Hello, paris

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 cafés.


The Cafes to visit

Woman having a croissant, an orange juice, and a capuccino at an outdoor cafe in Paris

Café de Flore

This famous literary café 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


La Maison Ladurée is an iconic, upscale bakery and tea room specialising 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. 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 its own roasted coffee from worldwide sources, which is served on a pavement terrace. 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, an authentic Art Nouveau bistro in the Bastille district, has been serving traditional French dishes for over a century. Established in 1902, the bistro underwent a thorough renovation in 2012 while preserving its Art Nouveau charm, earning it recognition as a historic monument. It features a changing menu with daily specials, showcasing the finest wines from both renowned and small producers.

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Woman having coffee in a brasserie in Paris, France

Le Select

Another famous literary café (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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Charbon Café

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

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Group Of Friends In Cafe. Relaxing Together

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

Located near the Notre Dame Cathedral, Strada Café is a popular spot known for its breakfast and specialty coffee. The café provides a delightful setting for a leisurely stop during a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Beyond fantastic coffee, the café serves healthy lunch options, fresh juices, and baked goods.

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Creperie in Paris

Breizh Café

One of the finest creperies in the French capital is, actually, a Japanese import: Breizh Café was a big hit in the land of the rising sun long before it came to the Marais. 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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