Stroll the Streets of Montorgueil!

Dodge the traffic, enjoy a little shopping and take in a little history in the Montorgueil neighbourhood, located roughly between Etienne Marcel and Sentier Metro stations. A neighbourhood-like collection of pedestrianised streets organised around rue Montorgueil, a bustling thoroughfare with week-round markets, this area is the perfect choice for a leisurely stroll on one of those bright Parisian winter afternoons. Here are just a few of our favourite local addresses…

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La Maison Stohrer

Because it wouldn’t be an afternoon in Paris without something sweet. Welcome to Paris’ oldest Patisserie, still going strong after two centuries. The wonderful interiors here are reason enough to step inside, but with counters full of colourful creations, pastries, cakes and treats, it’s only polite to take away a little sample of Stohrer’s famous Baba au Rhum. Luckily there are original frescoes to enjoy while you’re waiting in the queue (because there will be a queue!)

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51 Rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris +33 1 42 33 38 20
www.stohrer.fr

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Le Denicheur

Warm and cosy with a menu to match, Le Denicheur is a real find. Located away from the hustle and bustle of rue Montorgueil, the dimly lit interiors and tightly-packed tables here are all part of the charm, and that goes for the blackboard menus full of lasagnes, pies, chocolate fondants and tiramisu. Homecooking without a hint of pretension, Le Denicheur’s colourful walls are dotted with photographs and odd knick-knacks, the prices are reasonable and the staff are friendly. The perfect recipe.

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4,rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris +33 1 42 21 31 01

 

Frenchie

Those who manage to snag a reservation at this outrageously popular foodie hotspot have succeeded where many others fail. This may be one of the trendiest addresses in Paris, but there is hope for those without a reservation: Frenchie Wine Bar awaits just opposite and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to grab a table for a glass of wine and a little charcuterie amidst the brick walls and wooden beams. If you’re a person who likes to tick off the city’s hotspots, then this place is for you.

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5-6 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris +33 1 40 39 96 19
www.frenchie-restaurant.com

 

Blend

Ah, Blend. The ever-popular home of one of our favourite foodstuffs in Paris: Burgers. A household name to burger experts, Blend now has three outposts across the city, and all of them usually boast a queue! But thanks to speedy service and a buzzing canteen-like feel, it won’t be long before you’re tucking into a succulent burger made with beef from one of the city’s most famous butcher’s, Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec.

44 Rue d’Argout Paris +33 1 40 26 84 57
www.blendhamburger.com

 

Tour Jean Sans Peur

The Tower of John the Fearless certainly has a dramatic ring to it, and you’ll find it on the rue Etienne Marcel tucked within the street’s much later additions. In fact, the tower was built in 1409, making it a serious bit of history in the Montorgueil neighbourhood. The tower is the only remaining part of what was once a much larger complex owned by the Dukes of Burgundy. At 21 metres high, visitors can climb the spiral staircase and visit the temporary exhibitions on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

20 Rue Étienne Marcel, 75002 Paris +33 1 40 26 20 28
www.tourjeansanspeur.com

 

G. Detou

Calling all chefs ! The Montorgueil neighbourhood is a favourite amongst the city’s culinary masters, boasting some of the best stores for buying weird and wonderful ingredients. Amongst the most famous is G. Detou, a paradise for those who love to get creative in the kitchen. Search the packed shelves for chocolates from all over the country, jars of tea, mustard, honeys, coffee and even cake decorations.

58 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris +33 1 42 36 54 67

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Experimental Cocktail Club

After all that window shopping, eating and a dash of history, it’s time for a well-earned cocktail. The Experimental Cocktail Club are behind some of the best mixology spots in the city, including Marie Celeste and The Beef Club, so you’re in expert hands at their original address on rue Saint-Sauveur. Unwind in the low-lit speakeasy bar and congratulate yourself on a neighbourhood well done.

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37 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris +33 1 45 08 88 09
www.experimentalcocktailclub.fr
 
 

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