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Transportation
Transportation

- http://www.ratp.fr/ large choice of public transportation available (buses, subways, trains)
- The district is "pedestrian" but you may have access with a car or taxi for limited time and there are many parking lots around.

 

 

 

Telephone : ORANGE one of the major Mobile Phone and Internet provider   just  put on the market a card for Tourists staying a short time :

 

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rue Montorgueil
rue Montorgueil

- The flat is 30 seconds-walk from rue Montorgueil and its colorful markets, restaurants (from French, Italian to Cambodian and Thai), famous oldest pastry shop "Stohrer", one of the oldest coffee shop in Paris (Rocher de Cancale), landmark Brasseries such as Escargot Montorgueil...
- Markets (with organic vegetables stands) rue Montmartre and Place de la Bourse

- from the Central Post Office in Paris open 23h/24h, 365 days a year. Very convenient.

 

- 1 mn walk from the “Place des Victoires” and its luxury shops. If you walk 5 mn beyond the place, you’ll reach the Japanese district and The Opera district and  behind agin the famous department stores, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.

 

- 1 mn walk from the former Paris wholesale covered market "Les Halles" (now gardens with shopping mall underneath), professional cooking utensils shops, cookbook store, Specialized grocery stores,  

 

Eglise Saint Eustache and its great concerts, a large movie theater and an Olympic size public swimming pool.

 

 

 

 

Medieval Tower rue Etienne Marcel
Medieval Tower rue Etienne Marcel

History at a couple of minutes walk

 

Medieval Tour Jean Sans Peur,  medieval Louvre, Saint Eustache church and its concerts, Louis the XIVth Place des Victoires, XIXth century Inside Passages, buildings of different era in the neighborhood and many other interesting points of interest.

Guides at your disposal  and Martine's recommendations.

Carnavalet :  Paris History
Carnavalet : Paris History

Museums, Classic Theater and Movie Theaters in Paris center

 

- 5 mn-walk from the Louvre Museum, the Palais Royal gardens (the awesome "Grand Véfour" restaurant, its alleys and craftsmen), the Comédie Française theater (classics).

- 10mn-walk from the Pompidou- Beaubourg center and the Marais.

 

Here are some links to major museums, Movie theaters and drama theater

 

Musée du Louvre

34, Rue du Louvre 75001 Paris

+33 (0)1 40 20 50 50

 

Musée d'Orsay

1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris

+33 (0)1 40 49 48 14 .

 

Centre Pompidou-Musée Beaubourg

Place Georges Pompidou 75004 Paris

+33 (0)1 44 78 12 33

 

Musee Picasso

5, Rue de Thorigny 75003 Paris

+33 (0)1 42 71 88 18

 

Musée du jeu de Paume

Rue Cambon 75001 Paris

 

Musée de l'Orangerie

Jardin des Tuileries 75001 Paris

+33 ( 0)1 44 77 80 07

 

Musée Carnavalet

23 rue de Sévigné 75003 Paris

+ 33 (0)1 44 59 58 58

 

Musée Marmottan (Monet and Impressionist)

2 Rue Louis Boilly 750-16 Paris, France

+ 33 (0)1 44 96 50 33

 

Comédie Française

Place Colette 75001

+33 (0)44 54 19 30

 

Ciné Halles Paris 1

7 place de la Rotonde 75001

 

MK2 Beaubourg

50 rue Rambuteau 75003

0 892 69 84 84


 

 

 

 

Giverny Bridge
Giverny Bridge

Castles and Artists just outside Paris

 

 

Giverny Monet's house & Gardens

Giverny France

+ 33 (0)2 32 51 28 21

 

Auvers sur Oise Van Gogh

Rue de Léry

+ 33 (0) 1 34 48 48 40

 

Versailles

Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles

+ 33 (0)1 30 83 78 00

 

Fontainebleau

Place du Général de Gaulle 77300 Fontainebleau

+ 33 (0)1 60 71 50 70

 

 

 

Nails and more
Nails and more

Services

 

I have a list of local good services if you need so. I believe in local businesses.

 

- a hair dresser : cutshop  50 rue d'Argout  01 71 32 22 55

I like their haircuts and the friendly welcome.

 

-helpful shop for swimming suits, stockings, underwear

 

- nails (hands and toes)

 

- a cookbook store : the BEST

 

-  Kitchen utensils

Excellent fish at the Hédoniste
Excellent fish at the Hédoniste

Restaurants and caterers :

 

there are many to choose from. Different styles, different budgets, some new ones, some that were but are not anymore, some disappeared from my list because the welcome "accueil" was not up to my standards or because a better one opened nearby ...

 

This is a sample of  my 2014 list...

I have a whole folder sorted by   area ot theme that I'll share upon arrival ; I can also make bookings for you.

 

 Very Close to Argout :

 - When I do not want to cook I do not want to go far but want to eat healthy and tasty : Organic lunch at Fée Nature just outside the building. I love their vegetable blends. Good for your soul, good for your health. Tell Isabelle you're coming on my behalf. Avoid the rush hour from 12.45 to 1.45, full of busy corporate people and long queuing.

 - Missing a good quality burger with quality French fries ? Ready to queue or wait till 1.45 to enjoy your lunch ? Go to Blend at the end of the street.

 

- For pizza lovers : same street same sidewalk : Il campionissimo the Pizza vice champion of the world. The largest Pizza "à la carte" menu I've ever seen. They also propose salads.

 

 rue Bachaumont 2 mn walk, traditional French : Aux Crus de Bourgogne. Small Brasserie, smiling and good food on average. Some dishes are better than others. But globally a nice experience.

 

Le comptoir de la gastronomie rue Montmartre 2-3 mn walk excellent for foie gras, smoked fish all of Southwestern French food. Smiling service. A must. They also sell to take home...

 

Another nice Italian lively and noisy ( Italian !) Little Italy rue Montorgueil. Nice antipasti and pasta dishes.

 

History and food : Corner of Greneta ( facing you when you go through Mandar) : le Rocher de Cancale. one of the oldest cafés in Paris (= Procope on the left bank) façade just redone : all blue and gold a real Marie Antoinette style

 

  If you are looking for some exotic flavors : there are a few good Thai restaurants in the area... in my folder

 

Going towards Sentier top of rue des Petits Carreaux and then cross rue Réaumur. First street on you right

 

- Frenchie rue du Nil : from word of mouth this little  place has gained an International reputation and booking is not easy (I can help).

The wine bar is open and no need to book.

And they now opened a Frenchie to Go  open for lunch with nice deli food.

 

- going towards Grands Boulevards


Near place des Victoires a typical French Brasserie, very nice décor good food and average price for lunch : Le grand Colbert

 

in rue du faubourg Montmartre 8-10- walk from Argout , you have - to try "Bouillon Chartier" food is typical French brasserie style. Not gourmet but typical, landmark recipes,   VERY cheap and it is a must visit for the experience and fun.

 

Passage Panoramas Racine

  Good quality food and smiling.  Small  à la carte offering only  homemade fresh products.

 

I have a list for Le Marais and Haut Marais, Opera:

 

- Also if you go further on rue des Petits champs you reach the REAL Japanese district (not only sushis run by Chinese ! :-) ) great Authentic Japanese food everywhere in that area

 

Don't miss Roellinger rue saint Anne for their wonderful spices

 

In La Madeleine district, besides Ladurée rue Royale: ("Salon de thé" Versailles style decor. Their Macarons are among the best ; try the small sandwiches for lunch or the Kugelhopf  (Alsatian brioche) for breakfast. Not to be missed., there is a Mustard and vinagar shop, a Brasserie with  wine tasting, the luxury landmark Fauchon, some  Caviar landmark and Truffle specialist... Crystal and China landmark ...- 1728  is like having dinner in Versailles.  More comment and details about these places  after booking...

 

 

Lifetime experiences

 Louvre- Palais Royal When High ENd food and History meet at

 Le Grand Véfour rue du Beaujolais has 3* 

 the decor on Palais Royal is awesome and the food by Guy Martin is perfect.This place is definitely a landmark from the 1780ies. Some famous  writers used to dine there and their name is still on their seat ( Balzac, Colette ....) read the History of this  Grand restaurant and its ups and downs but is now definitely up !

 

Jean François Piege in the 7th 2* have to book ahead. This "young" chef is very creative, nice person - met him several times- not pretentious. Food is excellent, place not too big. his restaurant is above the Thoumieux but he also runs the Brasserie Thoumieux downstairs and now a pastry shop.

 

 

 Of course there are so many… this is not an exhaustive list.

I have more recommendations for  the Left Bank ( restaurants,  famous pastry shops, spices, grocery..)

 I will share everything with you when you contact me ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheese at La Fermette
Cheese at La Fermette

Where to shop in Montorgueil area

Stohrerbakery, pastry, catering (landmark, History)

 

Organic, fruits and vegetables

- Bio C Bon


Naturalia     

 

Butcher Tribolet rue Montorgueil

 

Vegetables and Fish

 

Terroir d’avenir

 

Cheese

La Fermette

 


Wine

 

Nicolas

 


Repaire de Bacchus

 

 

Chocolate and old-fashioned candies

 

La mère de famille

 

cookbook store


Librairie Gourmande

 

 

Professional utensils


E.Dehillerin

 

Mora

 

Simon


48+52,rue Montmpartre 75002 Paris                          + 33 1 42 33 71 65

 

G. Detou ( specialized, rare products, top quality grocery)

 

 

And much more that you will get upon booking and arrival, or on  a tour …