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Les Saisons Guide de Paris

A collection of our favorite Parisian spots

Hungry? Check out our favorite eats in Paris.

Updated as of 7/27/21


Chez Omar

47 Rue de Bretagne

Chez Omar is good for Middle Eastern food


Circus Bakery

63 Rue Galande, 75005

Circus Bakery is a small charming shop in the 5th. They make a killer sourdough cinnamon twist.  They serve Hexagone coffee as well, which is delicious. They’ve just started making pizza at 5pm on their sourdough.


Carl Marletti General

51 Rue Censier, 75005

All around goodness.


Chez Hanna

54 Rue de Rosiers

…but if you like shawarma better, I prefer the shawarma at Chez Hanna


La Parisienne

Maison Landemain and La Parisienne have good baguettes and sandwiches and are all over the city.



29-31 Rue Saint-Louis en l’Île, 75004

Bertillon is also great, but more traditional. I love the pine nut.



10, rue Alexandre Dumas, 75011

Fulgurances has rotating chefs. I’ve had a few great lunches here.  Reasonably priced.


Drogerie du Marais for crepes

56 Rue des Rosiers, 75004

This street stall in the Marais is my favorite.  I like both the savory and sweet crepes.


Du Pain et des Idées

34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010

Their pain des amis is a must, and I like their banana pain au chocolat as well.


Une Glace a Paris

15 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004

Une Glace a Paris for ice cream scoops and petit gâteau and coffee in the salon du thé.


Breizh Cafe

109 Veille Rue de Temple, 75003

If you’d like to sit and enjoy your crepes, Breizh Cafe around the corner has good Breton options


Le Grand Bain

14 Rue Denoyez, 75020

Le Grand Bain for dinner.  Inventive, quality, and delicious. Tony the bartender is amazing. Needless to say, Chef Edward is too. The street it’s on is also cool.  Lots of ever-changing graffiti.


Les Bols de Jean

2 Rue de Choiseul, 75002

A casual spot for delicious bread bowls filled with salads and stews by chef Jean Imbert. Kayser makes the bread There are a few locations around the city.


Patisserie Cedric Grolet at Le Meurice

6 Rue de Castiglione, 75001

If they have the coconut Paris Brest it’s awesome.  They will have a menu in the window.


Des Gateaux et du Pain

63 Boulevard Pasteur, 75015

I love the desserts here. Claire Damon does a beautiful job. Both the bread and pastries are excellent.


Petit Bao

116 Rue Saint-Denis, 75002

Very good.  Awesome xiaolongbao and baozi. Excellent service. Always a wait.



92 Rue du Faubourg Poissonniere 75010

Abri is tiny so getting a reservation isn’t easy. Japanese inspired French. Lovely service. They don’t take reservations for one. 



14 Rue Gregoire de Tours, 75006

Ippudo for ramen if you’re craving Japanese.



39 Rue du Roe de Sicile 75004

Have the pistachio.  Well, have them all.


Blé Sucré

7 Rue Antoine Vollon, 75012

Blé Sucré has my favorite Kouign amann in Paris.  Their croissants and madeleines are also “le top”


Frenchie and Frenchie wine bar

5-6 rue de Nil, 75002

I’ve had many amazing meals here — both lunch and dinner. Reservations are tricky and are available 6 weeks out. Check lafourchette.com to see if you can get in.  If not the wine bar across the alley has great food and drink. If you let them know you’d …


Le Châteaubriand

129 Avenue Parmentier, 75011

Le Châteaubriand is a nice splurge restaurant with one of my favorite chef, Inaki Aizpitarte. He’s from the Basque region.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/inaki-aizpitarte-the-chef-behind-le-chateaubriand-1458830676


Une Dimanche a Paris

4-6-8 Cour du Commerce Saint-André, 75006

Une Dimanche a Paris for everything.  They have a Salon du The which has a lovely brunch on the weekend.  Just finding it is a bit of an adventure. 


Patisserie Yann Couvreur

137 Avenue Parmentier, 75010

Patisserie Yann Couvreur is excellent.  They sell out a lot which is the one bummer about this shop.  They have different things morning and afternoon.  I love the buckwheat kouign amann. There’s a second location on rue de Rosiers.


Jacques Genin

133 Rue de Turenne 75003

Jacques Genin for caramels and a delightful Paris-Brest. It’s across from the address listed below.


Maison Landemain

Maison Landemain and La Parisienne have good baguettes and sandwiches and are all over the city.


Bistro Paul Bert

18 Rue Paul Bert, 75011

A classic. Awesome frites. Must order the steak to get the Frites.


La Goutte d’Or

183 Rue Marcadet, 75018

La Goutte d’Or in Montmartre was one of my favorite places on this last trip. If you get there by metro, take the elevator. Trust me. The Paris-Marrakesch was my favorite. Not far from all the happenings in Montmartre but a little quieter over there. 


Aki Boulanger

16 Rue Sainte-Anne, 75001

If you’re into something fusion (french-japanese) j’adore the yuzu eclair.



4, place Trocadero

Carette for a more traditional French breakfast. There is one at 4, place Trocadero and one in 25, Place des Vosges. The full brunch is huge. You definitely will fuel up for a day of adventure.

Exploring Paris

Things to Do

Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens in the summer. Rent a boat.

Things to Do

Bateaux Mouches

Bateaux Mouches, especially at night. 

Things to Do

La Grande Mosque

Things to Do

Monet’s gardens in Giverny

Further afield but worth it are Monet’s gardens in Giverny. If you are there in July you will be rewarded with the water lilies in bloom.

Things to Do

Pere Lachaise Cemetary

Things to Do

Institute du Monde Arabe

Institute du Monde Arabe has killer views from the roof which has a restaurant and free access.  They also do cool exhibits.  They have an El Seed mural on one side of the building. 

Things to Do

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Things to Do

Atelier des Lumières

A really cool way to see art