Eat & Drink

Paris_Eat and DrinkPlaces to eat

No trip will be complete if after a long and pleasant stroll around the city, a visitor doesn’t try the culinary delights and traditional delicacies of France and of Paris, in particular.

Traditionally meals of Paris are based on meat (especially beef, chicken, veal, lamb and pork). Salads comprised of beets and fresh vegetables with a champagne dressing are also preferred by the Parisians.

And, of course, always everything is accompanied by high-quality French wines. Good restaurants and romantic brasseries in Paris are:

* Brasserie Gallopin is a traditional place pleasing both Parisians and visitors to the city. It attracts with its decoration and ornaments. The menu includes all the classics as well as specialties.

* Brasserie Bofinger is supposed to be the “most beautiful” place of that type in Paris.

* Le Bistrot du Peintre is an old-fashioned Parisian Bistrot. It offers typical and traditional French cuisine.

Patisseries

Paris never disappoints its visitors and locals alike in the dessert category. A croissant and similar viennoiseries bread rolls like Pain au Raisin and Pain au Chocolat, are an inevitable part of the traditional Parisian breakfast. Besides them, Paris offers a variety of sweet temptations among which are Iles Flottantes/Floating Island  (meringue floating on crème anglaise) and  Clafoutis (a thick, sweet batter with cherries with powdered sugar on it) as well as alternatives that are with less sugar like a cheese plate very often served with honey or jam.  Famous and irresistible patisseries in Paris are:

* Gérard Mulot: 76 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France

* La Pâtisserie des Rêves: 93 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France

* Café Pouchkine: 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France

Bars and Clubs

As a whole night clubs in Paris end around 2am but of course, there are a few places that stay open till sunrise. Principally, the way the city is separated defines the type of nightlife in each neighborhood. Famous night clubs and bars are:

* L’Etoile Manquante: It’s a place with a trendy decor and offers punchy cocktails. The address is: 34 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France.

* La Famille: It’s a little Montmartre restaurant-bar that offers a rich menu of cocktails. The address is: 41 Rue des 3 Frères, 75018 Paris, France

* l’Orange Mécanique: This is a venue dedicated to 60s/70s rock, and to quality cinema. Music is pop, soul, funk, or garage rock. The address is: 72 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France

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