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
- Pouliche 11 rue d'Enghien, 2 arr.
- Pompette 15 Rue Hippolyte Lebas, 9 arr.
- Le Saint Sebastien 42 Rue Saint-Sébastien, 11 arr.
- Robert Restaurant 32 rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 11 arr.
- Anne Meat restaurant, 28 place des Vosges, 3 arr.
- L'Ami Louis 32 Rue du Vertbois, 3 arr.
- Le Bar des Près Japanese, 25 rue du Dragon, 6 arr.
- Caviar Kaspia Sunday: Closed, 17 Place de la Madeleine, 8 arr.
- La Poule au Pot 7 Rue d'Aguesseau, 8 arr.
- À L'Épi d'Or 25 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1 arr.
- Benoît 20, rue Saint Martin, 4 arr.
- Aux Lyonnais 32, rue Saint-Marc, 2 arr.
- Auberge Bressane 16 Av. de la Motte-Picquet, 7 arr.
- Aux Crus de Bourgogne 3 Rue Bachaumont, 3arr
- Le Petit Célestin Sunday afternoon, 12 Quai des Célestins, 4 arr.
- Le Relais de l’Entrecôte 15 Rue Marbeuf, 8 arr.
- Fontaine de Mars (Obama's Favourite) 129, rue Saint-Dominique, 7 arr.
- 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
- Don't miss the Amedeo Modigliani exhibition at Musée de l'Orangerie this fall, from September 20th, 2023 to January 15th, 2024.
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.