With all the must-see art, fashion and photo shows, the latest offerings in opera, theatre or dance, the hottest boutiques, restaurants and trendy bars to kick back and relax in… Paris is full of great places to try. Check them out.
Live like a Parisian
Culture, gastronomy, shopping or last events in the city… Paris is full of outstanding places. In order to help you select the best one, Le Monde has picked a selection of major cultural and artistic events and its good addresses. Everything you need during your stay to live Paris like a Parisian.
In the footsteps of our concierge…
Let me propose you two charming and little-known places to have a drink in Paris after Première Vision, either before or after dinner.
The Holiday Inn hotel
Paris Notre Dame, 4 rue Danton,
Featuring a discreet roof top terrace with a panoramic view of the Latin Quarter and Notre Dame. On the menu: cold ham and cheese platters, cocktails and champagne.
Le Terrasse hôtel
12 rue Joseph de Mestre.
In Montmartre, near Abbesses. The Terrasse Hotel has been fully renovated. The hotel truly lives up to its name with an absolutely breath-taking view, featuring a bar/eatery on the rooftop. You can have a drink or dinner.
La Petite Cour
8 rue Mabillon – Paris 75006.
One of the most charming terraces in Paris. The location is idyllic, and the cuisine neo-classic.
5 rue Paul Louis Courier – 75007 Paris.
The team from the much-touted “Cinq Mars” bistro has opened a new take on a classic pizzeria, skilfully and unostentatiously. Wood-fired pizzas.
Le Garde temps restaurant
19 bis rue Pierre Fontaine – 75009 Paris
An arty decor and convivial atmosphere. Surprisingly good bistro-style fare. .
Canard et champagne
57 Passage des panoramas – 75002 Paris.
Tapas bar in a former chocolate factory dating back to 1818. Wine finds from small producers, delicious tapas and desserts.
36 rue des Boulangers – 75005 Paris.
A pocket-sized restaurant where the tables play footsie. The team here is a young couple – she’s Japanese and makes the desserts, he’s the chef and formerly worked at Astrans. A fine marriage of the two, 45 € all inclusive.
119 avenue Parmentier – 75011 Paris.
A well-done bistro just the way we like it, with a touch of pared down elegance. Wonderful gourmet food compositions. The cream of broccoli made with a Bleu d’Auvergne cheese is by itself worth the trip. A kitchen with a Bearnaise bent.
A quick stop in the Tuileries for the best ‘croque monsieur’ in Paris.
1, rue des Pyramides – 75002 Paris At Sébastien Gaudard, for either a sweet or savoury treat, but I encourage you to try the croque-monsieur.
14, rue Léopold Bellan – 75002 Paris, Tel : 01 40 26 87 33 Cured meats and hams, good wines and cheeses. A fine selection of natural and bio-dynamic wines.
To find the city’s best tapas, head over to Dans Les Landes, for a simple, convivial and delicious meal.
119 bis, rue Monge – 75005 Paris, Tel : 01 45 87 06 00
GOING OUT AFTER THE SHOW