Our Favorite Local spots:
Les Galandines: This is the best joint in the area for reasonably-priced, traditional buckwheat crepes. They have a variety of fillings for 3-7 euros, takeaway or dine-in.
Sandman tours: They offer a variety of tours, both free and paid, all over Europe. The tour guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. This is a must, especially for a first-time visitor to Paris.
Laduree: If you like pastries and desserts, especially macaroons, you have to go here. Takeaway or dine in, these tasty treats are the best in town.
Le Vingt: Along a narrow Latin Quarter street, this restaurant offers a fixed priced menu of traditional Parisian food. Three courses for 11 euros cannot be beat.
Shakespeare and Company: If you like coffee and books, this stop is a must. Take your time, read a book, write your blog, people watch, and enjoy a cup of Joe at this adorable local joint.
Au Doux Raison: Who doesn’t love a good wine dive? This place has reasonably priced wine, excellent food, and friendly service. Not to mention it’s a great starting point for bar hopping in the Latin Quarter. Here’s their website (it’s in French).
Pub River: If you enjoy a good pint, head here for 3 euro pints during happy hour. Locals only, plus you, that is. Can’t find a website, but it’s almost immediately across the street of Au Doux Raison. Here are the GPS coordinates on google maps.
Le MayFlower: Another good stop on the Latin Quarter walking bar crawl. They have a wide selection of Belgian beers on tap and in the bottle.
BrewBerry: My personal favorite. This is a craft beer lover’s dream. Enjoy a taster or a pint (or a few) at this beer geek niche. Want to take some rare bottles home? Head to the bottle shop immediately across the street. They also have a Facebook Page.
Moulin Rouge: If you have the time and the money, catching a cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge would be amazing! This is where it all began. Tickets from 190 euros with dinner and drinks or 105 for the show only.
Montmartre Cemetery: Eerie but impressive. Check out their website for a background and history on the impressive, historical cemetery.
Pepone Café: This place is just neat. Want a cup of take-away mulled wine and a tomato-basil flavored macaroon? Check this place out. It’s super unique! Although they are difficult to find online, and the “pepone café” on TripAdvisor is not the same place, it’s worth the trip. Here’s the address: 63 Rue Des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France.
Sacre Coeur: Hike up the 270 steps (or take the elevator) to reach this beautiful and historical basilica. The views from the top are the best in the city, and you can see the entirety of Paris!
Aux Deux Amis: Although they don’t have a formal website, here’s a great review on the restaurant, written by one of the ladies we met while visiting Aux Deux Amis. If you want the local experience, head to this unassuming little gem, grab a seat at the bar, hit it off with the locals, and grab some tapas and a glass of wine or craft beer!
Taste of Paris: In 2017, the Taste of Paris will host their third annual culinary event. This event is for foodies only. If you want to sample the best food in Paris from some of the World’s most renowned chefs in an unintimidating atmosphere, get your tickets for next year’s Taste of Paris.
Bistro Paradis: This teensy little restaurant opened up just six months ago (from the time of this post). The food being pumped out here is on par with a three-star Michelin restaurant, and tasting menus start at 18 euros, an excellent value. Make reservations in advance, especially if you’d like a seat during the evening.