40 Hours in Paris

In Paris, Tony does as the French do. He sips coffee at Le Pure Café, sits down at Le Dome for an enormous shellfish tower, discovers the lost art of bread baking and indulges in a guilty pleasure: a duck press.

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L'Avant-Comptoir‬‬

Tony meets sidekick Fritz Lang at this wonderful little wine bar for a quick glass of wine and snack.

3 Carrefour de l'Odéon‬‬‬
75006 Paris, France‬‬‬

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La Palette

The decor consists of tiled murals installed around 1935, advertising the virtues of a brand of liqueur that's no longer manufactured. The real reason to come, though, is the terrace -- a beautiful outdoor space not far from the river.

43 Rue de Seine‬
75006 Paris, France‬‬‬

 
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Le Baratin ‬

Connoisseurs consider Raquel Carena the best cook in Paris but this small bistro is anything but flashy. Every lunchtime and evening, her kitchen produces divine market-fresh food: succulent chuck steak and pan-fried pollack in mandarin butter.

3 Rue Jouye-Rouve‬
75020 Paris, France‬‬‬

 
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Le Dôme

Tony eats a seafood tower at Le Dome, an old classic brasserie in the Montparnasse district. Man Ray, Sartre, Simone de Bouvoir and Hemingway all hung out at this classic brasserie. Le Dome has some of the best Sole Mariniere in the city.

108 Boulevard du Montparnasse‬
75014 Paris, France‬‬‬

 
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Le Pure Café

Tony drinks a coffee at this classic corner café. Tony explains that the best way to see Paris is to stroll through the lesser-known neighborhoods, and to sit, have a coffee, and watch Parisian life go by.

14 Rue Jean Macé
75011 Paris, France

 
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Le Verre Volé ‬

Le Verre Vole is a wine bar with awesome natural wines and genuine French classic food. It is tucked along the mellow-yet-popular Canal St. Martin and has a casual ambience. It’s often frequented by chefs.

67 Rue de Lancry‬
75010 Paris, France‬‬‬

 
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Septime‬

Chef Bertrand Grébaut makes delicious market-driven contemporary French dishes. Septime is asthetically flawless and seasoned with a subtle literary sensibility.

80 Rue de Charonne‬‬‬
‪75011 Paris, France‬‬‬

 
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Shakespeare and Company

This bookstore in the Latin quarter has been owned by a British family for generations. Writers like Jack Kerouac would crash in the beds tucked in the small bookshop's corners. Ex-pat writers often read here, accompanied by a bottle of wine.

37 Rue de la Bûcherie
‬ ‪75005 Paris, France‬‬‬

 

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