Hotels, restaurants, delicatessen and clubs

Rive Gauche’s best spots
California Dream

California Dream

California Bliss. It’s new and so much more than a Frozen Yogurt store, it’s a true concept. Decorated with surfboards, fancy sweets, shades of blue and wooden signs (weathered by the sea…), the place is an ode to travel in the Golden State. A familiar scene for...

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Esprit Saint-Germain hotel: home sweet home

Esprit Saint-Germain hotel: home sweet home

All enthusiasts of the wonderful “Rive Gauche spirit” will feel at home here! Because from this 5-star hotel, conceived as a private house in the very heart of Parisian arts and literature, you’ll have immediate access to all the legendary places of Saint-Germain: the...

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Taokan: Chinese gastronomy at Rive Gauche

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”

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

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!

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!

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” !

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

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!

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

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…

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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