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PARIS MARAIS Gastronomic Treasures

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.
Translate :
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 : 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!
Confiseur Mazet
Confiseur Mazet
Maison de la Prasline Mazet

37 rue des archives
75004 Paris

Tél.: 01 44 05 18 08
Site Internet

Métro: Hotel de ville, Rambuteau

Parking: rue du Temple

Monday – Saturday :10am 7pm
Sunday : 11am 7pm
A luxury confectioner inspired by a great gastronomic tradition, the " Maison de la Pralisne Mazet " was created in 1636 in Montargis and has recently dropped anchor in the heart of the Marais. In a stylish boutique with a very refined medieval decor, you will discover the original Pralisnes Mazet recipe of caramel flavor with toasted almonds as well as their whole range of sweets - Givrettes and Grêlons being among the most well-known. Available in a large variety of boxes including some decorated with their official coat of arms, the Pralisnes Mazet is a perfect gift idea. Almonds, hazelnuts, caramel, cocoa, candied fruit, dark chocolate with crushed tea, chocolate for fondue, everything reflects long experience and unequaled expertise. The House of Pralisne Mazet, to discover and enjoy without moderation.
O Chateau
O Chateau
Ô Chateau

68 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
75001 Paris

Tél.: 01 44 73 97 80
Site Internet

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.
Dammann Freres, Place des Vosges, Paris le Marais
Dammann Freres
Dammann Frères

15 Place des Vosges
75004 PARIS
Tel.: 01 44 54 04 88

Metro: Bastille, Saint Paul, Chemin Vert

Manager :
Mr. Sébastien Guinoiseau

7 /7 From 11AM to 7PM
Since its inception in 1692, the Dammann Tea House is committed to discovering, preparing, and packaging the finest teas from major tea-producing countries. 250 varieties are available at our shop in the Place des Vosges. Traditional or flavoured, black, green, white and the divine oolong teas without forgetting the exceptional Pu-Ehr, our team is at your disposal to advise you and to share their passion for tea. Discover our selections and let yourself be seduced by the aromas and flavours available in many combinations, including the famous “Goût Russe” or the incredible “Jardin Bleu”.

25 Place des Vosges
75003 PARIS
Tél 01 48 87 94 07

Métro: Saint-Paul ou Chemin Vert
Parking:Place des Vosges ( 7 rue Barbette)

Managers :
Mr & Mrs Demonet

7 /7 From 8AM to 11.30PM
Carette, a new gourmet address has sprung up on Place des Vosges, amidst modern art galleries and the Pavillon de la Reine. A Parisian institution, the original salon is on Place du Trocadero near the Eiffel tower. This second luxurious space, in the historic heart of Paris, is designed by Hubert de Givenchy. The elegant interior is pure Louis XVI style. On offer are gourmet breakfasts, celebrated flavorful macarons, croissants and other artful pastries. A complete brunch can be had any day and any time. There are sorbets and ice cream, too. At tea time (between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.) you might opt for subtle and delicious finger sandwiches or a plate of 5 mini-macrons. A range of choices for a discerning palate are on the menu. The fabulous decor is reminiscent of the glory days of the former Place Royale. Marie Antoinette would have loved this chic salon.
Chez Manon
Chez Manon
Chez Manon

25, rue de Bretagne
75003 Paris

Tel +33 1 42 72 36 80

Metro: Filles du Calvaire

Private car park just opposite
14 rue de Bretagne

Tuesday to Sunday :
6:30 am to 8 pm
Closed on Monday,
Open holydays & August
At the heart of the busy shopping rue de Bretagne, discover the thousand and one delights offered by the bakery / pastry shop Manon, exclusively offering fresh products delivered daily. Fall for the deliciously delicate fresh fruit tarts, éclairs, Paris-Brest cream- filled pastry, or Philadelphia cheesecake with biscuit speculos (4 euros), unless you prefer to try their famous specialty, a chocolate- based creation known as «Saint Antoine» (2.50 euros) or their fruit macaroons. You can also find a wide selection of breads and baguettes directly out of the oven, making warm bread available all day. The "traditional sourdough" is one euro, and all other specialty breads, are made from "red label" flour, a guarantee of excellence. Small menus are also proposed- 8 euros for a delicious take- out lunch.
Legay Choc
Legay Choc
Legay Choc

45 rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie - 75004
from 8 am to 8 pm
except Wednesday

17 rue des Archives - 75004 (next to Open Café)
Monday to Saturday
9 am to 7 pm

Chez Victor
33 rue Rambuteau -75004
from 7 am to 8 pm
except Wednesday

Click here to order or for special deliveries
Click here to write to manager Richard Legay

Tel/fax +33 1 48 87 56 88
Discover one of the best pastry shop in le Marais…Richard Legay did not chose his name and it’s by pure hasard that he works in Paris’gay district… Surprisingly he attracts a very nice, chic and uspcale clientele who is fighting to buy one of his speciality : la baguette magique. Where else would you buy a bread in the shape of a dildo ?… But this is not the only good reason to visit his 3 shops… it’s delicious, fresh and affordable. We love the apricot and pistaccio tart and the many types of « quiches ». You can only buy a « baguette magique » on saturday’s from 2 pm, but you can have a decent lunch to take away every day from 6,80€ ! Do visit Legay Choc, even if you’re straight!
Gelati d Alberto
Gelati d Alberto
Gelati d'Alberto

12 rue des Lombards
75004 Paris

Tél +33 1 77 11 44 55

Noon to midnight every day

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There is still a famous institution on Ile Saint Louis for ice cream , but now there is only one ice cream maker we all scream for… it’s Alberto. If you don’t want to line up for 30 minutes just for a scoop, why not try something new and tasty … Discover Gelati d’Alberto! Homemade in le Marais, this is the perfect high-quality treat on a hot day. Try the exquisite rose petal flavor, Green Tea and Lime, pain d’epice, tarte au citron or cranberry … you’ll think you’re in heaven!
2 scoops: 3€, 3 scoops: 4€, 4 scoops: 5€, and to take home by litre at 16 € only.

3 rue Charles-Francois Dupuis - 75003 Paris

Tél. : 01 44 78 96 74
Fax : 01 44 78 96 75

Metro: Temple & République

Du mardi au vendredi de 14h à 19h
le samedi de 11h à 19h

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La fin du siècle dernier a vu, à Paris près de l’Opéra, les premiers pas de GOUMANYAT & SON ROYAUME®, la boutique de vente aux particuliers de la Maison Thiercelin. Au sixième mois de l’an II du XXIe siècle GOUMANYAT & SON ROYAUME® a pris un nouvel élan et propose, dans le nord du marais aux gourmets avertis et consommateurs éclairés, un lieu dédié à la fête de la gastronomie, pour cuisiner, recevoir et offrir. En poussant les portes de son Royaume, Goumanyat vous invite à découvrir le goût perdu des couleurs, des senteurs et des saveurs rares… Et vous propose, pour le plaisir de la découverte ses cours de cuisine.

Pierette's Guide: The First Guidebook with the Translation of French Dishes.

Enjoy one of the best tradition in French cuisine: the galette des rois (king’s cake) which has been an institution in France since the Middle Ages. We found a very special one in the Marais at Chez Manon on rue de Bretagne. Forget about your diet!

Pierette's GuideBeing definitely aware of the difficulties encountered by travellers when confronted to unfamiliar cooking traditions and terms, the author dedicates this first guidebook to the tourists, amateurs of French gastronomy.

Pierrette, who has a passion for cooking, hopes to make her contribution to valorize the products of French "terroir"  and enable foreign visitors to discover them through photos and full descriptions.

Choosing a dish or a menu and tasting it brings any gourmet a real pleasure.

The terms used on menus in most French restaurants have been adapted by the  author . It will make it easier for tourists to understand the menu in any  French restaurants or "brasseries".

The guidebook is already available in 5 languages : English, German, Spanish, Italian and French.

A publication in russian, Japanese and Chinese is coming soon…

About the guidebook  : RESTAURANT ESSENTIALS - WHAT DISH TO CHOOSE? 959 dishes explained along with 942 photos 276 pages paperback - price : 29.90 euros.

AVAILABLE in bookshops , galleries and tourist information offices and on Pierrette's website : or write to

Jean-Paul Hevin
Jean-Paul Hevin
Jean-Paul Hevin

Boutique & Tea-room
231, rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris

Metro Concorde, Tuileries or Opéra.

Tel: +33 (0)1 55 35 35 96
Fax: +33 (0)1 55 35 35 97
l ambassade d auvergne
l ambassade d auvergne
L'Ambassade d'Auvergne

22 rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare
75003 Paris

Tel +33 1 42 72 31 22

Metro: Rambuteau or Arts et Métiers

Car park Quartier de l’Horloge nearby

Service everyday
from Noon to 2 am
Orders taken from 7:30 pm to 10 pm
Closed on Sundays
from July 20 – August 20
L'ambassade d'auvergne est l'une des grandes institutions gastronomiques de Paris. Depuis plus de 40 ans Francis et Françoise Petrucci vous accueillent en amis dans leur grande maison du Nord Marais pour vous faire découvrir les plaisirs et saveurs du centre de la France. Il y a bien sur le restaurant, ses salles, mais aussi une boutique merveilleuse ou vous pouvez acheter et emporter des produits du terroir rares que vous ne trouveriez nulle part ailleurs, jugez plutot :
Vous trouverez tous les crus d' Auvergne et d' Aveyron, du Saint Pourçain en Allier au Côte de Millau en Aveyron...
La Ponote, célèbre lentille verte du Puy, fière de son AOC...  L'huile de Noix du Moulin de Méjane, La vaisselle de Jars Céramiste aux Couverts en fer forgé. Les fameux couteaux de Laguiole de Poche que vous ne quitterez plus et le couverts de Table en Corne, Pointe de Corne ou Bois prestigieux.

KING'S CAKE : not to be missed in January


Enjoy one of the best tradition in French cuisine: the galette des rois (king’s cake) which has been an institution in France since the Middle Ages. We found a very special one in the Marais at Chez Manon on rue de Bretagne. Forget about your diet!

Galette des Rois
1 1/4 lb frozen puff pastry
2 eggs
7 oz almond paste
Preparation: Leave the puff pastry at room temperature for about 2 hours until defrosted but still cold.
Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Line a baking sheet or pizza pan with baking parchment or grease the pan and lightly sift flour on it. Shake off any excess flour. Roll each sheet of pastry into a circle about 12 inches across. Place one circle on the prepared pan.


Sweet-tooth or pastry pig? It’s a fine line
By Jesse Hultberg

Salon du Chocolat

Along with the museums, monuments, concerts and exhibitions, what do we do in Paris? We eat! After the fois gras, steak frites and choucroute, what do we eat? I don’t know about you but I pig out on dessert of course!! Hello?

These are the confessions of a sweet-tooth which in my case is only a polite word for “ pastry pig “. After 15 years of living in and around the Marais I suddenly realized one day that I was an expert on where to find the best desserts in the neighborhood. An expertise that was finely-honed on painstaking, trial and error experimentation. Sometimes my legs will automatically transport me to the bakery that makes the best chocolate eclairs before I even know it. Suddenly my face is covered with the chocolaty goo that my body craves.

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The Marais lives up to France’s reputation as the food capital of the world or as my friend Kitty calls it “the land of buttery goodness”. Of course not everyone has the same taste in pastries so I’ll try to give you a broad spectrum of how to put on the pounds, but I think my favorites will eventually win you over.

Let’s start with the Tarte Citron Méringué or Lemon Meringue Tart shall we?
The criteria is obvious: A lemon custard that’s not too sweet. The meringue must be soft yet sticky with a crumbly crust that holds together. Hard to find? Not at Chez Paul. Chez Paul is a chain that you see everywhere. Convenience counts when you’re calming a pastry pig attack!

Gateau Espresso? This is a specialty of the restaurant Les Philosophes (28 rue Vieille du Temple)
The perfect combination of gooey and crunchy presented with a smattering of coffee flavored Jackson Pollock driblings.
You can’t go wrong and it’ll even wake you up! They also do a mean Key-lime pie they call « cheesecake ». I guess the fromage blanc gives it the name, but for you and me it’s a delicious fluffy key lime pie with a graham cracker crust. Oink! In case the place is full and you start to tremble don’t panic, the same desserts can be ordered at the two other cafés they own next door. Chaise au Plafond (rue Trésor) and l’Etoile Manquante (rue Vieille du Temple)

Of course we cannot forget the classic Pain aux Raisins. But in this swanky bakery it’s called an Escargot (don’t worry there aren’t any snails involved) it’s just because of the spiral shape. But who cares what the shape is! It sticks to your face and raises your cholesterol! Go for it at Du Pain et des Ideés (34 rue Yves Toudic and their new store on rue Saint Martin). You’ll find excellent breads at this high-end bakery as well.

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Eating pure sweetened butter may sound gross but this pastry proves the theory wrong! Fulfill your wildest butterbdreams with a
Paris Brest at the patisserie/boulangerie Sylvie et David Béatrix (149 rue Saint Martin)

Next we have the racy Orgasme au Chocolat Noir which you’ll find at the restaurant Dos de la Baleine (40 rue des Blancs Manteaux.) It’s hot, it’s cold and it oozes. I laughed and cried. The name of the restaurant means “the back of the whale”. But don’t let that scare you!

Another restaurant I love for its desserts is Aux Trois Petits Cochons (rue Tiquetonne.) Here you can order the grandiose Opéra. Personally any restaurant with the word « cochon » in it gets my vote and this one really deserves it. This is one of only two chocolate listings here but for all you chocolate specialists you can refer to our article dedicated to chocolate. We know who you are.

An excellent patisserie is “Chez Manon” (25 rue Bretagne.) Pretty much everything they make here is great including their Paris Brest and the Tarte Citron Méringué, but in case you want to explore another confectionary - and I’m sure you do - just pick anything that looks like a scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and you’ll feel as though you’re in the movie itself.

Well there you have my favorites. As for the eclair the jury is still out but perhaps I can count on you to let me know!!

A taste of Chocolate in central Paris...
By Agnes De La Vega, pictures by Tara King

The last Chocolate Show, held in Paris from October21 to October 25, 2005 illustrates the tendency of chocolate to test much more than one’s greediness. The virtues of cocoaare innumerable and thousands of years old – 4,000 years in fact. When cocoa was combined with sugar, it made a nectar witha such a smooth and velvety texture, it could tempt even the strongest will. Once only available to nobility and the rich, the democratizationof chocolate started in the 1940s, and its luxury was without question.

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The 2005 Chocolate Show offered many hidden treasures. Chocoholics could seek out innovative tastes with praline-flavored ice cream and fennel from the House of Chocolate, France…sample cultural co-education such as chocolate with kidney beans from Mrs. Setsuko, Japan…enjoy the exaltation of imagination and creativity with dresses and hats from French designers and confectioners’ sculptures from countries all over the world. There were even shapes from daily life, including cigars from Jean-Paul Hévin, Paris. One could even benefit from this "direct source of energy" without crunching a single square of chocolate through the care of esthetics and cosmetics – they stimulate the sense of smell and the skin. Talk about "chocolate therapy"!

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Interior design did not escape the chocolate treatment,offering articles of furniture and decorations with chocolately nuances, rare and elegant jewel cases with the claw of the Houseof Chocolate or Queen Astrid, and table decorations from the confectioner Mazet.

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The tasting of chocolate takes time…and in that is luxury and happiness.

Goumanyat & son royaume
3 rue Charles-François Dupuis
75003 Paris
Tel: 01 44 78 96 74
For connoiseurs, Goumanyat is a rediscovery of the pleasures of taste and the taste of pleasures to renew with the warm sensuality of magic emotions shared with relatives and friends.

Dammann Frères
France Biggest tea House that was already in the 1650 Louis XIV favorite tea house
A large selection at a much better price than Marriages Freres with fabulous packagings
15 Place des Vosges
75004 Paris

Chez Manon – Bread and cakes
25 rue de Bretagne 75003 Paris
Also 2 other addresses in le marais
01 42 72 36 80

Comptoirs Richard - Coffee house
Rue de Bretagne
75003 Paris
Choose from a fantastic selection of ground coffee.

Open Air Market des enfants rouges
Rue de Bretagne
75003 Paris
Over 20 stalls to find the best products from the countryside… Also the oldest market in Paris opened in 1615!

Jadis et Gourmande - Chocolate maker
39 Rue des archives
75004 Paris
Some of their chocolates are crafted into letters so you can write your own messages and have them packaged in a box “ I love Paris,” “eat me,” “Wonderful Marais”… The choice is yours!

Mariage Frères
30 Rue du Bourg Tibourg 75004 Paris
This very exclusive tea house boasts a super chic clientele and offers a choice of more than 400 different teas. The reference not to miss.
01 42 72 28 11

Le Palais des thés – Tea House
64 rue Vieille du Temple
75003 Paris

Lafitte – foie gras Specialist
8 rue Jean du Bellay 75004 Paris
01 43 26 08 63

Pasta Linea - Fresh italian pastas
9 rue de Turenne 75004 PARIS
01 42 77 62 54

Aux Ducs de Gascogne – South west specialities
111 rue St Antoine 75004 PARIS
01 42 71 17 72

L’Epicerie – Fine delicatessen
51 rue St Louis en l'Ile 75004 PARIS
01 43 25 20 14

Finkelsztajn Sacha – Yiddish and russian specialities
27 rue Rosiers 75004 Paris
01 42 72 78 91

Thanksgiving – The american food hall in le Marais
14 rue Charles V 75004 PARIS
01 42 77 68 29

Hévin Jean-Paul – Best chocolates in town
even if not in the Marais area, worth visiting
231 rue Saint Honoré 75001 Paris
01 55 35 35 96

Aromes et Cépages – Wine bar
33 Bis rue Charlot 75003 PARIS 01 42 72 34 85
fax : 01 42 72 34 95

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