Top 10 Amazing Bars and Cafes in Paris


From Notre-Dame to the Eiffel Tower, Paris has a number of the world’s most renowned sights and these Bars and Cafes in Paris must be top of the list for any first-time tourist. With the exception of the overtly modern day Pompidou Centre, they’ve been landmarks of the classy and romantic capital for centuries and remain awe-inspiring sights, in spite of how often you go to the town.

Here is the list of Amazing Bars and Cafes in Paris you will fall in love with-

1. Café de Flore

A hang-out for musicians and intellectuals since the 1920s, its regulars have actually involved Salvador Dali and Albert Camus. During World War II Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir “more or less set up home in the Flore”. Although its prices have gone through the roof, its Art Deco decor hasn’t changed plus it’s still a favourite with French filmmakers and literati. Editor’s Choice in Amazing Bars and Cafes in Paris.

Café de Flore, cafes in paris
Café de Flore/The LEAF Project

2. Les Deux Magots

Challenger to the adjoining Flore as the rendezvous for the 20th-century intellectual élite. Hemingway, Oscar Wilde, André Breton, Djuna Barnes and Paul Verlaine were all regulars, and Picasso met his muse Dora Maar here in 1937. Similarly costly, along with outside tables facing the boule-vard and the square.Editor’s Choice in Amazing Bars and Cafes in Paris.

Les Deux Magots
Les Deux Magots

3. Le Petit Vendôme

The quest for the greatest sandwiches in Paris halts here, with bread from the award-winning Julien bakery and just the right slathering of butter with cured ham or goat’s cheese. Good hot dishes are on the menu too.

Le Petit Vendôme
Le Petit Vendôme

4. Café de la Paix

An incredible Parisian café with prices to match, however it’s worth a call to savor the frescoed walls and sumptuous surroundings, designed by Charles Garnier, architect of the Opera House throughout the square. This might be another Paris landmark with a string of famous past patrons, and arguably the best mille-feuille cakes in the city.

Café de la Paix
Café de la Paix

5. Café Marly

Marvelously situated within the Richelieu wing of this Louvre, the café offers simple but expertly prepared brasserie fare (steaks, salads, salmon tartare, sandwiches) along with delicious cakes and pastries. The dining area has plush decor and velvet armchairs, nevertheless the best spot is beneath the arcade over-looking the glass pyramid and also the cour Napoléon.

 Café Marly
Café Marly/Herry Lawford

6. La Closerie des Lilas

The leading restaurant here is expensive, however the bar is a good spot to take in the atmosphere of the historic site where artists and writers from Baudelaire to Archibald MacLeish have drunk since 1808. Be aware of the famous names of visitors etched on the tables within the bar. The busy brasserie also offers live piano music when you look at the evenings and attracts a chic crowd.

La Closerie des Lilas
La Closerie des Lilas/Ricce

7. Le Fumoir

There are numerous reasons why you should drop into this café-bar-restaurant close to the Louvre whether it is to people-watch through the terrace out front or hide out with a martini and game of backgammon into the comfy library at the back. The hot chocolate is heavenly, cocktails are expertly made as well as the bistro cooking shows Italian and Swedish influences.

8. Le Café de l’Industrie

Understated but pleasing, the Bastille café with three large rooms is decorated with everything from spears, to old film star publicity stills. The simplistic food, such as for example onion soup, is great value. Never ending service from noon to midnight.

9. Chez Jeannette

Despite the fact that the keepers haven’t touched the scruffy retro decor, this café close to Gare de l’Est has now turned out to be one of the most popular hang-outs in Paris with a crowd outside to testify it. Inside the house, the elevated ceilings, mirrors and antique booths, as well as modestly priced food, build a lively atmosphere.

Chez Jeannette
Chez Jeannette/anneliseriou

10. Bistro Mélac

This pleasant wine bar off the beaten track is filled with character, with a rustic beamed ceiling hung with country hams and a vine growing across the walls. The moustached owner through the Aveyron is an enthusiastic wine lover and aims to please with his reasonably priced cellar. An enjoyable harvest of the bar’s vine is held in mid-September.

Bistro Mélac/Mbzt

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