7th Arrondissement Highlights
Collected by Lindsey Tramuta, AFAR Contributor
29 Rue Cler, 75007 Paris, France
Le Petit Cler is on the famous market street Rue Cler in Paris's 7th Arrondissement. The street and the restaurant are a 10 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. Inside, it is typical bistro - black and white tiled floor and dark wood railings. The...
2 Allée Adrienne Lecouvreur, 75007 Paris, France
In the shadow of the most Parisian of Paris monuments, the Tour Eiffel, spring was beginning to bloom when we visited. Groups of men were engrossed in their games of boules, the most traditional of outdoor games played in France, Italy (as...
117 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
If you are a fan of design and furniture, this store is a MUST stop for you. The Conran Shop(originally a British company) in Paris is located in the former warehouse building of the Bon Marché, and has 3 levels of furniture, home decorations,...
135 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
A few years back Christian Constant was avant-garde; he walked away from his Michelin stars to open a more casual dining experience. He chose conviviality over formality and Les Cocottes does that well with its steel bar stools, matcha colored...
79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
We enjoyed a glass of red wine and dessert at the café on the grounds of Le Musée Rodin. The trees, thinned from winter, gave the gardens a gothic air, as if to suggest the possibility of specters and spooks emerging from its graveled paths. That...
46 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
Since 1831 Deyrolle has been the taxidermist for Parisians. In the two-story shop on the lovely Rue du Bac, you'll find everything from domestic animals and large exotic mammals (lions! zebras!) to insects, shells, birds, and educational...
38 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France
La Grande Épicerie is the food emporium for the Bon Marché department store. A definite spot to buy gourmet food for a picnic or for gifts to take home. It sells over 30,000 gourmet products including groceries, fresh produce, fish, wines and...
93 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
I had my misgivings about La Patisserie des Rêves (literally, the pastry shop of dreams). Widely hyped since its opening in 2009, Philippe Conticini's whimsical space breaks with traditional codes both in decor and dessert. I had seen photos of...
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Small enough to get around without being overwhelmed, the Musée d'Orsay is a favorite stop in Paris not just for its size but for its collection of impressionist, postimpressionist, and art nouveau art. Perfectly set in the center of the...
37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France
I don't often appreciate "installation art," and I'm not sure that's what you would call this. But this "river" of light on the walkway at the Musee du quai Branly when we visited in May, 2013 was impressive. It was created by a series of...
Port de la Conférence, 75008 Paris, France
Cruising the Seine on a Bateaux Mouches is a great Parisian classic. The monuments flow pass and you know you couldn’t be anywhere but the City of Light. But there is another waterway in Paris, a more charming waterway, rich with nostalgia....
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