Neighbourhood guide: Paris

France's capital is the perfect place to visit any time of year, but we're particularly fond during the winter months. Following our most recent trip in January, we wanted to share our favourite places to eat, drink, visit and shop.
Neighbourhood guide: Paris 15

Eat: La Buvette

Not far from Le Marais, lies the small but perfectly formed restaurant of La Buvette. With a classic menu that hasn’t changed for years and a very impressive wine list, it’s not hard to see why there’s a queue out of the door each evening. They don’t take reservations so be sure to arrive as early as possible to secure yourself a table and when you are finally seated, order dishes you’re happy to share – we especially loved their take on the classic fish pie.

La Buvette
67 Rue Saint-Maur
75011 Paris

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Shop: Merci

Every time we visit Paris, we have to pop in to Merci. Their selection of unique homeware can keep us occupied for hours on end. Housed in a regenerated fabric factory, you’ll find three floors expertly curated with coveted homeware, fashion, stationary and haberdashery. You’ll also find colourful salads and organic dishes in the canteen downstairs, as well as a cosy library-themed cafe on the first floor.

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris

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Eat: Clamato

Stylish, delicious and something a little bit special. Clamato is a beautiful seafood restaurant, serving small plates created using traditional techniques. All of their produce comes from sustainable sources and is of very high quality, including their extensive wine list of natural and biodynamic wines. Be prepared to wait a while for a table, as they don’t take bookings. It’s worth it though, we promise.


80 Rue de Charonne
75011 Paris

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Eat: Yorgaki Cafe

Not your typical Parisian café, but something a little different. This stylish little place is Paris’ first Greek café and is run by creative studio, Yorgo & Co. There are plenty of vegetarian options available, we recommend stopping by for lunch and ordering a few plates to share. The daily specials are always creative and their spanakopita is to die for.

Yorgaki Cafe
45 Rue des Martyrs
75009 Paris

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Drink: Septime La Cave

Whilst you’re waiting for your table at Clamato, walk just a few steps over the road and arrive at Septime Le Cave – a wine cellar serving an extensive wine list by the glass as well as small plates. You can also buy wine and specialist French groceries to take away if you’d rather enjoy fine wine in the comfort of your hotel room.


Septime La Cave
3 Rue Basfroi
75011 Paris

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Eat: Mamiche Bakery

Not far from the Sacre Couer lies this bustling and beautiful old bakery, serving all your Parisian favourites from croissants and sweet treats to bread and savoury snacks. Stop by for a mid-morning pastry or pick up supplies for a picnic lunch in one of Paris’ many parks.

45 Rue Condorcet
75009 Paris

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Visit: Luxembourg Gardens

Located just south of the river, Luxembourg Gardens is the perfect place to retreat to when the hustle and bustle of the city gets tiring. Now that spring is on its way, the second largest park in Paris will soon be awash with colour. Best to visit on a sunny day, picnic in tow, and make the most of the peaceful surroundings.

Luxembourg Gardens
75006 Paris