La Bastide d'Opio
Paris is not short of bistros, yet La Bastide d'Opio near Saint Germain market in the 6th stands out. Real food cooked brilliantly and priced well is just the beginning of this success story. Trees outside hint at the rural heart of this inviting little rusty-coloured restaurant that specialises in Provencal cooking - light, healthy and very tasty dishes like poulet à la crème de langoustines, that exclusively use olive oil (Provence is the only region in France that doesn’t cook with butter). Portions are well sized so that you can easily enjoy three courses. Between the rustic décor and young, kind-faced team in charge, eating at La Bastide d'Opio feels like being in someone’s home.