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The terrace Les Editeurs carrfeour de l'odéon in Paris

Les Éditeurs: the cult literary café at Odéon

The Carrefour de l'Odéon represents an emblematic spot in Paris. A little away from the hubbub, we discover a pretty little square, storefront. This is where one of the neighborhood's most popular addresses proudly sits: Les Éditeurs. Focus on this literary café that multiplies the heart assets. – In the 6th arrondissement, dear to Parisian publishing houses, Les Éditeurs is an unmissable address. On the pretty terrace, a myriad of tables with white tablecloths invite you to a moment of discreet indulgence. But it is once inside that the soul of the Editors reveals itself. A true ode to the district, there are nearly 5000 books, scattered all over the restaurant. The rows line up with dignity and frame the small corners where it is good to settle down. Big club armchairs, soft benches… You are immediately imbued with the warm spirit of the place. On the menu, the classics of French bistronomy rub shoulders. Between well-stocked salads, a club sandwich to die for or very good meats, our heart swings. It is also interesting to…

The favorite canteens of Parisian celebrities 

But where do the stars go out in Paris? It's not so easy to come across our favorite actor or our favorite singer in Paris. Unless you queue at the bottom of your hotel or in front of the television sets, the chances of seeing them are low. However, celebrities are like us, they never hesitate to discover a good restaurant or to go out until the end of the night. We reveal to you the favorite canteens of the stars in Paris! – Yakuza After Yakuza Porto and Lisbon, Olivier Da Costa is packing his bags in Paris. The chef has taken up residence at the Maison Albar Vendôme hotel. The speakeasy-style entrance makes us smile, it looks like a golden door hidden in the hotel lobby, through which we identify ourselves. Once inside, you will discover a decor pimped with velvet, carp on the ceiling and geishas on the walls… And good news, the wonder continues on the plate! We then enjoy a Mediterranean interpretation of Japanese fish specialties. On the menu: toro tuna belly and king crab, …

7 chic hotels that offer a special Valentine's dinner

Every year, Valentine's Days follow one another and you no longer know where to turn to find a restaurant that will put stars in their eyes... To change their favorite Italian restaurant (the menu of which your partner already knows by heart ) and if you simply bet on the table – starred or not – of a beautiful Parisian hotel? For February 14, several renowned establishments are going big and offering a unique menu, which will delight the most demanding gourmets... We have crisscrossed the capital to select the 7 most chic hotels, offering a special Saint -Valentine in their restaurant. Or, the promise of an absolutely unforgettable moment from start to finish… Follow the guide! – Le Limon at Marignan Champs-Elysées The setting: Located between Avenue Montaigne and the most beautiful avenue in the world, Limon is the chic brasserie of Marignan Champs-Elysées. Whether for breakfast, lunch, afterwork, dinner, or just a coffee in the middle of the afternoon, this spot …

The Chez Julien restaurant is getting a makeover

Ideally located in the heart of the Marais, the Chez Julien restaurant is a haunt for both trendy Parisians and tourists passing through. Nestled in a former bakery classified as a historical monument, the Chez Julien restaurant immediately catches the eye of passers-by with its period frontage, its gilding and its large terrace. If this address that Parisians slip under the cloak is taken by storm during Fashion Week, the rest of the time it is a real haven of peace in the heart of Paris. With its exceptional location, it offers a magnificent view of the Louis Philippe bridge and the St Gervais church, the oldest church in France after Notre-Dame-de-Paris… The dream spot to enjoy the art of living French-style ! A sublime Grande Époque-style setting Once through the door, one marvels at discovering an authentic decoration, dating from 1901. It has been brilliantly reinterpreted by Gérard Cholot, who has also revamped two Parisian institutions: Bouillon Chartier and Thoumieux. For Chez Julien, the star scenographer ...

3 spots for lunch with your feet in the water

You don't necessarily have to go to the South to enjoy good food with your feet in the water. At the gates of Paris, the Seine reveals all its beauty. Some restaurants have understood this well and have put down their suitcases in these not-so-distant lands to feast on us… Whether you're Parisians or Ile-de-France residents, these addresses are worth a detour and give us a change of scenery in a few metro stations! - The Aqua in Suresnes With its small light garlands and its breathtaking view of the Seine, the Aqua has everything the perfect tavern. People come here to savor a bit of Italian Dolce Vita without taking the plane. Because it is the transalpine cuisine that is in the spotlight. A Sicilian octopus salad, artichoke tortellini or even a Milanese schnitzel… We feast on the dishes on offer, but it's a house novelty that seduced us: the mozzarella bar! In the window, we discover smoked mozzarella, di Buffala, braided or even burratas to die for. The hardest …

10 starred restaurants in Paris to try at least once in your life

Listed for several years as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, French cuisine can be proud of its extraordinary richness, its service and its distinguished traditions of the art of living... A brief overview of the best starred restaurants in the capital, the ones you absolutely must try, at least once in your life! – Pavyllon * The pitch: The latest of chef Yannick Alléno's restaurants, Pavyllon opened its doors at the Pavillon Ledoyen just a year ago, in October 2019. Only a few months later, the gastronomic counter already won its first star at the Michelin Guide ! The menu: Morisseau mussels, langoustines grilled over a wood fire and ginger butter, candied trout, crunchy tuiles with coarse milk and butter mounted with dill... Here we are treated to a cuisine that subtly mixes French influence and other culinary traditions . 8 avenue Dutuit, 75008 Paris. I RESERVE Find out more about Pavyllon, here. – Le Clarence ** The pitch: Enthroned in the heart of the Golden Triangle, Le Clarence is nestled in …

Les Deux Magots unveils its bucolic terrace-garden, ideal for welcoming Spring

A true emblem of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Les Deux Magots is now inaugurating its terrace-garden where life is good. Zoom in on this meeting place where Parisians love to sit down and admire the peaceful view of the Saint-Germain Church… Renowned for its literary history, Les Deux Magots is an unmissable Germanopratin spot. If in the last century, the famous café hosted the fine flower of the intellectual and artistic scene (Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Aragon, Sartre and Beauvoir, Hemingway, Picasso, to name a few…) today the tradition continues and Les Deux Magots remains more than ever the headquarters of Parisian and international personalities from the political sphere, the arts, literature and fashion. Every year, on sunny days, the establishment inaugurates its terrace-garden. At the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and the famous square of the same name, it preserves the authenticity and history of the house, while breathing new life into it... This legendary meeting place brings together both Parisians from the neighborhood but also artists and other international celebrities, …