Paris Address Book

Habitué is the French word for “regular.” For this guide I wanted to create a resource of my favorite places in the city that I find myself frequenting the most (it’s part cheat sheet for myself when trying to figure out where to take my friends when they visit – I have 3 here this week, for a total of 7 this month!). You’ll notice that there aren’t that many restaurants on the list (not eating out is how I afford to live here), so you can trust that anything I do list is pretty budget friendly. For other guides I’ve written, check out the Design*Sponge city guide, Frugal Paris, a Paris design tour, Amèlie’s favorite addresses, where to stay in Paris, Paris by season, and the Tour de France arrondissement project (with the help of fellow Paris bloggers). Enjoy!

75001 – 1st arrondissement

  • Jardin du Palais Royal – inner garden of Paris
    6 rue de Montpensier
  • Jeu de Paume – museum in the Tuilleries, worth checking what’s showing
    1, Place de la Concorde
  • Colette – trend shop with interesting exhibitions
    213 rue Saint-Honoré

75002 – 2nd arrondissement

  • La Cantine – co-working space for freelancers or travelers
    151 rue Montmartre, Passage des Panoramas
  • Passage des Panoramas for general exploration (NoGlu for a delicious gluten free meal)

75003 – 3rd arrondissement

  • Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature – awesome museum of hunting and chasing
    62, rue des Archives
  • Marché au Enfants Rouge – outdoor market, great for lunch
    39 Rue de Bretagne (closed Mondays)
  • Merci – concept design shop with charming cafés
    111 Ave Beaumarchais
  • Bonton – children’s concept shop with photobooth
    5, boulevard des Filles du Calvaire
  • Bob’s Kitchen – lunch spot with great juice and fukomaki rolls
    74 Rue des Gravilliers
  • Candelaria – taqueria with secret bar lounge
    52 rue de Saintonge
  • Le Petit Atelier de Paris – I cannot leave this shop without buying something
    31 Rue Montmorency (Thurs-Sat 1pm-8pm)
  • Rue Montorgueil – market street
  • Loustic – Friendly coffee shop with great style; serves lunch too. Near Arts & Metiers (another favorite museum)40 rue Chapon, 75003

75004 – 4th arrondissement

  • Café Chinois – tea room, lunch spot and giftshop
  • Falafel – so many choices, pick your favorite
    rue des Rosiers
  • Le Petit Fer à Cheval – stand up wine bar with resto in back
    30 Rue Vieille du Temple
  • l’Ébouillanté – family friendly eating with a tempting terrace
    6 rue des Barres
  • La Cuisine Paris – cooking school in French & English
    80 Quai de l’Hôtel de Ville
  • BHV – department store lust for craft and office supply sections
    rue de Rivoli, across street from Hôtel de Ville

75005 – 5th arrondissement

  • La Mosquée – salon du thé serving Moroccan-style mint tea and visit to the mosque
    39, rue Saint-Hilaire
  • Jardin des Plantes
  • Rue Moufftard
  • Sugarplum Cake Shop – American style bakery
    68 rue du Cardinal Lemoine
  • Shakespeare & Company – bookshop and readings
    37 Rue Bûcherie

75006 – 6th arrondissement

  • L’avant Comptoir – standing room only wine bar with delicious tapas
    9 Carrefour de l’Odéon
  • Luxembourg Gardens
  • Pâtisserie Viennoise – Hot chocolate in a French cosy café setting
    8, rue de l’Ecole de Méecine
  • crêpesgo for a galette for a savory lunch followed by a sweet dessert crêpe
    crêperies along Saint André des Arts

75007 – 7th arrondissement

  • Musée Rodin – intimate museum with wonderful sculpture garden
    79 Rue de Varenne
  • Le Roussillon – easy going neighborhood resto and bar
    186, Rue de Grenelle
  • Chez Do – hole in the wall Thai place sur place or emporter (get the bo bun!)
    20 Rue Jean Nicot
  • Secco – aka the pink bakery for easy to-go lunch
    20, rue Jean-Nicot
  • Picnic on the Champs de Mars when the Eiffel Tower twinkles every hour at night

75008 – 8th arrondissement

  • Parc Monceau – where families go when school gets out, or go for a jog

75009 – 9th arrondissement

  • Kooka Boora – easy going neighborhood coffee shop with free Wifi
    62 rue des Martyrs & 53 ave Trudaine
  • La Fourmi – laid back bar with late night french fries
    74 Rue Martyrs
  • Le Sans Souci – divey bar with good food and an excellent planche
    65 rue Pigalle
  • Les Pâtes Vivants – noodles pulled before your eyes
    46 rue du Faubourg Montmartre
  • Chartier – great deal for a 3 course meal in a classic and lively setting
    7, rue de Faubourg Montmatre
  • Musée de la Vie Romantique – for tea in the garden
    16 Rue Chaptal
  • Pizza di Loretta – yummy pizza by weight in a friendly environment
    62 rue Rodier
  • Galeries Lafayette – for the French department store experience
  • Rue des Martyrs – market street with local shops
  • Da Carmine – great pizza and stellar 5 Euro paninis to-go
    61 Rue des Martyrs

75010 – 10th arrondissement

  • Point Ephémère – chill bar along the canal, drink outside before 9pm
    200 Quai de Valmy
  • Chez Prune – bar buzzing with locals along the canal
    36, rue Beaurepaire
  • Le Comptoir General – unexpected space for a weekend mojito
    80, quai de Jemmapes
  • Artazart – best design/photo bookstore in town
    3, quai de Valmy
  • Passage Brady – this street is the secret world to Indian food in Paris
  • Nanashi – bento-style meals in a fresh and nicely designed space
    31 rue de Paradis

75011 – 11th arrondissement

  • Bastille Market – every Thursday and Sunday morning
    (my chicken lady has the U-shaped stand closer to Brégut-Sabin)
    Blvd Richard Lenoir
  • Studio Harmonic – professional dance studio (I love Nathalie’s hip-hop)
    5 passage des Taillandiers
  • Café de l’Industrie – French resto with a good vibe and plenty of space
    16 Rue Saint-Sabin, 75011
  • Chez Aline – a favorite lunch spot (tiny, but good!)
    85 Rue de la Roquette, 75011

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    17, Rue Saint-Sabin

75012 – 12th arrondissement

75013 – 13th arrondissement

  • Buttes-aux-Cailles – area of Paris that feels more like a village
  • Chez Gladines – Basque food worth the wait with hearty portions
    30 rue des Cinq Diamants
  • Teng Frères – mega-Asian grocery store in heart of Chinatown
    48 avenue d’Ivry

75014 – 14th arrondissement

  • Jim Hayne’s dinners – every Sunday for the past 30+ years
    reservation required for address (book early)

75015 – 15th arrondissement

75016 – 16th arrondissement

75017 – 17th arrondissement

  • Batignolles – bars and restos with local, chill and inviting French feel
    around Square des Batignolles and along rue Legendre
  • French Touche – local shop supporting independent hand-made artists
    1 rue Jacquemont

75018 – 18th arrondissement

  • Le Rendez-vous des Amis – low key bar with terrace and cheap drinks
    23 rue Gabrielle
  • Chéri Bibi – resto where 3rd Monday of the month hosts 10 Euro fixed price meal
    15 rue André del Sarte
  • Shopping along rue des Abbesses
  • Café des Deux Moulins – Amèlie’s café and the most touristy place on my list
    15 Rue Lepic
  • Coquelicoteasy breakfast or lunch with outdoor terrace
    24 rue des Abbesses
  • Sacre-Coeur – best at night on the steps with a bottle of champagne and good friends; in high tourist season, sneak down back behind the basilica church
  • Les Puces Saint-Ouen – maze of Paris flea market (check this map!)
    Porte de Clignancourt

75019 – 19th arrondissement

  • 104 – Former funerary hall turned contemporary art center w/ café, bookstore & Emmaus
    5 rue Curial
  • Parc Buttes-Chaumont – perfect picnic place, complete with temple of love
  • Rosa Bonheur – hip chalet-like escape for drinks and dancing
    inside Buttes-Chaumont (Wed-Sun, closes at midnight)
  • Le Bar Ourcq – chill bar along Basin de la Vilette with balls for petanque
    68 Quai Loire
  • Go to the cinema at one of the theaters along the Basin de la Vilette

75020 – 20th arrondissement

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{Map created for the Tour de France: Paris series}

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