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Taxis & Ride-shares

Louvre Museum

Cojean, a trendy spot with seasonal lunch offerings, including prepared hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and soups. An ideal choice for either a quick sit-down meal or easy take-out. 10€ -15€

  • Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Higuma is a Japanese restaurant that can easily welcome families and groups thanks to its large tables. Their menu features gyoza pork, dumplings, ramen soups, and stir fry options. While often crowded, the service is quick and efficient. 10€-15€

27 Boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris

tel: +33 1 40 07 11 81

  • Monday – Sunday: 10am – 3pm; 6pm – 10pm
  • Closed: July 14, December 25, January 1

The elegant terrace of Le Nemours, just outside of the Comédie Française (look for the nearby bejeweled metro entrance) is perfect for people watching. Their upscale selection of traditional French salads and sandwiches will makes for a simple, leisurely lunch. Outside tables are not always easy to come by, but the intimate interior is lovely too. 10€-20 €

2 place Colette, 75001 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 61 34 14

  • Monday – Friday: 8am – 12am
  • Saturday: 9am – 12am
  • Sunday: 9am – 8pm

Le Pain Quotidien’s “communal table” lets you spread out, which is rare in Paris, where family-friendly spots are not always easy to find. Our menu favorites are the tartines (open-faced sandwiches) and the dark chocolate brownies. Walking there from the Louvre takes you through the stunning Palais Royal gardens. 20€-40€

5 rue Des Petits Champs, 75002 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 60 15 24

  • Monday – Sunday: 8am – 7pm

⭐ For simple French baguette sandwiches, chocolate cake, and fruit tarts, stop by the Paul bakery inside the atrium of the Louvre and load up for a picnic in the Tuileries gardens. 5€-15€

Louvre, 75008 Paris

  • Monday – Saturday: 7:30am – 7:30pm
  • Sunday: 8am – 2pm

For a chic, classically French lunch before or after the Louvre, the Café Marly is the first choice for many. The salade niçoise is gorgeous, but the real draw is not the food; it’s gazing out at the glass pyramid from a tranquil, elegant terrace. 20€ – 40€

Palais du Louvre, 93 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

tel: +33 1 49 26 06 60

  • Monday – Sunday: 8am – 2am

Milles Pâtes, is a practical post-Louvre option for when the weather is nice and you’re just not in the mood to navigate another café or restaurant. For less than 10€, you can fill up on a heaping serving of pasta or lasagna, all to go. There’s no seating, but you can walk down the block to the Palais Royal gardens and enjoy one of the more gorgeous picnic venues in Paris. 5€ – 15€

5 rue Des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 96 03 04

  • Monday: 9am – 3pm
  • Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Sweet Retreats

⭐ Angelina’s thick-as-mud hot chocolate—with loads of whipped cream on the side— is an iconic Parisian treat. Warms the soul. 10€-35€

226 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 60 82 00

  • Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 8:30am – 7:30pm

⭐ Legendary macaroons from Ladurée or Pierre Hermé live up to the hype. The former sells the classics, and the latter is more experimental and creative (foie-gras, carrot-cinnamon-orange). Both are outstanding. Making your selections can feel like shopping for art. You’ll find several locations throughout the city, but each has an outpost just 15 minutes from the Louvre.

Ladurée: 21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris tel: +33 1 44 07 64 87

  • Monday – Sunday: 8:30am – 7pm

Pierre Hermé: 72 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris tel: +33 1 45 12 24 02

  • Monday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Wine Bars/Appetizers

Le Garde Robe has a fantastic wine selection (mostly organic) and a delicious range of small plates, all served up by a warm, welcoming staff. Reservations are recommended if you want a table, but you can also stand near the bar alongside its many local fans. 10€-20€

41 rue de l’Arbre Sec, 75001 Paris

tel: +33 1 49 26 90 60

  • Monday – Friday: 12:30pm – 2pm; 5:30pm – 12am
  • Saturday: 5:30pm – 12am
  • Sunday: Closed

Le Fumoir draws the chic set with its lounge-meets-English library vibe. Ideal for a pitstop of tasty charcuterie, fresh-pressed juices, and creative cocktails. You can also have lunch or a leisurely dinner, but reservations are recommended for the latter, especially on a Friday night when the museum is open late. Plant yourself on the terrace, in the shadow of the Louvre, or relax inside in its 40s style interior. 10€-20€

6 rue de l’Amiral Coligny, 75001 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 92 00 24

  • Monday – Sunday: 9am – 1am

Loulou combines classic Italian fare with French elegance. Its luxurious terrace has photo-ready views of the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre. An upscale menu features simple dishes like fish carpaccio, artichokes with parmesan, or risotto of the day. Families with kids will also appreciate having the most famous lawn in all of Paris, just steps from your table. 20€-40€

107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 60 41 96

  • Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 2:30pm
  • Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 7pm – 11pm

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Orsay and Rodin Museums

Le Cinq Mars is a cozy, authentic bistro with a focused menu of well-prepared, classic French dishes. 20€-40€

51 rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris

tel: +33 1 45 44 69 13

  • Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 2:30pm; 7:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Friday: 12pm – 2:30pm; 7:30pm – 11pm
  • Saturday: 12:30pm – 3pm; 7:30pm – 11pm
  • Sunday: 12:30pm – 3pm; 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Le Recamier is an literary-themed restaurant tucked into a quiet residential courtyard in chic Saint-Germain des Pres. Its speciality is savory and sweet souffl´és, but you can also enjoy a steak or salad while sharing its Zen interior with other high-profile diners. Worth the 10-minute walk from the Musée d’Orsay. 25€-100€

4 rue Juliette Recamier, 75007 Paris

tel: +33 1 45 48 86 58

  • Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 3pm; 7pm – 11pm

Maison Kayser is a bakery chain serving fresh sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Eat in or take out. If the weather is nice day, you can easily something à emporter (to go) and head to the Tuileries Garden across the river, for a family-friendly lunch idea. 5€-15€

18 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 61 27 63

  • Tuesday – Sunday: 7am – 8pm
  • Monday: Closed

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Centre Pompidou

Breizh draws crowds for its Breton-style galettes and sweet crêpes, so you’ll want to call ahead. Ingredients are fresh and flavors inventive (smoked salmon with ikura salmon roe, for example). It’s not the more standard fare you get from the usual crêperie street vendors. Breizh has multiple locations throughout the city, but the one in the Marais feels like an authentic bit of Brittany in Paris. Good for either lunch or dinner. 10€-20€

109 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 72 13 77

  • Monday – Sunday: 10am – 11pm

Marché des Enfants Rouges is one of the oldest covered markets in Paris and a vibrant, Marais institution. Among the stalls selling flowers and fruits, there are plenty of spots to sit down and sample a range of world cuisines, from Moroccan couscous to Japanese bento boxes. Everyone seems to enjoy the energy here, from elderly locals to in-the-know tourists. Prices vary.

39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris

  • Monday – Saturday: 8:30am – 7:30pm
  • Sunday: 8:30am – 2pm


Time your visit to the über-posh Georges just as the sun is setting for magic cocktail hour. From this perch at the top of the Pompidou Center you’ll feel like you’re taking in the whole city. Indoor-outdoor spaces are both elegant and minimalist. But it’s the exceptional view, not really the somewhat overpriced menu, that you’ll remember. Reservations recommended. 35€ – 70€

Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris

tel +33 1 44 78 47 99

  • Monday, Wednesday – Sunday: 12pm – 2am
  • Closed Tuesdays

For a table at Frenchie, you will need to reserve well in advance. A few lucky diners who show up at 6:00 can profit from a canceled reservation. Put your name down and relax at their wine bar across the street with mouth-watering small plates. If you can get a table you’re guaranteed a culinary adventure, with an inventive layering of flavors. 45€-60€

5 rue du Nil, 75002 Paris

tel +33 1 40 39 96 19

  • Monday – Friday: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

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Notre Dame Cathedral

Le Loir dans la Théière is the teahouse-caf´´é you wish your own neighborhood had. Enjoy savory tarts (spinach/goat cheese/walnut, pumpkin/blue cheese) and decadent desserts, like their dizzingly-high meringue pies. Funky furniture and old theatre posters add to the charm. 10€-20€

3 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 72 90 61

  • Monday – Sunday: 9am – 7pm

L’As du Fallafel, has earned its name (the Ace of Falafel) and is a deservedly famous Marais institution. People flock to this modest Middle Eastern eatery, so be prepared to wait in line for take-away falafel, kebabs and shawarma. 10€-20€

34 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris

tel: +33 1 48 87 63 60

  • Sunday, Monday – Thursday: 11am – 11:30pm
  • Friday: 11am – 3pm
  • Saturday: Closed

Cocktails and small plates

If you head down to the Left Bank, you might want to wander over to L’Avant Comptoir, just off of the Odéon metro stop. They make great crepes to go, and you can pack into the standing-room-only wine bar for tasty small plates. Reservations are not accepted. 10€ – 20€

3 carrefour de l’Odéon, 75006 Paris

  • Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 11pm

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Cluny Museum

Brasserie Balzar is just across the street and up the block from the Cluny museum, a classic Parisian brasserie serving up homey and authentic fare which changes depending on what’s in season. 20€ – 35€

49 rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris

tel: +33 1 43 54 13 67

  • Monday – Sunday: 8am – 11pm

On a nice day, you can picnic in the gardens of the Cluny museum. Grab a sandwich at any one of the many take-out restaurants along Boulevard St Germain and soak up the sun amongst the medieval herb gardens.

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L’Ete en Pente Douce is a quintessential bistro with Typical French Cuisine, surrounded by a charming atmosphere. Vegetarian Options. 10€ – 20€

8 rue Paul Albert, 75018 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 64 02 67

  • Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 12am

Check out La Bascule for some French bistro fair! About a 15-minute walk from the end of our Montmartre: Mount of Marvels tour, this hipster spot is good for some light fare and a beverage. 20€ – 30€

24 rue Durantin, 75018 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 54 88 08

  • Monday – Sunday: 5pm – 2am

Le Petit Bleu for Moroccan fair and great couscous, you’ll definitely won’t want to miss this spot! 10€ – 20€

23 rue Muller, 75018 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 59 27 01

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 3:30pm; 7pm – 2am
  • Sunday: 12pm – 2 am
  • Monday: Closed

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9th Arrondissement

La Terrasse du 7ème Ciel a bar/restaurant on the rooftop of the Printemps department store is a wonderful place (weather-permitting of course) to have a glass of wine or a bite to eat while enjoying the panoramic view of the city. 10€ – 20€

64 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 82 77 58

  • Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 8pm

On gray days, the Bleu Coupole on the sixth floor of the Printemps department store provides a wonderful setting for a meal underneath a fabulous art nouveau dome. 20€ – 30€

64 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

tel: +33 1 42 82 58 84

  • Monday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm

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Taxis and Ride-shares around Paris

We recommend the Taxi service G7. You can book a taxi via phone +33 1 41 27 66 99, online, or through their app (Android / iPhone).

You will also find taxi stands throughout Paris, some that we have listed below.

Other ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Blacklane, are also available in Paris.

Printemps in the 9th

There is a taxi stand on the corner of rue de Caumartin and boulevard Haussmann, visible from the roof of Printemps.

Musée d’Orsay

There is a taxi stand on Quai Anatole France, across the busy outside of the Orsay, on the Seine side.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Taxis pass frequently on the right-hand side of the parvis de Notre Dame if you are facing away from the cathedral, on rue du Cloître Notre Dame.

Cluny Museum

It is possible to get a taxi in front of the Brioche Dorée on rue Serpente, just off boulevard St Michel, but it can be hit or miss. A sure bet is to walk to the Quai Saint Michel, ten minutes on foot, where taxis pass frequently.

Centre Pompidou

There is a taxi stand at the Rabuteau metro stop on rue Beaubourg.

Louvre Museum

Taxis idle in the traffic circle in front of the Louvre, on the Louvre side. There is also a taxi stand at 159 rue Saint Honoré, in front of the Café Ruc (diagonally across from the Comédie Française).

Orangerie Museum

There is a taxi stand at 252 rue de Rivoli. Turn right out of the Orangerie, exit the Tuileries gardens to the right, and turn right onto rue de Rivoli.

Near the Musée Rodin

It is possible to hail a taxi on the boulevard des Invalides, near the metro station Varenne.

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