Comfort Hotel Gennevilliers
18 bis boulevard Gallieni
Phone: (33) 1 47939332
Fax: (33) 1 47339906
Bars & Cafes
La Maizon is a quaint old pub on rue Oberkampf, a street lined by myriad bars, pubs and clubs. Its rusted exteriors, dim and dark interiors and loud electro music make for a perfect spot to chill and unwind. The DJ pelts out hit numbers on week nights, while cocktail-concerts on Sundays are a major draw at Maizon. Binge on the tapas, snacks and other refreshments while grooving to the music. Call ahead for more information.
This restaurant is a good family kitchen, containing fresh products, light, local wines in a pleasant environment. Au Bon Coin has an impressive wine list that offers a wide range of selective local vintages which are affordable, and suitable for all: sweet, fruity, light, robust and more. If you are flummoxed by the plethora of wines, just ask and you will be advised well. This is a place where one can meet for coffee, eat some delicious food, and enjoy a glass of wine.
French cuisine is famed for its eclectic cheese and wine pairing. Comestibles et Marchand de Vins furthers this concept by blending beautifully-decorated tapas platters, fine cheese and oyster dishes at their weekly oyster bar. Their wine cellar boasts of an extensive collection of French and imported wine. Its dining room offers a trendy ambience, replete with airy interiors, a wood-decked ceiling and beige stone walls. Guests can savor artisanal charcuterie prepared from chorizo, as well as the classic Beef Bourguignon. This restaurant also acts as a delicatessen and offers gourmet groceries to the discerning gastronome.
Offering a casual ambience, Chez Ginette invites guests to relax, order a cup of coffee and allow the magic of the drink to seep through the senses, lending a calmness to the tired mind. The menu boasts a fine variety of comfort food, great for a quick refuel. The meals are filling and well worth the money. Drop by the next time you are in the vicinity, for a loving dose of pampering.
Le Très Particulier situated in a lush green garden is a cocktail bar inside the Hôtel Particulier Montmartre in the 18th Arrondisement. It has garnered a fine reputation for its countless brightly colored concoctions that are well-made by the talented mixologists. For those who like to drink in style, this bar is a must visit for its brilliant charm and svelte appeal. The tables are booked by reservations only so make sure to announce your visit in advance. The bar is closed on Mondays.
Lorenzo is one of the finest restaurants in the city. The place is known for serving top class Italian Cuisine. Apart form their varied and amazing fare, the beautiful decor of the place makes your meal a wonderful memory. If you are looking for a wonderful diner during your tour, this is the place to be.
Le Karambole Café in the 18th Arrondisment of Paris, is synonymous with delicious sandwiches, burgers and delightful jazz. One of the many cafe-restaurants in the city, Karambole holds its own with exciting music events and DJ nights. The impeccable acoustics make it one of the most promising concert venues of Paris. Head here for a tryst with jazz or simply a session of sandwiches and French snacks. Call for more information.
For a typical French bar and café, the sort of place you see in movies and are sorely disappointed never to find, stop by this neighborhood joint near the Abbesses metro stop. This is the place to go if you want to see the stereotypical Gauloise-smoking, cap-wearing Frenchman, a breed that seems to have otherwise disappeared. Join the local men over une demie (a half-pint) or a café. You're certain to make some acquaintances with the scowling but otherwise friendly Frenchmen who frequent this café, especially if you still remember a few words of high school French. -Emily Monaco
What was once a famous watering hole and subsequently a shop, now functions as a brilliant gallery for art. The plethora of events that take place inside the 300-square meter (3229 square feet) gallery space creates a vibrant milieu of creativity, much to the delight of art lovers. Apart from photography exhibitions and screening of documentaries, the workshops, lectures and debates held here are so profound that these become hot topics of discussion over a cup of steaming coffee at the in-house cafe. The book store is where you can collect various books on photography and other relevant topics of interest.
Café Lomi is the destination for the coffee connoisseurs to head to, in order to sample a fine brew that is made from the perfect roast by skilled roasters in keeping with a fine technique. The coffee here is artisan and every care is taken to deliver only the best to the diners. The beans are sourced from various parts of the world and lend a fine flavor to the drink. Café Lomi also hosts workshops and events to showcase the extraction techniques and demonstrate the variations that are found in this beverage. A true treat for a coffee-lover indeed.
Located in one of the most popular districts of Paris, the district of Abbesses at the bottom of Montmartre hill, Le Colibri (far from the commotion of Pigalle), is a small local bistro, simple and cozy. Patrons will eat traditional French food like the famous snails and frogs. There is a good wine menu to go along this genuine cuisine. Concerts of French music or pop rock are organized several evenings per week. You will be able to enjoy theater performances and poetry readings too. You will find all the details and concert dates for which booking in advance is recommended.
Café des Deux Moulins is the same cafe that featured in the much loved 2001 film Amélie. You can tell by the 1950s decor inside. The small typical French café has definitely gotten attention after the success of the movie and is visited by both native and foreign customers. A large poster of Amélie saying "Amélie thanks you" hangs on one of the walls. Other than the cinematic distinction, the café is like any other French café with a low lit and warm atmosphere inside, where just coffee and casual conversations flow.