• For foodies
    Mama's favourite addresses
  • For culture buffs
    History comes to you
  • Chill & shop
    Relax in the city
  • Little extras
    Off the beaten track
  • Parisian bistro

    Le Grand Pan

    French, European - €€-€€€ - 1.3 km from Mama

    Speckled tiles, inlaid countertops, leather benches... here, the decor sets the tone - warm, authentic, no fuss. Trained by Guy Martin and Christian Etchebest (le Troquet), Benoit Gauthier has created a place that he can call home, with a cuisine that flirts with his native Gascony.
    18 rue Rosenwald 75015 Paris - +33 (0)1 42 50 02 50

    Among the house classics, don’t miss the pan-fried white asparagus with morel sauce, the grenadin de veau and chips or the trout a la plancha with fennel. As for desserts, Marie Roulier (founder of Helmut Newcake) treats you to revisited classics such as Mont Blanc Grand Pan style (gluten-free) or chocolate, caramel and passion tart. Delicacies that are delight for all epicureans, so much so that Benoit has opened a smaller annex across the street, serving tapas and counter dishes. 

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    Fresh products


    French, Gastronomic bistro - €€-€€€ - 1 km from Mama

    Maximilien Jancourt and Pauline Moreau have moved on from the top restaurants where they learned their trade (L'Arpège, le Bristol, le George V, Pierre Hermé) to open a place of their own. A space that looks like a workshop, with brick walls, rough wooden tables and a semi-open kitchen where the duo cook.
    22 rue Desnouettes, Paris 75015 - +33 (0)1 45 33 22 22

    Standout dishes include leeks from Ile de France grilled on the barbecue, accompanied by sautéed duck cubes and quince vinegar, sirloin steak from the Basque Country, gnocchi and mushrooms in a pan, lamb chops stuffed with Lozère ceps and tomato confit with pistou. Pauline’s desserts include Ecuadorian chocolate cream and crispy praline with a chocolate sorbet. In short, the whole neighborhood has a crush on all these dishes, so booking is mandatory!

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    Dessert lovers

    Aux Merveilleux de Fred

    French, Desserts - €€-€€€ - 2.1 km from Mama

    Ultra-light meringue, whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings... Aux Merveilleux de Fred appeals to all foodies. Be warned, the sweet treats served here turn out to be totally addictive - light and tasty at the same time.
    129 bis rue Saint Charles 75015 Paris - +33 (0)1 45 79 72 47

    We love Cramique, a brioche that can be eaten plain or with chocolate and the Flemish waffles filled with brown sugar. Finally, a mention of the interiors – you’ll find large bay windows, marble floors and a huge crystal chandelier that infuse the place with a delicate and refined 18th century spirit.

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  • Hot spot

    Le Bal Blomet

    Jazzy and historic - 2 km from Mama

    This place vibrated with Charlie Parker's saxophone and Josephine Baker's Charleston before becoming the haunt of Albert Camus and Juliette Gréco in the 1960s. A mythical venue, the Bal Nègre (named after Desnos) came back to life three years ago under Guillaume Cornut, a former trader, music lover and amateur pianist.
    33 rue Blomet, Paris 75015 - +33 (0)7 56 81 99 77

    Renamed Le Bal Blomet, the venue has regained its cabaret spirit thanks to the talent of architect Samuel Zaguay. Jazz, ragtime, classical music and musical comedy all feature on the program. An electric atmosphere and a lively restaurant make this one of the hot spots in the district.

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    Read in style

    Le Divan

    Unmissable bookstore - 1 km from Mama

    One of the largest bookstores in Paris, Le Divan has been in the neighborhood, a stone's throw from the Porte de Versailles, for twenty years. Restored in 2016, it is also one of the city’s most design-led stores with its steel shelves, waxed concrete pillars, sofas, leather armchairs and antique carpets.
    203 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris - +33 (0)1 53 68 90 68

    Everything has been thought out to make Le Divan a place where you can linger, leafing through a magazine or an art book. The booksellers, cool as they are erudite, also organize interesting events, including readings and meetings with writers. The store also opens its doors on Sunday mornings,-  making it the ideal meeting place for locals after a trip to the local weekend market on rue de la Convention.

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    Cultural stroll

    Bourdelle Museum

    Art - 2.8 km from Mama

    A little-known place that testifies to the richness of this 19th century artistic neighborhood.
    18 rue Antoine Bourdelle - +33 (0)1 49 54 73 73

    Discover its monumental plaster sculptures, the charm of its gardens and its walls covered with period photos.

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  • On the edge of the Seine

    André Citroen Park

    Verdant - 2.3 km from Mama

    Built on the site of a former Citroën automobile manufacturing plant, the park is named after company founder André Citroën.
    2 rue Cauchy, 76015 Paris - https://www.parisinfo.com

    Eleven hectares of lawn overlooking the Seine, including greenhouses, themed gardens, and the opportunity to take a hot-air balloon ride.

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    Parisian guinguette

    Guinguette La Javelle

    Open-air charm - 1.4 km from Mama

    Set on the water's edge, this guinguette (traditional open-air cafe) brings together everything we love - sun loungers for summer lazing, rosé and cold beers and colorful decorative garlands.
    Port de Javel Bas. 75015 Paris - www.lajavelle.com

    During the day, come here to do yoga or take part in a storytelling workshop with your children, and in the evening, the quay is transformed into a concert hall until late at night, in the joyful atmosphere of a village square. On the restaurant side, you can enjoy salads and pizzas on long tables, or eat from the popular food trucks with their Thai or Caribbean flavors. Organic wines and fair trade tea and coffee abounds.

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    Boutique Bis

    Solidarity shopping - 2.3 km from Mama

    To consume differently, to put an end to overproduction by offering a second life to thousands of quality clothes - this is the challenge taken up by Rémi Antoniucci, who opened his third boutique last year in the heart of the chic Beaugrenelle district.
    96 rue Saint-Charles, 75015 Paris - +33 (0)1 53 81 00 29

    A concept-store where fashionistas come to do high-end shopping at low prices from a wide selection  collected by associations such as the Red Cross or Secours Catholique. It’s not uncommon to find brands such as Sandro, The Kooples, Maje and vintage Hermès or Saint-Laurent pieces here. The store employs people in precarious situations, providing them with much-needed support in terms of training or finding accommodation.

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    Popular store

    Ligne Claire

    Family shopping - 2.4 km from Mama

    This small neighborhood shop is also a sophisticated concept store. Anne and Chloé (mother and daughter) have been bringing together classic and contemporary decor for 20 years now, including beautiful oak furniture, soft plaids, colorful crockery and sleek lighting.
    6 bd Garibaldi, 75015 Paris - +33 (0)1 42 73 03 09

    Young designers are blended with big names (Bloomingville, Serax, Tsé Tsé), all at affordable prices, making it one of the most popular stores in the neighborhood.

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  • For the sweet toothed

    Des Gâteaux et du Pain

    Pastry passion - 2.5 km from Mama

    The brainchild of Claire Damon, the pastry goddess of the capital, trained by Pierre Hermé and Christophe Michalak.
    63 boulevard Pasteur, Paris 75015 - +33 (0)1 45 38 94 16

    Don’t miss her rum baba and vanilla French toast or the apple turnover with delicate notes of cinnamon and caramel.

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    Chill and explore

    Les Grands Voisins

    Original place - 3,8 km from Mama

    The former Saint-Vincent de Paul hospital now houses an alternative project that includes social housing, workshops, craft stores, restaurants, bars and a bakery.
    74 Avenue Denfert Rochereau, 75014 Paris - https://lesgrandsvoisins.org

    Great atmosphere with regular concerts and parties.

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    Ultra romantic

    Île aux Cygnes

    Lovely walk - 3.3 km from Mama

    Visit this small man-made island on the River Seine to admire a replica Statue of Liberty and picnic in the shadow of the majestic Eiffel Tower.
    Allée des Cygnes, 75015 Paris

    Île aux Cygnes is a small artificial island on the river Seine in Paris, France, in the 15th arrondissement.

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