Your Options for Dining in Paris
With no shortage of options, answering the question
of what to eat in Paris can prove a challenge.
Restaurants in Paris offer something to please every palate and
taste. Travel with Carnet suggests a few
of the most popular and sought-after tables in Paris to help guide dinner
le bristol paris
Fine Dining in a Parisian Hotel
In a city known for its haute cuisine and fine
dining, it is no surprise luxury hotel restaurants boast
exquisite dishes and the quintessential Parisian experience. Le Bristol Paris is home to two restaurants notable not only for the French fare, but
also for their lavish architecture. Epicure is a Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant. With windows opening onto a French garden with four majestic magnolia trees, the bright space is ideal for leisurely
lunches and romantic dinners. Head chef
Eric Frechon focuses on a few ingredients per plate, using only the top French
produce and products, including French caviar, foie gras, and venison.
The 114 Faubourg is the newest edition to Le Bristol
Paris’ roster of fine dining options.
Seasonal and creative menu items feature heavily in this bright space.
le grand colbert
French Bistro with Hollywood Glamour
Le Grand Colbert is a historic monument and one of the few independently owned brasseries
left in Paris. This quintessential
Parisian restaurant served as the backdrop for a scene in the Jack
Nicholson/Diane Keaton movie “Something’s Got to Give”—and is very popular
amongst tourists as a result. Avoid
being a cliché: don’t order the roast chicken with a side of pomme frites. Serving classic French bistro cuisine, La
Grand Colbert’s seafood dishes—like frog legs Provençale, skate, and sea bass—are a few of their specialty menu items that are worthy of a taste.
Brilliant Menu at A Must-See Restaurant
A guide to Parisian dining would not be complete
without a review of Guy Savoy Paris.
Not only is it a destination-dining locale, but it also hosts an extensive art
collection collected by Guy Savoy himself. Known for his showmanship, this dining experience is as playful as it is
elegant. Steamed Breton lobster served
with lobster “foam” and the ever-popular artichoke soup with black truffles are
only a few of the tantalizing items from the inventive menu. Sorbets, brioches,
and the requisite cheese cart round out an exemplary Parisian dining occasion.
Entertainment, Nightlife, and Shows in Paris
Looking for things to do in Paris for an expressly French experience? Plan for an unforgettably entertaining time on your next trip to The City of Light; Travel with Carnet suggests the best of the best of shows and attractions in the city. Indulge in slightly risqué burlesque shows or explore loftier cultural pursuits with opera and ballet.
Famous Champs-Élysées Cabaret Show
One of the most famous Paris nightlife
attractions, Le Lido hosts cabaret and burlesque shows featuring
acrobatic feats, extravagant set pieces and costumes, and France’s
musical hits. Le Lido’s stage has been host to famous names including
Marlene Dietrich, Josephine Baker, Shirley MacLaine, Laurel & Hardy,
and Elton John, as well as being home to the famous Bluebell Girls.
With two showings each evening, the earlier seating offers a choice of
dinner with the show, or just champagne with the show; the later seating
offers champagne with the show only.
le crazy horse de paris
World Famous Cabaret Show
A Parisian cabaret known for its nudity and
burlesque is considered more artistic than erotic. Founded in 1951, the self-described “nude chic”
revue also provides “variety” entertainment in the form of magicians,
jugglers, and acrobats. Recent famous faces that have performed on Crazy
Horses Paris’ stage include Dita von Teese, Carmen Electra, and Pamela
Anderson. This original location of the Crazy Horse nightclub empire is a
must-see on a list of things to do in Paris.
Historic Landmark and Cabaret
Established in 1889, patronized by the leading artists of the
time, immortalized by painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and recognized
for their French Can-Can, Moulin Rouge continues to awe and amaze
audiences from around the world with elaborate cabaret shows. A great
way to experience Paris’ nightlife and a bit of Parisian history,
visitors can enjoy dinner at the venue before the show, or opt to buy
tickets for the show only.
opéra national de paris
Founded by Louis XIV as both a royal academy and an
institution for public performance, the Opéra National de Paris provides
Parisians and tourists alike with the finest in cultural entertainment,
including world-renowned operas (in the modern theatre Opéra Bastille)
and outstanding ballets (in the older Palais Garnier). Performances are
highly coveted; booking tickets months in advance is recommended if you
have your heart set on seeing world-class performances.
Destination for Paris’ Ballet and Opera