When visiting a new city, the first thing we want to do is to visit its museums, theaters, monuments… However, we sometimes feel tired and all we want to do while wandering the buildings is to take a rest, sip a cocktail or even eat something.
Luckily, various Parisian monuments include within their walls cafés, brasseries or even restaurants. Here’s a selection of the hottest spots you shouldn’t miss while in Paris!
If you’re a fan of Angelina Jolie, you have definitely watched her famous movie “The tourist” which was filmed in Paris. One of the most breathtaking shots were taken in Le Nemours café.
Conveniently situated in the 1st arrondissement, Le Nemours café is in close proximity to major Parisian spots: The Louvre museum, the Palais Royal and La Comédie Française. One of the highlights behind the repute of Le Nemours is its stunning column-lined sun terrace evoking ancient times. Its interior is purely Parisian attracting locals and tourists alike during runny days.
Le Nemours is perfect for a break to have a drink or a snack (If you ever have the opportunity to stop there, don’t miss their croque-monsieur, a real treat!)
You want to experience a pure Parisian dining experience? What could be better than pampering your taste buds with the renowned French cuisine in one of the most emblematic spots in Paris, The Palais Royal.
A sun terrace, a cozy and elegant dining room, a refined service and very delicious cuisine… the royal palace restaurant has it all. Located in a historic building, the royal palace restaurant is a haven of peace in the heart of the 1st arrondissement of Paris.
Since June 2, 2015 a new team of chefs are operating under the leadership of Phillip Chronopoulos, a young toque 28 years old and former chief executive of the Atelier de Robuchon Etoile.
The ambition is clearly to go for a first star already seems deserved.
The Royal Palace Restaurant
38, rue Montpensier, 75001, Paris, France
The Théâtre du Palais Royal restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 10:15 p.m. and Sunday from 12am to 6pm.
Closed Sunday evening and Monday.
The restaurant L’Opéra is a dream that came true. Charles Garnier, the architect who built Opera Garnier in the 19th century, had always dreamt of allowing spectators to dine within the walls of his palace in the 9th arrondissement. After more than 130 years, the dream has become true thanks to the talented Odile Decq who succeeded in creating a modern design without touching the work and the spirit of the 19th century. This restaurant with circular mezzanine and stone dome revisits classics in French opera.
Though new, L’Opera restaurant has become a full address of finesse and delicacy for all those seeking refined cuisine that goes hand in hand with a prestigious setting in one of the most beautiful monuments of the capital of lights.
The card will surprise and delight the gourmets. Be tempted by Chef Stéphane Bidi creative dishes with exquisite flavors: smoked salmon and potato blinis, smoked trout and ravioli Royan, Peach Melba toast in the oven …
Palais Garnier, 1 Place Jacques Rouché, 75009 Paris
The restaurant situated within the historical walls of the Rond-point theater is a class stopover for a glass of wine or champagne before a play or even a dinner after. It has always been difficult to find a reasonably priced haven of peace near the bustling Champs Elysee avenue. Well, the Rond-Point restaurant is just what you need. This quiet and comfortable place in bright colors will welcome you whatever the time of day.
And we must recognize that, in addition to its fabulous setting, varioed cocktails and delicious food, the place often enables to cross more or less known actors, glories of yesterday and tomorrow … !
2bis Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris