The 104 (Centquatre) – An open art space



Description This former funeral parlour, a vast and bright 19th-century building, was turned into “space for artistic creation”. Renamed the 104 (Centquatre), this place is open to all forms of art: theatre, dance, music, cinema, video, digital and urban art etc. This establishment claims to be an artistic collaboration and provides spaces and support to several young artists.But it wants to be more than an art space. It boasts a restaurant (les Grandes Tables du 104), a café, a bookstore, a natural clothing boutique, a secondhand shop, and an artistically designed playroom for children. It also has a very nice courtyard with lounge chairs, which is very appreciated by visitors and locals.With the numerous activities offered and the diversity of the exhibitions, you should definitely make a stop there if you are in the area.

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Price Free (or 5€ for special exhibitions)
Address 104 rue d’Aubervilliers or 5 rue Curial 75019 Paris
Phone +33 (0)1 53 35 50 00
Hours Tues – Fri: 12am-7pmSat – Sun: 11am-7pm
How to go there? Metro 12 Max Dormoy, Metro 7 Riquet

Blend – the parisian’s burger success story


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Description This burger restaurant is a pioneer of the burgermania that hit Paris in the last years.Burgers are made with meat from Yves-Marie le Bourdonnec, one of city’s very best butchers. But they offer also veggie burgers. Almost every product is fresh  and has been carefully chosen and that is why it has become one of the most famous burger place in Paris. To the point that they opened a Blend 2! And despite the quality of the food, you can have a burger for 10€ and a “Menu Midi”, Burger + French fries + a soft drink, for 15€.

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Price €€
Address 44 rue d’Argout, 75002 Paris
Phone +33 1 40 26 84 57
Hours Mon. to Sat: 12 am – 23 pm
How to go there? Metro 3 Sentier / Metro 4 Etienne Marcel

Blend 1

Blend 2

Le Mini Palais – Elegant brasserie


terrace of the Mini Palais

Description Located inside the well-known Grand Palais, this contemporary, elegant brasserie has one of the most stylish dining room in the capital.The very famous French chef Eric Fréchon participates in the preparation of the menu. The style of the cuisine is modern French.If the weather is good enough you must sit on the marvelous pillared terrace overlooking Pont Alexandre III: one of the most beautiful in Paris for sure.To sum up, if you are in the neighborhood looking for a restaurant or a bar, you really must go there, not only because it is one of the very few conveniences in the area but simply because it’s worth it.Discover this place and other great tips on My Travel Mate !
Price €€€€
Address 3 Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Phone +33 1 40 34 02 48
Hours Mon. to Sat: 10 am – 2 am
How to go there? Metro 1, 13 Champs-Elysées Clémenceau , Metro 8, 13 and RER C Invalides

Le Point Ephémère – Alternative Art Space



Description This art deco building, located along the Canal Saint Martin, gathers  five music studios, one dance studio, a fabric workshop, a multimedia platform, four visual art studios and a bar-restaurant. This multi art place became popular thanks to its alternative music scene. The music played is far from the tastes of the wider public, but the line-up is very diversified (from noisy rock to deep electro) and always well selected.The artist studios are rent for exhibitions from 3 to 6 months. Here as well you will find a very large diversity of artists.During the evening this place turns into a club until 2 am.This place has managed to keep its underground roots, so if you are fed up with posh clubs and classic museums, this is your place!Discover this place and over great tips on My Travel Mate !
Price €€
Address 200 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris
Phone +33 1 40 34 02 48
Hours Mon. to Sat: 12 am – 2 am
How to go there ? Metro 2, 5 and 7bis Jaurès

Rue de Buci (Saint Germain des Prés) – Shopping Street


Rue de Buci

Description Rue de buci is a little hidden street between Mabillon and Odeon. Food shop, winery, clothings, café and pastry shops come one after the other for our biggest pleasure.First stop at Yellow Korner (40 rue de buci), a photo gallery where you can buy affordable and great quality photos. From celebrities photos such as Serge Gainsbourg portrait to landscape and nature photos, you will want to get one of these for your home.Henri Leroux located on 1 Rue de Bourbon le Château, 75006 Paris, France (+33 1 82 28 29 80) is the creator of the well known caramel au beurre salé (CBS). You will find exquisite classic CBS but Henri Leroux also designs according to the seasons for example: tatin (caramelized apples), Orange-Ginger, tea, bitter chocolate, Pineapple-Pink peppercorns, blackcurrant, raspberry, buckwheat, Pina colada. Henri Leroux also sells the finest chocolate, dark or milk, with hazelnuts, almonds or pistachios.


Le Café Germain (25-27 rue de buci) is a trendy yet accessible restaurant. Very avant-guardist, the design reminds us the 80’s. It is owned by the famous Costes family, in Germain, they serve the famous Costes recipes (truffles and ham macaronis) but also french classics such as chicken and mashed potatoes or tartare de boeuf.

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Price €€€
Address Rue de Buci 75006 Paris
How to go there ? Metro 10 Mabilon / Metro 4 Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Le Dépanneur – South Pigalle


Le dépanneur - Pigallele-depanneur-burger

Description Located in the South Pigalle area which has been changing really fast in the last years, this california inspired restaurant made almost entirely of wood, is a very cosy place to eat burgers (try their veggie burgers) or tacos. But you can also go upstairs and try their amazing cocktails (especially the Cowel Ice Tea) til late in the night! Great atmosphere, beautiful design, and good food. Try it!

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Price €€
Address 27 Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009 Paris
Phone +33 (0)1 48 74 48 74
Hours Mon. to Tue. & Sat. to Sun.: 12 am – 2 pm / Wed.. to Thu.: 12 am – 3 pm
How to go there ? Metro 2 Blanche

Marché des Enfants Rouges – Marais


Marché des Enfants Rouges

Description This market, founded in 1615 and located in the area called Le Marais, is known to be the oldest market in Paris. It was supposed to be torn down in 1995 and replaced by a car park. But thanks to the local population this place has been saved. Now you can do groceries there or have a lunch in one of the numerous market restaurants.  Middle-Eastern, Italian, Afro-Caribbean, Moroccan or Japanese, you can taste food from all around the globe. And at a descent price! It is also a great place to have a drink during sunny days.

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Price €€
Address 39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Hours Tue-Sat: 9 am – 8 pm
How to go there ? Metro 8 Filles du Calvaire / Metro 3 Temple / Metro 8 Saint-Sébastien – Froissart