Where To Stay, Eat, And Play In Paris

Where To Stay, Eat, And Play In Paris

Paris is always a good idea, so they say. There isn’t really a bad time of the year to visit the French capital. Here is our pick of where to eat, drink, and stay — and what to see this year.

/ Sebastian

Where to Eat

  • Les Enfants du Marché is not new — it's been around for a while. What is new is the menu. Everyday. What's great is the vibe: casual, yet elegant with counter and high-top dining. On a sunny day, it can't be beaten, with excellent people watching and a cool team whipping up creative seasonal food not seen on every menu. Expect dishes such as asparagus with stracciatella and an apple-like citrus compote, alongside natural and conventional wines. Allow yourself at least an hour and a half here, then pick up fresh produce, bread, and groceries from the market shops. An afternoon very well-spent.
  • Sushi Shunei is a unique dining experience in the heart of Montmartre. It has a minimalist design, featuring light wooden furnishings and a long counter facing the chef. There are two set menus you can choose from – one with a selection of nigiri sushi; while the omakase includes sashimi and grilled fish. 3 rue Audran, 18 arr.

A Few More of Our Favourites

French Classics


  • Cafe Charlot is our to-go spot in the Marais for breakfast and lunch. 38 rue de Bretagne, 3 arr.
  • Cafe Bonaparte is situated in one of the most picturesque squares in Saint Germain. Great for an easy lunch and people-watching. 42 rue Bonaparte, 6 arr.
  • Bar de La Croix Rouge in Saint Germain serves amazing sandwiches. 2 Pl. Michel Debré, 6 arr.

Where to Stay

  • Chateau Voltaire is our favorite address to stay in the 1st arrondissement, 55-57, rue Saint-Roch, 1 arr.

  • Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers offers innovative design, a great rooftop bar and restaurant, hidden behind a classic Haussmannian facade in the Marais. 243 Rue Saint-Martin, 3 arr.

  • Hôtel Particulier Montmartre is an intimate address in the 8th, a haven of greenery and the former home of the Hermes family — it’s a slice of the French countryside in Paris. 23, Avenue Junot, Pavillon D, 8 arr.

What to See

Roland Garros 2023

  • The French Open, also known as Roland-Garros is one of the most important tennis tournaments and is held over two weeks every year at the end of May. This year, it kicks off on May 28.