Mythical and magical passport to Old Paris! Discover our best Spots for a drink or to eat

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Mythical and magical passport to Old Paris! Discover our best Spots for a drink or to eat

Let yourself enter into a time machine experience and enjoy of the wonderful sensation of stepping inside the Parisian Belle Epoque.

Blue train restaurant

Visiting this magical place gives you the opportunity to experience the wonderful sensation of stepping inside a time machine and finding yourself in the Belle Epoque.

It was in 1900 at the time of the Universal Exhibition that the station buffet, which later became Le Train Bleu, was built. Marius Toudoire, the famous architect behind the Gare de Lyon clock tower and façade, was entrusted with carrying out these works. The management of the railway company hoped to create an unmissable gourmet experience in a luxurious, modern and legendary setting.

The station buffet was unveiled in 1901 by the French President Emile Loubet and quickly attracted people from high society and artists.

In 1963, the buffet became “Le Train Bleu” as a tribute to the “Paris-Vintimille” line dating from 1868, the legendary train that served towns in the French Riviera along the Mediterranean coast.

Le Train Bleu
Open daily 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tel: +33 1 43 43 09 06

Tasty treats at the Museum of Romantic Life

Hidden away from the touristic districts of Paris, the Museum of Romantic Life is a restful place that evokes the years between 1830 and 1850. I visited this place in Spring and really liked this quiet and peaceful estate in the 9th arrondissement.

Rue Chaptal is a residential street in the 9th arrondissement at the foot of the Hill of Montmartre. The street runs close to a district called Nouvelle-Athènes (New Athens). This speculative property development from 1830 included residential buildings and studio houses for the many artists who settled in the neighbourhood. The Nouvelle-Athènes quickly became the principal intellectual district of Paris. Many of these studio houses disappeared or were transformed to other use. One of them marvellously survived: the Scheffer-Renan mansion. The one that now houses the collections of the museum of Romantic Life. Find number 16 rue Chaptal and walk to the end of a long paved lane.

Tea room Museum of Romantic Life

Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.

16 rue Chaptal – Paris 75009

Tel: +33 1 55 31 95 67

Amour Restaurant

The Amour restaurant reminds us the insolent past of the 9th district called Pigalle. A real Parisian Bistrot with red leather benches and Pin Up’s shoots on the walls. In the restaurant, you can eat, drink or just seat in the exotic garden, to read a book. Parisians and tourists like to meet there, same for fashion people and artists. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch on sundays and saturdays are 24/7 non stop service.
All the wine is natural. The cocktail bar opens at 6pm.

Breakfast: 8h00 – 11h30
Lunch: 12h00 – 16h00
Dinner: 19h00 – Midnight
Bar: 18h:00 – 2h00

To book in the restaurant: +33 1 48 78 31 80

Radioeat restaurant

After their ten-year tenure in Palais de Tokyo as Tokyo Eat, restaurateur Eric Wapler and chef Thierry Bassard join forces to create radioeat, a new restaurant in concert hall and recording studio - Maison de la Radio. The home of Radio France, this futuristic building has a place in the heart of many Parisians. For its numerous concerts, taped radio emissions and auditorium with a 5,320-pipe organ. So, with such a loyal following, it’s hard to imagine that they never had anywhere to feed hungry music fans. Until radioeat…

Once you're done eating, head to Le Belair bar on the second floor for a post-drink cocktail and a boogie if you're feeling in the mood.


116 Avenue du Président Kennedy,


What a beautiful spot Daroco is! Supported by majestic concrete columns and solid stone walls, dressed in light terrazzo and blue velvet, and topped with a huge mirrored ceiling for narcissists with stiff necks, the flamboyant restaurant from Julien Ross and Alexandre Giesbert (Zebra, Perruche) has quickly become the new temple to Parisian hype.

6, rue Vivienne

Paris 75002

TEL: +33 1 42 21 93 71

Opening hours: Every day, from noon to 3pm and from 7pm to midnight (snacks from 3pm to 6pm).

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