The rue Vieille du Temple is one of the main strips in le Marais with plenty of cafés, boutiques, and restaurants. Whether you are a longtime resident or a vacationer in Paris, here are 5 places not to miss just around the corner from this popular street.
La Chaise au plafond
La Chaise au Plafond is a really popular destination on the hip rue du Tresor. The organic food is tasty and affordable. The menu indicates the origin of the fruits, vegetables, and meat often purchased from individual farmers or ranchers. Xavier Denamur, the owner, has always gone for sustainability over margins. The wine list is brilliant by its diversity and affordability.
10 Rue du Trésor, 75004 Paris, France
This historic teahouse was founded by the first French Tea Merchant in 1854 and offers an unrivaled choice of tea. The employees, impeccably dressed in French colonial outfits, are unbeatable in their knowledge of the more than 400 different varieties of tea offered. The upstairs tea museum alone is enough to justify a visit to the shop. At the back of the store they serve the tastiest brunch in the Marais, a delicious blend of sweet and salty appetizers and entrees accompanied with the tea of your choice.
30 Rue du Bourg Tibourg, 75004 Paris
You can find nearly all the spices of the world in this small shop patronized by some of Paris’s most prestigious chefs. The owner has even created some special spice mixtures bearing the names of the most remarkable restaurants in Paris. Yet the prices are quite modest.
You will find yourself immersed in an exotic bazaar and we are ready to bet you will not leave the shop empty handed.
Izrael : 30 Rue François Miron, 75004 Paris
Une glace a Paris
15 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
This year, ‘Une Glace à Paris’ is our most pleasant discovery for sweet treats. Who would have thought that Bertillon, the world famous ice-cream maker located on the St-Louis Island would have a serious competitor? Yet Emmanuel Ryon has succeeded. He was given the title “meilleur ouvrier glacier de France”, attributed every year by a panel of specialists to the most skilled worker in each culinary specialty..
Just taste the 75% Chocolate of Tanzania ice cream or the “baba au rhum” Crème Glacee to convince yourself. And his shop is a pure visual delight.
L’Hotel de Sully
Imagine walking in a bustling street of le Marais, and suddenly entering a breathtaking medieval private mansion. You find yourself immersed in an ocean of peace and quietness while being transported back to the 17th Century. After a few steps in the beautiful garden, you will then enter Paris’s most exquisite Square: la Place des Vosges. The Hotel de Sully is the peak of architectural emotions that le Marais has to offer.
62 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris
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