The bars, bistros and brasserie shake up the traditional hierarchy between the minor arts and the major arts. The side taken is the one of democracy of taste in which each one chooses the culture in which he wants to participate and becomes a self-taught artist himself and a part of it. It makes it the most beautiful places in Paris.
This accessible and democratic culture is part of the heritage but in a more intimate way in the heart of the Parisian population. As a result, each establishment and neighborhoods to which it belongs has its own identity. Paris is also full of wonderful restaurants to discover.
New establishments, filled with anecdote and richness, are born over the course of the new trends. Each establishment becomes the rallying point of a certain population which finds in it the headquarters of its generation, its comrades, its current of thought. It embodies French art of living.
These are establishments where we meet on the daily, metro work bistro! Let’s discover the most beautiful places in Paris: 7th to the 11th arrondissements.
The first establishment on our list of the most beautiful places in Paris in the seventh arrondissement, Les climats. The establishment is located in the first concrete building of the French capital built in 1905. It has been redecorated according to its former splendor from period documents and has regained its art deco and art & crafts style. The vaults, the painted ceiling and its winter garden make it the most romantic place. The bar is dedicated to wines from Bourgogne.
Opened in 2012, this bar restaurant is decorated like a trendy clothing store. Fashionable and refined, the establishment represents the charm of Parisian women. The natural and raw materials echo the style of the Haussmannian apartments. The first floor is a private lounge.
Restaurant Musée d’Orsay:
Attached to the Musée d’Orsay, the place is made of an impressive metal structure containing even more metal than the Eiffel Tower. The space has been soberly redecorated to awaken the original magnificence of the place. The furniture and pure design brings out the charm of the establishment. It is possible to book this establishment to organize banquets or events, wedding dinners in Paris.
The first establishment on our list of the most beautiful places in Paris in the eighth arrondissement, the Mini Palais. With its colossal bronze door and facing the sumptuous Alexandre III bridge, the Mini Palais is located in the heart of a cultural and historical golden triangle. The establishment is located in one of the most beautiful Parisian architectures. Sculptures, marble and wood make it a sublime decor in Mediterranean style. The Mini Palais is closed now and will reopen in 3years or so after a makeover! It is possible to book this establishment to organize banquets or events, wedding dinners in Paris.
Pershing Hall – Kith et bureaux :
Hidden within a late 18th century mansion, the former Pershing Hall possesses an extravagant architecture. An impressive green wall. The place spans three stories and its design is divided in four different atmospheres. Today it is Kith and Offices, a trendy sneaker and streetwear store, but it still worth checking the architecture out!
Bar du Grand Hôtel:
The first establishment on our list of the most beautiful places in Paris in the ninth arrondissement, the Bar du Grand Hôtel. Inaugurated in 1862 as the largest hotel in the world by the Empress Eugenie under the Emperor Napoleon 3. The arches of its entrance are monumental and lead us towards a sumptuous winter garden of 800² made of a gigantic glass roof where it is pleasant to sip a drink both day and night thanks to its lights. It is possible to book this establishment to organize banquets or events, wedding dinners in Paris.
La Brasserie Printemps:
The metal structure was dismantled in 1939 and stored in Place Clichy at the start of the Second World War. It was found, restored and replaced in 1973. The facade and the glass roof were classified in 1975. The immense painted stained glass dome makes it a magnificent establishment. It is possible to book this establishment to organize banquets or events, wedding dinners in Paris.
In the heart of the Drouot district and the auction rooms, the establishment highlights the quality products of the Pyrenean region. The place is full of vintage thrifted objects, all representative of this very particular terroir. The owner calls on artisans from his region to decorate his establishment.
La Café de la Paix:
A true Parisian institution since 1862, the Café de la Paix reigns over the Place de l’Opéra like the Palais Garnier. The café is decorated in the Napoleon 3 style. Also inaugurated by the Empress Eugenie, the establishment quickly became the most fashionable place in the capital. Princes, Maharajas, Kings and Queens meet there. Its chic design and history has represented the French Parisian style for over 150 years. It is possible to book this establishment to organize banquets or events, wedding dinners in Paris.
Built in an old mansion in 1875, this sublime Rococo style place made of velvet, gold cage, paintings, reveals its past as a brothel with a sensual and feminine design. This sulphurous boudoir has famous DJ sets in its basement. It is possible to book this establishment to organize banquets or events, wedding dinners in Paris.
Le Red bar:
Le Red bar is part of the Athénée hotel, renovated in 2010. Le Red bar plays the opera and theater card by being draped in red. All the mixtures of materials and textures are found on the armchairs, carpets and velvets. All the furniture has been designed and created especially for the premises. The reflection of the mirrors and the cozy atmosphere make it an intimate place. It is possible to book this establishment to organize banquets or events, wedding dinners in Paris.
The first establishment on our list is one of the most beautiful places in Paris in the tenth arrondissement. The Delaville café is located near major theaters and the Grand Rex, this former Napoleonic brothel is a unique place that spans two floors. The difference between the decor and the places combines old and industrial, raw and modern. Its large terrace is a must-see in summer. It is possible to book this establishment to organize banquets or events, wedding dinners in Paris.
The first establishment on our list of the most beautiful places in Paris in the eleventh arrondissement, L’armagnac café. The storefront is reminiscent of old stalls, wooden panels and bevelled glasses, we are at Armagnac café. Large mirror, slate, and formica furniture, reminds of old cafes. A patchwork of old posters and the welcoming vintage design create an intimate atmosphere. It is possible to book this establishment to organize banquets or events, wedding dinners in Paris.
Le Bistrot du peintre:
Dean of the Bastille district, this establishment is an ambassador of Art Nouveau. From its furniture, the magnificent mirrors, to the art that covers each of its walls, Le Bistrot du peintre takes us on a journey through time to enjoy the Art nouveau style at its finest.
If you liked learning about the most beautiful places in Paris, here is the previous article on the other parisian arrondissements.
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