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Monday 29 Jun 2020    Gourmet Arrondissement Guide

The 14th : A Gourmet Guide to the Arrondissements of Paris

Bringing you a little gourmet inspiration for the Fourteenth Arrondissement: perfect for inspiring your next trip!

The 14th: An Overview

Perhaps you know the fourteenth arrondissement for the famous catacombs, where the bones of more than six million people are interred in labyrinthine tunnels stretching for miles beneath the city. Or perhaps you are more familiar with the enormous Montparnasse Tower, this highest skyscraper in central Paris, from with the view over the city is one of the best! (See the photograph above for an example!) Maybe you are more familiar with the Montparnasse neighbourhood itself, an area synonymous with artists and the Belle Epoque? Whatever you love about the 14th, you might find something new to love thanks to our list of restaurants, bars and coffee-stops to check out when you're next on the Left Bank of Paris!

A short disclaimer! As we all know, dining out is a very personal, nuanced affair, and our humble little list featured here - or indeed in any of our content - unfortunately cannot guarantee a spectacular, knock-your-socks-off, "Dear Diary" dining experience - as much as we would love it to! While we certainly aim to inspire, as always we recommend using these suggestions merely as a jumping-off point for your own Paris research. So with that out of the way - on we go!

Restaurants

L'Assiette

A classic French bistro serving classic French fare - what more could you wish for? The cassoulet is a house specialty not to be missed. 

181 rue du Château

Ayako Teppanyaki

Authentic, affordable, excellent quality Japanese fare. 

67 rue de l'Ouest

Il Barone

If you find yourself craving traditional Italian while in Paris, check out Il Barone for some of the best pasta you'll find outside Italy. 

5 rue Leopold Robert 

Josselin 

Montparnasse is an area famed for its Breton history, so be sure to stop at one of the many creperies in the area - Jocelyn is amongst the most famous of these!

67 rue du Montparnasse

Le Petit Beigneur

A charming, retro-style bistro serving generous portions of the homemade classics. And at reasonable prices too!

10 rue de la Sabliere

La Cerisaie

You'll want to book ahead at this little restaurant with a big heart, serving home-cooked French dishes that keep patrons returning year upon year.

70 Boulevard Edgar Quinet

Bouillon Chartier Montparnasse 

If you're in the mood for a quick, affordable and boisterous meal in historic interiors, then the Art Nouveau masterpiece that is Bouillon Chartier Montparnasse will tick the boxes. Sister restaurant to the original Bouillon Chartier at Grands Boulevards. 

59 Boulevard du Montparnasse

Le Relais de l'Entrecote 

Another classic address, Le Relais de l'Entrecote is where steak, sauce, salad and fries are the only thing on the menu. Expect a queue. 

101 Boulevard du Montparnasse 

Le Duc 

For those in search of great fish in Paris, Le Duc is the address to know.

243 boulevard Raspail  

Le Cornichon

Choose from a thoughtfully curated Menu of the Day by chef Sébastien Dragoneau, with dishes such as creamy Farmhouse guinea fowl casserole with apples.   

34 Rue Gassendi 

Restaurant Kigawa 

You'll need to book ahead to discover the excellent French cuisine at this chic restaurant, where Japanese chef Michihiro Kigawa puts his own spin on the classics.

186 rue du Chateau  

Bars

Rosebud 

Sip cocktails in the intimate, lowlit interiors of Rosebud, while following in the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. 

11 Bis Rue Delambre

Le Dome 

You can't visit the 14th without checking out at least one of the historic Art Deco establishments of the belle époque. Opt for a cocktail at the bar of Le Dome and step back in time. 

108 Boulevard du Montparnasse

La Closerie des Lilas

Speaking of which 

Café Bohème 

Colourful and breezy without being twee, Cafe Bohème also boasts a huge terrasse, extravagant brunches, plates to share, burgers, and a whole lot more. 

19 Boulevard Edgar Quinet

Ker Beer

The first artisanal Breton beer bar in Paris, Ker Beer is for anyone who just loves their craft beer and is in need of a fix.

10 rue Vandamme

Chez Jean-Claude

Planches, tapas, cocktails, wine, a laidback atmosphere and colourful Mediterranean interiors make for a relaxed apéro experience. 

9 rue Vandamme

Coffee

Hexagone

Roastery and coffeeshop, Hexagone lies a llittle further afield in the 14th arrondisement, pair it with a visit to the Catacombes not too far away!

121 Rue du Château

Honourable Mentions

La Cave des Papilles

You can't miss the orange facade of this natural-wine store, a must for those looking to discover something new thanks to an expert selection and a friendly welcome.

35 Rue Daguerre

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