Paris Travel Guide

The City of Love.

As the capital of France, Paris has so much to offer that it’s no wonder it is one of the most-visited cities in the world. Paris has a reputation for being a romantic city, thus it is dubbed the City of Love as well as the City of Light. Neither name quite does it justice though. Paris is so many things that it’s hard to capture its diversity- chic and elegant, full of history, culture, the arts, cuisine, fashion, entertainment and luxury. There are cafes, gardens, museums, farmers markets, nightlife and so much more.

Chez Loulou


"Loulou: a resolutely epicurean spirit that spreads its sweet perfume of Dolce Vita in the gardens of the Louvre Palace."
This is how the restaurant describes itself. Its unique location, in the heart of the Louvre Palace, and its simple but delicious cuisine, has made it a favorite for elegant and refined Parisian diners. On sunny summer days, we love taking a stroll before or after the meal in the gardens of the Louvre Palace. ""LOULOU has been conceived as an aesthete’s abode, a collector’s dining room decorated gradually with the time and and the spoils of many voyages...

Kamel Mennour

Kamel Mennour

Parisian galleries are full of beautiful exhibitions and nuggets of artists' work to discover or rediscover. In this guide, we have chosen to present Kammel Mennour, perhaps one of the best known Parisian gallery owners. Mennour's gallery has two locations, one on Rue Saint-André-des-Arts, installed in a charming mansion in Saint-Germain-des-Près, typically Parisian, and another at 5 rue du Pont de Lodi. Kammel Mennour and his team also opened a space on Avenue Matignon in 2016 and another in London. Among his well-known artists, you will find Claude Lévêque, Anish Kapoor, and François Morellet.

Marche aux livres anciens

Marché du livre Paris
  • Address 104 Rue Brancion, 75015 Paris

The antique book market is a magical place that comes alive every weekend in the heart of a historic site; a pavilion built between 1894 and 1897 by the architect Ernest Moreau in the Baltard style. About fifty booksellers from different backgrounds set up shop. It's nice to spend a Sunday there after a visit to the Vanves flea market, which is very close by. You can then have lunch in one of the many restaurants in the neighborhood, or have a picnic in the Georges Brassens Park, created in honor of the artist who lived in the neighborhood.

Recommended by
Valérie, from Paris

Le Jardin d'Agronomie Tropical

© Office de tourisme de Vincennes

An unknown place, so peaceful, in the Bois de Vincennes, but far from the crowds of the Parc Floral and around the lakes, you'll find a marvel of tranquility in an urban environment, and immediately you feel "elsewhere". The Jardin d'Agronomie Tropical, the place where the colonial exhibition of 1907 took place, is a wild space, with dense vegetation full of winding paths only to discover at the bend of a path the ruins of a pavilion. It is a secret place, just like the Arboretum of L'Ecole du Breuil, route de la pyramide, my other favorite location in the Bois de Vincennes.

Recommended by
Marion, from Paris


Joon Hong Tham

Many say that it is the best restaurant for amazing meat in Paris. It has become a Parisian institution. This Argentinean restaurant has a warm and Parisian atmosphere thanks to its terrazzo floor, bistro chairs and red marble.

Recommended by
Lola, from Paris



An intimate setting with dinner by candle light serving classic French cuisine in a theatrical setting, provides the perfect romantic atmosphere for a memorable experience.

The Bar Hemingway

Ritz Paris

A classic! Go for a cocktail before dinner in the small bar named after the writer who used to stop there. We meet up with friends here without reservations, in an intimate and warm atmosphere featuring leather armchairs with subdued lighting and no music, making it easier to relax and enjoy conversations with one another.



Contraste is aptly named, existing as it does in contrast to much of what can be found in the ritzy 8th arrondissement. Within a Louis XV dining room dotted with cornices and chandeliers, red speakers streaming a modern yet subdued playlist immediately cue diners to what is in store: an eclectic menu and wine list from the “contrasting” pair of chefs Kevin de Porre (formerly of two-Michelin starred Kei) and Erwan Ledru (formerly of Arnaud Nicolas), who together bring a contemporary, creative culinary experience to this posh Paris neighborhood.


Quentin Tourbez

The name of this almost all-white, soothingly Zen restaurant in a two-story building in a residential neighborhood in Montparnasse hints at the reason it is one of the most interesting new tables to have opened in Paris for a long time. The compound word derives from the first name of Chef Mory Sacko, 28, and one of his heroes, Yasuke, the first and only African samurai, an emancipated Mozambican slave who lived in 16th-century Kyoto.

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