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Bar le Perchoir

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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An enormously popular new bar in Menilmontant, opened on a huge rooftop with a 360 degree view of the capital. Despite ‘speakeasy’ pretentions (the street entrance is unmarked), the place is becoming a victim of its own success, with queues out

  1. 14 rue Crespin du Gast, 11e
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Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

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Covering seven hectares, 3,000 traders and up to 180,000 visitors each weekend, the Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen is generally thought to be the biggest flea market in the world. If this conjures up images of a sprawling field filled with broken bed

  1. Avenue de la Porte de Clignancourt, 18e
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En attendant Rosa

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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This riverside bar (sister of the Parce des Buttes Chaumont’s Rosa Bonheur) comes into its own during the summer months. En attendant Rosa – which translates as ‘Waiting for Rosa’ – waits for warm(ish - this is Paris, after all) weather to

  1. 37 quai d'Orsay, entre les ponts Concorde et Alexandre III, 7e
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Café A

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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Located in the 18th-century former convent of Les Récollets, Café A is unique, nestling as it does into one of the corners of this beautiful building of huge white stones. It’s an artistic landmark beloved by Parisian initiates – to reach it,

  1. 148 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 10e
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Le Faust

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Spreading its wicker chairs across a cute riverside terrace located beneath the Pont Alexandre III, Le Faust jostles with neighbouring bars Le Flow and En attendant Rosa for the attention of the moneyed and trendy. It’s a rather high-end affair:

  1. Sous le pont Alexandre III, 7e
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Le Mary Céleste

  • Rated as: 4/5

It would be easy to walk straight past the latest venture from the team behind Candelaria and Le Glass – with its nondescript front door and simple neon sign, the Mary Céleste oyster bar looks more like a neighbourhood pizzeria than the newest,

  1. 1 rue Commines, 3e
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Le Dépanneur Pigalle

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4

All too often, 'Mexican' cuisine abroad is a byword for Americanised fast food. Not so at Le Dépanneur Pigalle. By the time you've taken a seat at one of the elegant wooden tables adorned with cacti, you'll already have forgotten you're in

  1. 27 rue Pierre Fontaine, 9e
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Le Zéro Zéro

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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best bars in Paris" width="" height="" border="" />This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list. The human body really packs down: if you don’t believe us, just check out Zéro Zéro of a weekend. It’s a

  1. 89 rue Amelot, 11e
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X-Men: Days of Future Past

  • Rated as: 3/5

What’s Michael Fassbender out to prove this summer? That he can look leading-man cool in silly headgear? First it was Frank Sidebottom’s grinning papier mâché mug in ‘Frank’. Now he’s back in Magneto’s S&M-meets-Viking helmet for Bryan

  1. Sat Aug 2 - Tue Aug 5

Les Puces de Montreuil

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Less famous (and charming) than its older brother up north in St-Ouen, Montreuil’s flea market is where real folk rifle for antiques nowadays; mostly because it’s off the beaten tourist track so you can still get a bargain and find the

  1. Avenue du Professeur André Lemierre, 20e
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Philippe Ramette at Galeries Lafayette

See the legendary store with new eyes during a gravity-defying installation under the famous dome, August 14-30

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