We adore this beautiful bar and brasserie in the heart of the 1st district, just a few minutes walking from the Louvre museum, for its beautiful atmosphere and elegant crowd. “Le fumoir” is perfect for your evening drinks or light brunch and the choise among its international cuisine dishes is really wide.The menu changes four times a year following the seasons, and the ultra light summer menu is one of the best in paris. The list of alcohol-free coctails and smoothies is a further plus.
6 Rue de l’Amiral de Coligny Paris, 75001
Tel: 01 42 92 00 24, daily 11am-2am
Les deux Magots
When in Paris do not miss the opportunity to go to Les Deux Magots, Saint-Germain-des-Prés. This is a great place for inspiration thanks to its important history, so do take some time to drink your cup of coffee or a nice drink in the evening. In fact every morning, Jean Paul Sartre with Simone de Beauvoir would take his seat at “Les Deux Magots” and write for hours, often without pause. Ernest Hemingway, was another regular customer.The café begun to play such an important role to the parisian artistic life, that the “Deux Magots” award was created in 1933.
”The fragrance of adventure and poetry endlessly pervades each cup of tea.” Henri Mariage.
According to a Chinese legend, Emperor Chen-Nung, known as the ‘Divine Harvester’, was very strict about hygiene and drank only boiled water. One day in the year 2737 bc., as the emperor was sitting at rest under a wild tea tree gently blowing in the breeze, a few leaves tumbled into his cup. On drinking it, the emperor was filled with inexpressible well-being. Tea was born and has the privilege of being the most ancient beverage in the world.
One of the first French tea connoisseurs was Louis XIV. It is reported that in 1665 his doctors prescribed tea ‘to aid digestion’.
Mariages Freres is a parisian tea company which was founded in 1854 by two brothers Henri and Edouard Mariage, who became the premier tea importers in France. There are currently 3 tea boutiques in paris, including the historical tea house in the Marais, and several around the world. All the tea houses have a tea museum devoted to the history of tea.
« Tea was not only a remedy against drowsiness. It was a way of aiding men to return to their sources, a moment in the rhythm of the day when prince and peasant shared the same thoughts and same happiness while preparing to return to their respective fates. » Lu Yu (733-804)
We totally suggest you take the time to discover this wonderful jewel, in the heart of paris!
If you are looking for a nice place to have your afternoon coffee or evening drinks, you should deffinately discover la palette in the heart of the 6th district. This legendary café in Saint -Germain-des-Pres, offers a bohemian atmosphere which dates back to the times when it was frequented by Cézanne, Picasso and Brauqe and later by Ernest Hemingway and Jim Morrison. In our days its terrace, overlooking the street of Jacques-Callot, is animated by artists, the nearby gallery owners and students of Fine Arts.
This famous landmark in Le Marais is litterally open all the time (from around 7h00am to 2h00 am) and is a legendary brasserie, bar and a Parisian night haunt for all the owls out there wanting to party till late. Whether you stand at the zinc bar, you’re sitting at a formica and wood table or you have poored out onto the pavement, this is the place I feel comfortable partying at. All this, on a little street corner in the 3rd!!!
78 rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75004
tel: +33 1 42 72 69 93, daily 7am-2am (1am Sat/Sun)
“I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary. ”