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Top Choice Museum in Louvre & Les Halles

Musée du Louvre

It isn’t until you’re standing in the vast courtyard of the Louvre, with sunlight shimmering through the glass pyramid and crowds milling about beneath the museum’s ornate façade, that you can truly say you’ve been …
Top Choice Museum in Louvre & Les Halles

Centre Pompidou

Renowned for its radical architectural statement, the 1977-opened Centre Pompidou brings together galleries and cutting-edge exhibitions, hands-on workshops, dance performances, cinemas and other entertainment venue…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Louvre & Les Halles

Bar Hemingway

Black-and-white photos and memorabilia (hunting trophies, old typewriters and framed handwritten letters by the great writer) fill this snug bar inside the Ritz. Head bartender Colin Field mixes monumental cocktails…
Top Choice Church in Louvre & Les Halles

Église St-Eustache

Just north of the gardens adjoining the city’s old marketplace, now the Forum des Halles, is one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. Majestic, architecturally magnificent and musically outstanding, St-Eustache …
Top Choice Park in Louvre & Les Halles

Jardin des Tuileries

Filled with fountains, ponds and sculptures, the formal 28-hectare Tuileries Garden, which begins just west of the Jardin du Carrousel, was laid out in its present form in 1664 by André Le Nôtre, architect of the ga…
Top Choice Bistro in Louvre & Les Halles

Frenchie

Tucked down an inconspicuous alley, this tiny bistro with wooden tables and old stone walls is always packed and for good reason: excellent-value dishes are modern, market-driven and prepared with unpretentious flai…
Top Choice Modern American in Louvre & Les Halles

Verjus

Opened by American duo Braden Perkins and Laura Adrian, Verjus was born out of their former clandestine supper club, the Hidden Kitchen. The restaurant builds on that tradition, offering a chance to sample some exce…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Louvre & Les Halles

Maison Maison

Halfway down the stairs by Pont Neuf is this wonderfully secret space beneath the bouquinistes (used-book sellers), where you can watch the bateaux-mouches (excursion boats) float by as you dine on artful creations …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Louvre & Les Halles

Experimental Cocktail Club

With a black curtain façade, this retro-chic speakeasy – with sister bars in London, Ibiza, New York and, bien sûr, Paris – is a sophisticated flashback to those années folles (crazy years) of Prohibition New York. …
Top Choice Israeli in Louvre & Les Halles

Balagan

Cool navy blues and creamy diamond tiling contrast with the chic vibe at this Israeli hot spot. Come here to sample delectable small plates: deconstructed kebabs, crispy halloumi cheese with dates, onion confit Ashk…