Paris and Olive

Paris Guide

[Photography by Myles New]

Just a heads-up for those of you who are in the UK: the March issue of Olive magazine has just come out, and it includes a feature I wrote on Paris dining.

If you don’t have access to British mags where you live (in Paris, you can buy Olive for 6.90€ at WH Smith, 248 rue de Rivoli in the 1st), here is the list of restaurants, stores and hotels mentioned in the article.

~ Restaurants (in descending order of price)

Les Ambassadeurs
10 place de la Concorde, in the 8th
+33 1 44 71 16 16

La Table du Lancaster
7 rue de Berri, in the 8th
+33 1 40 76 40 18

Lucas Carton
9 place de la Madeleine, in the 8th
+33 1 42 65 22 90

44 rue du Bac, in the 7th
+33 1 45 44 73 73

Le Comptoir du Relais
7 carrefour de l’Odéon, in the 6th
+33 1 43 29 12 05

39 avenue de l’Opéra, in the 2nd
+33 1 42 61 86 25

Carte Blanche
6 rue Lamartine, in the 9th
+33 1 48 78 12 20

L’Ami Jean
27 rue Malar, in the 7th
+33 1 47 05 86 89

Le Temps au Temps
13 rue Paul Bert, in the 11th
+33 1 43 79 63 40

Les Papilles
30 rue Gay-Lussac, in the 5th
+33 1 43 25 20 79

Les Vivres
28 rue Pétrelle in the 9th
+33 1 42 80 26 10

~ Other

L’Atelier des Chefs
(Cooking school)
10 rue de Penthièvre, in the 8th
+33 1 53 30 05 82

Pain de Sucre
(Pastry shop)
14 rue Rambuteau, in the 3rd
+33 1 45 74 68 92

(Fine foods store)
3 rue Charles-François Dupuis, in the 3rd
+33 1 44 78 96 74

Marché Raspail
(Organic market on Sunday mornings)
On boulevard Raspail between rue du Cherche-Midi and rue de Rennes, in the 6th

Chapeau Melon
(Wine store)
92 rue Rébeval, in the 19th
+33 1 42 02 68 60

~ Hotels (in descending order of price)

13 boulevard du Temple, in the 3rd
+33 1 42 71 20 00
(Note: The spa won’t be open until the summer.)

Le Relais St-Germain
9 carrefour de l’Odéon, in the 6th
+33 1 43 29 12 05

Axial Beaubourg
11 rue du Temple, in the 4th
+33 1 42 72 72 22

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  • I will get a copy then. I can’ wait for your book to be out either.
    Looking forward to it.

  • yasmine tannir

    clothilde, i live in london, and olive is one of the best food and travel magazines over here. i’m so happy for you to feature in it! keep up the good work.

    warm regards

  • How exciting. Wish we got the magazine here (USA-Georgia).

    Clotilde – I’ve been meaning to ask you about the restaurant in the movie — “Something’s Gotta Give” with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. It’s one of my favorites and her favorite restaurant in the movie is “le Grand Coubert” (I think). Is this still a place a person would want to fly all the way to Paris for their birthday dinner?

  • Bindu

    Just wanted to say that many Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores in the U.S. carry British magazines. I’ve seen “Olive” in mine — be watchful that it’s the U.K. version (and not an Australian one!)

  • yasmine tannir

    Janice, i’ve been to Le Grand Colbert and it is really special, you feel transported to a different world..
    My husband proposed to me over there ;)

  • Olive is available in many larger independent bookstores in the US as well as at some Borders and Barnes and Noble locations. See post
    for more info

    It is a good magazine and can be worth the $8 – $9 it costs in the states, especially if Clotilde’s article is in it!

  • Wow, I never even heard of this magazine. Shoot-Now I want to subscribe to it!! Thanks for sharing your recommendations outside of your article, I might see if I can try and track it down somewhere. What a great list, and none are familiar to me.

  • Is there an Australian version of Olive?

    Olive is a great magazine!

    delicious. is also very good– it, in fact, has an Australian (charter version) version and was so incredibly successful in Australia that they did a UK version as well. I have picked up all three copies in the U.S., in both New York and in Nashville.

    And, for those of you who don’t know UK magazines (and Australian ones) they have this great marketing idea of giving fantastic prizes to the best Letters to the Editor, so be sure you write in a really sophisticated letter praising Clotilde’s work and maybe you’ll get STAR LETTER of the Month!!

    (I won Star Letter of the Month a year ago (unintentionally) and they sent me a Limited Edition Cuisinart Food Processor, the Cast Metal 14-cup one! wowowowowow)

  • Olive is my absolute favourite magazine, its really excellent. Another one worth checking out is Gourmet Traveller, published in Australia.

    Congrats on the article by the way, I will be buying my copy today!

  • michele

    Just bought Olive — and just in time because I’m off to Paris for a week. The writing is, as usual, excellent and sincere congrats on the piece!

  • Neil

    I was able to find Olive at the lcoal Borders, however, they only had the January issue. Can’t reserve a magazine so I guess I am now committed to regular visits until I can latch on to the March issue.

  • Oh I love Olive! Off to London this weekend I will surely pick up a copy to get inspired as I will be in Paris next :)
    Just great coincidences! So happy you wrote for them.

  • Hi Clotilde – thanks again for your great article, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • serena


    picked this up today, finally, although have not had a chance to look at anything else but your article. it looks great, congrats! great accompanying pictures, too (were you with the photographer when it was shot?) – & now i need to start plotting my next (hopefully during spring) trip to paris.

  • These are great restaurant recommendations. I have a lot of clients who will be interested in these, I will send them your way. Merci mille fois.


  • Hi Clotilde,

    I live in Dorset/UK and as soon as I saw your post I went to Borders to get me a copy of Olive magazine. Your article is great, very informative and sweet, like your blog. And your picture on the editors’ page is simply cute! Congratulations!

  • Hallie

    What a great article. Came in handy last week while I was in Paris. We had a fabulous meal at Les Papilles and sadly missed out on some good pastries at Pain de Sucre (they were closed for the week!). Congrats on the article. Looking forward to the next one!

  • mimi(cigalechanta)

    anyone have a copy to sell to me?
    When does the book come out?

  • Olive and delicious. are both excellent foodie magazines and I actually found out about Clotilde’s blog from the articles!

    And I’m so glad I visited!

  • Anna

    Hi Clotilde,

    I am off with my boyfriend for a short two day stay in Paris, actually, we are going to a concert of Bossa Nova king Sergio Mendes in the Casino. The hotel you suggested Axial Beaubourg look absolutely great! Any ideas where to book for good prices? Also, any other tips websites I should check?

    Thanks a lot!

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