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Behind the Scenes: Andrew Zimmern's Paris

Published On 10/23/2013 Published On 10/23/2013
Behind the scenes: Andrew Zimmern's Paris
CUISINE DE BAR
Restaurant Frenchie
Yam'Tcha
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Candelaria
Silencio Club
The Westin Paris
Deyrolle
Musée des arts et métiers
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1. Poilâne 8 Rue du Cherche-Midi, Paris, 75006

This is a bakery that produces what many continue to consider the finest bread in the world. All the breads are surprisingly cheap and will definitely last at least at week, so you can use it to make all the croque-monsieurs you want. They've also got flan, apple tartles, and tons of other baked deliciousness.

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2. Cuisine de Bar Marais 38 Rue Debelleyme, Paris, 75003

Cuisine de Bar is a tartine (open-faced sandwiches) speciality shop that has the food ready-made at the counter, and their sandwiches are always made with fresh Poilane bread.

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3. Frenchie To Go 9 rue du Nil, Paris, 75002

You'll find fancier restos in Paris, but fare doesn't get more solid than at Frenchie, which does a variety of sandwiches and a quality fish & chips.

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4. Yam'Tcha 4 Rue Sauval, Paris, 75001

You might have a tough time getting in (there are only 25 seats in the house), but if you're lucky, you can experience a six-course Asian-fusion meal accompanied with a perfect tea pairing.

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5. Abri 92 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, Paris, 75010

Space is limited inside Abri, but flavor is not, with four-course lunches and six-course dinners, Abri's Japanese cuisine leaves lines winding out the door daily.

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6. Le 6 Paul Bert 6, rue Paul Bert, Paris, 75011

This comfy and casual wine bar offers a wide selection of vino, as well as small plates with an emphasis on charcuterie.

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7. Candelaria 52 Rue de Saintonge, Paris, 75003

Candelaria, in the 3rd arrondissement, is a practically 24hr taqueria that's got all the Mexican goodness you could want, plus a brunch menu and a ton of cocktails, including more than a few filled with tequila. The coolest part of Candelaria is the spot's well-hidden second half: behind an unmarked white door by the kitchen you'll find a DJ spinning alongside the bar that's now considered among the top four cocktail bars in the world according to Tales of the Cocktail.

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8. Silencio 142 Rue Montmartre, Paris, 75002

If you lay down some dough, you can get access to this private club and its numerous films, concerts, and other events, but if not, you and the rest of the general public are free to frequent the place from midnight 'til dawn.

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9. Four Seasons Hotel George V 31 Avenue George V, Paris, 75008 (Champs Elysees)

Carrying the Four Seasons name with all the distinction of their hotels around the world, the George V Paris is one of the most beautiful and centrally located hotels in Paris, if you can afford it.

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10. Hotel Plaza Athénée 25 Ave Montaigne, Paris, 75008 (Champs Elysees)

One of the most distinguished and notable hotels in Paris, the Plaza Athenee opened in 1911 and has 145 rooms and 43 suites.

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11. The Westin Paris 3 Rue De Castiglione, Paris, 75001

The Westin Paris represents the intersection of luxury and affordability, offering a number of different room options, a revitalizing spa, bars, restaurants, and fantastic views of the city.

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12. Deyrolle 46 Rue du Bac, Paris, 75007

Deyrolle is just about the most fascinating shop in Paris, full of curiosities like stuffed lions, birds, tigers, bears, and glass display cases full of insects. Oh my...

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13. Musée des Arts et Métiers 60 Rue Réaumur, Paris, 75003

One of the city's lesser-know museums, the Musee des Arts et Metiers features a different theme for each room, ranging from the auto industry to television, to all kinds of technology, and much more.

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