Les Archives de la Presse stocks a good selection of mainly French vintage magazines such as Marie Claire, Paris Match, Elle and Vogue.
Great source of inspiration and wonderful imagery from some of the world´s best photographers and art directors from the 1950s.
51, rue des Archives
They serve a global menu with signature dishes of seven-hour roasted beef with cumin carrots, or sushi, or dessert of banana and pineapple with vanilla rum.
At Apollo, multi-colored bubble lamps dangle over brightly patterned tables, mad room divider is filled with bright plastic kitchen utensils, and curved mirrors reflect the scene.
3 Place Denfert-Rochereau
La Pâtisserie des Rêves (the patisserie of dreams) is not your ordinary pastry shop. Unlike most pastry shops that keep the goodies behind a counter, pastry chef extraordinaire, Philippe Conticini displays his creations throughout the entire space, adding to the gallery-like ambiance.
A central island showcases a series of temperature-controlled glass domes containing demo desserts that, when chosen for purchase, come fresh from the back kitchen.
93, rue du bac – www.lapatisseriedesreves.com
Normal rate €290, discounted rate €200 in Classic room
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