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Can you believe that I was in Paris for almost ten days, and the only photo of any food I ate during my trip was of an ice cream cone? Granted, it ranked at the top of a long list that I keep entitled Best Ice Cream I’ve Ever Had, but I was disappointed in myself when I scrolled through the pictures on my camera during the flight home and all I saw were monuments and landscapes. Fortunately, I kept a detailed account of the restaurants, bars, and shops we visited which I have prepared for you to use whenever you please, and especially the next time you visit The City of Light.

…Listed by neighborhood…

Le Marais:
*Rose Bakery, 30 Rue Debelleyme
Only the most beautiful storefront I’ve ever seen. Lovely, fresh, organic food & wine served in jars.
*La Belle Hortense,31 Rue Vieille du Temple
Wine bar & bookstore. Open late.
*Amorino, 31 rue Vieille du Temple
Best ice cream ever, served in beautiful flowered scoops.
*Les Philosophes, 28 Rue Vieille du Temple
Great dinner spot, open late. Go for the steak tartare and a carafe of their house red.
*Chez Marianne, 2 Rue des Hospitalières Saint-Gervais
Good Middle Eastern food. Go early, or be prepared to wait for a table. (As a side note, we found an amazing falafel place right around the corner from this restaurant on Rue des Rossiers, but I can’t recall the name, nor the building number).
*Ofr., 20 Rue Dupetit-Thouars
Bookstore & design gallery.
*Hotel Caron de Beaumarchaise, 12 Rue Vieille du Temple
My favorite place to stay in Paris. Charming hotel, right in the heart of Le Marais and just down the street from Amorino, Les Philosophes & La Belle Hortense. Perfect!

Saint-Germain de Pres:
*Ladurée, 21 Rue Bonaparte
This is one of two of Laduree’s shops in the city, which is much smaller and more unassuming than the other that is located on the Champs-Élysées. Cute storefront with every kind of sweet imaginable. Pastries are good, chocolat chaud is even better.
*Deyrolle, 46 Rue du Bac
Purveyors of beautiful & curious things, this is probably one of my favorite places of all time.
*Dries Van Noten, Quai Malaquais
The store is simply gorgeous.

Montmartre:
*The view from Sacré Coeur is unbeatable.
*Bring your lunch to the Montmartre Cemetery.

Grand Palais:
*The Crazy Horse, 12 Avenue George V
For a titillatingly good time.
*Le Baron, 6 Avenue Marceau
Said to be the best bar in Paris. Cozy. Good cocktails. Dancing ensues later in the evenings…
*Musée de la Mode et du Costume de la Ville de Paris, 10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie
Fun, gorgeous, inspired clothing.

If you are interested in seeing dance, try Theatre de la Bastille or Menagerie de Verre, and if you’re up for it, pack a picnic and head out to Versailles one day where you can rent a bicycle and tour the expansive gardens. If you’re looking for a friend in Paris, get a hold of Morgane, our French Adventurer for Life. Remember to send The Adventure School a postcard! Bon voyage!

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