Top choice bistro in Louvre & Les Halles

Tucked down an inconspicuous alley, this tiny bistro with wooden tables and old stone walls is always packed and for good reason: French chef Gregory Marchand's modern, market-driven dishes prepared with unpretentious flair have earned him a Michelin star. Reserve well in advance or arrive early and pray for a cancellation (it does happen). Alternatively, head to neighbouring Frenchie Bar à Vins.

No reservations at Frenchie Bar à Vins – write your name on the sheet of paper strung outside and wait for your name to be called.

During the day, swing by its adjacent deli-style takeaway outlet Frenchie to Go.