12HRS IN PARIS

12hrs in Paris

Oh là là, Paris.

 

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Words by Anna Peuckert
Photographs by Søren Jepsen
Last updated: 2019

Words by Anna Peuckert, Photographs by Søren Jepsen, Last updated: April 15, 2018

Words by Anna Peuckert
Photographs by Søren Jepsen
Last updated: 2019



Words by Anna Peuckert
Photographs by Søren Jepsen
Last updated: 2019


Maybe more than any other city in the world, the French capital is the kind of destination dreams are made out of. Mention Paris to people from all over the world, and they will start fantasizing. The city conjures up vivid images in everyone's head.

Thoughts of the Eiffel Tower, of the world's best fashion. Of baguettes fresh out of the oven, tucked under the arms of the locals.

A lot has changed in the city in recent years. A booming new bistro scene has taken the stuffy dining experience and transformed it into something new and exciting. There is no shortage of good coffee to be had anymore. And the famous Bobo lifestyle is still going strong. Here are our top picks for 12hrs in Paris.

 

Oh là là, Paris.

Maybe more than any other city in the world, the French capital is the kind of destination dreams are made out of. Mention Paris to people from all over the world, and they will start fantasizing. The city conjures up vivid images in everyone's head.

Thoughts of the Eiffel Tower, of the world's best fashion. Of baguettes fresh out of the oven, tucked under the arms of the locals.

A lot has changed in the city in recent years. A booming new bistro scene has taken the stuffy dining experience and transformed it into something new and exciting. There is no shortage of good coffee to be had anymore. And the famous Bobo lifestyle is still going strong. Here are our top picks for 12hrs in Paris.

 

Oh là là, Paris.

Maybe more than any other city in the world, the French capital is the kind of destination dreams are made out of. Mention Paris to people from all over the world, and they will start fantasizing. The city conjures up vivid images in everyone's head.

Thoughts of the Eiffel Tower, of the world's best fashion. Of baguettes fresh out of the oven, tucked under the arms of the locals.

A lot has changed in the city in recent years. A booming new bistro scene has taken the stuffy dining experience and transformed it into something new and exciting. There is no shortage of good coffee to be had anymore. And the famous Bobo lifestyle is still going strong. Here are our top picks for 12hrs in Paris.

 

HOTEL

HOTEL

HOTEL

10AM
10AM
10AM

An authentic neighborhood hotel in Paris’ ‘Nouvelle Athènes'

An authentic hotel in Paris’ ‘Nouvelle Athènes'

An authentic hotel in Paris’ ‘Nouvelle Athènes'

Le Pigalle Hotel

Le Pigalle Hotel

Le Pigalle Hotel

Lacking communal space or a grand monument to this multicultural neighborhood, the founders of Le Pigalle took it upon themselves to create what they call “an authentic neighborhood hotel,” a place shaped by the cultural mix and vibrant spirit of this unique neighborhood just south of Montmartre.

To create an authentic experience, the team behind Le Pigalle first turned to their neighbors – the hotel team is local (some were even born in the neighborhood), the breakfast croissants are baked nearby, and the books and music are selected by local bookstores and resident DJs.

Renovated in the ‘Nouvelle Athènes’ style of the neighborhood, Le Pigalle collaborated with the design studio Festen Architecture to transform the building. The designers referenced the neighborhood’s neo-classical details and colorful facades while injecting simple volumes and modern materials to create playful design combinations throughout.

The local experience extends into Le Pigalle’s more than 40 guest rooms, using vintage and modern furniture and objects that add to the unique character of each room. The guest rooms vary from typical Parisian style pied-a-terre accommodations to shared bunk beds, making the hotel accessible to travelers with many different budgets.

Artwork from local photographers and graphic artists is displayed throughout the guest rooms and common spaces, narrating the unique stories of the people and places that make Pigalle ‘home.’

If there has ever been an infamous, mythical neighborhood in Paris, it’s Pigalle. From its seedy sex shops to its cabaret shows, from the Moulin Rouge to the world-famous artists that once roamed the streets, Pigalle’s history is unlike any other.

Shared rooms start at 150 Euro per night, and Standard rooms at 200 Euro per night.


Lacking communal space or a grand monument to this multicultural neighborhood, the founders of Le Pigalle took it upon themselves to create what they call “an authentic neighborhood hotel,” a place shaped by the cultural mix and vibrant spirit of this unique neighborhood just south of Montmartre.

To create an authentic experience, the team behind Le Pigalle first turned to their neighbors – the hotel team is local (some were even born in the neighborhood), the breakfast croissants are baked nearby, and the books and music are selected by local bookstores and resident DJs.

Renovated in the ‘Nouvelle Athènes’ style of the neighborhood, Le Pigalle collaborated with the design studio Festen Architecture to transform the building. The designers referenced the neighborhood’s neo-classical details and colorful facades while injecting simple volumes and modern materials to create playful design combinations throughout.

The local experience extends into Le Pigalle’s more than 40 guest rooms, using vintage and modern furniture and objects that add to the unique character of each room. The guest rooms vary from typical Parisian style pied-a-terre accommodations to shared bunk beds, making the hotel accessible to travelers with many different budgets.

Artwork from local photographers and graphic artists is displayed throughout the guest rooms and common spaces, narrating the unique stories of the people and places that make Pigalle ‘home.’

If there has ever been an infamous, mythical neighborhood in Paris, it’s Pigalle. From its seedy sex shops to its cabaret shows, from the Moulin Rouge to the world-famous artists that once roamed the streets, Pigalle’s history is unlike any other.

Shared rooms start at 150 Euro per night, and Standard rooms at 200 Euro per night.


Lacking communal space or a grand monument to this multicultural neighborhood, the founders of Le Pigalle took it upon themselves to create what they call “an authentic neighborhood hotel,” a place shaped by the cultural mix and vibrant spirit of this unique neighborhood just south of Montmartre.

To create an authentic experience, the team behind Le Pigalle first turned to their neighbors – the hotel team is local (some were even born in the neighborhood), the breakfast croissants are baked nearby, and the books and music are selected by local bookstores and resident DJs.

Renovated in the ‘Nouvelle Athènes’ style of the neighborhood, Le Pigalle collaborated with the design studio Festen Architecture to transform the building. The designers referenced the neighborhood’s neo-classical details and colorful facades while injecting simple volumes and modern materials to create playful design combinations throughout.

The local experience extends into Le Pigalle’s more than 40 guest rooms, using vintage and modern furniture and objects that add to the unique character of each room. The guest rooms vary from typical Parisian style pied-a-terre accommodations to shared bunk beds, making the hotel accessible to travelers with many different budgets.

Artwork from local photographers and graphic artists is displayed throughout the guest rooms and common spaces, narrating the unique stories of the people and places that make Pigalle ‘home.’

If there has ever been an infamous, mythical neighborhood in Paris, it’s Pigalle. From its seedy sex shops to its cabaret shows, from the Moulin Rouge to the world-famous artists that once roamed the streets, Pigalle’s history is unlike any other.

Shared rooms start at 150 Euro per night, and Standard rooms at 200 Euro per night.



LE PIGALLE HOTEL | 9 RUE FROCHOT | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM


LE PIGALLE HOTEL | 9 RUE FROCHOT | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM


LE PIGALLE HOTEL | 9 RUE FROCHOT | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM

BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

11AM
11AM
11AM

A Melbourne-style café in the middle of Paris

A Melbourne-style café in the middle of Paris

A Melbourne-style café in the middle of Paris

26—Holybelly-5—Photo-by-Nico-Alary

Hollybelly

Hollybelly

Hollybelly

A Melbourne-style café located in one of Paris’ most charming neighborhoods, the area around the Canal Saint-Martin. Holybelly was founded in 2013 by Sarah Mouchot and Nico Alary to fill a void in Paris’ cafe scene. They serve delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch every day from 9am on, with a menu that is heavily incorporating seasonal and local produce and thus, changes all the time.

Their breakfast is wonderful, with stacks of pancakes, homemade granola, and all the egg dishes you could ask for on the menu. On weekends, long lines will form in front of the cafe, and since they don’t take reservations, expect to wait a bit for a table.

Holybelly also serves some of the best coffee you’ll find in Paris, so keep that in mind when you’re just looking for a caffeine fix. All of the staff speak English, so ordering won’t be a problem. The café used to be located down the street from its current address and for a time operated those two addresses at the same time. At the moment, the Holybelly location at rue Lucien Sampaix 19 is closed for renovation, so stick to the address we provide below.


A Melbourne-style café located in one of Paris’ most charming neighborhoods, the area around the Canal Saint-Martin. Holybelly was founded in 2013 by Sarah Mouchot and Nico Alary to fill a void in Paris’ cafe scene. They serve delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch every day from 9am on, with a menu that is heavily incorporating seasonal and local produce and thus, changes all the time.

Their breakfast is wonderful, with stacks of pancakes, homemade granola, and all the egg dishes you could ask for on the menu. On weekends, long lines will form in front of the cafe, and since they don’t take reservations, expect to wait a bit for a table.

Holybelly also serves some of the best coffee you’ll find in Paris, so keep that in mind when you’re just looking for a caffeine fix. All of the staff speak English, so ordering won’t be a problem. The café used to be located down the street from its current address and for a time operated those two addresses at the same time. At the moment, the Holybelly location at rue Lucien Sampaix 19 is closed for renovation, so stick to the address we provide below.

 

A Melbourne-style café located in one of Paris’ most charming neighborhoods, the area around the Canal Saint-Martin. Holybelly was founded in 2013 by Sarah Mouchot and Nico Alary to fill a void in Paris’ cafe scene. They serve delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch every day from 9am on, with a menu that is heavily incorporating seasonal and local produce and thus, changes all the time.

Their breakfast is wonderful, with stacks of pancakes, homemade granola, and all the egg dishes you could ask for on the menu. On weekends, long lines will form in front of the cafe, and since they don’t take reservations, expect to wait a bit for a table.

Holybelly also serves some of the best coffee you’ll find in Paris, so keep that in mind when you’re just looking for a caffeine fix. All of the staff speak English, so ordering won’t be a problem. The café used to be located down the street from its current address and for a time operated those two addresses at the same time. At the moment, the Holybelly location at rue Lucien Sampaix 19 is closed for renovation, so stick to the address we provide below.


A Melbourne-style café located in one of Paris’ most charming neighborhoods, the area around the Canal Saint-Martin. Holybelly was founded in 2013 by Sarah Mouchot and Nico Alary to fill a void in Paris’ cafe scene. They serve delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch every day from 9am on, with a menu that is heavily incorporating seasonal and local produce and thus, changes all the time.

Their breakfast is wonderful, with stacks of pancakes, homemade granola, and all the egg dishes you could ask for on the menu. On weekends, long lines will form in front of the cafe, and since they don’t take reservations, expect to wait a bit for a table.

Holybelly also serves some of the best coffee you’ll find in Paris, so keep that in mind when you’re just looking for a caffeine fix. All of the staff speak English, so ordering won’t be a problem. The café used to be located down the street from its current address and for a time operated those two addresses at the same time. At the moment, the Holybelly location at rue Lucien Sampaix 19 is closed for renovation, so stick to the address we provide below.


A Melbourne-style café located in one of Paris’ most charming neighborhoods, the area around the Canal Saint-Martin. Holybelly was founded in 2013 by Sarah Mouchot and Nico Alary to fill a void in Paris’ cafe scene. They serve delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch every day from 9am on, with a menu that is heavily incorporating seasonal and local produce and thus, changes all the time.

Their breakfast is wonderful, with stacks of pancakes, homemade granola, and all the egg dishes you could ask for on the menu. On weekends, long lines will form in front of the cafe, and since they don’t take reservations, expect to wait a bit for a table.

Holybelly also serves some of the best coffee you’ll find in Paris, so keep that in mind when you’re just looking for a caffeine fix. All of the staff speak English, so ordering won’t be a problem. The café used to be located down the street from its current address and for a time operated those two addresses at the same time. At the moment, the Holybelly location at rue Lucien Sampaix 19 is closed for renovation, so stick to the address we provide below.

 


HOLYBELLY | 5 RUE LUCIEN SAMPAIX | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SUN 9AM-5PM
IMAGES: NICO ALARY


HOLYBELLY | 5 RUE LUCIEN SAMPAIX | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SUN 9AM-5PM
IMAGES: NICO ALARY


HOLYBELLY | 5 RUE LUCIEN SAMPAIX | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SUN 9AM-5PM
IMAGES: NICO ALARY

WOMENSWEAR

WOMENSWEAR

WOMENSWEAR

12pM
12pM
12pM

The best of fashion

The best of fashion

The best of fashion

Tom Greyhound

Tom Greyhound

Tom Greyhound

Tom Greyhound’s mission statement is as simple as it is bold: create a store entirely dedicated to a multicultural and contemporary approach to fashion.
 One visit to the beautiful shop in the heart of the Marais and you’ll say: ‘Yep, mission accomplished!’

Opened in March 2014 as the first international outpost of the original Korean concept store that is Tom Greyhound, the boutique offers an eclectic array of creations from international designers, yet never loses sight of what’s up and coming.

The fashion industry’s most famous names, such as 3.1.Phillip Lim, Dries van Noten or Marni share the spotlight with up-and-coming talents like Roksanda, Sunnei, and Ader Error. Off-White is sold here, as are some wonderful niche beauty products.

The store is gorgeous, located in a beautiful old building, and occupies two floors. Different areas are partitioned off to showcase different fashion styles, which makes it fun to take time and explore the shop. The staff is approachable and helpful, but won’t be all over you. Instead, they give you time to walk through the boutique by yourself, discovering the great selection of products at your own pace.


Tom Greyhound’s mission statement is as simple as it is bold: create a store entirely dedicated to a multicultural and contemporary approach to fashion.
 One visit to the beautiful shop in the heart of the Marais and you’ll say: ‘Yep, mission accomplished!’

Opened in March 2014 as the first international outpost of the original Korean concept store that is Tom Greyhound, the boutique offers an eclectic array of creations from international designers, yet never loses sight of what’s up and coming.

The fashion industry’s most famous names, such as 3.1.Phillip Lim, Dries van Noten or Marni share the spotlight with up-and-coming talents like Roksanda, Sunnei, and Ader Error. Off-White is sold here, as are some wonderful niche beauty products.

The store is gorgeous, located in a beautiful old building, and occupies two floors. Different areas are partitioned off to showcase different fashion styles, which makes it fun to take time and explore the shop. The staff is approachable and helpful, but won’t be all over you. Instead, they give you time to walk through the boutique by yourself, discovering the great selection of products at your own pace.


Tom Greyhound’s mission statement is as simple as it is bold: create a store entirely dedicated to a multicultural and contemporary approach to fashion.
 One visit to the beautiful shop in the heart of the Marais and you’ll say: ‘Yep, mission accomplished!’

Opened in March 2014 as the first international outpost of the original Korean concept store that is Tom Greyhound, the boutique offers an eclectic array of creations from international designers, yet never loses sight of what’s up and coming.

The fashion industry’s most famous names, such as 3.1.Phillip Lim, Dries van Noten or Marni share the spotlight with up-and-coming talents like Roksanda, Sunnei, and Ader Error. Off-White is sold here, as are some wonderful niche beauty products.

The store is gorgeous, located in a beautiful old building, and occupies two floors. Different areas are partitioned off to showcase different fashion styles, which makes it fun to take time and explore the shop. The staff is approachable and helpful, but won’t be all over you. Instead, they give you time to walk through the boutique by yourself, discovering the great selection of products at your own pace.



TOM GREYHOUND | 19 RUE DE  SAINTONGE | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 11AM-7PM


TOM GREYHOUND | 19 RUE DE  SAINTONGE | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 11AM-7PM


TOM GREYHOUND | 19 RUE DE  SAINTONGE | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 11AM-7PM


TOM GREYHOUND | 19 RUE DE  SAINTONGE | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 11AM-7PM

MENSWEAR

MENSWEAR

MENSWEAR

1pM
1pM
1pM

From Avignon to Paris

From Avignon to Paris

From Avignon to Paris

The Next Door

The Next Door

The Next Door

The Next Door and Acte 2 are two exceptional menswear boutiques in the small Southern French town of Avignon. Why is that relevant to our Paris guide? Because the founders of those famous shops have decided to open a third one, this time in Paris.

All the charm of the original is on display here, with friendly staff ready to answer all of your questions and none of the stiffness that so often comes with shopping in high-end stores.

The Next Door is located in one of Paris’ most vibrant neighborhoods – the area around the Canal Saint-Martin – and occupies four stories of a corner building. On the ground floor, you’ll find the fashion brands of the moment, AMI Paris, Barena, and Marni, to name a few. The basement features a fantastic selection of sneakers and more affordable streetwear brands like The North Face, Nike, and Adidas; and the two top floors are reserved for pop-up shops, showcases and exhibitions.

 

The Next Door and Acte 2 are two exceptional menswear boutiques in the small Southern French town of Avignon. Why is that relevant to our Paris guide? Because the founders of those famous shops have decided to open a third one, this time in Paris.

All the charm of the original is on display here, with friendly staff ready to answer all of your questions and none of the stiffness that so often comes with shopping in high-end stores.

The Next Door is located in one of Paris’ most vibrant neighborhoods – the area around the Canal Saint-Martin – and occupies four stories of a corner building. On the ground floor, you’ll find the fashion brands of the moment, AMI Paris, Barena, and Marni, to name a few. The basement features a fantastic selection of sneakers and more affordable streetwear brands like The North Face, Nike, and Adidas; and the two top floors are reserved for pop-up shops, showcases and exhibitions.

 

The Next Door and Acte 2 are two exceptional menswear boutiques in the small Southern French town of Avignon. Why is that relevant to our Paris guide? Because the founders of those famous shops have decided to open a third one, this time in Paris.

All the charm of the original is on display here, with friendly staff ready to answer all of your questions and none of the stiffness that so often comes with shopping in high-end stores.

The Next Door is located in one of Paris’ most vibrant neighborhoods – the area around the Canal Saint-Martin – and occupies four stories of a corner building. On the ground floor, you’ll find the fashion brands of the moment, AMI Paris, Barena, and Marni, to name a few. The basement features a fantastic selection of sneakers and more affordable streetwear brands like The North Face, Nike, and Adidas; and the two top floors are reserved for pop-up shops, showcases and exhibitions.

 


THE NEXT DOOR | 10 RUE BEAUREPAIR | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-FRI 11AM-7.30PM, SAT 11AM-8PM, SUN 2PM-7PM


THE NEXT DOOR | 10 RUE BEAUREPAIR | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-FRI 11AM-7.30PM, SAT 11AM-8PM, SUN 2PM-7PM


THE NEXT DOOR | 10 RUE BEAUREPAIR | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-FRI 11AM-7.30PM, SAT 11AM-8PM, SUN 2PM-7PM

SHOPPING

SHOPPING

SHOPPING

2pM
2pM
2pM

A Marais institution fit to print

A Marais institution fit to print

A Marais institution fit to print

0fr.

0fr.

0fr.

0fr. is one of the best bookshops in the city and a true treasure trove for print fans. Ofr. sells art books, beautiful older editions and lots and lots of magazines. You’ll find the world’s coolest titles here, covering everything from fashion to food and gardening. In the back of the shop is a big gallery space that regularly hosts exhibitions. Admission is free, so make sure to peek in the back room when you’re done perusing the stacks and stacks of books.

For a special souvenir, rummage through the shelves that hold limited edition T-shirts, Greek Sandals, or vintage French worker’s jackets.

 

0fr. is one of the best bookshops in the city and a true treasure trove for print fans. Ofr. sells art books, beautiful older editions and lots and lots of magazines. You’ll find the world’s coolest titles here, covering everything from fashion to food and gardening. In the back of the shop is a big gallery space that regularly hosts exhibitions. Admission is free, so make sure to peek in the back room when you’re done perusing the stacks and stacks of books.

For a special souvenir, rummage through the shelves that hold limited edition T-shirts, Greek Sandals, or vintage French worker’s jackets.

 

0fr. is one of the best bookshops in the city and a true treasure trove for print fans. Ofr. sells art books, beautiful older editions and lots and lots of magazines. You’ll find the world’s coolest titles here, covering everything from fashion to food and gardening. In the back of the shop is a big gallery space that regularly hosts exhibitions. Admission is free, so make sure to peek in the back room when you’re done perusing the stacks and stacks of books.

For a special souvenir, rummage through the shelves that hold limited edition T-shirts, Greek Sandals, or vintage French worker’s jackets.

 


0FR | 20 RUE DUPETIT-THOUARS | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 10AM-8PM, SUN 2PM-7PM


0FR | 20 RUE DUPETIT-THOUARS | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 10AM-8PM, SUN 2PM-7PM


0FR | 20 RUE DUPETIT-THOUARS | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 10AM-8PM, SUN 2PM-7PM

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

3pM
3pM
3pM

A favorite of the Paris lunch crowd

A favorite of the Paris lunch crowd

A favorite of the Paris lunch crowd

Paperboy

Paperboy

Paperboy

All around Paris, you’ll spot office workers, shop assistants, and students flocking to the restaurants starting around noon. Lunch is a big deal here and is usually served between 12am and 3pm. One of our favorite lunch spots in the whole city is Paperboy, a charming cafe that serves some of the best midday snacks around.

You’ll get to choose from different dishes of the day that focus on different proteins. Have your pick of meat (with pastrami and turkey), fish (smoked salmon), pick a vegetarian plate or go for the great Caesar’s salad. Everything here tastes great and comes on big plates full of healthy sides like handmade coleslaw, avocados, and crunchy salad. The menu also features some sandwiches, if that’s what you are craving. For drinks, stick to the homemade lemonades.

The place is always packed, yet the service staff always stays cool and charming. And while you’re waiting for your lunch, have a look at the collection of funky candy from all around the world that is stacked on the shelves.

Paperboy also serves a fantastic breakfast (including the best peanut butter ever), so if you’d like that instead, drop by earlier.

 

All around Paris, you’ll spot office workers, shop assistants, and students flocking to the restaurants starting around noon. Lunch is a big deal here and is usually served between 12am and 3pm. One of our favorite lunch spots in the whole city is Paperboy, a charming cafe that serves some of the best midday snacks around.

You’ll get to choose from different dishes of the day that focus on different proteins. Have your pick of meat (with pastrami and turkey), fish (smoked salmon), pick a vegetarian plate or go for the great Caesar’s salad. Everything here tastes great and comes on big plates full of healthy sides like handmade coleslaw, avocados, and crunchy salad. The menu also features some sandwiches, if that’s what you are craving. For drinks, stick to the homemade lemonades.

The place is always packed, yet the service staff always stays cool and charming. And while you’re waiting for your lunch, have a look at the collection of funky candy from all around the world that is stacked on the shelves.

Paperboy also serves a fantastic breakfast (including the best peanut butter ever), so if you’d like that instead, drop by earlier.

 

All around Paris, you’ll spot office workers, shop assistants, and students flocking to the restaurants starting around noon. Lunch is a big deal here and is usually served between 12am and 3pm. One of our favorite lunch spots in the whole city is Paperboy, a charming cafe that serves some of the best midday snacks around.

You’ll get to choose from different dishes of the day that focus on different proteins. Have your pick of meat (with pastrami and turkey), fish (smoked salmon), pick a vegetarian plate or go for the great Caesar’s salad. Everything here tastes great and comes on big plates full of healthy sides like handmade coleslaw, avocados, and crunchy salad. The menu also features some sandwiches, if that’s what you are craving. For drinks, stick to the homemade lemonades.

The place is always packed, yet the service staff always stays cool and charming. And while you’re waiting for your lunch, have a look at the collection of funky candy from all around the world that is stacked on the shelves.

Paperboy also serves a fantastic breakfast (including the best peanut butter ever), so if you’d like that instead, drop by earlier.

 

All around Paris, you’ll spot office workers, shop assistants, and students flocking to the restaurants starting around noon. Lunch is a big deal here and is usually served between 12am and 3pm. One of our favorite lunch spots in the whole city is Paperboy, a charming cafe that serves some of the best midday snacks around.

You’ll get to choose from different dishes of the day that focus on different proteins. Have your pick of meat (with pastrami and turkey), fish (smoked salmon), pick a vegetarian plate or go for the great Caesar’s salad. Everything here tastes great and comes on big plates full of healthy sides like handmade coleslaw, avocados, and crunchy salad. The menu also features some sandwiches, if that’s what you are craving. For drinks, stick to the homemade lemonades.

The place is always packed, yet the service staff always stays cool and charming. And while you’re waiting for your lunch, have a look at the collection of funky candy from all around the world that is stacked on the shelves.

Paperboy also serves a fantastic breakfast (including the best peanut butter ever), so if you’d like that instead, drop by earlier.

 


APOLLO BAR | NYHAVN 2 | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SUN 10AM-4PM


APOLLO BAR | NYHAVN 2 | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SUN 10AM-4PM


APOLLO BAR | NYHAVN 2 | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SUN 10AM-4PM

Facts
Facts
Facts

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the Seine River and also referred to as the ‘City of Light’ or the ‘City of Love’.

Population (metro area): 12.1 million
Currency: Euro (€)
Language: French

Do: Buy a piece of marvelous pastry in one of the many bakeries
Don’t: Forget the pickpockets. Keep an eye on your stuff!

Basic Sentences:
Hello // Salut
Thank you // Merci
Yes // Oui
No // Non
Maybe // Peut-être

Getting around:
The subway system in Paris is one of the oldest and most efficient in the world. Buy a pack of 10 Metro tickets at a machine at one of the stops to get through the turnstiles fast. The Metro shuts down around 1 am on weekdays and 2 am on weekends.

Dressing the part:
Want to dress like a Parisian? Go for simple and elegant clothes. Girls can do no wrong with a men’s style shirt and red lipstick, boys should put on skinny jeans and a beard.

Three souvenirs:
A ‘Surf in Paris’ sweater from the shop Cuisse de Grenouille.
French pharmacy products.
Cheap Eiffel Tower key hangers from one of the many street vendors (5 for 1 Euro!).

 

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark. Renowned for its laid-back approach to design, architecture, food, and fashion, it consistently ranks as one of the most liveable cities on earth.

Population (metro area): 2 million
Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)
Language: Danish

Do: Buy a marvelous piece of pastry from one of the great bakeries in town.
Don’t: No need to exchange any cash. You can pay even the smallest amounts with your credit card.

Basic Sentences
Hello // Hej
Thank you // Tak
Yes // Ja
No // Nej
Maybe // Måske

Getting around:
Public transport in Copenhagen is quite expensive, but that doesn’t matter at all: this is a city made for bikes. Rent one from your hotel or from one of the many bike rentals in town and get pedaling.

Dressing the part:
Danes are a stylish bunch and they are perhaps the most laid-back dressers in Scandinavia. Colorful sneakers are the way to go for both women and men, the rest of your outfit can be black as night.

Three souvenirs:
- Wooden animals designed by Kay Bojesen.
- A pair of colorful knitted socks by Henrik Vibskov.
- Licorice made in Denmark (try ‘Lakrids by Johan Bülow’).

 

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the Seine River and also referred to as the ‘City of Light’ or the ‘City of Love’.

Population (metro area): 12.1 million
Currency: Euro (€)
Language: French

Do: Buy a piece of marvelous pastry in one of the many bakeries
Don’t: Forget the pickpockets. Keep an eye on your stuff!

Basic Sentences:
Hello // Salut
Thank you // Merci
Yes // Oui
No // Non
Maybe // Peut-être

Getting around:
The subway system in Paris is one of the oldest and most efficient in the world. Buy a pack of 10 Metro tickets at a machine at one of the stops to get through the turnstiles fast. The Metro shuts down around 1 am on weekdays and 2 am on weekends.

Dressing the part:
Want to dress like a Parisian? Go for simple and elegant clothes. Girls can do no wrong with a men’s style shirt and red lipstick, boys should put on skinny jeans and a beard.

Three souvenirs:
A ‘Surf in Paris’ sweater from the shop Cuisse de Grenouille.
French pharmacy products.
Cheap Eiffel Tower key hangers from one of the many street vendors (5 for 1 Euro!).

 

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the Seine River and also referred to as the ‘City of Light’ or the ‘City of Love’.

Population (metro area): 12.1 million
Currency: Euro (€)
Language: French

Do: Buy a piece of marvelous pastry in one of the many bakeries
Don’t: Forget the pickpockets. Keep an eye on your stuff!

Basic Sentences:
Hello // Salut
Thank you // Merci
Yes // Oui
No // Non
Maybe // Peut-être

Getting around:
The subway system in Paris is one of the oldest and most efficient in the world. Buy a pack of 10 Metro tickets at a machine at one of the stops to get through the turnstiles fast. The Metro shuts down around 1 am on weekdays and 2 am on weekends.

Dressing the part:
Want to dress like a Parisian? Go for simple and elegant clothes. Girls can do no wrong with a men’s style shirt and red lipstick, boys should put on skinny jeans and a beard.

Three souvenirs:
A ‘Surf in Paris’ sweater from the shop Cuisse de Grenouille.
French pharmacy products.
Cheap Eiffel Tower key hangers from one of the many street vendors (5 for 1 Euro!).

 

CULTURE

CULTURE

CULTURE

4pM
4pM
4pM

When architecture meets art

When architecture meets art

When architecture meets art

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton

In 2014, French luxury giant LVMH opened its very own museum, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, in Paris. Located in the beautiful park Jardin d'Acclimatation (which was built on behest of Napoleon III and his wife, Empress Eugénie), it houses a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art. The artworks on display are owned by the luxury house Louis Vuitton or its chairman, Bernard Arnauld.


For the opening exhibition, the Fondation Louis Vuitton invited visitors on a “voyage of creativity” through a discovery of the architecture and emblematic works from the permanent collection, including creations by Frank Gehry to Gerhard Richter via Thomas Schütte,
Pierre Huyghe, Christian Boltanski, Ellsworth Kelly, Olafur Eliasson, Sarah Morris, Adrián Villar Rojas, Bertrand Lavier, Taryn Simon, and many others. 


The entire collection comprises a constantly evolving body of works that naturally falls into four categories: Contemplative, Pop, Expressionist, and Music & Sound.

Online, the collection is presented in the same way. All artworks that have been displayed since the Fondation opened can be viewed on the museum’s website - currently 217 pieces by 87 artists.

Just as impressive as the art inside is the building itself. Designed by Frank Gehry, the massive structure is made out of steel, lots of glass and Rocheron stone.

The museum is a 15-minute walk away from Metro station 'Les Sablons'. There is also a shuttle bus that departs every 15 minutes during the museum's opening hours at Place Charles de Gaulle, on the corner of Avenue de Friedland, near the metro exit. The bus costs 1 Euro.

 

In 2014, French luxury giant LVMH opened its very own museum, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, in Paris. Located in the beautiful park Jardin d'Acclimatation (which was built on behest of Napoleon III and his wife, Empress Eugénie), it houses a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art. The artworks on display are owned by the luxury house Louis Vuitton or its chairman, Bernard Arnauld.

For the opening exhibition, the Fondation Louis Vuitton invited visitors on a “voyage of creativity” through a discovery of the architecture and emblematic works from the permanent collection, including creations by Frank Gehry to Gerhard Richter via Thomas Schütte,
Pierre Huyghe, Christian Boltanski, Ellsworth Kelly, Olafur Eliasson, Sarah Morris, Adrián Villar Rojas, Bertrand Lavier, Taryn Simon, and many others. 


The entire collection comprises a constantly evolving body of works that naturally falls into four categories: Contemplative, Pop, Expressionist, and Music & Sound.

Online, the collection is presented in the same way. All artworks that have been displayed since the Fondation opened can be viewed on the museum’s website - currently 217 pieces by 87 artists.

Just as impressive as the art inside is the building itself. Designed by Frank Gehry, the massive structure is made out of steel, lots of glass and Rocheron stone.

The museum is a 15-minute walk away from Metro station 'Les Sablons'. There is also a shuttle bus that departs every 15 minutes during the museum's opening hours at Place Charles de Gaulle, on the corner of Avenue de Friedland, near the metro exit. The bus costs 1 Euro.

 

In 2014, French luxury giant LVMH opened its very own museum, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, in Paris. Located in the beautiful park Jardin d'Acclimatation (which was built on behest of Napoleon III and his wife, Empress Eugénie), it houses a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art. The artworks on display are owned by the luxury house Louis Vuitton or its chairman, Bernard Arnauld.

For the opening exhibition, the Fondation Louis Vuitton invited visitors on a “voyage of creativity” through a discovery of the architecture and emblematic works from the permanent collection, including creations by Frank Gehry to Gerhard Richter via Thomas Schütte,
Pierre Huyghe, Christian Boltanski, Ellsworth Kelly, Olafur Eliasson, Sarah Morris, Adrián Villar Rojas, Bertrand Lavier, Taryn Simon, and many others. 


The entire collection comprises a constantly evolving body of works that naturally falls into four categories: Contemplative, Pop, Expressionist, and Music & Sound.

Online, the collection is presented in the same way. All artworks that have been displayed since the Fondation opened can be viewed on the museum’s website - currently 217 pieces by 87 artists.

Just as impressive as the art inside is the building itself. Designed by Frank Gehry, the massive structure is made out of steel, lots of glass and Rocheron stone.

The museum is a 15-minute walk away from Metro station 'Les Sablons'. There is also a shuttle bus that departs every 15 minutes during the museum's opening hours at Place Charles de Gaulle, on the corner of Avenue de Friedland, near the metro exit. The bus costs 1 Euro.

 


FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON | 8 AVENUE DU MAHATMA GANDHI | 
MON & WED/THU 12PM-9PM, SAT/SUN 11AM-8PM | ADMISSION 14EURO
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
IMAGES: IVAN BAAN (3), MARTIN ARGYROGLO (1), MARC DOMAGE (1)


FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON | 8 AVENUE DU MAHATMA GANDHI | 
MON & WED/THU 12PM-9PM, SAT/SUN 11AM-8PM | ADMISSION 14EURO
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
IMAGES: IVAN BAAN (3), MARTIN ARGYROGLO (1), MARC DOMAGE (1)


FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON | 8 AVENUE DU MAHATMA GANDHI | 
MON & WED/THU 12PM-9PM, SAT/SUN 11AM-8PM | ADMISSION 14EURO
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
IMAGES: IVAN BAAN (3), MARTIN ARGYROGLO (1), MARC DOMAGE (1)

COFFEE

COFFEE

COFFEE

COFFEE

5pM
5pM
5pM
5pM

Great coffee in a stunning location

Great coffee in a stunning location

Great coffee in a stunning location

Great coffee in a stunning location

Café Kitsuné

Café Kitsuné

Café Kitsuné

Café Kitsuné

Tucked away behind an imposing line of pillars, right next to the breathtaking courtyard of the Palais Royal, is the small Café Kitsuné.

Operated by the French cult clothing brand with the small fox in its logo, this is the best place in this fancy part of town to grab a proper coffee. The café is tiny, you probably won’t find a seat in here. But who needs to sit inside when the courtyard of Palais Royal with its benches and pillars is right outside.

You can also order one of the impossibly cute fox-shaped cookies here, or other small snacks to get you out of the afternoon funk.

 

Tucked away behind an imposing line of pillars, right next to the breathtaking courtyard of the Palais Royal, is the small Café Kitsuné.

Operated by the French cult clothing brand with the small fox in its logo, this is the best place in this fancy part of town to grab a proper coffee. The café is tiny, you probably won’t find a seat in here. But who needs to sit inside when the courtyard of Palais Royal with its benches and pillars is right outside.

You can also order one of the impossibly cute fox-shaped cookies here, or other small snacks to get you out of the afternoon funk.

 

Tucked away behind an imposing line of pillars, right next to the breathtaking courtyard of the Palais Royal, is the small Café Kitsuné.

Operated by the French cult clothing brand with the small fox in its logo, this is the best place in this fancy part of town to grab a proper coffee. The café is tiny, you probably won’t find a seat in here. But who needs to sit inside when the courtyard of Palais Royal with its benches and pillars is right outside.

You can also order one of the impossibly cute fox-shaped cookies here, or other small snacks to get you out of the afternoon funk.

 

Tucked away behind an imposing line of pillars, right next to the breathtaking courtyard of the Palais Royal, is the small Café Kitsuné.

Operated by the French cult clothing brand with the small fox in its logo, this is the best place in this fancy part of town to grab a proper coffee. The café is tiny, you probably won’t find a seat in here. But who needs to sit inside when the courtyard of Palais Royal with its benches and pillars is right outside.

You can also order one of the impossibly cute fox-shaped cookies here, or other small snacks to get you out of the afternoon funk.

 


CAFÉ KITSUNÉ | JARDIN DU PALAIS ROYAL, 51 GALERIE DE MONTPENSIER |
MON-SAT 9AM-6.30PM, SUN 10AM-6.30PM |
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM


CAFÉ KITSUNÉ | JARDIN DU PALAIS ROYAL, 51 GALERIE DE MONTPENSIER |
MON-SAT 9AM-6.30PM, SUN 10AM-6.30PM |
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM


CAFÉ KITSUNÉ | JARDIN DU PALAIS ROYAL, 51 GALERIE DE MONTPENSIER |
MON-SAT 9AM-6.30PM, SUN 10AM-6.30PM |
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM


CAFÉ KITSUNÉ | JARDIN DU PALAIS ROYAL, 51 GALERIE DE MONTPENSIER |
MON-SAT 9AM-6.30PM, SUN 10AM-6.30PM |
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM

SOUVENIRS

SOUVENIRS

SOUVENIRS

6pM
6pM
6pM

A Parisian concept store that gives back

A Parisian concept store that gives back

A Parisian concept store that gives back

Merci

Merci

Merci

Merci is a Paris institution in its own right. Walk through the entryway, and you’ll be greeted by Merci’s very own tiny red car in the courtyard that changes its appearance depending on the seasons. Stepping inside, you might spot an art installation – Merci is much more than a shop, after all.

This high-end concept store sells furniture and homeware, lifestyle products, accessories and luxurious skincare. But it's the concept behind it that makes this shop truly unique. Merci was founded by Marie-France and Bernard Cohen, the people behind a luxury children's clothing brand. After selling off their company at the height of its success, they decided to give back and founded Merci ('Thank you'). All profits the store makes go directly to a charity that gives back to underprivileged women and children.

Merci is the perfect place to find unique souvenirs from Paris: They sell bracelets with their logo – or embossed with letters, if you’re not the logo type – for just a few Euros. There are beautiful matchbooks with the Eiffel tower on them. French kitchen towels and all the cooking supplies you’ll ever need. Affordable jewelry and all sorts of beautiful knick-knacks that will remind you of Paris once you’re long home.


Merci is a Paris institution in its own right. Walk through the entryway, and you’ll be greeted by Merci’s very own tiny red car in the courtyard that changes its appearance depending on the seasons. Stepping inside, you might spot an art installation – Merci is much more than a shop, after all.

This high-end concept store sells furniture and homeware, lifestyle products, accessories and luxurious skincare. But it's the concept behind it that makes this shop truly unique. Merci was founded by Marie-France and Bernard Cohen, the people behind a luxury children's clothing brand. After selling off their company at the height of its success, they decided to give back and founded Merci ('Thank you'). All profits the store makes go directly to a charity that gives back to underprivileged women and children.

Merci is the perfect place to find unique souvenirs from Paris: They sell bracelets with their logo – or embossed with letters, if you’re not the logo type – for just a few Euros. There are beautiful matchbooks with the Eiffel tower on them. French kitchen towels and all the cooking supplies you’ll ever need. Affordable jewelry and all sorts of beautiful knick-knacks that will remind you of Paris once you’re long home.


Merci is a Paris institution in its own right. Walk through the entryway, and you’ll be greeted by Merci’s very own tiny red car in the courtyard that changes its appearance depending on the seasons. Stepping inside, you might spot an art installation – Merci is much more than a shop, after all.

This high-end concept store sells furniture and homeware, lifestyle products, accessories and luxurious skincare. But it's the concept behind it that makes this shop truly unique. Merci was founded by Marie-France and Bernard Cohen, the people behind a luxury children's clothing brand. After selling off their company at the height of its success, they decided to give back and founded Merci ('Thank you'). All profits the store makes go directly to a charity that gives back to underprivileged women and children.

Merci is the perfect place to find unique souvenirs from Paris: They sell bracelets with their logo – or embossed with letters, if you’re not the logo type – for just a few Euros. There are beautiful matchbooks with the Eiffel tower on them. French kitchen towels and all the cooking supplies you’ll ever need. Affordable jewelry and all sorts of beautiful knick-knacks that will remind you of Paris once you’re long home.



MERCI | 111 BOULEVARD BEAUMARCHAIS | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 10AM-7PM


MERCI | 111 BOULEVARD BEAUMARCHAIS | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 10AM-7PM


MERCI | 111 BOULEVARD BEAUMARCHAIS | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 10AM-7PM

SIGHTS

SIGHTS

SIGHTS

7pM
7pM
7pM

Art and sports combine in this unique Paris basketball court

Art and sports combine in this unique basketball court

Art and sports combine in this unique basketball court

Pigalle Duperré

Pigalle Duperré

Pigalle Duperré

Nestled between two 19th century buildings in Paris’s 9th arrondissement, Pigalle Duperré is a multi-colored basketball court conceived by the French streetwear fashion brand Pigalle.

Originally renovated in 2009 through a unique collaboration between Nike and Pigalle’s founder, Stephane Ashpool, the French brand decided to update the basketball court’s concept in 2015 and called upon Paris-based Ill-Studio to collaborate.

Inspired by the 1930’s artwork ‘Sportsman (1930-1931)’ by Russian artist Kasimir Malevich, the resulting court served as the backdrop for the Pigalle Basketball Spring/Summer 2015 show.

"Sportsmen is one of our favorite paintings of all time," Ill-studio tells design website Dezeen. "We were attracted to the subjects of the painting, but also the strong colors and graphic composition that matched the direction we had in mind."

Bold yellows, blues, and reds create an avant-garde pattern that takes over the courts’ plaster walls and rubber flooring, made of composite material typically found in playgrounds and sports venues. The result creates a dynamic installation where art and sports combine, injecting color into the streetscapes of Paris in the process.


Nestled between two 19th century buildings in Paris’s 9th arrondissement, Pigalle Duperré is a multi-colored basketball court conceived by the French streetwear fashion brand Pigalle.

Originally renovated in 2009 through a unique collaboration between Nike and Pigalle’s founder, Stephane Ashpool, the French brand decided to update the basketball court’s concept in 2015 and called upon Paris-based Ill-Studio to collaborate.

Inspired by the 1930’s artwork ‘Sportsman (1930-1931)’ by Russian artist Kasimir Malevich, the resulting court served as the backdrop for the Pigalle Basketball Spring/Summer 2015 show.

"Sportsmen is one of our favorite paintings of all time," Ill-studio tells design website Dezeen. "We were attracted to the subjects of the painting, but also the strong colors and graphic composition that matched the direction we had in mind."

Bold yellows, blues, and reds create an avant-garde pattern that takes over the courts’ plaster walls and rubber flooring, made of composite material typically found in playgrounds and sports venues. The result creates a dynamic installation where art and sports combine, injecting color into the streetscapes of Paris in the process.


Nestled between two 19th century buildings in Paris’s 9th arrondissement, Pigalle Duperré is a multi-colored basketball court conceived by the French streetwear fashion brand Pigalle.

Originally renovated in 2009 through a unique collaboration between Nike and Pigalle’s founder, Stephane Ashpool, the French brand decided to update the basketball court’s concept in 2015 and called upon Paris-based Ill-Studio to collaborate.

Inspired by the 1930’s artwork ‘Sportsman (1930-1931)’ by Russian artist Kasimir Malevich, the resulting court served as the backdrop for the Pigalle Basketball Spring/Summer 2015 show.

"Sportsmen is one of our favorite paintings of all time," Ill-studio tells design website Dezeen. "We were attracted to the subjects of the painting, but also the strong colors and graphic composition that matched the direction we had in mind."

Bold yellows, blues, and reds create an avant-garde pattern that takes over the courts’ plaster walls and rubber flooring, made of composite material typically found in playgrounds and sports venues. The result creates a dynamic installation where art and sports combine, injecting color into the streetscapes of Paris in the process.



PIGALLE DUPERRÈ | 17 RUE DUPERRÈ | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 10AM-7PM, SUN 10AM-6PM
IMAGES: MOEZ ACHOUR


PIGALLE DUPERRÈ | 17 RUE DUPERRÈ | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 10AM-7PM, SUN 10AM-6PM
IMAGES: MOEZ ACHOUR


PIGALLE DUPERRÈ | 17 RUE DUPERRÈ | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-SAT 10AM-7PM, SUN 10AM-6PM
IMAGES: MOEZ ACHOUR

DINNER

DINNER

DINNER

8pM
8pM
8pM

The very best of Italy right at Pigalle

The very best of Italy right at Pigalle

The very best of Italy right at Pigalle

Pink Mamma

Pink Mamma

Pink Mamma

One of Paris’ most exciting restaurant groups is Big Mamma, founded by the Parisian entrepreneurs Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux. In the past years, they have opened several restaurants, each venture as successful as the last.

Their secret? Italian food. Really good Italian food, that is, utilizing the most amazing fresh ingredients and products that they transport from Italy to Paris several times per week in one of their own trucks. Everything is made in-house, from the pizza to the pasta and the ice cream, and you taste it.

Their latest restaurant is called Pink Mamma and focusses on meat. The beautiful restaurant in the Pigalle neighborhood has four stories, the topmost of which sits entirely under a glass skylight. Each floor has its own vibe and décor and manages to feel simultaneously part of a grand restaurant and like its own intimate space.

One floor features vintage tapestry and a central bar decked in yellow Siena marble, another transports you straight to Florence, to Camillo’s Trattoria, where antique plates hang on the walls and diners get a plunging view of the big open kitchen and grill. The second floor features warm colors and, with its jars of fruits and vegetable – not only for decoration, they are to be used by the kitchen – jostling for space on the room’s giant shelves, is reminiscent of an exotic bodega. Finally, the top floor sits under the impressive skylight.

The specialty of Pink Mamma is the Fiorentina, an enormous and succulent T-bone steak, cooked on the grill. (In Tuscany – and at Pink Mamma – they say that if the steak isn’t more than three fingers thick, it’s a carpaccio.) The restaurant boasts a 3-meter long barbecue on which the staff grills 1kg T-bone steaks and 1.3kg Tomahawk steaks, using a mix of Cherrywood and quebracho to infuse the meat with flavor.

Along with incredible meat dishes, you’ll find some other culinary treasures on the menu: a delicate Neapolitan San Marzano and watermelon gazpacho with shrimp, for example, or a sea-bream ceviche served with a del Pastore sauce; Molisano truffle tartar, or a summer carpaccio made with braised raspberries, cherries, and apricots.

Like all restaurants from Big Mamma group, Pink Mamma doesn’t take reservations and is packed every night. So come early and cue before the restaurant opens its doors, and chances are, you’ll get a seat. If not, put your name down on the list and they’ll call you once there’s a table waiting for you.


One of Paris’ most exciting restaurant groups is Big Mamma, founded by the Parisian entrepreneurs Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux. In the past years, they have opened several restaurants, each venture as successful as the last.

Their secret? Italian food. Really good Italian food, that is, utilizing the most amazing fresh ingredients and products that they transport from Italy to Paris several times per week in one of their own trucks. Everything is made in-house, from the pizza to the pasta and the ice cream, and you taste it.

Their latest restaurant is called Pink Mamma and focusses on meat. The beautiful restaurant in the Pigalle neighborhood has four stories, the topmost of which sits entirely under a glass skylight. Each floor has its own vibe and décor and manages to feel simultaneously part of a grand restaurant and like its own intimate space.

One floor features vintage tapestry and a central bar decked in yellow Siena marble, another transports you straight to Florence, to Camillo’s Trattoria, where antique plates hang on the walls and diners get a plunging view of the big open kitchen and grill. The second floor features warm colors and, with its jars of fruits and vegetable – not only for decoration, they are to be used by the kitchen – jostling for space on the room’s giant shelves, is reminiscent of an exotic bodega. Finally, the top floor sits under the impressive skylight.

The specialty of Pink Mamma is the Fiorentina, an enormous and succulent T-bone steak, cooked on the grill. (In Tuscany – and at Pink Mamma – they say that if the steak isn’t more than three fingers thick, it’s a carpaccio.) The restaurant boasts a 3-meter long barbecue on which the staff grills 1kg T-bone steaks and 1.3kg Tomahawk steaks, using a mix of Cherrywood and quebracho to infuse the meat with flavor.

Along with incredible meat dishes, you’ll find some other culinary treasures on the menu: a delicate Neapolitan San Marzano and watermelon gazpacho with shrimp, for example, or a sea-bream ceviche served with a del Pastore sauce; Molisano truffle tartar, or a summer carpaccio made with braised raspberries, cherries, and apricots.

Like all restaurants from Big Mamma group, Pink Mamma doesn’t take reservations and is packed every night. So come early and cue before the restaurant opens its doors, and chances are, you’ll get a seat. If not, put your name down on the list and they’ll call you once there’s a table waiting for you.


One of Paris’ most exciting restaurant groups is Big Mamma, founded by the Parisian entrepreneurs Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux. In the past years, they have opened several restaurants, each venture as successful as the last.

Their secret? Italian food. Really good Italian food, that is, utilizing the most amazing fresh ingredients and products that they transport from Italy to Paris several times per week in one of their own trucks. Everything is made in-house, from the pizza to the pasta and the ice cream, and you taste it.

Their latest restaurant is called Pink Mamma and focusses on meat. The beautiful restaurant in the Pigalle neighborhood has four stories, the topmost of which sits entirely under a glass skylight. Each floor has its own vibe and décor and manages to feel simultaneously part of a grand restaurant and like its own intimate space.

One floor features vintage tapestry and a central bar decked in yellow Siena marble, another transports you straight to Florence, to Camillo’s Trattoria, where antique plates hang on the walls and diners get a plunging view of the big open kitchen and grill. The second floor features warm colors and, with its jars of fruits and vegetable – not only for decoration, they are to be used by the kitchen – jostling for space on the room’s giant shelves, is reminiscent of an exotic bodega. Finally, the top floor sits under the impressive skylight.

The specialty of Pink Mamma is the Fiorentina, an enormous and succulent T-bone steak, cooked on the grill. (In Tuscany – and at Pink Mamma – they say that if the steak isn’t more than three fingers thick, it’s a carpaccio.) The restaurant boasts a 3-meter long barbecue on which the staff grills 1kg T-bone steaks and 1.3kg Tomahawk steaks, using a mix of Cherrywood and quebracho to infuse the meat with flavor.

Along with incredible meat dishes, you’ll find some other culinary treasures on the menu: a delicate Neapolitan San Marzano and watermelon gazpacho with shrimp, for example, or a sea-bream ceviche served with a del Pastore sauce; Molisano truffle tartar, or a summer carpaccio made with braised raspberries, cherries, and apricots.

Like all restaurants from Big Mamma group, Pink Mamma doesn’t take reservations and is packed every night. So come early and cue before the restaurant opens its doors, and chances are, you’ll get a seat. If not, put your name down on the list and they’ll call you once there’s a table waiting for you.



PINK MAMMA | 20 BIS RUE DE DOUAI | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-WED 12PM-2.15PM & 6.45PM-10.45PM, 
THU-FRI 12PM-2.15PM & 6.45PM-11PM 11AM-4PM
SAT 12PM-3PM & 6.45PM-11PM, SUN 12PM-3PM & 6.45-10.45PM


PINK MAMMA | 20 BIS RUE DE DOUAI | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-WED 12PM-2.15PM & 6.45PM-10.45PM, 
THU-FRI 12PM-2.15PM & 6.45PM-11PM 11AM-4PM
SAT 12PM-3PM & 6.45PM-11PM, SUN 12PM-3PM & 6.45-10.45PM


PINK MAMMA | 20 BIS RUE DE DOUAI | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
MON-WED 12PM-2.15PM & 6.45PM-10.45PM, 
THU-FRI 12PM-2.15PM & 6.45PM-11PM 11AM-4PM
SAT 12PM-3PM & 6.45PM-11PM, SUN 12PM-3PM & 6.45-10.45PM

GOING OUT

GOING OUT

GOING OUT

9pM
9pM
9pM

A charming natural wine bar with a Parisian vibe

A charming natural wine bar with a Parisian vibe

A charming natural wine bar with a Parisian vibe

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Chambre Noir

Chambre Noir

Chambre Noir

Chambre Noir is a natural wine bar, a small restaurant, and one of our best kept Paris secrets. The small bar is close to the Place de la Republique, yet far enough off the beaten paths that it takes a tip from a good friend to find your way here. Consider this that tip!

The staff is obsessed with finding the very best natural wines all over the world and having their guests discover them, one glass at a time. Their open wines change all the time, so definitely walk up to the bar and ask for recommendations, the staff is super knowledgeable and happy to help. Of course, there is an even bigger selection of whole bottles to choose from, and we highly recommend ordering one and sharing it. You’re in Paris, after all.

If you’re hungry, you can’t go wrong with any of their small dishes which focus on simple, yet great products and are prepared right behind the small bar. A santé!


Chambre Noir is a natural wine bar, a small restaurant, and one of our best kept Paris secrets. The small bar is close to the Place de la Republique, yet far enough off the beaten paths that it takes a tip from a good friend to find your way here. Consider this that tip!

The staff is obsessed with finding the very best natural wines all over the world and having their guests discover them, one glass at a time. Their open wines change all the time, so definitely walk up to the bar and ask for recommendations, the staff is super knowledgeable and happy to help. Of course, there is an even bigger selection of whole bottles to choose from, and we highly recommend ordering one and sharing it. You’re in Paris, after all.

If you’re hungry, you can’t go wrong with any of their small dishes which focus on simple, yet great products and are prepared right behind the small bar. A santé!


Chambre Noir is a natural wine bar, a small restaurant, and one of our best kept Paris secrets. The small bar is close to the Place de la Republique, yet far enough off the beaten paths that it takes a tip from a good friend to find your way here. Consider this that tip!

The staff is obsessed with finding the very best natural wines all over the world and having their guests discover them, one glass at a time. Their open wines change all the time, so definitely walk up to the bar and ask for recommendations, the staff is super knowledgeable and happy to help. Of course, there is an even bigger selection of whole bottles to choose from, and we highly recommend ordering one and sharing it. You’re in Paris, after all.

If you’re hungry, you can’t go wrong with any of their small dishes which focus on simple, yet great products and are prepared right behind the small bar. A santé!



CHAMBRE NOIR | 82 RUE DE LA FOLIE MÈRICOURT | INSTAGRAM


CHAMBRE NOIR | 82 RUE DE LA FOLIE MÈRICOURT | INSTAGRAM


CHAMBRE NOIR | 82 RUE DE LA FOLIE MÈRICOURT | INSTAGRAM

TUNES
TUNES
TUNES
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