It's worth finding this bistro by the Centre Pompidou, and a stone's throw from what was once the doll museum, with its terrace tucked away in a hidden alley and excellent cooking. A bowl of tapenade and toast is supplied to keep you going while choosing from the comprehensive carte. It yields, for starters, tasty and grease-free rillettes de lapereau (rabbit) alongside perfectly balanced pumpkin and chestnut soup. Main courses include pan-fried foie gras on a smooth potato purée made with olive oil. The chocolate tart dessert is to die for.
You know a building is special when it garners special attention in a place like Paris. The Centre Pompidou is one such stunner, an iconic piece of architecture in a city full of these things. The Centre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou (to give it its official title) is a multi-purpose complex in Beaubourg, home to masses of modern art covering everything from Fauvism to Dadaism via Surrealism and the rest.
Admiring all that creativity is hungry business, and we have picked out some of the best restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs for sustenance and excitement when out and about here. This is your guide to Centre Pompidou, a truly Parisian classic.