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Top Choice Gastronomy in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Septime

The alchemists in Bertrand Grébaut's Michelin-starred kitchen produce truly beautiful creations, served by blue-aproned waitstaff. The menu reads like an obscure shopping list: each dish is a mere listing of three i…
Top Choice Market in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Marché d’Aligre

A favourite with chefs and locals, this chaotic street market's stalls are piled with fruit, vegetables and seasonal delicacies such as truffles. Behind them, specialist shops stock cheeses, coffee, chocolates, meat…
Top Choice Bistro in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Le Servan

Ornate cream-coloured ceilings with moulded cornices and pastel murals, huge windows and wooden floors give this neighbourhood neobistro near Père Lachaise a light, airy feel on even the greyest Parisian day. Sweetb…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Le Baron Rouge

Just about the ultimate Parisian wine-bar experience, this wonderfully unpretentious local meeting place where everyone is welcome has barrels stacked against the bottle-lined walls and serves cheese, charcuterie an…
Top Choice Club in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Concrete

Moored by Gare de Lyon on a barge on the Seine, this wild-child club with two dance floors is famed for introducing an 'after-hours' element to Paris' somewhat staid clubbing scene, with the country's first 24-hour …
Park in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Promenade Plantée

The disused 19th-century Vincennes railway viaduct was reborn as the world's first elevated park, planted with a fragrant profusion of cherry trees, maples, rose trellises, bamboo corridors and lavender. Three store…
Park in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Bois de Vincennes

In the southeastern corner of Paris, Bois de Vincennes encompasses some 995 hectares. Originally royal hunting grounds, the woodland was annexed by the army following the Revolution and then donated to the city in 1…
Arts Centre in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Ground Control

An industrial area that once housed a postal sorting centre was transformed into a pop-up cultural space and will now operate year-round until at least 2020. Spread across a 4500 sq m hall and 1500 sq m terrace are …
Bistro in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Le Chardenoux

Dating from 1908, this picture-perfect Parisian bistro with a polished-timber facade, patterned tiled floors, marble-topped tables, mirrored walls, bevelled frosted-glass screens and a centrepiece zinc bar is a list…
French in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Les Déserteurs

Deserting their previous workplace, Les Déserteurs' chef Daniel Baratier and sommelier Alexandre Céret have combined their talents here at their own premises. In a contemporary space with high blonde oak tables, gre…