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Few cities match the iconic status that Paris boasts in the imagination of travellers. In fashion, gastronomy, and the arts, she is queen. As you visit the different quartiers of the City of Light, her moods shift from gritty to sophisticated, from Haute Couture to punk. There is always something new to discover in Paris beyond the legendary sights and museums we all know so well. This fabled city has a way of getting under your skin and feeling instantly familiar to all who wander her hypnotic streets and linger at her inviting cafes.

Cafes

The Cafes to visit

Woman having a croissant at an outdoor cafe in Paris

Café de Flore

This famous literary cafe in Saint-Germain-des-Prés boasts some very illustrious names among its former clientele, including Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Getting a table among all the tourists might be a challenge, but with the Café de Flore's history and status in popular culture, it definitely deserves a visit.

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Box containing French macarons

Ladurée

La Maison Ladurée is an iconic, upscale restaurant and tea room specializing in French macarons. At this location in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, you can indulge in scrumptious French pastries and true culinary masterpieces fit for royals. Head here for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, and be sure to take some of these decadent desserts back home as they do make a nice gift.

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Friends having coffee in a Parisian cafe

KB CaféShop

A speciality coffee pioneer in Paris, KB offers their own roasted coffee from worldwide sources, which is served in a cosy ambience. Everything you eat here is freshly handmade by the team in house. The helpful staff serves baguettes, sandwiches and desserts like freshly made muffins, cakes and tartes. This is also a great place to visit for breakfast.

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Delicious profiteroles dessert

Le Bistrot du Peintre

Le Bistrot du Peintre's interiors are rich in wooden furniture that replicates the Art Nouveau designs of the start of the 1900s. The menu includes salads, meat cuts platters, and cheese as appetizers, as well as oeuf meurette – poached eggs in red wine – salmon tartare and entrecôte.

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Woman having coffee in a brasserie in Paris, France

Le Select

Another famous literary cafe (and former hangout of Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, and Henry Miller), Le Select remains true to the spirit it has had since 1925, despite its popularity among tourists and the high prices to match. It is still a favourite among locals and always displays an authentic Parisian charm.

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Friends drinking wine in a bar in Paris

Aux Folies

Aux Folies is a traditional Paris bar & cafe that has fully embraced the city's multi-cultural present. Once the home of Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier, the district of Belleville now mixes Chinese and North African influences, reflecting the effect immigrant cultures have had on the city and its culture.Aux Folies is a popular spot for both coffee and cocktails, and its spacious terrace allows for some people-watching.

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Charbon Café

Quiet and laid-back by day and a trendy centre for nightlife after dark, Rue Oberkampf hosts several cafes that like Charbon Café transform into chic bars at night. Originally a dance hall built around 1900, this spacious cafe attracts a hip urban crowd.

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Café de la Paix

For a taste of sophistication, check out the opulent Café de la Paix, located next to and designed by the same architect as the Opera Garnier. As part of Le Grand Hotel, you can enjoy the luxurious interiors or relax on the terrace to indulge in some people watching while savouring some French dishes.

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Barista preparing a cup of coffee at a cafe in Paris, France

Strada Café

Strada Café is a small café where the friendly staff serves great breakfast, brunch, and other refreshments. On the menu, you will find homemade soups, pies, freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee, and of course, croissant. The atmosphere at this French café can be described as cosy and simple.

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Creperie in Paris

Breizh Café

One of the finest crêpes bretonne in the French capital is, arguably, a Japanese import: Breizh Café was a big hit in the land of the rising sun long before it came to the Marais, where the chain's very successful outpost serves scrumptious crêpes and galettes made with the finest organic ingredients from Brittany. Michelin-starred Raphaël-Fumio Kudaka is the chef behind the enterprise.

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