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The Paris City Guide

It's taken a generation for Les Halles to recover from the razing of its market in the '70s. Now, Paris' historic first-arrondissement zone is starting to come back.

Eat & Drink in Paris

Konfidential in Paris
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Konfidentiel

Pierre Gagnaire alum Akrame Benallal creates daily-changing four- and six-course meals at this menu-free restaurant, which is set in a limestone cave beneath a hotel. Must try: Foie gras with mushroom hash and herring eggs.

La Régalade Saint-Honoré

The new Right Bank branch of chef Bruno Doucet's superb bistro is a huge hit for its 33 euro market menu. Must try: Grilled Basque pork belly.

Spring

"I love the ancient funk of this part of Paris," says Daniel Rose. Last July, the American chef moved his hit market-driven restaurant here, around the block from his grocery store. Must try: Smoked eel with pickled baby eggplant.

O Chateau

Olivier Magny leads irreverent tastings (in English) at his four-month-old wine bar in the former cellars of King Louis XV.

FoodLab

Avant-garde chef Thierry Marx debuts his first Paris restaurant this summer in the Mandarin Oriental. For now, take a class at his nearby FoodLab.

Shop in Paris

Uah design shop in Paris.
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Uah

"It's very different for Paris," says F&W style editor Jessica Romm of this Japanese concept store (top right). The first floor sells housewares; a market sells dumplings; in the basement is an art gallery. Hot item: Round bento boxes (left).

videoVideo: Meg Zimbeck & Daniel Rose's Paris Tour

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Published May 2011
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