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Cool Bretagne

Magazine article Out

Cool Bretagne

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(Neighborhood Watch: Paris)

The rue less traveled.

Long a dead zone compared to the bustling gay distria to the south, the renovation of the city's oldest covered food market and an influx of boutique stores has turned the northern Marais into destination hipster. Eat at Les Chineurs (55 Rue de Bretagne; +3301-42-78-64-50) for its mismatched chairs and, in season, tender white asparagus (see Kitchen 411, below) . And while you can find designer threads at Surface to Air and Gaspard Yurkievich on nearby Rue Chariot, the earthier ambience of Rue de Bretagne is designed for tourists who would prefer not to be.


If it's France, it must be cheese. But it's something about the artfully haphazard way it's presented here that turns a humble Comté or Gruyère into a work of art. Go native with a stinky Vieux Boulogne and a couple of oeufs d'oie- goose eggs- to go. 39 Rue de Bretagne; +33-01-42-78-52-61

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