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Le Samouraï: Authentic Japanese food in Paris.

Le Samouraï: Authentic Japanese food in Paris.

Le Samouraï restaurant in Paris closes on the days the wholesale market Rungis is closed because they only want to serve fish that is fresh from the day. Located near the marché d’Aligre, Le Samouraï is the Japanese restaurant to eat at in the 12th arrondissement: the fish is super fresh and the sushis are made to order. The restaurant may be busy for lunch and rather quiet at night but in the kitchen they are always busy working: a lot of orders are placed to go and can be placed by phone up to an hour before the restaurant opens for dinner; most of the customers are neighborhood regulars and Japanese businesses. I particularly recommend the Suzakana salad and the scallop nigiri. Le Samouraï opened 18 years ago and it is still ran by the same owner and the same chef.

Le Samouraï
12 rue Emilio Castelar
75012 Paris
tel: 01.43.07.52.30
Metro: Ledru-Rollin, Gare de Lyon

Tu-Sat: 12pm-2.30pm / 7pm-10.30pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Farmers’ markets in Paris: 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th arrondissements.

Farmers’ markets in Paris: 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th arrondissements.

There is at least one farmer’s market in each of Paris’ arrondissements. Following is the list of all of them, by arrondissement, from the 1st to the 20th, with their location (see map) and hours. They vary in size and quality, some specialize in organic foods (Marché Brancusi 14th arr., Marché Raspail 6th arr., Marché des Batignolles 17th arr.) while others offer a variety of cooked foods (Marché Baudoyer 4th arr.) and/or ethnic dishes (Marché des Enfants Rouges 3rd arr.)

Paris’ farmers’ markets: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th arrondissements.

Paris’ farmers’ markets: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th arrondissements.

11th arrondissement
Marché Belleville
Boulevard de Belleville
75011 Paris
Metro: Belleville

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Charonne
Boulevard de Charonne (between Rue de Charonne and Rue Alexandre Dumas)
75011 Paris
Metro: Alexandre Dumas

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Bastille
Boulevard Richard Lenoir (between Rue Amelot and Rue Saint-Sabin)
75011 Paris
Metro: Bastille

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Père-Lachaise
Boulevard de Ménilmontant (between Rue Panoyaux and Rue des Cendriers)
75011 paris
Metro: Ménilmontant

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Popincourt
Boulevard Richard Lenoir (between Rue Oberkampf and Rue J-P Timbaud)
75011 Paris
Metro: Oberkampf

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

12th arrondissement
Marché Couvert Beauvau
Place d’Aligre
75012 Paris
Metro: Ledru-Rollin

Tu-Sat: 9am-1pm / 3.30pm-7.30pm
Sun: 9am-1.30pm

Marché Aligre
Rue d’Aligre
75012 Paris
Metro: Ledru-Rollin, Faidherbe-Chaligny

Tu-Sun: 9am-1.30pm

Marché Cours de Vincennes
Cours de Vincennes (between Boulevard de Picpus and Rue du Dr Arnold Netter)
75012 Paris
Metro: Nation

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Bercy
Place Lachambeaudie (between 14 Place Lachambeaudie and 11 Rue Baron-le-Roy)
75012 Paris
Metro: Cour Saint-Emilion

W: 3pm-8pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Daumesnil
Boulevard de Reuilly (between Rue de Charenton and Place Félix Eboué)
75012 Paris
Metro: Daumesnil, Dugommier

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Ledru-Rollin
Avenue Ledru-Rollin (between Rue de Lyon and Rue de Bercy)
75012 Paris
Metro: Gare de Lyon, Quai de la Rapée

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Poniatowski
Boulevard Poniatowski (between Avenue Daumesnil and Rue de Picpus)
75012 Paris
Metro: Porte Dorée

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Saint-Eloi
36-38 Rue de Reuilly
75012 Paris
Metro: Reuilly-Diderot

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

13th arrondissement
Marché Alésia
Boulevard Auguste Blanqui
75013 Paris
Metro: Glacière

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Auguste Blanqui
Boulevard Blanqui (between Place d’Italie and Rue Barrault)
75013 Paris
Metro: Corvisart, Place d’Italie

Tu,F: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Bobillot
Rue Bobillot (between Place Rungis and Rue de la Colonie)
75013 Paris
Metro: Tolbiac

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Maison Blanche
Avenue d’Italie (between 110 and 162 Avenue d’Italie)
75013 Paris
Metro: Maison Blanche

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Salpêtrière
Boulevard de l’Hôpital (along the Square Marie Curie)
75013 Paris
Metro: Saint-Marcel

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Vincent Auriol
Boulevard Vincent Auriol (between 64 Boulevard Vincent Auriol and Rue Jeanne d’Arc)
75013 Paris
Metro: Chevaleret

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Jeanne d’Arc
Place Jeanne d’Arc
75013 Paris
Metro: Nationale

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Paris Rive Gauche
Rue Jean Anouilh and Rue Neuve Tolbiac
75013 Paris
Metro: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

F: 12pm-8.45pm

14th arrondissement
Marché Brune
Boulevard Brune (between 71 Boulevard Brune and Impasse Vandal)
75014 Paris
Metro: Porte de Vanves

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Edgar Quinet
Boulevard Edgar Quinet (between 36 Boulevard Edgar Quinet and Rue du Départ)
75014 Paris
Metro: Edgar Quinet

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Villemain
Avenue Villemain
75014 Paris
Metro: Plaisance

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Mouton Duvernet
Place Jacques Demy
75014 Paris
Metro: Mouton-Duvernet

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Spécialisé Biologique Brancusi Organic farmers’ market
Place Constantin Brancusi
75014 Paris
Metro: Gaité

Sat: 9am-3pm

15th arrondissement
Marché Cervantes
Place du Marché Cervantes (Between Rue Bargue and Rue de la Procession)
75015 Paris
Metro: Volontaires

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Convention
Rue Convention (between Rue Alain Chartier and Rue de l’Abbé Groult)
75015 Paris
Metro: Convention

Tu,Th: 7am-2.30
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Grenelle
Boulevard de Grenelle (between Rue Lourmel and Rue du Commerce)
75015 Paris
Metro: La Motte-Piquet Grenelle

W: 7am-2.30
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Lecourbe
Rue Lecourbe (between Rue Vasco de Gama and Rue Leblanc)
75015 Paris
Metro: Balard, Lourmel

W: 7am-2.30
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Lefebvre
Boulevard Lefebvre (between Rue Olivier de Serres and Rue de Dantzig)
75015 Paris
Metro: Porte de Versailles

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Saint-Charles
Rue St-Charles (between Rue de Javel and Rue du Général Estienne)
75015 Paris
Metro: Javel-André Citroën

Paris’ farmers’ markets: 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th arrondissements.

Paris’ Viaduc des Arts and its Promenade Plantée: a former railroad turned into a green suspended walkway.

Paris’ Viaduc des Arts and its Promenade Plantée: a former railroad turned into a green suspended walkway.

As my belle-mère would say: “Why a duck?” Because if you like to walk (or run for those who like to jog) Paris is made for you, and one of the best walks is the path you stroll along the old train track, in the 12th arrondissement, the viaduc des arts. Opened in 1993, it’s a 3-mile long path of gardens, trellises and benches that start 22-feet high above street level and end in forest-like tunnel trenches. The Promenade Plantée, also known as La Coulée Verte, offers a great view of Paris’ 12th arrondissement, it’s buildings and parcs; don’t miss the police station along the way with its series of statues, the “slaves” inspired by Michelangelo’s.

La Promenade Plantée
75012 Paris
From the beginning of the Avenue Deaumesnil (metro Bastille or Gare-de-Lyon) to the end of Rue du Sahel (at Boulevard Soult, between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Dorée), with stairs all along the way.

7/7
M-F: 8am-sunset
Sat-Sun: 9am-sunset

OPI nail polish in Paris

OPI nail polish in Paris

Now you can get your OPI nail polish in Paris too. World leader in professional nail care, OPI’s nail polish collection is incredible. From sizzling springy colors to more classic and sophisticated tones, the color palette has a hue for your every mood, outfit, need, desire… The beauty retailer Sephora and some of the Monoprix supermarkets carry this product. In addition to these chains, Opi nail polish is also for sale at beauty centers, hair salons and perfume stores. Following is the list of places, per arrondissement, selling the fashionable OPI nail polish (some places sell them for less than others—10€/bottle at Uptown Nails vs 13€/bottle at Culture of Color Nail Bar):

OPI
1st arrondissement
Monoprix
21 Avenue de l’Opéra
75001 Paris
tel: 01.42.61.78.08
Metro: Pyramides

M-F: 9am-10pm
Sat: 9am-9pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut Capsules
14 Rue du Cygne
75001 Paris
tel: 01.40.26.60.06
Metro: Etienne Marcel

M: 2pm-7pm
Tu-Sat: 10am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

2nd arrondissement
Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
18-20 Rue de la Paix
75002 Paris
tel: 01.42.61.37.13
Metro: Opéra

M-Sat: 10.30am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

3rd arrondissement
coming soon

4th arrondissement
Coming soon

5th arrondissement
Parfumerie des Ecoles
10 Rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris
tel: 01.43.26.06.67
Metro: Cardinal Lemoine, Maubert-Mutualité

Tu-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
84 Rue Monge
75005 Paris
tel: 01.43.37.93.67
Metro: Monge

Tu: 11am-2.30pm / 3.30pm-7pm
W-Sat: 10am-2.30pm / 3.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

6th arrondissement
Monoprix
50 Rue de Rennes
75006 Paris
tel: 01.45.48.18.08
Metro: Saint Germain-des-Prés

M-Sat: 9am-10pm
Closed on Sunday

Monoprix
2-8 Rue Sarrazin
75006 Paris
tel: n/a
Metro: Cluny - La Sorbonne

M-Sat: 9am-11.50pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
71 Rue de Seine
75006 Paris
tel: 01.46.33.54.60
Metro: Mabillon, Odéon

M-F: 10am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Autour de Christophe Robin (by appointment only)
9 Rue de Guénégaud
75006 Paris
tel: 01.42.60.99.15
Metro: Odéon

Maison de Beauté Carita
39 Rue du Cherche-Midi
75006 Paris
tel: 01.45.49.13.57
Metro: Sèvres-Babylone, Rennes

Tu-Sat: 10am-6.30pm (until 8.30pm on Thursday and Friday)
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Cours Georges
19 Rue de Tournon
75006 Paris
tel: 01.43.26.04.38
Metro: Odéon

M-F: 9.30am-8.30pm
Sat: 9.30am-6pm
Closed on Sunday

7th arrondissement
Culture of Color Nail Bar
196 Rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
tel: 01.45.50.20.66
Metro: Ecole Militaire

M,Tu: 11am-8pm
W-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

8th arrondissement
Monoprix
52 Avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris
tel: 01.53.77.65.65
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt

M-Sat: 9am-12am
Closed on Sunday

Jean-Claude Biguine Concepteur Beauté
10 Rue Marbeuf
75008 Paris
tel: 01.53.67.81.90 #80
Metro: Alma Marceau

M-Sat: 9.30am-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
20 Rue de Liège
75008 Paris
tel: 01.42.93.46.60
Metro: Liège

M-F: 10am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Alexandre de Paris
3 Avenue de Matignon
75008 Paris
tel: 01.42.25.57.90
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tu-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

L’Espace Payot
62 Rue Pierre Charron
75008 Paris
tel: 01.45.61.42.08
Metro: George V

M-F: 9am-9pm (from 7am-10pm for members only)
Sat: 9am-7pm
Sun: 10am-5pm

Maison de Beauté Carita
3 Rue de Boccador
75008 Paris
tel: 01.47.23.76.79
Metro: Alma Marceau

Tu-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
24 Rue Marbeuf
75008 Paris
tel: 01.43.59.72.87
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt

M: 11am-7pm
Tu-F: 10am-7pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

9th arrondissement
Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
62 Rue de Dunkerque
75009 Paris
tel: 01.45.26.00.80
Metro: Anvers

Tu: 11am-7pm
W: 11.30am-7pm
Th: 10am-8.30pm
F, Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

10th arrondissement
Uptown Nails
45-47 Boulevard de Strasbourg
75010 Paris
tel: 01.47.70.87.41
Metro: Château d’Eau

M-Sat: 11am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Delorme
17-19 Passage de l’Industrie
75010 Paris
tel: 01.44.83.65.00
Metro: Starsbourg - Saint-Denis, Chateau d’Eau

M-F: 8.30am-6.30pm
Sat: 9am-1pm / 2pm-6pm
Closed on Sunday

11th arrondissement
Beauty Monop
64 Rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris
tel: 01.55.28.33.84
Metro: Parmentier

M-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
144 Rue de Charonne
75011 Paris
tel: 01.43.71.42.50
Metro: Charonne

M-Th: 10am-8pm
F: 9am-9pm
Sat: 9am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

12th arrondissement
Ongles et Beauté
250 Rue de Charenton
75012 Paris
tel: 01.43.40.53.48
Metro: Dugommier

M:12am-7pm
Tu, W: 10am-7pm
Th, F: 11am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
1 Rue de Parrot
75012 Paris
tel: 01.43.43.00.30
Metro: Gare de Lyon

M-Sat: 11.30am-2.30pm / 4.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Sephora
28 bis Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
75012 Paris
tel: 01.53.46.61.36
Metro: Bastille

M-Sat: 11am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

13th arrondissement
Beauty Monop
55 Avenue d’Italie
75013 Paris
tel: 01.53.79.64.10
Metro: Tolbiac

M-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

14th arrondissement
L’Institut
12 Avenue Jean Moulin
75014 Paris
tel: 01.45.43.14.14
Metro: Alesia

M-W: 10am-8pm
Th: 9am-9pm
F: 9am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

15th arrondissment
Monoprix
340 Rue de Vaugirard
75015 Paris
tel: 01.56.23.90.60
Metro: Convention

M-Sat: 9am-10pm
Closed on Sunday

Beauty Monop
118 Rue Saint Charles
75015 Paris
tel: 01.45.78.30.05
Metro: Charles Michels

M-Sat: 10m-8pm
Closed on Sunday

Sarl DCC
135 Rue du Théâtre
75015 Paris
tel: 01.45.77.95.56
Metro: Commerce

M-F: 9am-7pm
Sat: 10.30am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
4 Boulevard de Grenelle
75015 Paris
tel: 01.45.79.88.05
Metro: Bir-Hakeim

Tu-Sat: 11.30am-2.30pm / 4.30pm-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday an Monday

So… Beauty
125 Boulevard de Grenelle
75015 Paris
tel: 01.47.34.94.97
Metro: La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle

Tu-Sat: 9.30am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Institut Maelle
176 Rue de Vaugirard
75015 Paris
tel: 01.47.83.73.95
Metro: Pasteur

M-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

16th arrondissement
Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
6 Avenue Mozart
75016 Paris
tel: 01.42.15.01.40
Metro: Muette

M-Sat: 9.30am-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
145 Rue de la Pompe
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.04.35.96
Metro: Victor Hugo

M-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
80 Avenue Kleber
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.55.65.65
Metro: Boissière

M-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
20 Rue des Sablons
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.27.32.10
Metro: Rue de la Pompe

M-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
69 Rue Nicolo
75016 Paris
tel: 01.40.50.07.27
Metro: Rue de la Pompe

M-F: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
121 Avenue Mozart
75016 Paris
tel: 01.42.88.10.30
Metro: Jasmin

Tu-Sat: 11.30am-2.30 / 4.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
19 Rue Jean Giraudoux
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.20.82.27
Metro: Charles de Gaulle - Etoile

M-F: 10am-7pm (opens at 11am on Wednesday)
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Au Coeur des Ongles
31 Boulevard Exelmans
75016 Paris
tel: 01.46.47.57.60
Metro: Exelmans

M: 11.30am-6pm
Tu-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

17th arrondissement
Institut Marlene Ferreire
25 Avenue Carnot
75017 Paris
tel: 01.45.74.43.43
Metro: Charles de Gaulle - Etoile

Tu-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
29 Rue Poncelet
75017 Paris
tel: 01.47.66.36.32
Metro: Ternes

Tu-Sat: 11.30am-2.30 / 4.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

18th arrondissement
Beauty Monop
28 Rue des Abbesses
75018 Paris
tel: 01.42.52.89.61
Metro: Abbesses

M-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
81 Rue Mont Cenis
75018 Paris
tel: 01.53.28.10.10
Metro: Jules Joffrin

M-Sat: 10am-9pm
Closed on Sunday

19th arrondissement
Coming soon

20th arrondissement
Sephora at Printemps-Nation
22 Rue de Lagny
75020 Paris
tel: 01.43.71.12.41
Metro: Nation

M-Sat: 10am-7.30pm (Open until 9pm on Thursday)
Closed on Sunday (Open from 10am-8pm December 6, 13, 20)