9th Arr. – First time to actually stay in this Arrondissement of Paris and it was truly an amazing experience. I visited the Montmartre & Pigalle area many times and enjoy the eclectic vibe, historic architecture, and most of all the history. It is known for its theaters, including the 1875 Palais Garnier opera house, nicknamed the “wedding cake” for its domed roof and intricate architecture. It reminded me of what the MARAIS was like 15-20 years ago which is where I have rented an apartment the past 10 years. It was refreshing to step out of my familiar neighborhood and explore another. We stayed at THE HOY HOTEL…darling hip and cute.
Areas of interest in and around the 9th are:
1. MONTMATRE SACRÉ-COEUR BASILICA
2. FLEA MARKET…
Love this flea market…only open Saturday-Mondays. My favorite markets are The Vernaison Market, The Paul Bert Market and Dauphine Market. If you plan to go, book in advance LUNCH at Bonne Aventure Amazing, sweet, darling restaurant. A MUST! Amazing Jazz bar right across from Bonne Aventura Restaurant at the flea market…stop by after lunch!
One of my favorite vendors for original architecture renderings, paintings
and maps is DELAVILLETTE @ Marché Vernaison – Allée8 – boutique 160
BUVETTE PARIS– just as cute and quaint as the one in NYC
KB Coffee Roasters – really cute Barista…fun people watching
Frenchie – Chef Greg Merchand original restaurant on Rue du Nil was awarded a Michelin star in 2019. His new restaurant in Pigalle does not disappoint. Breakfast daily and dinner 6:30-11. Also, now offering lunch Monday- Friday 12-2PM.
Le Pantruche – an adorable modern bistro on a cute side street. Food, servers, and ambiance amazing!
5. HOY HOTEL – (HOY = House of yoga)
Stylish Hotel offering yoga studio, wellness center & vegan restaurant. Founded by a hospitality school graduate and Yoga instructor. Interior design that follows Feng Shui principles.