Restaurants

Top Choice Ice Cream in The Islands

Berthillon

Founded here in 1954, this esteemed glacier (ice-cream maker) is still run by the same family today. Its 70-plus all-natural, chemical-free flavours include fruit sorbets (pink grapefruit, raspberry and rose) and ri…
Top Choice Cafe in The Islands

Café Saint Régis

Waiters in long white aprons, a ceramic-tiled interior and retro vintage decor make hip Le Saint Régis a deliciously Parisian hang-out any time of day – for eating or drinking. From breakfast pastries, organic eggs …
Bakery in The Islands

Huré

'Createur de plaisir' (creator of pleasure) is the titillating strapline of this contemporary, street-smart boulangerie (bakery) where glass cabinets burst with feisty savoury tarts and quiches, jumbo salads, giant …
Modern French in The Islands

Sequana

At home in a chic steel-grey dining room with 1950s-style banquet-seating on Île de la Cité's southwestern tip, sleek Sequana evokes the Gallo-Roman goddess of the River Seine. In the kitchen are well-travelled Phil…
Modern French in The Islands

Le Caveau du Palais

Even when the western Île de la Cité shows few other signs of life, the Caveau's half-timbered dining areas and (weather permitting) alfresco terrace are packed with diners tucking into bountiful fresh fare: pan-sea…
French in The Islands

Les Fous de l’Île

Families flock to this island brasserie with a rustic cockerel theme celebrating the French national symbol and female chef Anaïs Dutilleul in the kitchen. Comforting French fare includes parmentier de boeuf confit …
Bistro in The Islands

Ma Salle à Manger

Framed by a pretty blue-and-white striped awning and colourful pavement tables, bistro-wine bar 'My Dining Room' chalks its daily menu on the blackboard. No-fuss dishes include French onion soup, wine-baked Camember…
French in The Islands

L'Îlot Vache

Named for one of the Île St-Louis' previous two islands and decorated with cow statuettes, this former butcher shop flickers with candles that give its exposed stone walls and dark wood beams a romantic glow. Tradit…