Hotel Saint-Germain is a 3- star hotel and offers excellent service. 24-hour reception and personalized services with very attentive staff. Hotel Saint-Germain is situated in the 7th arrondissement. A perfect place to stay. Hotel Saint-Germain features: 28 comfortable rooms and 1 Junior Suite Lounges with library Patio Seminar room for up to 10 people Excellent breakfast Where: Hotel Saint-Germain, Rue du Bac 88, Paris
Brasserie de l’Isle Saint Louis Amazing place. Delicious Choucroute, Cassoulet, Terrine de jambon de Bourgogne, Steak tartare, Coq au Riesling maison. The kitchen is classic French. Sorry no photo from the restaurant, the photo shows the Assemblée Nationale in the night.
Where: Brasserie de l’Isle Saint Louis, 55 quai de Bourbon, closed Wednesday, reservations: +33 1 43 54 02 59
The atmosphere in L’Affable is very nice and quiet. L’Affable is located in a small street in the chic neighbourhood close to Boulevard Saint-Germain. The menu offers fantastic, old fashioned dishes, expertly executed. Some of the best bistros in Paris.
Remember to book, the restaurant is often full.
Where: L’Affable, 10 rue de Saint-Simon, 75007 Paris, reservations: +39 1 4222 0160
Canal Saint Martin draws a trendy crowd to its chic bars and appetising bistros, starting with Chez Prune. République, the point where the Canal resurfaces after having travelled underground from Bastille, forms the frontier with the Marais.
Its northern artery, the Rue du Faubourg du Temple, is scruffy and cosmopolitan. Here you’ll find cheap grocers and discount stores and stalwarts of Paris nightlife such as Le Gibus and vintage dancehall La Java. It leads to Belleville’s Chinese quarter and the place Sainte Marthe with its quirky boutiques and cafés. Heading north along the Canal, the must-visit den of multidisciplinary artistic creation is Point Ephemère. Here the Canal widens into Bassin de la Villette and Canal de l’Ourcq.
When you’ve crossed the old 1885 hydraulic lift bridge, pont de Crimée, you’re in Parc de la Villette. This is where you can visit science and music museums, picnic on the lawns and take in concerts at big venues such as the Cité de la musique, the Cabaret Sauvage, Trabendo and the Zénith.
You’ll find very good bistros in the area. Maison Becquey is one of them and a very cosy place with fantastic dishes. Poulet fermier aux champignons et herbes, tartare de boeuf and a lot more. Also good wine and beer.
Where: Maison Becquey, 34 Quai de la Marne, reservations: +33 1 45 26 97 79
The best real French Hot Dog you’ll find in Paris. Delicious.
Where: Boulangerie Patisserie La Tour Eiffel, 21 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, Paris
Le Petit Zinc is a very exciting decorated Art Nouveau restaurant located on the left bank. The best recipes of French cuisine are prepared here and served with pride. You should treat yourself to a visit and throw yourself into one of the appetizers. Try Foie gras de canard “Maison”, chutney, pain aux fruits, which is one of the specialties, or Fines de Claires Marennes d’Oléron n° 2nd. Among the main dishes I can recommend Tartare de boeuf Charolais aux Couteaux, with home made french fries, raw and delicious, Or Coeur de filet de boeuf poêlé with pommes Pont-Neuf and sauce Béarnaise. If you can eat more and your credit card is not overheated you should taste a classic dessert Crêpes flambées au Grand Marnier. So delicious!
Where: Le Petit Zinc, 11 rue ST-Benoit, Paris