Paris rue Saint-Honoré is all fashion stores and its climax is definitely Colette, the still in style concept-store. But sometimes, having been up and down its three floors, you might feel for something else than nice people pictures, water and wi fi in the basement water bar.
Then you go up rue du Marché Saint-Honoré. The market itself has kept the shape of Paris covert food markets, but it’s all glass and metal, it looks like a ghost market.
Don’t fear, you’re not going to starve nor thirst for a tasteful drink.
Feeling for oysters or great sea-food? Stop at the Ecume Saint-Honoré, which offers a great selection of all this. You can choose what you want, and have a sea lunch on the spot, in the middle of the shop.
If you prefer a more intimate and exotic setting, just pass a veil curtain and sit in the tiny back dining room.
Yearning for a genuine old Paris place, le Rubis is the utmost typical wine bar.
Here you can taste good wines, have some traditional french snack, and meet cheerful neighborhood people, who remind you that place du Marché Saint-Honoré once there was a real market, and a real social life.
Colette, 213 rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris, Métro Tuileries.
For all information, go to : http://www.colette.fr/
L’Ecume Saint-Honoré, 6 rue du Marché Saint-Honoré, Métro Tuileries, Tel : 33 (0) 1 42 61 93 87. Closed on Mondays and Sundays. shop opened 9.30 to 20, tasting 11 to 19, Fridays and Saturdays up to 22.
Le Rubis, 10 rue du Marché Saint-Honoré, métro Tuileries, tel :33(0)1 42 61 03 34. Saturday afternoon and Sunday closed.