To help you plan your stay in Paris and make the most of the capital, Natexpo has selected a few essential addresses for you. Take advantage of your visit to the show to discover all the delights of the City of Lights!
Food in Paris
Discovering the city also involves discovering its fine fare. From typical restaurants to the most prestigious addresses, we help you organise your lunch, dinner or night out after a day of business at Natexpo.
Organic and vegan
A few steps from the François Mitterrand library, the Season Square restaurant serves 100% plant-based cuisine, concocted from local products, mostly organic and seasonal.
All the dishes on the menu are homemade. There are delicious soups, gourmet drinks but above all burgers, made from grilled vegetable steak. For dessert, you have to try the gluten-free chocolate-hazelnut fondant or the chocolate rolled brioche.
Open Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
3 Rue Louise Weiss,
+33 (0)9 86 72 86 15
Soya cantine Bio is a 100% vegetable cuisine, made from 90% organic products, all in a chic and relaxed atmosphere
This restaurant offers a glass roof making the place bright and pleasant. On the menu, you can find revisited organic dishes as well as vegan and gluten-free dishes. The short list of menu guarantees quality dishes, organic cuisine, healthy and inventive.
In a word: go for it!
Soya cantine Bio
20 rue de la pierre levée
+33 (0)1 48 06 33 02
Gluten and lactose free
Fancy a gluten-free waffle? Head to Café Mareva! This restaurant bears the name of its creator and offers a whole menu of gluten-free & lactose-free products. Decorated with care, you will quickly feel at ease in this little coffee-shop, just near the Place de la République! A lactose-free and gluten-free spot, which also appeals to everyone: you will find vegan and vegetarian options, but there are also some for carnivores. Desserts are often lighter (but not always) and greedy!
Café Mareva offers a daily brunch, or an à la carte menu. Open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays.
38, rue du Faubourg-du-Temple
+33 (0)1 43 38 64 57
Table wood from scraps of buildings, walls and sideboards dressed in traditional objects collected from Emmaüs, mismatched plates, bread baskets woven in the tradition of a Breton craftsman … At Rural, everything has been recycled to create a story.
The philosophy of chef Marc Veyrat, at the origin of this restaurant? Think about our pleasure, our health and our children. So in the kitchen, the products are selected according to the seasonal harvests and craftsmanship, without pesticides or phytosanitary products. Meats, fish, vegetables and fruits are delivered daily and cooked on site. Open 7/7 – 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Rural by Marc Veyrat
Palais des Congres de Paris, Ground Level
2 place de la Porte Maillot or 78 boulevard Gouvion St Cyr
+33 (0)1 72 69 03 03
To taste Parisian life and traditional French cuisine, we recommend L’Européen, a magnificent brasserie of great Parisian tradition, specializing in seafood, whose reputation is well established.
The place is warm and comfortable: wooden scrolls and sets of mirrors, glass chandeliers, English furniture with armchairs on casters and Chesterfield-style benches. Everything here is designed to make you have a good time in a unique, retro and friendly setting. Open 7 days a week – from 7:30 a.m. to midnight.
21 bis, boulevard Diderot
+33 (0)1 43 43 99 70
Ducasse sur Seine is a unique experience. During a real gastronomic cruise on the Seine, enjoy the spectacle of the city and the Parisian cuisine of Alain Ducasse, who gives fresh seasonal products top billing.
Everything is prepared on board, by the chef and his team of around fifty cooks, pastry chefs, hotel managers and sommeliers who work all together to offer this experience.
Ducasse sur Seine
75116 Paris – France
+33 (0)1 58 00 22 08
Come and (re)discover the most beautiful monuments of the capital, in a chic and cozy 4 meter high bus, while tasting French cuisine with its selection of artisans and products from our regions. Bus Toqué is a double-decker bus equipped with a kitchen and a dining room, with a glass roof, offering a breathtaking view of the capital.
Equipped with a kitchen, a reception bar and 12 restaurant tables for 1 to 8 people, this contemporary-style bus with Parisian decoration has been designed to be as flexible as possible with a driving adapted to the restoration.
|Paris By Night – departure 20:30|
67, avenue des Champs-Elysees
|Apéritif or Parisian dinner – departure 18:00|
|+33 (0)6 21 40 20 41|
A gourmet coffee as a starter, a rice pudding for a main course, baked eggs to finish… Le Privé de dessert changes the codes of the meal. Enjoy starters and main courses with the names and appearances of desserts, but which are actually salty. And, on the contrary, sweet desserts have names and the appearance of savory foods. It could drive you crazy.
The menu changes with the seasons to offer fresh products. The plates are generous and prepared on demand, this unusual experience has everything to please! Reservations possible online.
There are now 3 addresses in Paris:
|Privé de Dessert Batignolles|
124 Rue Legendre
75017 Paris 17
|Privé de dessert Aligre|
7 rue Théophile Roussel
Privé de dessert Pigalle
Feel Good Food
Cali Sisters is a feel good place, created by the two sisters Capucine and Juliette Vigand, in love with California where they spent their childhood. Between a giant palm tree and XXL glass roof, in a gipsy bohemian decor, come and enjoy Californian cuisine as healthy as it is delicious. Fresh, healthy and local products, lots of vegetables, vegan dishes, but not only, and a happy mix of Californian specialties …
Come when you want: Lunch menu every midday during the week, Dinner every evening from Monday to Sunday, Brunch on Saturday or Sunday noon. Cocktails any time of the week! Open every day from Monday to Sunday.
7, rue Notre-Dame-des-Victoires
+33 (0)6 72 48 76 28
Located in the 13th arrondissement, in the Halle Freyssinet of Station F, la Felicità is impressive. This huge Italian food-market directly from producers offers 100% homemade food, in a 4,500 m2 space including 8 kitchens, 9 chefs, 3 bars and lots of conviviality!
Caffeteria, trattoria, hamburgeria, Biergarten, Cockail bar… Here there is something for all tastes and all occasions: have an aperitif, just a drink, an ice cream for a snack, a quick lunch or a hearty dinner… The decoration is atypical: two huge old wagons are present in the hall, huge banquet-type tables, but also exhibitions, street-art, festivals, DJ sets, film screenings on the big screen which are all activities that punctuate the year. Open Sunday to Wednesday 9 a.m. to midnight and Thursday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
5 Rue Eugène Freyssinet
Going for a drink
In the heart of Bercy village, Chai33 welcomes you in a refined and surprising decor. Three different atmospheres and two terraces are spread over several levels, opening onto the St-Émilion courtyard and the Bercy park.
Take to the heights and sit down at the Bar Perché, with its very cozy atmosphere and furnishings. Visit its historic cellar, and discover their 300 references of natural and organic wines, for all tastes and all budgets.
33 cour Saint-émilion
+33 (0)1 53 44 01 01
Les Petits Crus democratize the alliance between cheese and wine and make them fun and accessible to all. Here, you will only find quality products, with raw milk cheeses and 100% organic wines. Each cheese is paired with a specific wine, which must be tasted in a specific order.
Be ready for real love at first sight in your mouth to delight your taste buds. To accompany your cheese tasting, you will also have explanatory sheets on the pairings served.
Les Petits Crus
13 Rue St Sabin,
+33 (0)9 67 29 89 33
Copper Cocktail is an original bar offering a travelling menu.
If you want to go somewhere to be whisked away, this place is made for you.
With its yacht club style bar let yourself be buoyed along among creative, magical and delicious cocktails.
So set off on your journey without delay! Once you have arrived in your port of call, your crew will give you a warm welcome from 6pm to 2am.
5 Rue Bouchardon
A renowned address for Parisian mixology, the Experimental Cocktail Club is hidden away in a quiet street in the second arrondissement of Paris.
It is one of the best “street” bars in the capital thanks to its architecture and the quality of its menu. Enjoy its cocktails made to order according to your tastes.
A real reference in Paris which is well worth a visit and for which booking is recommended.
Expérimental cocktail club
37 Rue Saint-Sauveur
+33 (0)1 45 08 88 09
Bar with relaxed atmosphere
The relaxed bar Le Plan B is acknowledged as being the specialist in craft beers.
If you think beer a perfect accompaniment to burgers in a football match, this is your ideal venue.
You can accompany your beer with healthy bar meals and snacks.Quench your thirst and discover a wide range of beers from all four corners of the world: Japan, Canada, etc.
The writer Philippe Delerm said that one of the best pleasures in life is the first swig of a glass of beer.
You now know where to drink it.
Le Plan B
28 Rue de Lourmel
+33 (0)1 77 15 51 73
The cultural treasures of the City of Paris
Blessed with a unique cultural and architectural heritage, Paris is one of the most sought-after destinations in Europe. We have picked out the most essential sites and monuments to extend your stay in the city
For enthusiasts of operatics and choreography, Palais Garnier is a perfect venue.
In this majestic building with remarkable architecture, you can admire the ceiling painted by the famous artist Marc Chagall. The Paris Opera features ballets and of classical music performances on its programme.
Place de l’Opéra
Discover the Parisian universe
If you are looking for the quintessence of Paris, Montmartre is the natural choice.
From the Place du Tertre, to the vineyards of Montmartre, passing by the house where Dalida lived, discover the charm of the mythical district of Amélie Poulain, this small authentic village known for sheltering the Sacré Coeur basilica and its astounding view across Paris. Perched on the top of the hill that bears the same name, this village has been an inspiration for artists for more than three centuries.
With its little cobbled streets, its gourmet bistros, its gardens and its artists, Montmartre will offer you a truly enchanting experience!
Another nice place to wander round in Paris is the Butte aux Cailles.
This is another part of Paris that has kept its village feeling. Away from the hubbub of the city, this relatively unvisited district is a beautiful spot for a stroll.
You will be able to wander around the cobbled streets among charming little houses in a calm and tranquil atmosphere.
Truly authentic, le Marais is a district of French traditions and know-how. Its many alleys are steeped in history and avant-garde boutiques.
Take the rue des Rosiers to taste falafels worthy of the name or try a little treat from Yann Couvreur’s famous pastry shop. Go through the rue des Francs-Bourgeois to discover many designer boutiques. A meeting place for locals, le marché des Enfants Rouges is the place to buy fresh produce from France and elsewhere. At the bend of the passage de l’Ancre, seize the opportunity to take some pictures. If it’s snack time, we can’t recommend enough that you stop at the Loir dans la Théière to taste their famous lemon meringue pie!
Activities and leisures
“Live a unique experience, explore limitless universes, let yourself be carried to the heart of Art” through total immersion in the universe of Dalí and Gaudí. The Atelier des Lumières took up residence within the Chemin-Vert foundry was created in 1835 to meet the needs of the navy and the railroad for high quality cast iron parts. 2 exhibitions to discover until January 2: Dalí, the endless enigma & Gaudí, the Architect of the imaginary.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nocturnes on Fridays and Saturdays until 10 p.m. and Sundays until 7 p.m. Special nocturnes for the exhibition “Destination Cosmos, the ultimate challenge” from Monday to Saturday from October 22 to November 20 from 6.30 pm to 10 pm. Online reservation and ticketing: www.atelier-lumieres.com/en
Atelier des Lumières
38 Rue Saint-Maur
+33 (0)1 80 98 46 00
The temple of luxury
After 16 years ofrenovation, the Samaritaine has finally reopened its doors! Take advantage of your stay in Paris to (re)discover this newly renovated temple of shopping. You will find luxury brands there, but also exclusives and a 200m2 concept-store bringing together young designers who will probably be the fashion of tomorrow. La Samaritaine also hosts a beauty area of 3000m2, the largest to date that can be found in Paris: the perfect place to find exclusive gems.
You will love strolling through its new shopping, beauty and dining areas. Take a break in one of the tea rooms and admire its majestic staircase. Our favorite: the waffle, whipped cream, chocolate and its cup of seasonal fruits to be enjoyed in the afternoon at the Voyage restaurant, on the top floor.
19 Rue de la Monnaie
75001 Paris 1
A panoramic view of the city
Admire all of Paris while enjoying a spectacular panorama of the Eiffel Tower and all of the city’s emblematic monuments from the Paris Montparnasse Observatory. Located at the top of the Montparnasse Tower, in the heart of the city, it offers you a unique and breathtaking view, day and night. You can also eat or have a drink at Ciel de Paris, the restaurant at the Montparnasse Tower.
Timetables and prices: www.tourmontparnasse56.com
Tour Montparnasse – Montparnasse 56
33 avenue du Maine
+33 (0)1 45 38 52 56