Jones

Jones For my final night in town I headed to Jones, a casual wine bar bistro in the 11e arrondisement. Previously having been called Bones during the tenure of the previous chef, I wasn’t sure what I’d find in its current incarnation. I found a well-appointed and quite stylish neighbourhood bistro with a busy throng …

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Strada Cafe With an hour to kill before my museum of choice for the day opened, I guessed that coffee and breakfast would be a decent idea. After a little wander, I alighted upon Strada Cafe on Rue du Temple. It looked promising so I popped in. Set up for in a familiar style well …

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Au Rocher de Cancale The Rue de Montorgueil is a very lively spot for a drink en terrasse and a spot of people watching. The quality of places looks highly variable so I was glad when Paris devotees and regular guest questers Susie and Tracey suggested that Au Rocher de Cancale was one establishment on …

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Grazie

Grazie I’d spent a culturally saturating morning at the Musée d’Orsay so was glad I’d booked for a hearty lunch at Grazie, a pizza specialist in the Le Marais neighbourhood. After my lengthy stroll along the Seine, I was keen for a feed so the slightly chaotic service that I ran into upon arrival was …

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Arpège

Arpège When I decided to make Paris one of the final stops on my six month worldwide odyssey, I checked to see whether I might be lucky enough to find availability at Alain Passard’s Arpège. I was delighted to secure a table on Friday night. While the upstairs dining space is famed for its wood …

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