4th Arrondisement

Le Marais, Île Saint Louis

From the Grand Palais and Grands Boulevards to the Moulin Rouge and Sacré Coeur, the Rive Droite is filled to the brim with some of the most historic attractions in the world – but most of us locals have been there and done that. Some of us maybe even have the t-shirt. So where is the best place for local (yet central) stylish spots? Easy: the 4th Arrondissement.

Serving as the meeting point between the Seine and the North-Eastern hinterlands, the 4th is one of the most popular hubs for Parisians. Further into the arrondissement sit a bunch of brilliant ports of call: from traditional cafés and quirky bars to luxury boutiques and even premium falafels.

So herewith, VINGT’s selection of the best places to see in the 4th. Just make sure you’re wearing your best Paris gear upon arrival.

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    France is famed for its excellent wine, and the local buzz favours organic or “Bio”. Technically speaking, this means that the wine is fermented using traditional methods which reject the use of pesticides… Read more

Place Louis Aragon

    Searching for a romantic spot in Paris? A sidewalk next to the Seine is classic, of course, but there’s one thing better: a seat smack dab in the middle of the river. Is… Read more

Serpent à Plume

    Serpent à Plume was built on the basis of one word: style. A stone’s throw from Maison Victor Hugo in the romantic Place des Vosges, inside is a cave (literally) of glamorous cocktails and culture.… Read more

Le Peloton Café

    Freshly roasted coffee spots aren’t a huge thing in Paris, but there is at least one in each neighbourhood, and in the 4th, it’s Le Peloton. Directly translated as “the pack”, it’s aimed… Read more

Stolly’s Stone Bar

    Nestled on a quiet side street just off the central Rue de Rivoli, Stolly’s Stone Bar is the place to go for a beer among Paris’ hippest locals. It’s only small inside, but… Read more

L’As du Fallafel

      Did you know that Paris is famed for its Falafel’s? Rue des Rosiers is booming with businesses dedicated to the Middle Eastern dish, and though it’s rare to find the street empty,… Read more

Café Hugo

Words & Image: Sarah Breathnach

Set in the opulent surroundings of the 17th-century place des Vosges, perched on the corner of Rue du Pas de la Mule beneath the vaulted arcades, Café Hugo reopened its doors to the public this… Read more

Meet the Locals: Juliette in Saint-Paul/Place des Vosges

Words: Jill Pope Image: Susie Hollands Vingt Paris Magazine knows that there’s nothing quite like a local’s insider knowledge, so we go straight to source. Juliette has lived in the ‘lower’ Marais (around Saint Paul… Read more