 07 , view website , view on map




    Named After One Of Serge Gainsbourg’s Songs / Pamela Popo Is The Nouvelle Cuisine Trailblazer Of Paris / The Food Is Magnificent, Wines Impeccable And Their Menu Ever Changing - It Never Disappoints / It Has A Cozy, Urban-Chic Environment, Specifically In Their Small Library On The Second Floor

    15 Rue François Miron, 75004 Paris +33 1 42 74 14 65 , send email, view website , view on map




    Fine Dining Reigns At Le Frenchie And For Bon Vivants It's Definitely Worth The Considerable Effort To Secure A Reservation Here / The Restaurant Is Tiny With Only Sixteen Exclusive Tables / Reservations Are Made At Least Two Months In Advance / Cuisine And Service Is Faultless With The Chef Gregory Marchand Overseeing Each And Every Dish That Leaves The Kitchen

    5 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris +33 1 40 39 96 19 , view website , view on map




    Derrière Is The Boho Chic Restaurant Of Paris On The Edge Of The Marais District / The Apartment-Style Décor Can Be Confusing To First Time Visitors / There Are Ping Pong Tables, The Bedroom With Mosaic Mirrored Ceilings, The Screening Room, The Dining Room And Tented Terrace / This Is All A Theatrical Backdrop For The Delicious Food / It's Such A Unique Experience, Booking Is Recommended

    69 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris +33 1 44 61 91 95 , send email, view website , view on map




    Davé Is The Fashion Editor’s Watering Hole Of Choice During Paris Fashion Week / For The Rest Of The Year It’s An Approachable Little Restaurant With Quaint Tables / It's Known To Have Some Of The Best Dim Sums In The City / Davé Is The Friendly Owner With A Huge Personality / There Is No Need To Read The Menu, Dave Will Always Make A Selection / It's Off The Radar But Very Convivial

    12 Rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris +33 1 42 61 49 48 , view on map




    Hotel Du Nord’s Restaurant Is Next To Saint Martin Canal / Paris’s Rock And Roll Crowd Tends To Hang In This Busy Establishment / It’s Tightly Spaced Tables Do Not Deter Patrons From Visiting / The Streaming Crowds Keep Hotel Du Nord Busy All Week Long / The Hotel Itself Has Only 23 Rooms And Each Has Its Own Style - Oriental, Empire, Pop etc. / Special Mention Is Given To Breakfast, Which Is Served In The Basement, In An Old Vaulted Cellar / The Management Style Encourages The Feeling Of Being A Guest In Someone's Home

    49 Rue de Malte, 75011 Paris +33 1 47 00 71 70 , send email, view website , view on map




    Café Charlot Is The Meeting Point To Have Tasty Dishes Whilst Basking In Paris’s Breezy Atmosphere Or Discussing The Day's Plans / It Is Found Between Le Marais And Republique / It's An Ideal Lunch Or Brunch Spot / If The Weather Allows, It's Recommended To Sit On Their Terrace And Do Try Their Sinfully Delicious Burgers

    38 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris +33 1 44 54 03 30 , view website , view on map




    Minutes Away From Place Des Vosges Is Chez Janou / This Lively Restaurant Is Not On The Regular Tourist Route And Only The Connoisseurs Of French Food Will Know It / Traditional But Not Over Done / This Is Where Provencal Cuisine Is Served As Well As 80 Different Pastis Types / It Can Get Claustrophobic At The Bar But Is Always A Delight

    2 Rue Roger Verlomme, 75003 Paris +33 1 42 72 28 41 , view website , view on map




    Ferdi Is An Astounding Little Restaurant In One Of Paris’s Most Fashionable Streets / It Has Become The Meeting Point For Fashion Buyers And Editors During Fashion Week / Ferdi’s Owner Is The Sibling To Fashion Guru, Maria Luisa / The Food And Cocktails Are A Knockout / Their Yummy Spanish Tapas Are Divine And Their Burgers Are Often Nominated The Best In Town / It Has A Beach Bar Vibe And Is Not For The Impatient / A Handwritten Note On The Door Warns In French, Spanish And English: "Good Food Takes Time. We Have The Food. Do You Have The Time?"

    32 Rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris +33 6 51 70 29 70 , view website , view on map




    Le Dauphin Is A Sophisticated Wine Bar Of White Marble, Gigantic Mirror Walls And Vintage Bistrot Tables Designed By Rem Koolhaas And Clement Blanchet / The Spanish-French Cuisine Restaurant Is Headed By Chef Inaki Aïzpitarte / Chef Inaki Shows An Immense Understanding Of Both French And Spanish flavors, Which Allows Him To Create Original Fusion And Traditional Food / Le Dauphin’s Service Is Very Friendly / The Manager Fred Will Always Give Great Recommendations, Especially For Their Affordable Vins Naturels / Le Dauphin Was Awarded A Distinction For Best Concept By The Fooding

    131 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris +33 1 55 28 78 88 , send email, view website , view on map




    This Is A Good Place To Start Or Finish An Evening / It's Small And Gets Busy Very Quickly / Most People Prefer To Hang Out On The Terrace Than Sit At The Tables / There Is No Menu, Just A Revolving Selection Of Small Plates To Be Shared / Made From Fresh Local Produce Such As Radiccio With Butter, Manchego Cheese, Beetroot Salad, Serrano Ham, Home-Made Veal And Piquillos

    45 Rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris +33 1 58 30 38 13 , view website , view on map




    Nanashi Is The Perfect Japanese Restaurant That The North Of Le Marais Was Missing / Situated Around The Corner From Café Charlot / Nanashi Has Become A Hit Japanese Food Spot Amongst Parisians / It Has An Open Space That Resembles An Old School Local Market And A Canteen / Their Specialties Include Bentos, Though Their Salmon Chirashis Deserve A Special Mention / Everything Is Organic And The Service Is Humble

    57 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris +33 1 44 61 45 49 , view website , view on map




    Le Dôme Du Marais Is An Elegant French Eatery With A Lovely Outdoor Terrace / It's One Of The Nicest Venues For Brunch And Dinner In The Marais / It’s Not Too Crowded And Has Around Twenty Tables, Enough Space For Small Celebrations

    53 Bis Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75004 Paris +33 1 42 74 54 17 , send email, view website , view on map




    The Chardenoux Des Prés Has An Old World Charm With Its Slightly Traditional Decor And Flowered Wallpaper / The Cooking Is Bistro-Style At The Top Of Its Game / The Kitchen Is Directed By Chef Cyril Lignac, Who Is A Michelin Starred Legend From Southern France / While This Might Suggest Expensive Prices, Their Lunchtime Menu Is Affordable And Great Value

    27 Rue du Dragon, 75006 Paris +33 1 45 48 29 68 , send email, view website , view on map




    Farago Is A Cosy Tapas Bar, In A Lively Area / It Serves Exquisite Pintxos Which Are Basque Tapas Such As Bellota Or Pata Negra Smoked Ham And Croquetas Paired With A Well-Selected Wine Or Cocktail / It Gives The Impression Of A New York Bistro With Its Industrial Decor And Is Easily The Coolest Bar In The Neighbourhood

    11, Cour des Petites Ecuries, 75010 Paris , send email, view website , view on map




    This Is A Fun Venue That Was The Former Jean-Paul Gaultier Boutique / The Décor Is Off-Beat With Waiters Dressed In Sailor's Pullovers - A Gaultier Signature / The Food Is Italian With All The Favourites (Burrata, Carpaccio, Spaghetti With Clams And Classic Pizzas)

    6 Rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris +33 1 85 15 23 18 , view website , view on map




    This Is A Popular Eatery With Local Parisians That Serves Traditional Fare / The Area Is Really Atmospheric / The Restaurant Is Situated In The Passage Of Panoramas / A Beautiful Slice Of Foie Gras With Apple Compote, Followed By A Generous Duck Breast Is A Must Try

    57 Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris +33 9 81 83 95 69 , view website , view on map




    Small And Charming, With Amazingly Fresh And Inventive Dishes / Clover Is Where The Fashion Set Dine When They Are In Town For The Shows / The Intimate Restaurant Was Founded By Jean-Francois Piege / With Only 20 Seats In A Narrow Space, Diners Become Part Of The Interior Decor / The Food Is Creative, Healthy And Delicious / With Intuitive Service And A Good Wine List

    5 Rue Perronet, 75007 Paris +33 1 75 50 00 05 , send email, view website , view on map




    This Is Where Chefs Come To Dine On Their Days Off / The Ambiance Is Family-Style And There Is No Menu / Everyone Gets The Same Starter, Main Course, Salad And Dessert, Though There Are Never Any Complaints / The Food Is Unforgettable And As It's "A Prix Fixe Menu" With A Good Selection Of Wine, Incredibly Good Value / Need To Be Book In Advance To Avoid Disappointment As The Small Space Fills Up Rapidly

    30 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris +33 1 43 25 20 79 , send email, view website , view on map




    This Restaurant Has A Michelin Star, And Is Best Saved For A Special Occasion / The Beautiful Setting And Elegant Decor Is Matched By Technically Perfect Dishes / The Chef - Jean-Louis Nomicos Apprenticed Under The Legendary Alain Ducasse / One Of His Signature Dishes Is The Macaronis Farcis Aux Truffes Et Foie Gras (Stuffed Pasta With Truffle And Foie Gras) / The Sommelier, Massimo Raugi, Will Help With Some Excellent Wine Pairings / It's Expensive But Worth The Taste Memory

    16 Avenue Bugeaud, 75116 Paris +33 1 56 28 16 16 , send email, view website , view on map




    This Is Especially Good For Those Times When A Break From French Cuisine Is Needed / Known For Its Japanese Noodles, Ramen, Udon And Soba Soups / Kunitoraya Is A Hot Spot On The Parisian Food Scene Right Now Located In Rue Sainte Anne Area / Its Old Zinc Counter, Mirrors And Metro-Style Tiling Give The Restaurant A Vintage Feel / The Food Is Fresh And Wholesome

    1 Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris +33 1 47 03 33 65 , send email, view website , view on map




    Muted Lighting, Gentle Music, Zen Ambiance, Attentive Staff And Lots Of Atmospheric Candles / Kinugawa Is A High End Japanese Restaurant Serving Its Own Take On Classics - Such As Tai Sashimi A La Kinugawa / Sushi And Sashimi Lovers Will Enjoy Their Specialities / It Is Best To Leave Room For Dessert - The Sesame Ice Cream Combo Is A Treat / It's Expensive Though The Set Lunch Menu Is Cheaper

    9 Rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris +33 1 42 60 65 07 , send email, view website , view on map




    An English Bakery In Paris - It's The Idea Behind Rose Bakery Created By Husband And Wife Team Rose Carrarini And Jean-Charles / "We Wanted To Create A Place Where People Felt At Home, Somewhere That People Came Back To Often And The Quality Of The Food Shone," Says Rose / It Is Homey And Unfussy With A Long Display Counter Lined With Cakes, Salads And Savoury Dishes / It's Very Busy At Weekends For Brunch

    46 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris +33 1 42 82 12 80 , send email, view website , view on map




    Owned By The Costes Brothers This Is Another Chic Haunt That Mixes Impeccable Decor (By Christian Liaigre) With An All-Day Dining Brasserie Menu / The Layout Is Cosy And Luxurious Without Being Too Modern / In The Evening Restaurant Becomes A Lounge With Resident DJ / The Cocktail Menu Is Great And Standout Dishes Include The Roasted Duck, Tuna Nicoise And Le Club St Germain

    4 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris +33 1 53 63 60 60 , view website , view on map




    This Is Definitely One Of The Most Unique Restaurants In Paris / It Combines A Steak Club And Cocktail Bar With A Speakeasy Atmosphere / The Décor Is Beautiful With Retro Furniture / The Staff Are Very Attentive And Friendly

    58 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris +33 9 54 37 13 65 , send email, view website , view on map




    Caffè Stern Is The Brainchild Of The Alajmo Brothers And Gianni Frasi, A Fourth-Generation Coffee Roaster From Verona / Housed Inside A Landmark Letterpress Shop / Caffè Stern Was Brought Back To Life By Designer Philippe Starck / Open All Day, Visitors Can Stop By For An Olive Oil Brioche In The Morning And Return Later For Venetian-style “Cicchetti” Or Small Plates / The Lunch And Dinner Menu Features Italian Classics Revisited By Max Alajmo Like Spaghetti Alla Carbonara Or A “Cappuccino” Made With Potato Puree And Bolognese Meat Ragu

    Galerie des Variétés, 47 Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris +33 1 75 43 63 10 , send email, view website , view on map




    Simplicity Of Décor And Moody Lighting Are Matched By An Interesting Menu At Waly Fay / It Features Truly Global Cuisine, Though Mainly West Africa And Antilles / It's Good To Try Something Different / Staff Are Very Helpful When Explaining The Menu And Its Delicious Highlights

    6 Rue Godefroy Cavaignav, 75011 Paris +33 1 40 24 1779 , send email, view website , view on map




    Chez Rene Is A Quintessential Parisian Bistrot / Complete With White Cotton Tablecloths, Worn Mosaic Flooring, Leather Banquettes And Welcoming Staff / The Menu Offers All The Staples Of Classic Lyonnais Brasserie Fare, Cooked And Seasoned With Flair / A Particularly Good Starter Is The Oyster Mushrooms With Butter And Parsley / The Legendary Chocolate Mousse Is Good For Dessert / Old Regulars Keep Coming Back, Including The Former Owners, Who Live Upstairs

    14 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris +33 1 43 54 30 23 , view website , view on map




    This Is The Third Address From Charles Compagnon (After L’Office And Richer) And It Already Has A Crowd Of Regulars / They Offer Guatemalan Coffee In The Morning And Tapas All Day Long / To Drink, There’s Parisian La Marisse Beer And Biodynamic Wines / Located In A Former Butcher's Shop This Is An Understated Yet Chic / Airy Environment With An All Day Menu And Great Looking Staff / The Menu Is Concise Though Imaginative And The Buzz Makes It An All-Round Good Experience

    52 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris , view website , view on map




    Loulou, The New Restaurant At The Musée Des Arts Décoratifs / Boasts A Unique And Privileged Location At The Heart Of The Palais Du Louvre / Surrounded By Museums, Grand Hotels, Luxury And Designer Boutiques / The Restaurant Finds Itself At The Very Heart Of Parisian Life / The Gardens Surrounding LouLou Inspire A Natural And Unfussy Culinary Style With Dishes From The French And Italian Riviera / On A Beautiful Day This Can Not Be Beaten For Setting Or Service

    107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris +33 1 42 60 41 96 , send email, view website , view on map




    The Latest Venture By Chef Du Jour Thierry Bourdoncle (The Man Behind La Palette) / Le Hibou Has A Chic Vibe / The Décor Includes Oil Paintings And Stuffed Animals / The Menu Offers A Decent If Unexceptional Selection Of Dishes

    16 Carrefour de l'Odeon, 75006 Paris +33 1 43 54 96 91 , view website , view on map




    Le Perchoir Translates As 'The Roost' / This Seventh Floor Rooftop Space In Oberkampf Area Does Not Disappoint / It's A Great Vantage Point As Well As A Very Stylish Bar And Is A Favourite Among The Young, Glam Crowd / Downstairs There Is A Restaurant With An Inventive Menu / It's Difficult To Get Into At Weekends But Is Worth The Wait

    14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris +33 1 48 06 18 48 , send email, view website , view on map




    Inspired By The Atmosphere Of Bangkok's Globe-Trotters District / Le Kaosan Combines Thai Cuisine With The Colorful Vibe Of A New York Canteen / In The Heart Of South Pigalle, At The Foot Of Montmartre And Close To The Popular 10th And St. Lazare / Kaosan Is Honest, Simple Food In A Relaxed Atmosphere

    52 Rue Condorcet, 75009 Paris +33 1 49 70 07 06 , send email, view website , view on map




    Minimalist Comfort For Maximum Pleasure Is Found At Katsuaki Okiyama / This Cleverly Stripped-Down Space With School Chairs And Copper Pipes Is Presided Over By The Katsuaki Okiyama - The Great Defrocked Chef / He Specializes In Explosive Gastronomy And Vibrant Dishes

    92 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris +33 1 83 97 00 00 , view on map




    Opened By Charles Compagnon (L’Office, Le 52 Faubourg) / Le Guide Fooding’s Best Bistro Of 2014 / Has All The Classics Of New Urban Coolitude, With The Absence Of A Telephone (So No Reservations) / A Table D’hôte Menu With Snacks And Drinks Served At Any Hour / It's Worth Waiting In Line To Get A Table And Savor The Cuisine Made By Romain Lamon And Adrien Bouchard

    2 Rue Richer, 75009 Paris +33 1 48 24 44 80 , view website , view on map




    Le Comptoir Général Celebrates Franco-African Culture Through Music, Film, Fashion And Dance / The Space Is Divided Up Into Five Areas With A Coffee Bar, Library, Retro Hair Salon And Le Marche Noir That Stocks Thrift Shop Items At Great Prices / After Sunset The Place Transforms Into A Night Club With DJs, Dancers And A Regular Calendar Of Events / On Sundays There Are Special Screenings Of Films That Trace The History Of Ghetto Culture / An Informative As Well As Informal Place That Is As Exciting As It Sounds

    80 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris +33 1 44 88 24 48 , send email, view website , view on map




    Named After The 19th Century French Painter / Rosa Bonheur Is A Combination Of Glass, Wood Decking And Neon Lights / It Is The Place Where Parisians Drink Rosé On Summer Evenings / It's A Combination Of Bar That Serves Tapas, Snacks And Pizza / Gets Progressively Busier (And Noisier) As The Evening Goes On / It Can Be Super Crowded But Is Worth A Visit / It Also Offers A Good Vantage Point To Watch The Bateaux Mouches Go By

    Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 2 Avenue de la Cascade, 75019 Paris +33 1 42 00 00 45 , send email, view website , view on map




    The Tuileries Gardens Get Their Name From The Tile Factories Which Previously Stood On The Site Where Queen Catherine De Medici Built The Palais Des Tuileries In 1564 / The Famous Gardener Of King Louis XIV, André Le Nôtre, Re-Landscaped The Gardens In 1664 / The Gardens, Which Separate The Louvre From The Place De La Concorde, Juxtapose Maillol Statues With Those Of Rodin Or Giacometti / The Gardens’ Two Ponds Are Perfect For Relaxation / The Musée De l’Orangerie, Where Visitors Can Admire The Works Of Monet, Is Located South-West Of Tuileries / From March To December, Free Tours In French Are Organized / It's Also A Great Place To Go Running - Not Too Big, Not Too Small

    113 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris , view website , view on map



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    Le Meurice Enjoys A Prime Location Minutes From Le Louvre On Rue De Rivoli And Its Past Guests Have Included Salvador Dali / Inside It Is Truly Regal With Chandeliers, Marble And Pastels / The Dining Room Has Been Designed By Philippe Starck / A Mix Of Rococo Details And Modern Design Chairs

    228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris +33 1 44 58 10 66 , send email, view website , view on map




    Situated On The Corner Of Rue De Seine And Rue De Buci / Le Bar Du Marché Attracts Customers Who Are Nostalgic For The Bohemian Paris Of The Past / It's Mainly Filled With Locals Rather Than Tourists / The Red And White Checked Tablecloths And The Waiters And Waitresses Who Look Like Parisian Urchins Give The Place A Vintage Touch / The Bar Has A Great Energy, With A Heated Area For The Winter That Turns Into A Terrace During The Summer

    75 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris +33 1 43 26 55 15 , view website , view on map




    David Mallett Is Widely Considered To Be The Best Hairdresser In Paris And Works With A-Listers And Fashion Houses / His Salon Is An Extension Of His Personal Philosophy, Being Both Ultra-Luxurious But Very Relaxed / It Is More About Being Private Than About Being Exclusive / His Team Comprises Colorists Giorgio And Rémy Faure, Stylist Barbara Manseau (Best Hairdresser In Paris), Stylist Hakim, Stylist Fanny Admont, Stylist Alain Haberlay And Technician Laurence Whose Manicures Are Increasingly In-Demand

    14 Rue Notre Dame des Victoires, 75002 Paris +33 1 40 20 00 23 , send email, view website , view on map




    Marché Aux Puces Is The Coolest Flea Market In Europe, With Thousands Of Traders And Visitors Each Year / This Is A Great Source Of Rare Objects For All Nomads And A Source Of Objects For The MONTROI Studio / It Has High Prices But Negotiations Can Bring About Bargains

    30 Avenue Gabriel Péri, 93400 Saint-Ouen +33 1 40 11 77 36 , send email, view website , view on map




    Mathis Is The Trendiest Place To Be During Paris Fashion Week / The Exclusive Bar Is Adorned With Red Velvet And Is Filled With Beautiful People / It’s Not Easy Getting Into Mathis, But Once Past The Bouncer, The Crowd Inside Is Eclectic / This Is Also A Perfect Place To Organise Private Celebrations

    3 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris +33 1 42 25 73 01 , send email, view website , view on map




    Chez Raspoutine Is An Ultra-Private Nightclub That Is Run By The Team Behind Le Cercle / Formerly Was A Bordello / Now It Is An Underground Cabaret With An Enigmatic Atmosphere Of Red Lights, Sultry Burlesque Dancers And A Byzantine-Themed Interior / There's Plenty Of Russian Accents Like The Strogonoff, Caviar And Vodka / This Is For Hard Core Party Addicts As The Fun Continues All Night Long

    58 Rue de Bassano, 75008 Paris +33 1 47 20 02 90 , send email, view website , view on map




    With Two Convenient Locations At Opéra And Beaubourg, L’Usine Is Probably The Most Well Known Of Paris’s More Upmarket Gyms / Both Clubs Have The Same Design Fundamentals: Grey, Stone And Dimmed Lights And A Very Masculine Feel To Them / With Charming Staff And Tea And Coffee For Members The Place Is Impeccably Clean And Although Small / The Changing Rooms Have All The Essentials / There Is A Focus On Yoga And Pilates, With A Variety Of Classes / The Ambiance Is Reserved And Polite

    16-20 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris +33 1 44 61 31 31 , view website , view on map




    The Klay, Run By Franck Bonare, Is A 2000 m² Space In The Heart Of The Montorgueil District / Here Sport Is Elevated To An Art Form / The Club Opens From 7.30am To 11.30pm / It Comprises Three Floors Of State-Of-The-Art Equipment And An Impressive Offering Of Classes / Boxing (Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing), A Weight Room And Cardio-Fitness Room, A Cycling Area, A Pool Area With Sauna, Hammam And Massage Rooms Are All Taught / It Is Housed In A Former Factory And Has A New York Vibe

    4Bis Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris +33 1 40 26 00 00 , send email, view website , view on map




    Following Rosa Bonheur On The Banks Of The Seine, There Is Another Rosa Bonheur Sur Seine: A Peniche Moored By The Pont Alexandre III / The Boat, All Wood And Glass, Offers The Calming Sound Of Water And An Unbeatable View Of The Bateaux-Mouches Sailing By

    Port des Invalides, Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris +33 1 47 53 66 92 , send email, view website , view on map




    With A Covered Terrace, Cocktail Bars, Karaoke La Démesure Is A Trendy New Club In The City / Nestled Behind A Black Storefront At No. 43 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre / It Is Spread Across Two Floors / The Furniture Is Design-Led And Colorful, And The Walls Are Adorned With Contemporary Art Canvases / As La Demesure Closes At 5am, Visitors Need To Pace Themselves To Enjoy All Of Its Spaces And Atmosphere Fully

    43 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris +33 1 48 24 49 53 , send email, view on map




    This Funky Neo-Tiki Bar In South Pigalle Is Retro Heaven / All Faux-Polynesian Bamboo And Lanterns, Garish Sunset Murals, Taxidermy Animal Heads, A Puffer Fish Lamp And Custom-Made Palm Tree Wallpaper / The Room Is Dominated By Two Imposing Carved Wooden Totem Poles / Rum And Rum-Based Drinks Are The Order Of The Day Here, With Over 50 To Choose / The Bar Tenders Are Relaxed And Friendly, And The Atmosphere Is Fun And Lively / The Birdsong Soundtrack In The Toilets Is Also A Nice Touch

    10 Rue Frochot, 75009 Paris +33 1 48 78 74 58 , send email, view on map




    A True Hidden Gem, Candelaria, A Popular Bar, Offers Some Of The Best Mexican Cocktails And Food In Paris / This Semi-Hidden Space Is Dinky And Full Of Character, With Its Rough-Hewn Walls And Candle-Lit, Cushion-Strewn Interior / The Menu Isn't Extensive But Everything Is So Tasty / All Made In The Visible Open Kitchen / The Margaritas Are Also Worth A Look And There's A Mexican Beer On Offer As Well

    52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris +33 1 42 74 41 28 , send email, view website , view on map


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