Three of my favourite eating places from the French Open visit to Paris.
Rue St André des Arts and Rue de Buci
These streets connect to each other and you can walk to them from the Metro stations at Saint-Michel, Odeon and St Germain des Pres. There are lots of different restaurants and bars with a variety of different types of food and Happy Hours.
There is an Irish pub called Corcorans near the Saint-Michel end of Rue St Andre des Arts that had a big screen for watching tennis.
Le Petit Jacob on Rue Jacob
36 Rue Jacob
Area: Saint Germain Des Prés
There are restaurants, bars and cafes everywhere in Paris. So many in fact that it’s hard to choose one.
The first few times we ate out were a little bit disappointing. We chose places that offered a “formule” menu of a few courses for a set price. There is a lot of duck, salmon and chicken on the menu and the food was OK for the price but not overly memorable.
After the first few days we checked some recommendations from friends and went to places that were in a side street, rather than on the big main streets.
This place, Le Petit Jacob, was perfect and reminded me of somewhere you find in Melbourne. It’s small, comfortable, good value with very friendly service.
View the Trip Advisor page.
Helmet Newcake – Gluten Free Patisserie
36 Rue Bichat
Area: Canal St Martin- Hôpital St Louis
I am forever grateful that @frameyourself on Twitter told me about this place. I’m gluten free so Paris can be tough in terms of resisting the croissants, baguettes and pastries. But this is a 100% gluten free patisserie so having a chocolate eclair was a truly unexpected pleasure.
View the Yelp UK page.
Hope you enjoyed these gems. If you like cheese, have a look at The Grand Slam of Cheese: Paris and also find out what food and drink is available at the French Open.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
Le Petit Jacob, great food and ambiance. Particularly welcoming to Australians!