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Experience the easiest of France
The Louvre, Provence’s lavender fields, Monet’s backyard at Giverny – we’ve chosen the main iconic points of interest and tremendous areas so that you can benefit from the actual France with the minimal of fuss.
Highlights demonstrate the must-see sights and unbeatable experiences
Itineraries make making plans your journey easier than ever
Local Experts suggest what to not miss
Pull-Out Map places the streets of Paris on your pocket
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Restaurants-toureiffel. com; 1st point, Champ de Mars, 7e; lunch/dinner menus €17. 50 & €22. 50/65; eleven. 30am-5. 30pm & 6. 30-11pm; Champ de Mars–Tour Eiffel or Bir Hakeim) If you’re intrigued via the belief of a meal within the Tower, it is a lovely sensible choice. it may well now not be the caviar and black cakes of Jules Verne (on the 2d level), yet Alain Ducasse did log off at the menu, making it way over simply one other vacationer cafeteria. Étoile & Champs-Élysées The 8e arrondissement round the Champs-Élysées is understood for its big-name cooks (Alain Ducasse, Pierre Gagnaire, man Savoy) and culinary icons (Taillevent), yet there are all types of under-the-radar eating places scattered within the again streets the place Parisians who dwell and paintings within the quarter dine. BISTROT DU SOMMELIER French, Bistro €€€ Offline map Google map ( 01 forty two sixty five 24 eighty five; www. bistrotdusommelier. com; ninety seven bd Haussmann, 8e; lunch menu €33, incl wine €43, dinner menus €65-110; Mon-Fri; St-Augustin) If you’re as thinking about wine as you're approximately nutrients, dine the following. certainly the full element of this beautiful eatery is to check wine with meals, aided via one of many world’s top-rated sommeliers, Philippe Faure-Brac. LE BOUDOIR sleek French €€€ Offline map Google map ( 01 forty three fifty nine 25 29; www. brasserieleboudoir. com; 25 rue du Colisée, 8e; lunch/dinner menu €19/50; lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Tue-Sat; St-Philippe du Roule or Franklin D Roosevelt) unfold throughout flooring, the quirky salons right here – Marie Antoinette, Palme d’Or and the crimson Room – are person artworks with a method befitting the identify. The menu runs from upscale bistro to extra adventurous creations reminiscent of grilled tandoori scallops and saffron rice with mango. LE cover French, Bistro €€ Offline map Google map ( 01 forty five seventy four 15 eighty one; www. lehide. fr; 10 rue du Général Lanrezac, 17e; menus €22 & €29; lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; Charles de Gaulle–Étoile) A reader favorite, Le disguise is a tiny neighbourhood bistro (seating 33 humans) serving delicious conventional French fare: snails, baked shoulder of lamb, monkfish in lemon butter. Reserve good upfront. Opéra & Grands Boulevards LE J’GO Southwest French €€ Offline map Google map ( 01 forty 22 09 09; www. lejgo. com; four rue Drouot, 9e; menus €15-20; lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; Richelieu Drouot) this modern, Toulouse-style bistro magics diners away to southwestern France. Flavourful nearby cooking revolves round a rôtissoire (meat on a spit), let alone different Gascogne criteria like cassoulet and foie gras. LE ROI DU POT AU FEU Bistro €€ Offline map Google map ( 34 rue Vignon, 9e; menus €24-29; noon-10. 30pm Mon-Sat; Havre Caumartin) the common Parisian bistro surroundings provides to the allure of the ‘King of Hotpots’, yet what you actually come right here for is its pot au feu, a stockpot of pork, root greens and herbs stewed jointly, with the inventory served as starter and the beef and veg as major path. No bookings. Scallops from rue Cler industry MARTIN MOOS HÔTEL DU NORD glossy French €€ ( 01 forty forty seventy eight seventy eight; www.