The district of Montorgueil is famous for its animation and frequented by a “Bobo” clientele, as it is called an elite Parisian who loves everything that is chic, but with unpretentious air …
The mostly street are pedestrian, what is especially appealing is that this compact neighborhood offers a wide variety in terms of price for meals but also an eclectic diversity of styles …
Here you will find expensive Asian restaurants, but also cheap takeaway, traditional French bistros and patisserias and innovative new places and a lot places selling tasty treats: chocolate, wine, cheese, Italian delicatessen items and fine pastries…
And this is also true for cool clothing and decoration stores, perfumeries, hotels.
I decided to do a mini selection of places that you should definitely go on your next trip to Paris!
Le Pas Sage
Hailed by hipsters as one of the coolest places in Paris, when it opened a few years ago, this bistronomy restaurant still evolved even more and has become even better. Before it was a wine bar and restaurant, but now the wine bar has literally moved to the next door.
Separating the wine bar from the restaurant allowed the young and talented owner to concentrate on developing a simple yet finely designed menu. To test the location for the location (in the beautiful and historical passage du Cerf) by the wine list and its fresh and fragrant products but above all by the « tapas » plates and exceptional charcuterie.
- 1 Passage du Grand Cerf – Paris, 75002 T. 01 40 28 45 60
Fou de Pâtisserie – the new landmark of gourmands
Julie Mathieu and Muriel Tallandier, the founders of the magazine Fou de Pâtisserie have opened their first multi-chef pastry shop in Paris.
The concept ? Offer in a single place a selection of the best creations of French pastry chefs. Situated on rue Montorgueil, this small shop offers a wide range of pastries, cakes and delicacies to go. No need to cross all Paris to find the sweets of your favorite pastry chefs – they are all gathered at Fou de Pâtisserie.
You can find falous pastries such as:
- The Equinox by Cyril Lignac
- The lightning caramel / salted butter of Christophe Adam (L’Éclair de Génie)
- The Phil’Gout exclusive chocolate recipe by Philippe Conticini (La Pâtisserie des Rêves).
- The lime pie by Hugo Pouget (Hugo & Victor), a true delight with a fine sandy paste and a melting meringue.
- The cheesecake Cassis and Mandarin from Sicily by Jonathan Blot (Acid Macaron).
- Nougats, marshmallows and fresh madeleines fluffy pastry chef Gilles Marchal.
- And obviously, the inevitable macaroons (almond, rose, raspberry and lychee) of La Maison Pierre Hermé
For those who love chocolate, there are the gourmet tablets of Éclair de Génie or chocolate candies by Fabrice Gillotte and Hugo & Victor. With its generous concept, the Fou de Pâtisserie shop is a real sweet.
- Fou de Pâtisserie – 45 rue Montorgueil, 75002
SEE & SHOP
We make a good diagnosis of beauty, skin or hair, so why not help us find our fragrance perfect olfactory reflection of our personality? Nose is a concept store, which offers to finally find your perfume through combinations of best of the niche perfumery
With a mix between modern and renovated furniture, and a selection of the edgiest perfume brands – Diptyque, Kilian, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Creed, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Acqua Di Parma…
If you are lost in all these names, don’t worries. Focusing more on the wearers than on the fragrances, they’ve established a diagnostic tool of 5 questions to match you with your 5 perfect fragrances, based on your olfactory preferences. The diagnostic can be taken on the store and for 10 euros they’ll send you samples of the 5 perfumes you’re matched with and if you find the ideal perfume, these are deducted from the purchase price.
Nose propose also fantastic cosmetics – REN, Acqua Di Parma, Kevin Murphy, Cowshed, D.R. Harris, Codage, Bloom & Blossom, Codage, Bloom & Blossom, Cousu de Fil Blanc and house fragances (Cire Trudon, The Laundress, Diptyque, Carrière Frères, Odin, Linari). You can match all in your life with one real fragrance style!
- 20 Rue Bachaumont, 75002 Paris, France
Kiliwatch Paris – the cheap it’s chic
Kiliwatch, it is one of the first Parisian shops that began to glimpse the possibility of doing business with vintage, many years ago.
Today, the vintage side and relegated to the bottom of the store, you will need before to access, pass in front of pretty clothes, not vintage at all, in a more “basic”. What is well done is that even the tatty side men are tidy, by styles, or years. A space where you can find anything, old, new, tacky, trendy, for women, for men …!
You decide to be – hype, cheap, or chic !
- Kiliwatch, 64 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002
STAY or just have a drink
Sure, the rooms are small, but you’ll probably spend most of the time walking down the charming streets of this area, or simply enjoying the high vibe of the hotel bar and restaurant.
If you do not stay in it, the hotel bar or restaurant is a great spot for an aperitif surrounded by chic and modern clientele.
- 18 Rue Bachaumont, 75002 T : +33 1 81 66 47 00
Les Bains Guerbois was the first spa in Paris when it opened in 1885. This was a place where intellectuals and writers such as Marcel Proust would mix with market workers from Les Halles taking a dawn shower and drinking café calvas.
It became a nightclub in 1978, with decor by a budding local designer, Philippe Starck, drawing top models, film stars and artists, and later becoming the showcase for DJ David Guetta.
Closed in 2011, three famous architects were responsible for the major renovation – which lasted almost 4 years. More glamor than ever, this is one of the best places in Paris to stay, have a drink, have dinner and … dance without time to stop.
- 7 Rue du Bourg l’Abbé, 75003 T: +33 1 42 77 07 07