Where To Eat When In Paris
Any trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without a few Parisian pastimes: gazing at the Eiffel Tower from a distance, a romantic stroll through the city at night and, of course, sampling some traditional Parisian fare. From french onion soup and duck confit to cream-filled eclairs and crisp macarons, these eateries are the ones that won’t disappoint.
La Chaise Au Plafond
A La Marais mainstay, Le Chaise Au Plafond is a popular dining spot and the main drawcard here is the french onion soup. A traditional french bistro with a relaxed atmosphere, make sure to stop by for a bowl of the good stuff.
L’ Elair De Genie
Luckily, there are a few L’ Elair De Genie boutiques around Paris, so you’re never very far from this beloved cream-filled pastry. There are too many flavours to choose from but you won’t go wrong with a speckled passion fruit eclair.
You can find duck confit on the menu of many bistros in Paris, but there’s little to confirm the quality - not even the price tag. Bistrot Victoires is the diamond in the rough. Reasonably priced and perfectly cooked, this duck confit is the one to go the extra mile for.
Big Love Cafe
You could make your way to a traditional patisserie and pick up a croissant and a cafe au lait first thing in the morning or you could take up a table at one of Paris’s trendiest brunch spots. Serving up breakfast favourites with a French/Italian twist, it’s one you’ll want to line up for.
Pierre Herme Paris
There are many purveyors of fine macarons in Paris but there’s one shines above the rest. French pastry chef Pierre Hermé started his pastry career at just 14 years old, and in 2016 he was awarded the title of World's Best Pastry Chef. If you’re going to sample a macaron in Paris, it might as well be from one of Pierre Hermé’s very own boutiques.
Last but certainly not least, a visit to Odette Paris. It’s the choux pastry boutique that everyone’s been talking about and the rumours are true: if there’s one dessert to sample in Paris it’s choux a la crème from Odette Paris.