Khoollect Explores: Paris for the food-obsessed

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Paris-based food writer, podcaster and author of Tasting ParisClotilde Dusoulier, shares her go-to foodie spots and places to perch and relax around the French capital:

Top three foodie spots

  • Champeaux – for a modern brasserie experience.
  • Belle Maison – for excellent seafood.
  • Poilâne – for fabulous bread, and the butter cookies of my childhood.

Best place for coffee

I like Sylon, a craft coffee shop in Montmartre: cosy, kind staff, great coffee.

Best place for fresh produce

My favourite place to go is Terroirs d’Avenir on rue du Nil – they get heirloom varieties from small producers, and there’s always something quirky to play with.

Best rainy day hangouts

I take my children to the local library, which is inside a beautiful Hôtel Particulier – what used to be a private mansion.

Most beautiful outdoor space

The esplanade of the Sacré-Coeur at dawn, with a view out over the entire city.

Most chilled spot to spend a Sunday morning

Get some croissants and go to the nearest park with the kids. They play in the sandbox, I read a book. It’s quiet, it’s bliss.

Best nook for daydreaming

I like to go to the Musée de la Vie Romantique in the 9th, which has a winter garden. I like to sit there and pretend it’s my house and my garden.

Clotilde Dusoulier’s new book Tasting Paris is out now.

Do you have some favourite spots around Paris that you’d like to share? Tell us about them in the comments below…

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