Hotels, restaurants, delicatessen and clubs

Rive Gauche’s best spots

Taokan: Chinese gastronomy at Rive Gauche

In just a few years, Taokan has become the hotspot of contemporary Chinese cuisine. Having spent seven years in the luxury industry in Hong Kong, the founder, Christophe Daine, has kept paying close attention to beauty, excellence and detail. In a chic and sober decor...

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All roads lead to “Rum”

A Germanopratine institution since 1932, La Rhumerie is the meeting place for all fans of the West Indies. Gather for lunch and dinner in this “House of the West Indies” with its ­Creole-flavoured homemade dishes. Whatever the occasion, a feast for the taste buds is...

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Les Deux Magots revival

You can still taste their famous hot chocolate “chocolat à l’ancienne” or enjoy their “Tartare de bœuf façon Deux Magots”, or sip your “St. Germain cocktail” facing the church. Indeed, you can, all year round, 7 days a week, except for the second week of January 2018...

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Pretend being a star at Villa Madame!

Do you still feel ecstatic in front of the beautiful black and white photos of the legendary Studio Harcourt? Thanks to the Villa Madame, it’s now your turn to play the star, posing in the photo booth of Studio Harcourt, which is set up in the heart of this fine hotel...

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Hôtel Bel Ami: a new organic and gluten-free menu!

Hotel Bel Ami, the famous 5-star of Saint Germain-des-Prés, does not hesitate to renew itself to even better meet new customer demands. The Chef, David Maroleau, has just completely reviewed the restaurant menu, making a pertinent and gourmet move upmarket. Now,...

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What a “coup de torchon” !

The restaurant “Au coup de torchon”—open since October—is the place that everyone is talking about… After a long career as a talent agent, Frédérique, the daughter of the illustrious and much-loved French actor, Philippe Noiret, turned to her second passion five years...

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Thé-ritoires: the English Tea Room made in Saint-Germain

Within a few steps of the Odeon roundabout, the discreet rue de Condé is home to one of the best kept secrets of where to confront the winter cold. Here, Arnaud Bachelin, archaeologist by training, has created a proper “Tea House”, selling loose tea at the counter as...

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Taokan: new between the chopsticks!

Nowadays an institution of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and with a second address at rue du Mont-Thabor, one of the best restaurants in the Saint-Honoré area, Taokan, the gourmet Chinese cuisine by Christophe Daine, does not rest on its laurels and renews part of its menu....

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Le Cacaotier: the flavours of travel

Tahiti vanilla, hazelnuts of Piedmont, Sicily fennel, chestnuts of Turin… The list of flavours that make up the pralines, ganaches, giandujas and other creations of the House Le Cacaotier are invitations to a gourmet journey. Created in 1995 in Enghien-les-Bains by...

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Hôtel Bel Ami or how to choose your home…

Keeping fit, eating healthy, getting pampered, receiving all the attentions of the staff waiting on you hand and foot, a house cocktail, lounging in the large armchairs of the bar, having brunch, and sleeping at the Hotel Bel Ami, the 5-star “in the heart of...

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Hôtel Montalembert: the little palace of gastronomy

The terrace looks out onto a sunny and quiet street.  Today the venue of the Parisian intelligentsia, the Montalembert was established in 1926, at rue du Bac. How many guest books would you need to tell all the great moments of the interwar period, and the great...

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Villa Saint-Germain: in cocooning mode

Rue Jacob is one of the most charming streets of Saint-Germain, and it is also a peaceful haven. Its villa. A 4-star hotel with chic design and furniture and a cosy atmosphere. “We want our guests feel to at home in the villa”, says Marie Grail, the charming Director....

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Café Les Éditeurs: you’re in Saint-Germain-des-Prés!

There are only a few privileged places that encompass the true Saint-Germain spirit, and Les Éditeurs is one of those. First of all, because it is a Parisian café in line with the great tradition of “brasseries” with a home cooked “todays special” – accessible to...

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Culinary suspense at Monteverdi!

© brunoclergue.com With the revival of the Saint-Germain market and the number of visitors it attracts, the entire neighbourhood has got a new boost of life.   Under the leadership of Valérie Balard, the Monteverdi, a Saint-Germain institution since 42 years,...

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Huguette: the sea… to take away!

© Michel Trehet   If Saint-Germain-des-Prés is an island in the Parisian jungle, Huguette is a little seaside bistro! Inspired by the “crab shacks”, these small seaside eateries where you can taste freshly-caught fish, Huguette is a “beautiful cabin” dedicated to...

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La Chambre aux Confitures: the temple of jams

To modernise jams: well there’s a crazy challenge that Lise Bienaimé took on five years ago when leaving the luxury cosmetics industry. Daughter of a small grocer, she revived her childhood passion for jams and marmalades and her new shop, “La Chambre aux Confitures”,...

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Les Deux Magots got news for you!

No need to introduce the mythical café-restaurant “Les Deux Magots” in Saint-Germain. But the news that we will bring to you are all the culinary innovations that will wake up our taste buds, and, under the leadership of the new Development Director, Jacques Vergnaud,...

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