Are you on a professional mission in the capital? Do you go there as part of an impatriation or an expatriation? When you travel, opt for accommodation in short-term furnished rental, furnished apartment or apartment-hotel in Paris to discover its emblematic places as a real parisien.ne. Restaurants and bistros, bars and cafes, concert halls and shopping: treat yourself to your stay in Paris!
The must-see restaurants of Paris
You have probably heard, here and there, the names of these institutions that make the reputation of French gastronomy. So don’t stay cloistered in your hotel, apartment or furnished apartment in Paris and take the opportunity to go to the restaurant! Our selection of the capital’s iconic tables.
A historic lunch at the Procope
Opened in 1686, this café-restaurant in Saint-Germain-des-Prés has seen the most illustrious intellectuals and artists of past centuries parade through its walls. Voltaire, Robespierre, Diderot, Victor Hugo and Napoleon frequented him. A historic place for Americans too because according to legend, Benjamin Franklin thought of it part of the Constitution. On the plate, no great cuisine, but good cuisine, simple and quality.
The Procopius – 13 Rue de l’Ancienne Comedy, 75006
A festive dinner at La Coupole
Opened in 1927, this brewery has become the symbol of the Montparnasse district. In an art deco atmosphere that is part of the historical heritage, artists such as Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker and Ernest Hemingway came to dinner, alluding to it in his work Paris est un fête. On the kitchen side, we come to taste typical dishes of French gastronomy such as sauerkraut or veal liver and seafood platters.
La Coupole – 102 Montparnasse Boulevard, 75014
A traditional meal at Bouillon Chartier
In this must-see brewery in the capital, there is no risk of making a hole in its wallet. Opened in 1896, it offers its customers traditional dishes of French cuisine at modest prices. We feast with a country terrine, celery remoulade, veal head gribiche sauce, chicken and chips, a rum baba… in the superb hall decorated with a station hall style, classified since 1989 as a historical monument.
Le Bouillon Chartier – 7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009
A chic rendezvous at the Silver Tower
This table known to all, born in 1592, is none other than the oldest restaurant in Paris. Its location, in the heart of the5th arrondissement, dominates the entire capital and offers a breathtaking view to its guests from its panoramic room. Musset, Richelieu, Sacha Guitry or John Kennedy came to eat there. Proper dress required to taste these dishes of excellence and the greatest vintages.
The Silver Tower – 15, Quai de la Tournelle, 75005
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A romantic dinner at the Lapérouse
Created in 1766 by louis XIV’s lemonadier, this popular table in the capital has seen the greatest artists of the last centuries parade through this sumptuous mansion: Zola, Sand, Maupassant… For privacy, an alcove or a small lounge is privatized for lunch or dinner out of sight. On the plate, lobster and scallops rub shoulders with spaghetti with truffle or caviar and for dessert, it is the pastry chef Christophe Michalak who will make you dream!
Lapérouse – 51, Great Augustine Wharf, 75006
An after-party Au Pied de Cochon
This large brewery in the Les Halles district was bought after the war by a butcher in order to restore the workers of the “belly of Paris” day and night. Having become the meeting place of showbiz in the 1950s, the restaurant remains open 24 hours a day. Perfect to come and fill the belly with mouth-watering seafood platters after a crazy Parisian evening.
At Pied de Cochon – 6 Coquillière Street, 75001
Attend a show in a prestigious venue in the capital
If you like culture, your stay in Paris should delight you! Do you like music? Enjoy a concert in a must-see venue in the city of light such as the Olympia, the Salle Pleyel or the Philharmonie de Paris. Has Swan Lake always made you dream? Rediscover this masterpiece at the Opera Garnier, classified as a historical monument. Are you amazed by musicals? Head to the Casino de Paris, the Mogador Theatre or Marigny, you’ll feel like you’re (almost) on Broadway. On the theatre side, you will also be served: Edouard VII, Châtelet, French Comedy… The biggest plays are played throughout the year. Finally, if you like dinner shows, it represents bohemian Paris, it is one of the emblems of Montmartre, it is of course: Le Moulin Rouge. Discover, for an evening, the magic and frenzy of Parisian cabaret!
The Olympia Bruno Coquatrix – 28 Boulevard des Capucines, 75009
Salle Pleyel – 252 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008
Philharmonie de Paris – 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019
Palais Garnier – Opera Square, 75009
Casino de Paris – 16 Rue de Clichy, 75009
Mogador Theatre – 25 Rue de Mogador, 75009 Paris
Théâtre Marigny – Carré Marigny, 75008 Paris
Edward VII Theatre – 10 Edward VII Place, 75009
Théâtre du Châtelet – 2 Rue Edouard Colonne, 75001
The French Comedy – 1 Place Colette, 75001
Moulin Rouge – 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018
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The Parisian bars to try at all costs
After a long day of professional appointments, don’t go straight into your apartment, apartment-hotel or furnished rental in Paris! Instead, head to one of the capital’s many bars and cafes to relax over a drink. Discover our selection of Parisian bars ideal for consultants and collaborators on a mission to Paris.
An aperitif on the rooftops of Paris at the Terrass Hotel
Art Deco inspiration, vegetated roof, panoramic view of the city of light: this secret establishment in Montmartre offers you a drink, wine or a cocktail, and share a board on its rooftop. Ideal at the time of happy hour to enjoy the last rays of the day’s sun before admiring the Eiffel Tower twinkling.
Terrass” Hotel – 12-14 Joseph de Maistre Street, 75018
A café in a mythical establishment in Paris: Le Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots
Head to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district to take a step back in time on the terrace of one of Paris’ iconic addresses. Meeting places for artists, writers and intellectualsème of the 20th century, these historic cafés had as faithful customers Aragon, Prévert, Picasso, Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre or André Breton or Boris Vian who came to debate and work around one (or more) glasses.
Les Deux Magots – 6 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006
Café de Flore – 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006
New York in Paris at Harry’s Bar
Travellers from the other side of the Atlantic will not be out of place in this legendary bar in the capital. Created in 1911 by an American jockey before being bought by the bartender of the establishment at the time in 1923, with its authentic woodwork, it is like New York at the time of Prohibition. We come to sip a perfectly executed Bloody Mary.
Harry’s Bar – 5 Daunou Street, 75002
Intimate rendezvous at Bar Josephine at Lutetia
Located in the beautiful Hotel Lutetia, Bar Josephine is without a doubt one of the most sumptuous hotel bars in the capital with its large floor-to-ceiling windows that feature sumptuous sculptures and huge Art Deco frescoes. Perfect for sharing a moment in love.
Josephine Bar at Lutetia – 45 Raspail Boulevard, 75006
A cocktail in the air at Perch (s)
Le Perchoir is no less than 6 magical places in the four corners of the capital to have a drink in an atypical setting. We particularly like the first two addresses, located in the4th and 11th arrondissements of Paris.ème The first, nestled on the rooftop of the BHV Marais overlooks the Seine. The second, perched on the7th floor of an industrial building, offers stunning views of the Sacred Heart. If all the roosts are worth a visit, for an urban jungle atmosphere, we go toème the Puebla Pavilion which took its quarters in a 19th century building in the middle of the Chaumont Buttes.
Le Perchoir Marais – 33 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004
Le Perchoir Ménilmontant – 14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011
Puebla Pavilion – Darcel Avenue, 75019
Exotic trip to The Botanist Bar at Shangri La
Located in one of the most beautiful Parisian palaces, the Shangri-la Hotel, this magical bar takes you on an unforgettable moment in a neo-Napoleonian setting designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon. A choice far from innocuous, since the botaniste bar has taken its quarters in the former mansion of Roland Bonaparte. A chic and intimate atmosphere, perfect for enjoying neat cocktails, with or without alcohol.
The Botanist Bar – 10 Jena Avenue, 75116
Shopping in Parisian department stores
Head to the famous Boulevard Haussmann in the heart of the capital for a shopping spree at Spring and Galeries Lafayette. Opened in 1865 and 1893 respectively, these legendary department stores bring together ready-to-wear, beauty signs and home décor accessories under their sublime stained glass domes. If you are lucky enough to be passing through in winter, you can witness the beautiful illuminations of the buildings and admire the must-see animated windows.
More like Left Bank? Le Bon Marché, founded in 1838, is ideal for a very chic shopping outing that will also delight gourmets thanks to La Grande Épicerie de Paris. In this temple of gastronomy, we travel through the cuisines of the world that we taste with all our senses.
If you’re a luxury enthusiast, don’t miss the capital’s most prestigious thoroughfares such as the Champs-Elysées, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and of course, Avenue Montaigne. Have a good time in Paris!
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann – 38-42 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Haussmann Spring – 64 Haussmann Boulevard, 75009
Le Bon Marché – 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007
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