City guide

Paris at your feet! Check out our selection of the city’s latest hotspots – what to do, what to see, where to eat, celebrate, and shop… and enjoy a typically Parisian experience in your after-work hours.

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.

Like A Parisian

In the footsteps of our concierge…

September 2016

The fine September days lead me to thoughts of two charming and little-known places to have a drink in Paris after Première Vision, either before or after dinner. 


The Holiday Inn hotel

The Holiday Inn hotel

Paris Notre Dame, 4 rue Danton,
Metro: Odeon.

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

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

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

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. 


Sébastien Gaudard

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.

le rubis bistrot

Le Rubis

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.

Dans les landes - restaurant

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



Top adresses by Luc Dubanchet/ Omnivore

A mère
Pierre Sang Boyer


BOC_FINALE_LYON_2017_Q-DEF Top adresses by Bocuse d’Or

Pavillon Ledoyen
8, avenue Dutuit – Carré des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 05 10 00 /

La Scène
33, Avenue Georges V, 75008 Paris
Tel : + 33 1 53 23 78 50

Auberge Flora
44 BLD RICHARD LENOIR PARIS XI +33 1 47 00 52 77

Restaurant Yam’ Tcha
121 rue St. Honoré, 75001 Paris
+33 1 40 26 08 07


Going out after the show


Beat Generation

22 June 2016 – 3 October 2016
11 am to 9 pm

Gallery 1 – Pompidou Center, Paris

Nocturne jusqu’à 23h tous les jeudis soirs

The Centre Pompidou presents “Beat Generation,” a novel retrospective dedicated to the literary and artistic movement born in the late 1940s that would exert its influence for the next two decades.


The Bulk Garden

31 May till 15 October 2016
10 am to midnight

Entrance: Atrium

Bridging botanic art and design

The Bulk Garden/Le Jardin en stock, otherwise described as a garden in waiting, proposes stored trees forming a valley that is an invitation to travel. The installation is a nod to the earliest use of the docks, formerly used for transit, storage and passageway. This vegetal installation is a micro-forest of Ginkgo Biloba, also known as the Maidenhair tree. It was the only tree to have survived Hiroshima, and symbolises nature in danger, exploited but always strong and able to adapt.


Mirror of Desire

from 6 July 2016 to 10 October 2016

Musée Guimet Place d’Iéna 75116 Paris 16

Mirror of Desire, the new exhibit at the Musée Guimet, unveils a portion of the Japanese prints in the collections of the museum and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux in a visual experience in the second-floor rotunda.


Balzac and the great writers of his time

From 17 June 2016 to 2 October 2016

Maison de Balzac
47, rue Raynouard
75116 Paris 16

The Maison de Balzac presents a beautiful exhibition devoted to the relationship between Balzac and the great writers of his time.



Daniel Buren

From 11 May 2016 to 31 December 2016

Fondation Louis Vuitton
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
75116 Paris

The Vuitton Foundation welcomes artist Daniel Buren in a monumental installation creating a dialog with the slender architecture of Frank Gehry. Called the “Observatory of Light”, the work is of a scale and ambition that’s very much worth a look!







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