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PARISMARAIS.COM : Des bulles sinon rien - 16 rue Elzevir 75003 Paris
Des bulles sinon rien

16 rue Elzevir 75003 Paris

Metro: Saint Paul, Bastille, Chemin vert

Tuesday to Friday:
2pm to 10pm
Friday & Sarurday:
2pm to midnight
Sunday: 2pm to 8pm
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Vladimir Gomel is the passionate creator of “Des Bulles Sinon Rien”, a Champagne tasting cellar in the heart of the Marais. You are welcomed as a friend in a space of over 100 square meters, with stunning, 17th century vaulted ceilings and under which you will find over 120 references of champagne producers. An amazing selection that will make you understand that expensive does not necessarily mean better and rare can be affordable. "Des Bulles sinon rien" is also a learning and discovery center where tasting and wine course workshops are taught by passionate professionals. It is also possible to organize private tastings. The first prize is 23 euros for an entire bottle you can enjoy in the cellar before making your selection. Des Bulles Sinon Rien is also a place to share and exchange. A beautiful place of conviviality- light and fresh, like bubbles!
PARISMARAIS.COM : L' Etiquette, Wine Cellar on the Ile Saint Louis, wine tasting

10, rue Jean du Bellay Paris 75004
Tel.: 01 44 07 99 27
or 06 78 46 70 66

Metro: Pont Marie

Monday from 2pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 8:30pm
Sunday from 1pm to 8:30pm
Private wine tasting upon reservation.
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Biodynamic wine without sulfur is the keynote of this authentic Ile Saint Louis wine cellar, passionately defending the art of the organic vine. L’Etiquette will show you more than 300 references, all from French vineyards, all worked by passionate winemakers. This unusual wine cellar returns the winemaker and nature itself to the heart of the winemaking process. The wine is less a case of grapes than minerals according to Hervé, passionate founder of the label, and with 30 years of experience in this sector under his belt. Winemakers of all soils are represented here, provided they make a successful and quality product. A fine selection of organic champagne is also available to discover. Among the wide selection of wines, about 50 of them are priced at less than 10 euros a bottle. Tastings are also offered, with an emphasis on the overall experience and emotion provided by these sweet nectars, far from traditional and sometimes stuffy tastings.
PARISMARAIS.COM : Restaurant Cabaret Le Moulin Rouge Paris
Le Moulin Rouge

Montmartre – Place Blanche
82, boulevard de Clichy
75018 Paris
Tel.: 01 53 09 82 82

Metro: Blanche
Bus : 30,54,68,74,95
Public car park nearby
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Dinner & Show from 7pm: from 180€
Champagne & Show at 9pm and 11pm: 109€
Check out website for more information
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Since 1889, the Moulin Rouge, immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec, where the famous Mistinguett performed and Music-Hall was born, makes dream all around the world! Many French and international celebrities such as Edith Piaf, Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra or Elton John have fallen in love with this mythical stage! A magnificent venue with its decoration from the Belle Epoque, papered with red velvet and typical burlesque frescoes, opens its doors for you to enjoy a dinner in the tradition of French gastronomy; refined dishes created by the famous Maison Dalloyau. which are served with Champagne, the official drink of the Moulin Rouge. Awaken your senses: your taste with exquisite food and your eyes with the spectacular show! Admire a troupe of 60 artists from all around the world who perform in the legendary cabaret twice every evening in the show "Féerie". A spectacular show of 2 hours : feathers, rhinestones, glitter, sumptuous settings, acrobats, original music, international acts… and the famous French Cancan. "Féerie" an amazing show to be shared with your family, your friends or with your sweatheart! The Moulin Rouge, the promise of an unforgettable evening!
Hotel Duo Lounge Bar
Hotel Duo Lounge Bar
Hotel Duo
Lounge Bar

11, rue du Temple
75004 Paris

Tel.: 01 42 72 72 22
Fax: 01 42 72 03 53

Metro: Hotel de Ville
Car Park within 200m

Monday to saturday
6 pm to midnight
Soft Drinks from 6 €
Great selection of vines, Champagne and Cocktail from only 10€
The Hotel DUO lounge bar is the ultimate place to meet and have a drink in le Marais. Very few luxury hotels allow you to enter the serenity of their private world...Hotel Duo welcomes you every evening from 6 p.m. to midnight to enjoy champagne and fabulous cocktails. The architectural décor combined with modern colors, space and materials work together in elegance and coziness, giving the hotel and warm and contemporary atmosphere. Air conditioning, great lounge music and comfortable armchairs make this place the perfect spot to take a break after a day of shopping and before a night of dining and clubbing.
Imprevu bar paris marais
Imprevu bar paris marais

9 rue Quincampoix
75004 Paris

tel: 01 42 78 23 50

Metro: Châtelet-Les Halles
Nearest parking lots: Forum des Halles or Hôtel de Ville

Managers: Martin & Buck

Monday-Saturday: noon - 2am. Sunday: 1pm - 2am
Our downstairs bar is open on Friday and Saturday nights.
Martin & Buck, two adorable American guys run one of the most welcoming and friendly bars and night clubs in le Marais. It’s called l’Imprevu meaning « unpredictable » -- and it’s certainly a place that’s full of surprises! They often celebrate birthday parties with their amazing team featuring live dancers and singers in their 16th century vaulted cellars. You can rent this fabulous place for private parties from only 1000€. A real bargain when you know about Paris’prices.

With cheap drinks and a great atmosphere, this is a fantastic place you should visit any night of the year. During the day, they serve pastries, coffee and a nice selection of teas. Every day is full of surprises at l’Imprévu.
O Chateau
O Chateau
Ô Chateau

68 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
75001 Paris

Tél.: 01 44 73 97 80
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Métro: Etienne Marcel, Louvre-Rivoli

Parking: rue du Temple

Bar’s open
Monday – Saturday
From 4 pm until midnight
Ô Château is a place that is open to everyone. To people who like wine, who love it, who are intrigued by it, to those who know nothing about it. It is open to anyone who feels some sort of an attraction to wine. Ô Château offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere for wine tasting classes as well as a fabulous wine bar and restaurant. Your experience at Ô Château will be delicious, informative, and fun. You might even get a buzz while drinking really good wine. Ô Château offers more than 40 wines and Champagnes by the glass at the bar.
Friendly and bilingual staff, great décor, comfortable surroundings. All wine tastings are presented in English.
Hotel Saint-Paul Champagne Bar
Hotel Saint-Paul Champagne Bar
Hotel Saint-Paul
Champagne Bar

8, rue de Sévigné
75004 Paris

Metro: Saint-Paul

Tel.: +33 (0)1 48 04 97 27

Noon to midnight 7/7
and even later depending on Hotel reception staff.
For the Hotel clients and their guests, discover a new place to meet and enjoy one of the best Champagnes you can find in town. The New Pommery Champage Bar welcomes you any time of the day or night in a cosy and intimate atmosphere. To drink there or to take back to your suite or anywhere you want ! Pommery Brut Royal 14€ per glass - Half bottle 24,50 € - Bottle Pommery Brut Royal (75 cl ) 44,50 € - Pommery Rosé 58,50 € - Magnum ( 150 cl ) Brut Royal 89,00 € - Cuvée Louise Prestige 1995 (75 cl) 120 € -Champagne Bauget Jouette Glass 9 €.
Selected vines to drink at the bar  per bottle or per glass to take away in your room from 7€, Chablis, White Bourgundy, Cotes de Beaunes Bouchard, Saumur Champigny.

There simply isn't anything like it... a Paris café.

There simply isn't anything like it...a Paris café.

Writers have spent their lives recording their thoughts in them. Love affairs have begun in them. Friends have become enemies and enemies have become friends in them. Business deals have been made in them.

I suspect that anything that's ever been done has been done in least at one time or another. A Paris café is not about eating or drinking or smoking (and now only at the tables on the sidewalk!). It's not about what they serve, to whom it's served or who serves it. It's not about the kind of tables or chairs that fill them.

A Paris café is about communication. It's the stage that is set for every form of exchange of ideas and emotions. It's about language...the language of words, of love, of music.

There are more than 2000 cafés in the City of Light...these centers of intercourse, connection, conversation, exchange...and life itself. They beckon you: "Come, have a seat. Refresh yourself. Take notice of life around you. Talk with friends. Or just gaze at humanity itself. Dream. Contemplate. Plan. Stay as long as you like."

A day doesn't go by that I don't patronize at least one Paris café. Each one is just a little bit different. Each one takes on the personality of its owner. Each one takes on the ambiance of its patrons. I wonder often how it happens so easily that the patrons mirror the "patron" -- or is it any wonder at all?

We all have our favorites and do we know why? Who can explain why at the "Café Français" I've met the important loves of my life? Or why is it that when approaching "L'Etoile Manquante," a front row seat always opens up just in time to take it. The "Café du Marché" on the shady side of the street rivals The "Café Charlot" for the sunworshipers, but why is it that it feels like home while its rival seems so foreign? The same faces line the bar at "Le Petit Trou" -- would yours become one of them? Or do you prefer the "Café de Flore" for all its "glore?" rather than "Les Deux Magots" for those not in the know. And at Café de la Paix, are you willing to "paie" too much for a coffee just for a view of the Opéra Garnier?

There are cafés that are "chic" and cafés that are just plain "cheap." If the tables are round, the conversation is often profound. If the tables are square, more likely you'll be one of a pair. Sit in the sun -- it's clearly more fun. Go ahead, surf the Net -- if there's a signal to get. There is life in a Paris café. Your life. My life. Their life. It's old. It's young. It's naive. It's wise. Go ahead. Take a seat. Find your spot. Tell your tales. Leave your a Paris café. Which one will it be?

Read on to discover the favourite bars, cafés and brasseries in the popular Marais district as chosen by This is not a complete list of the hundreds of places you will find in le Marais, but only our own selections, the best places we have visited many times, enjoy for their location, style, ambiance and welcoming, and now recommend to you.

Quality of service in Paris can be a weak point for many international visitors. French waiters and bar managers have a reputation for being rude at times, and you may not find the same type of service as you would expect in an American establishment. Keep that in mind when you visit even recommended places – the culture in France is different, which is why you came to Paris in the first place, remember? Fortunately, times are changing, and the Anglophone concept of service is increasingly becoming the norm in France.

We have awarded the Marais bars listed here with a ranking of one*, two** or three*** stars, with three being the best. We want to hear from you – if you visit these places, give us your review and tell us how many stars you think they deserve. Write to and we’ll publish your comments in our monthly newsletter. (Click here to subscribe for free)

Le Café du Marché *
37, rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 42 72 28 12
Local café with a lovely terrace, open on Sundays. Cheap menu at lunchtime.

Arômes et Cépages **
39, rue Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Inside le Marché des Enfants Rouges, a great wine bar for a glass in the sun or quiet lunch for under 15 euros.

Café Charlot ***
39, rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
Open 7/7 from 7AM to 2AM
Sunny terrace and great lunch.

La Comète
6, rue des Archives, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 72 10 27
Just below the beautiful Villa Mazarin 4 star hotel, this traditional terrace facing the BHV department store is the perfect meeting place before an afternoon of shopping nearby.

Au Petit Fer à Cheval *
30, rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 72 47 47
Old style French bistro with a little terrace. A great place to meet. watch people and make comments…

Le Blanc Cassis *
6, rue Dupetit Thouars 75003 Paris
Lovely terrace with a nice décor, next to the Carreau du Temple Market and Hotel du Vieux Saule.

Le Progrés *
1, rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 42 72 01 44
Classic brasserie and French bistro at the corner of rues Bretagne and Turenne. The ideal place to read the morning paper with a nice cup of coffee.

Le 16 Bar **
16, rue Pastourelle 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 44 61 07 17
Friendly local bar next to the amazing perfume shop Etat Libre d’Orange. The bar and shop often organise events and street parties together.

57, rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 71 72 20
Creative crowd and ambiance.

A la Tour du Temple
160, bis rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 42 72 13 44
The original stained glass décor makes this local café unique. It also offers a small terrace, just around the corner of rue Dupetit Thouars.

Le Troisième Chinon ***
56, rue des Archives, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 48 87 94 68
Beautiful, colourful décor with a  small terrace, just opposite The majestic Archives Museum on rue des Francs Bourgeois.

Les Marronniers *
18, rue des Archives, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 40 27 87 72
One of the most popular terraces in the south Marais with Plats du jour and snacks for lunch. The best value is their hot chocolate « Spanish style ».

Au Carrefour
8, rue des Archives, 75004 Paris
There is nothing particularly special here, except a strategic corner next to BHV. This is the perfect place for a cheap coffee and making plans with your friends before you go shopping.

Le Sarah Bernhardt
2, place du Châtelet, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 72 00 71
Big, classic brasserie style café. Not original, but a great place to meet up with friends before you to the theatre or Opéra du Châtelet, across the way.

Flag Café
5, boulevard Beaumarchais, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 71 00 99
Cocktail bar with a small terrace on the Place de la Bastille.

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Dandy's Café *
9, rue Nicolas Flamel, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 71 45 42
Lovely terrace and a 1920’s style deco on a pedestrian street facing Gelati d’Alberto, the best ice cream maker in le Marais.

Apparemment Café *
18, rue des Coutures St Gervais, 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 48 87 12 22
Décor is the real plus of this place – it looks like a chalet with its wooden walls.

La Favorite **
4, rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 78 56 48
Big café-brasserie with a cosy and warm deco. Ideal for meeting friends to have a chat while sitting in the comfortable chairs and sofas

Minimes ***
36, rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 42 71 36 70
Stylish neo-baroque place close to Hotel des Chevaliers. Service can be a bit arrogant, but this is just part of the French concept of luxury.

Café Beaubourg ***
rue Saint Martin, 75004 Paris
Facing the Pompidou Center at its south corner, this trendy café designed by Porzamparc, offers good food and drinks at any time of the day, and a nice terrace to sit in the sun.

Café des Arts et Métiers ***
51, rue de Turbigo, 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 48 87 83 25
Fancy, neo-baroque deco. Large but noisy terrace and expensive drinks.

Café Français ***
3, Place de la Bastille, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 40 29 04 02
Great terrace overlooking Place de la Bastile and delicious home made pastries. Check our report in "Gastronomic Treasures" section.

Café Hugo *
Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris
Next to Victor Hugo’s house – a must visit too – this place is rather expensive due to its popular location.

Alternative Scene

Lizzard Lounge **
18, rue du Bourg Tibourg, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 72 81 34
Australian, friendly and always busy with an English speaking crowd!

Pick-Clops *
16, rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 40 29 02 18
Rock ’n’ roll style bar with a 1950’s deco.

Café Solo *
6, rue Charles François Dupuis, 75003 Paris
This café is also a record shop and hosts music parties. Very friendly, local crowd.

Les Chimères *
133, rue St Antoine, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 72 71 97
Night bar with karaoké and dating possibilities of all kinds. Gogo boys and girls entertain on some evenings.

La Belle Hortense
31, rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 48 04 71 60
Wine bar, coffee house, tea room and bookshop – a fabulous and chic mix!

Le Cactus *
28, rue des Archives, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 42 78 56 66
An alternative place to Open Café for drinks and snacks with a mixed gay crowd. Nice sunny terrace.

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