Paris 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.
 
  • Paris hotspots

    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. 

    Le Pantruche

    3, rue Victor Massé – 75009 Paris, Tel : 01 48 78 55 60

    A genuine Pigalle bistro, right out of a French gangster film from the ’60s. A big counter and Gilles Grangier-style furniture. Dinner menu: 36 €.
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    Autour d’un verre

    21, rue de Trévise – 75009 Paris, Tel : 01 48 24 43 74

    A former hair salon redesigned as a restaurant. Decor includes vintage school chairs and a big mirror on the wall. Open kitchen. One of the best “oeufs mayonnaise” in Paris. Robust organic wines. Around 40 € per person.
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    La Crèmerie

    9, rue des quatre vents – 75006 Paris, Tel : 01 43 54 99 30

    Time has come to a stop in this small, almost private eatery in the 6th arrondissement. The extraordinary, barely smoked organic salmon alone is worth the trip. High-quality yet simple fare. 
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    Le bon Saint Pourcain

    10, rue Servandoni – 75006 Paris, Tel : 01 42 01 78 24

    Hidden behind the Place Saint Sulpice, on an almost pedestrian street, with a nicely tidy dining room, red benches, white tablecloths, and a mosaic floor. The Chef has worked at major Paris dining establishments, and proposes carefully prepared bistro cuisine.
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    Le Sybaris

    86, rue des archives – 75003 Paris, Tel : 06 47 87 96 98

    A former chef at Ducasse offers up a colourful cuisine in a pared-down decor, with brushed cement walls. A narrowly curated but very well executed menu.
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    Le Servan

    32, rue Saint Maur – 75011 Paris, Tel : 01 55 28 51 82

    Two sisters run this bistro, mostly for travellers. Their specialties are soft-boiled eggs and roasted chicken served with real, crunchy green peas. Very nice wine cellar and easy on the wallet price: 25 € dinner menu.
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    Papillon

    8, rue Meissonier – 75017 Paris, Tel : 01 56 79 81 88

    The surprise of the new year. A young 32-year-old chef, formerly at the Plaza Athénée (Alain Ducasse), serves up inspired cooking, but knows how to keep it simple in uproariously sound creations. An upscale bistro without any false notes. Price: 50-70 € per person.
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    Our favourite: Ellsworth
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    34, rue de Richelieu – 75001 Paris, Tel : 01 42 60 59 66

    A sit-down restaurant in Paris with a “Seattle street food” feel. A long corridor bursting with ambiance, a cuisine bathed in light freshness and a dash of cleverness. The rice pudding alone is worth the trip. You won’t feel stuffed even at the end of a full meal.
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  • Exhibitions to see

    “Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient” at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent

     

    The Yves Saint Laurent Museum launches with this show its first temporary exhibition, and an important one as well…”Dreams of the Orient” highlights the creator’s fascination with India, China and Japan. Featuring haute couture designs, prints, and artworks on loan from the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet and private collectors. The exhibition takes us on a journey, instilling in us the same fascination for the Orient shared by the mythical couturier.

    Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient
    Musée Yves Saint Laurent
    Oct 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 // 11 am-7:30 pm
    5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris
    Entry 7€
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    Michael Jackson On the wall, au Grand Palais

     

    Definitely the most pop exhibition of the Paris season! While Michael Jackson’s influence on music, video, dance and fashion is well established, we know less about the impact of his work on contemporary artists. The Grand Palais showcases art directly inspired by the King of Pop, who served as a muse for many artists from Andy Warhol, to Lorraine O’Grady and Isaac Julie. A powerful tribute to Michael Jackson, who would have turned 60 this year.

    Michael Jackson On the Wall
    Grand Palais
    23 Nov 2018  to 14 Feb 2019 // 10am-8pm or 10am-10pm
    3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
    Entry 12€
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    Cubism at the Centre Pompidou

    More than 300 works and documents, 14 sections, dozens of artists… The exhibition devoted to Cubism at the Centre Pompidou offers a very broad approach to this artistic movement dear to its two inventors Braque and Picasso. Presented in chronological fashion, the show invites the visitor to discover all the many aspects of this artistic movement. The first exhibition devoted to Cubism in more than 50 years, the retrospective is one of the main cultural events this winter.

    Cubism
    Centre Pompidou
      17 Oct 2018 to 25 Feb 2019 // 11 am-9 pm or 11 am-11 pm (Thursday evenings till 11 pm)
    Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
    Entry 14€
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    Doisneau and Music, at the Philharmonie de Paris

    This winter, the Philharmonie de Paris will trace Robert Doisneau’s journey through the world of music. From brass bands to cabarets, he crossed paths with the jazz musicians and artists of his era, and this most famous Parisian photographer immortalized many of these instances. Listen, because who knows, you may just hear sound emerging from these pictures…

    Doisneau and Music
    Philharmonie de Paris
      4 Dec 2018 to 28 April 2019 // 12 am-6 pm or 10 am-8 pm
    221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
    Entry 9€
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