New stylish eats and stay in Paris



No matter where you are in the world, you will have to eat at some point. Paris is one of the best places to indulge in some exquisite bites. Where shall I start? It has patisseries, boulangerie, fromageries, charcuterie, specialty chocolate shops, bistros, brasseries, molecular gastronomy, Michelin star restaurants, and many other alternatives.There are a few new places to satiate one’s hunger in the capital.

Champeaux by Alain Ducasse

“The Brasserie for the 21st Century,” located in the heart of the 1st district of Paris under the Forum des Halles’ canopy. Alain Ducasse says, ‘We envisioned this space as an original version of a contemporary brasserie.’

It is a glass surrounded, sun-drenched space with bespoke furniture, high-end materials, and attention to every single detail. It is an all-day eatery, serving lunch, snacks, dinner, or just pop in for a coffee or an aperitif; the brasserie is open to everyone.

Champeaux uses the best seasonal ingredients; it engages and guarantees the European origin of all its meats. The soufflé, the restaurant’s signature dish, perfectly epitomizes tradition with a contemporary approach. Chef Bruno Brangea has created elegant interpretations of the French classics. French onion soup, Parisian-style green bean, Confit Duck Foie Gras, Corn-fed chicken fricassée, and of course a variety of soufflés are some of the delectable offerings on the current Spring menu.

Is this the best menu display ever? A scrolling display board (8.60 meters long by 1.40 meters high) like those in railway stations and airports is connected to the kitchen, informing menu status, batches of soufflés, or even wine of the day suggestions.

Masterminded by Alain Ducasse’s restaurants’ head sommelier, Gérard Margeon, the wine list is dynamic and comprehensive. Mixology is also at the heart of Champeaux with a traditional and modern take on classic cocktails.


 A glass of bubbly is always a good idea too! marinated salmon topped with mascarpone


Pate ham and Pistachio


green beans sour cream and lemon juice, mushrooms and toasted almonds and white fish miso cream, lemon dressing

Pistachio/salted butter caramel souffle

Champeaux is open 7 days a week.
From Sunday to Wednesday: 11:30am-Midnight From Thursday to Saturday :
11:30am-1:00pm La Canopée – Forum des Halles (Porte Rambuteau), 75001
PARIS T : +33 1 53 45 84 50

Les Fables de La Fontaine* Michelin star

It is a small and perfectly formed restaurant in Saint-Dominique Street in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.

Les Fables de la Fontaine offers its customers a friendly atmosphere and the best of fish and seafood. It is headed by the young and talented chef Julia Sedefdjian, featuring a cuisine inspired by its origins in Nice.

Seasonal products are showcased, guaranteeing freshness, and creative cuisine is reflected in specific executions that rediscover and highlight flavors. A well-priced menu reflects the high-quality ingredients.


Carpaccio de saumon, fromage blanc a estragon, radicchio, beetroot



Cod fish Alioli, seasonal vegetables



lemon pie with Breton shortbread


Les Fables de La Fontaine
131 rue Saint Dominique, Paris 7
tel.: 00 33 (0)1 44 18 37 55

Huguette Le Bistro de la Mer

It is the newest seafood restaurant in St Germain Du Pres. It just opened in March this year. It is a place to eat, to drink, to see and be seen!  Huguette is a nice, friendly place with a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful food, and good value. The portions are hearty and very generous. The service is attentive and friendly.

Huguette is not a seafood bistro like any other I’ve been to. The decor screams ‘holiday,’ and I felt like I forgot my swimming costume. The nautical theme is active throughout the venue.

 bubbles, seaweed butter, bread from Kayser, mini fried shrimp
fish soup and trimmings




 white fish,  foie gras and mash




delectable chocolate mousse and creme brulle

Huguette Le Bistro de la Mer
81, rue de Seine, Paris 6 Everyday: 8h-2h

New hotel in town, Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel 


Views over roof tops of Paris


It is conveniently located near Saint Martin Canal, on Le Marais and Place de La Republique. It is the perfect place to start exploring Paris. The hotel is brand new, with excellent facilities and very helpful and polite staff.
The decor is chic and stylish, with warm tones and beautiful and modern furniture. The aesthetic lighting in this property stimulates all the senses together with enchanting aromas and music. The hotel communal areas were clean and well-kept.






Outside area



Martin Bar




The room

The room was immaculate with crisp white bed linen, fluffy new towels and robes. It was well appointed with all modern conveniences, including a Nespresso machine, tea facilities. Towels were neatly folded and available at convenient location. There were quite a lot of glass and mirrors in the room, all spotless.  Room service was excellent and quite speedy.


tightly and neatly made bed



room service


Mini bar



Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel 
40 Rue Rene Boulanger  Paris  75010  France
t:  +33-1-71 18 20 95

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Disclosure: I was a guest of AtoutFrance and Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau on this trip. All views are my own.



  1. Rebecca Powell
    May 25, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I'm totally hungry after reading this! I've never been to Paris but it's high on my list!


  2. My Life As A Mummy
    May 25, 2016 / 10:52 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Paris… it's on my bucket list! The food looks absolutely amazing, especially the lobster and the pistachio/salted caramel desert!
    Very hungry now!

    Laura x x x

  3. May 26, 2016 / 12:27 am

    The Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel looks wonderful. The food photos are fantastic, it's such a long time since I've been to Paris but you've reminded me of how fantastic it is.

    May 26, 2016 / 7:27 am

    This food is making me hungry … Paris is always a great place to visit.all pictures are fab

  5. May 26, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Paris sounds amazing – we are staying near there next week, but don't think we will make it into the city itself. Kaz x

  6. Hannah Heartss
    May 26, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    You have just made me want to go to Paris!!! xx

  7. Leslie Hernandez
    May 26, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    For as long as I can remember I have always dreamed of going to Paris and after reading this post I definitely have to go!! its so beautiful there and the food looks so yummy!!!

  8. Stuart Vettese
    May 26, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Stunning photographs! Want to revisit Paris now.

  9. May 26, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I love Paris – I am going to keep this post for the next time I visit!

  10. Pasta Bites
    May 27, 2016 / 10:08 am

    I havent been to paris in way too long! great places to visit next time

  11. May 28, 2016 / 5:43 am

    I am heading to Paris in 2 short weeks and I am so excited as it will be my first time.

  12. Sarah Mumx3x
    May 29, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    I've never been to Paris but I would so love to go! The food looks AMAZING! And that hotel looks stunning. Beautiful photos! xx