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What are the trendiest restaurants in the Marais?

The famous historical neighborhood ideally located straddling the third and fourth arrondissements in the center of the city, the Marais represents a condensed version of Parisian life. Sunny café terraces, architectural gems, dance bars, picturesque shopping streets, department stores, and more make it no coincidence that this neighborhood is one of Paris’s most emblematic.

If the Marais is a must for fans of modern and contemporary art due to the presence of the Centre George Pompidou, it is just as much for gourmets. Many restaurants have chosen their home there and offer a variety of choices. Highstay suggests a few of the most sought-after ones.

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    • The Place des Vosges, the ultimate in culinary expertise
    • The Bel Canto, a marriage of gastronomy and opera
    • Sinner, in the heart of the Marais
    • Qui plume la lune, the restaurant of poets

    The Place des Vosges, the ultimate in culinary expertise

    Known for its archways and central garden, the Place des Vosges is one of the oldest squares in Paris, where many influential figures once resided. This is notably the case of the illustrious Victor Hugo, whose home is now open to visitors. However, the Place des Vosges is a veritable showcase of excellent Michelin-starred restaurants for the most discerning gourmets.

    L’Ambroisie, an uncommon dining experience

    Although it aims to be discreet, l’Ambroisie is simply an exceptional restaurant with a flawless reputation. The quality of service and the refined cuisine of Chef Bernard Pacaud is sure to win you over.

    The entrance is underneath the elegant vaulted arches of the Place des Vosges before giving way to a marble floor and classic decoration. An imposing tapestry and antique mirrors adorn the walls of this establishment, which has been awarded three stars by the Michelin Guide without interruption since 1988. This is an address not to be missed!

    Anne by Mathieu Pacaud - Le Pavillon de la Reine

    The Pacaud family indisputably left their mark on the peaceful Place des Vosges. In front of l’Ambroisie sits the restaurant “Anne” of the Pavillion de la Reine, whose menu was carefully designed by Mathieu Pacaud, son of the famous restauranteur. The classic dishes of French gastronomy are revisited with a careful, modern touch.

    For your dinner, choose the intimate setting of the splendid library and its comfortable chairs or the coolness of the green courtyard, which is particularly pleasant in summer.

    Restaurant H by Hubert Duchenne

    Awarded a star by the Michelin guide, the young chef Hubert Duchenne selects the best products according to the season to prepare exceptional menus. In his restaurant, you can choose between three, five, or seven-course gastronomic journeys. Whatever you choose, you will appreciate the suggestion of a generous glass of wine in perfect harmony with each dish served.

    The dining room is discrete but elegant. With a capacity of less than twenty covers, the friendly atmosphere brings a certain charm to the establishment.

    The Bel Canto, a marriage of gastronomy and opera

    Located not far from the Hôtel de Ville and the edge of the Marais, the Bel Cantocombines fine dining and opera singing to offer you a unique dinner show. The servers of this restaurant will surprise you as they burst into song with Verdi’s Traviata or Mozart’s The Magic Flute accompanied by a professional pianist.

    The gourmet dishes with Mediterranean notes are copious and enhanced by a meticulous presentation. The dinner paired with the show offers an original experience for an unforgettable time.

    Sinner, in the heart of the Marais

    It only seems natural that a restaurant established in the heart of a cosmopolitan neighborhood like the Marais offers a cuisine that draws upon a variety of culinary cultures. Le Sinner mixes the cuisine of Nomads in the Sahara with that of South America for a unique result. You will appreciate the elegant decoration of the large room and its green walls brimming with plants.

    Above the restaurant is a bar with an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. A large selection of cocktails made from fresh products will allow you to end the night on a high note.

    Qui plume la lune, the restaurant of poets

    Featuring two distinctly themed rooms, one plant and the other mineral, Qui plume la lune is a restaurant that stands out for its poetic inspiration. The cuisine is modern but ethical because it emphasizes local, fresh, and organic produce.

    You will appreciate the sommelier’s suggestions, the discrete but warm service, and the careful presentation of plates coming out of Chef Jacky Ribault’s kitchen. A particularly impressive vegetarian menu is available in this restaurant which has earned one star in the Michelin Guide.

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