Where to Stay Warm and Dry During a Paris Winter

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Everyone always says how beautiful Paris is in the rain… these people must come from places with little rain and they’re newly arrived in Paris, or they’re lunatics (in our humble opinion). Once you’ve lived through a Paris winter, you’ll figure out why this blog post is necessary! Day after day of rain and gray skies can lead even the most sane of us to go a little crazy, so we’re going to help you out with our favorite places to get through winter and try to forget your jeans are soaked through.

Best Fondue- Le Chalet Savoyard 

It seems in winter everyone turns to cheese as their comfort food, there’s something about delicious, warm, melty cheese that just makes us want to cuddle up in front of a fire, and maybe go skiing. No skiing in Paris, unfortunately, but Le Chalet Savoyard brings the best of the mountains straight to you!

Le Chalet Savoyard, 58 rue de Charonne, 75011

 

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Best Hot Wine- Le Square Trousseau

This gorgeous corner bistro has been open since 1907 and has all the elements of a classic belle époque restaurant. Sit inside in the warmth, or sit on the heated terrace and do some people watching, but be sure to order a delicious vin chaud, as the bartenders here have mastered the popular winter drink!

Le Square Trousseau, 1 rue Antoine Vollon, 75011

 

Best Indoor Terrace- Bistrot Vivienne

Bistrot Vivienne is one of those places you continue to visit because you know exactly what you’re getting, and it is always just as good as the last time. Classic French fare is served up in this beautiful bistro, but what really makes Bistrot Vivienne special is its location in the gorgeous Galerie Vivienne, built in 1823. We love that Bistrot Vivienne has a terrace located inside the Galerie, so you have that outdoor terrace feel without having to deal with the cold of winter or smokers!

Bistrot Vivienne, 4 rue des Petits Champs, 75002

 

Best Indoor Rooftop- Le Printemps du Goût

This brand new “gourmet shopping mall” has just opened up on the rooftop of Printemps and has been booming in popularity in its mere month of existence! Perfect if you want to treat yourself to a sweet snack and glass of wine for a shopping break, Le Printemps du Goût is along the same lines as La Grande Épicerie or Lafayette Gourmet, a mix of delicatessen and tasting café.

Le Printemps du Goût, 64 boulevard Haussmann, 75009

 

Best Spa- L’Échappée

This trendy day spa boasts a health food centered restaurant and indoor pool and lounge under a large skylight to give your skin some vitamin D while submerged in the comfort of a heated pool (waterfall included). The vibe here is also a plus. Many young professionals flock to L’Échappée to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a one-way ticket to tranquil town.

L’Échappée, 64 rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011

 

Best Indoor Day-Time Activity- Greenhouses (Jardin des Plantes)

Before the Jardin des Plantes opened to the public in 1650, it belonged to Louis XIII’s doctor, who used it as a medicinal plant garden for the royals. In the mid- to late-1700s, it became a pivotal center for scientific study. All the major French figures of botany and zoology, including the Jussieu brothers and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, had their life’s work take place here, and here it remains. Come here with the kids to learn about plants and animals in a tropical, indoor setting.

Jardin des Plantes, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005

 

Best Indoor Evening Activity- #Franglais

“Franglais” is a stand-up comedy in French and English by Paul Taylor. Paul is a hilarious bilingual Brit who is very confused about his identity. He speaks French but thinks like an English person which is why, in 2015, he quit his job at Apple to take to the stage and find some answers. Cosy inside Nouvelle Eve with a glass of wine, Paul Taylor is sure to have you laughing all night!

#Franglais, Nouvelle Eve, 25 rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009

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