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- large choice of public transportation available (buses, subways,  RER, Tramways, 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.

pedestrian means that acces to cars is limited not completely forbidden and speed limit is reinforced.


- Possible Limo service at a very good deal. Ask Martinn




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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- 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 Martinn's recommendations.

Carnavalet :  Paris History
Carnavalet : Paris History
  1. Museums, Classic Theater and Movie Theaters in Paris center


- 7 mn-walk (0.6 Km) 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  (0.6Km)

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


Martinn has a list of smaller Museums offering  wonderful collections away from beaten paths and crowds ... To be shared after  booking.



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



Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles

+ 33 (0)1 30 83 78 00



Place du Général de Gaulle 77300 Fontainebleau

+ 33 (0)1 60 71 50 70


Champagne region




Nails and more
Nails and more



 I can share a list of local good services if you need soas I believe in local businesses.


- a hair dresser

Stylish, structured lasting  haircuts and  friendly welcome.


-helpful shop for swimming suits, stockings, underwear


- nails (hands and toes)


- a cookbook store : the BEST


-  Kitchen utensils

- And more...

Eat Local ingredients, Homemade and organic ...
Eat Local ingredients, Homemade and organic ...

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 2015 list...

I have a whole folder sorted by   area or 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.

- Want to taste  crèpes ?  French thin version of pancakes

try la crèpe dentelle


- For pizza lovers : same street same sidewalk : Il campionissimo the Pizza with a Ducasse stamp on it !!!!. The largest Pizza "à la carte" menu I've ever seen. They also propose salads.


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 offer a grocery section 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, or discussion after booking


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.


Bourse area :

- Les Lyonnais  by Ducasse. Bistrot decor ; young , energetic, smiling team ; excellent meat to cut with your fork, light desserts... don't miss it !

 - Racines : small menu,  everything is fresh ;  bistrot decor in the lively, historic Panoramas  Passage, friendly team


- Terroir Parisien by Yannick Alleno Contemporary decor, bistrot trendy food, nice team


- Vaudeville beautiful Brasserie decor,  food is good, follow their deals on internet

and more..; upon request after booking...


- 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.


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 Right and Left Bank ( restaurants,  famous pastry shops, spices, grocery..)

 I will share everything with you after booking ...




Cheese at La Fermette
Cheese at La Fermette

Where to shop in Montorgueil area

Stohrerbakery, pastry, catering (landmark, History)

and others ...


Organic, fruits and vegetables

- Bio C Bon



Butcher Tribolet rue Montorgueil


Vegetables and Fish


Terroir d’avenir



La Fermette






Repaire de Bacchus



Chocolate and old-fashioned candies


La mère de famille


cookbook store

Librairie Gourmande



Professional utensils






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 …




Just a couple of days in Paris ?  Don't need a kitchen ? Would like to have your bedroom done everyday ?

 Hotel Crayon almost on rue du Louvre. Nice Boutique Hotel, friendly team

Hotel Bachaumont on rue Bachaumont. Just opened. Luxury address

Hotel Chopin in the Passage des Panoramas. fun location, nice team, reasonable tariff

Would like to try the left bank for a couple of nights ?  Contact Ian on my behalf at Hotel Saint Christophe. Bilingual and bicultural family.