Party Earth Review Bursting at the seams with history, Café de Flore was the old stomping ground of iconic French intellectuals Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and this unique heritage has attracted a flood of well-heeled and knowledgeable tourists making a pilgrimage to one of THE quintessential Parisian cafés ... more
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain
Party Earth Review A rustic tavern in the middle of the woods in Buttes-Chaumont Park, Rosa Bonheur – named for a 19th-century painter famed for her massive animal paintings, as well as (gasp!) wearing trousers and smoking cigarettes – has kept the eccentric spirit of its namesake alive, catering to a casual crowd of local bohemians and hipsters ... more
2 Allée de la Cascade
Party Earth Review In operation since the late 1700s, Marché D’Aligre is a resoundingly budget-friendly market that features a massive assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, ethnic curios, vintage wares, and flea market flotsam among its many stalls. Given how easy it is to find a kilo of oranges or a big carton of fresh ... more
Party Earth Review Despite its militaristic address, the only fighting going on at 25 Degré Est is for the best seats on the large terrace bar, where sun-kissed patrons can sip sweet cocktails as they admire the picturesque Canal Saint-Martin. Summer ensures this open terrace is the star of the show; a magnet for mellow young professionals ... more
10 Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad
Party Earth Review Located along Canal St. Martin and once a British officers’ mess hall, Bizz’art is now a legendary nightspot where in-the-know music lovers go to listen to live music, guzzle spirits, and dance until the sun rises. Wood floors, white walls, and crystal chandeliers juxtaposed against the original rafters give the concert ... more
167 Quai de Valmy
Party Earth Review Just one of the many venues in the Costes chain of bars and restaurants, Café Beaubourg is set apart by its high-traffic location near the Centre Pompidou between Les Halles and the Marais. A place to see and be seen, the café is easily recognizable by the immense white awning that covers the outdoor terrace and the crowd ... more
43 Rue Saint-Merri
Bar / Cuban Restaurant
Party Earth Review A visit to Cuba Compagnie may start off like a low-key day on a tropical beach, but it never ends that way! With an unpretentious vibe and assorted crowd to match, the colorful venue opens early for those looking for budget-friendly breakfasts near the famed Bastille. The book-style menu caters to anyone looking to add ... more
48 Boulevard Beaumarchais
Party Earth Review A convent turned stunning luxury hotel, restaurant, bar, florist, and perfume purveyor, Hôtel Costes is a go-to destination for the international elite and lots of pretty Parisians. The hotel’s discreet entrance is little more than a set of dark French doors, but the façade’s simplicity is quickly offset by the sumptuous ... more
239 Rue Saint-Honoré
Party Earth Review A festive fusion restaurant just a stone’s throw from the lively Oberkampf area, Ave Maria takes a quintessentially Parisian side street and transports it to locales all over the world. Once past the vivid green exterior, artsy types and trendy bobos enter a colorful savanna of fairy lights, paper garlands, vintage art ... more
1 Rue Jacquard
Party Earth Review Beer lovers unite at Le Falstaff, a welcoming venue that serves up over one hundred and thirty imports from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Mexico, and everywhere in between. Wooden walls and booths, tiled floors, hanging football jerseys, and vintage beer signs give the place a traditional pub atmosphere, as do the students ... more
42 Rue du Montparnasse
Party Earth Review The word “ephemeral” refers to things or events that only last for a short period, and that notion is clearly in play at Point Ephémère, the ever-changing hub for local, national, and international artists. Managed by non-profit group Usines Éphémère – whose sole purpose is to convert unused buildings into thriving cultural ... more
200 Quai de Valmy
75010 Paris, France
Party Earth Review Launched in 2003 by an American filmmaker living in Paris – who missed his eggs and bacon with a side of pancakes and decided to revolutionize the Parisian breakfast – Breakfast in America now serves breakfast, burgers, and bottomless mugs of coffee all day long to hungry students and hung-over partiers. Usually packed ... more
17 Rue des Écoles
Parisians love to chill and eat, and this unhurried pace is certainly evident in its countless restaurants and cafés, where denizens often gather for hours on end to savor the fine foods and famous wines that France is known for.
The city’s food scene is probably best known these days for haute French cuisine – the kind of plates where highly trained chefs whip up meticulous items like itty bitty quail in a puff pastry shell with foie gras and truffle sauce – which invariably comes with accompanying haute prices.
But this is hardly the sum of restaurants in Paris. Casual bistros and cafés line the blocks, and are often staffed with surprisingly seasoned chefs who prefer a less pretentious environment to wield their craft.
Sandwich bars make it easy to get a quick meal, and many ethnic restaurants – North African, Vietnamese/Laotian, Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese – are proudly popping up with the best of their own country’s culinary prowess.
Fine dining in Paris is easy, but so is a baguette and a fresh tomato, and both are equally abundant along the Paris restaurant scene.
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