Last week we were invited to the most lovely wedding in Paris, a perfect occasion to spend some time together in one of the most beautiful city of Europe. Our friends Zoe and Mathieu got married in the magnificent Mairie of Montmartre, a few minutes walk from our hotel. Funny how I completely rediscovered Montmartre. I’ve been blown away by the beauty of its buildings, narrow streets and stairs.
I had prepared a massive plan of attack for the few hours we had to wander around (in between glasses of champagne, hooray!). Unfortunately we didn’t get to do all the things I had foreseen. But still, we managed to discover a couple of pretty cool spots to eat & shop around the Canal Saint-Martin and Pigalle.
La Buvette: Most probably my favorite find of the weekend. If you want to feel you’re in New-York while actually being in Paris, that’s were you want to go (it’s no surprise La Buvette in Paris has a big sister in Greenwich Village). This bistro-like restaurant serves great and authentic food. The chicken pie I had was simply delicious! And I heard the brunch was quite impressive as well.
Le Rocketship: A pretty housewares boutique and café, footsteps away from La Buvette.
Brunch at Hotel Amour: Cafe Marlette was full on Sunday so we had to find an alternative. We found it in the super hipstery Hotel Amour. Oh these pancakes!
Popelini: Des petits choux et encore des petits choux. Couldn’t choose bewteen the strawberry, salted butter or lemon one. Took them all… mmmmh
Mesdemoiselles Madeleines: In front of Popelini’s petits choux, you’ll find the same concept but for the famous madeleines. Again couldn’t choose, tried them all.
Patisserie Liberté: Along the pretty little streets of the Canal Saint Martin lies this beautiful patisserie. Stop there for a little break and don’t forget to taste their famous lemon pie (the cheesecake is to die for as well btw).
Papier Tigre: The famous boutique for clever objects and paper.
Gilles Marchal: We stumbled across this cute patisserie on a corner of Montmartre. The Chef is extraordinarily nice and bakes amazing pastries like these Vanilla brioche and chocolate madeleine.
Hope you enjoyed this little tour of Paris. I hope I’ll be going back there soon enough!
Ps: For more hotspots in Paris, see other favorites here.