Going out in Paris

Seven recommendations by Paris Internationale
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This is Paris! We don’t start the day checking our email in coffee shops serving cappuccinos and granola, we go to the market. Some of many options are “Marché d’Aligre” (the oldest parisian market), “Places des Fêtes” located close to the Belleville galleries, or “Marche du President Wilson,” just a few blocks from Paris Internationale.

Marché d'Aligre
Place d'Aligre
75012 Paris

Marché Place des Fêtes
Place des Fêtes
75019 Paris

Marché avenue du Président Wilson
Avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris



Once we get hungry after our stroll, we like to recharge our batteries with an oyster breakfast. While every real Parisian girl learned how to open a bottle of champagne and use a drill to shuck oysters during her teenage years (and will therefore prefer to have them at home), you could try “Paris Peche” just by the “Aligre Market.”

Sea bar-Paris Pêche
79 Rue Crozatier
75012 Paris



When the sky dresses up in charming white (which is the case at least half of the year), we like to shop! “Le Dressing d’Eva" for vintage luxuries, “Le partie du thé” for the best tea in town, “Debeaulieu” for flowers, or “Marie Antoinette” for an unforgettable scent. 

Le Dressing d’Eva 
By appointment 0628450355
9 rue st Bernard
75011 Paris

Le Parti du Thé 
34 Rue Faidherbe
75011 Paris

Marie Antoinette
5 Rue d'Ormesson
75004 Paris

30 Rue Henry Monnier
75009 Paris




For both grocery shopping or lunch and dinner you should try “Ô Divin,” a restaurant and a nearby grocery store settled in a former tripe shop from the 60’s. While the restaurant will serve you a daily changing market cuisine, you’ll be able to shop the most fresh and carefully selected ingredients at the grocery. If you’re too lazy to cook try their amazing porc merguez sandwich, and don’t miss the owner’s charming smile.

Épicerie Ô Divin 
130 Rue de Belleville

Restaurant Ô Divin 
35 Rue des Annelets
75019 Paris



If in the Marais without a dinner reservation, go to “Pavillon Crevette” and choose their shared platter filled with shrimps, cucumbers, celery, potatoes and cilantro. It’s very spicy and fresh at the same time and you will always get a table. “Pavillon Crevette” is also the sometimes headquarters of The plates of the present, a project based around the idea of the photogram initiated by artists Thomas Fougeirol and Jo-ey Tang in Ivry-sur-seine – a superb south east of Paris. Perhaps there is no better way to ponder the status of the image than over a giant wok of spicy shrimps. 

Pavillon Crevette
17 Boulevard du Temple
75003 Paris



​“Le Verre Volé” is a local institution that's been going since 2000. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, you have the choice between a few authentic classics and more sophisticated daily specials. But most of all you go there for the wine! Thanks to Cyril Bordarier, who was one of the first people advocating for natural wine in the capital, sulphites (and migraines) have now almost entirely vanished from Eastern Paris.

Le Verre Volé
67 Rue de Lancry
75010 Paris



For some good cocktails, you can try “Le Syndicat,” “L’entrée des artistes,” or “Le Coq.”

Le Syndicat
51 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
75010 Paris

L’entrée des artistes
30 Rue Victor Masse
75009 Paris

Le Coq
12 Rue du Château d'Eau
75010 Paris



Paris Internationale is a gallery initiated contemporary art fair running from October 20th - October 24th, 2015. More information available here. Spike Art Quarterly will be holding a series of conversations during the fair on the changed conditions of art. 


Recommendations by Paris Internationale Managing Director Silvia Ammon and Co-ordinator Georgia René-Worms.