For almost the last 100 years, Coca-Cola has played an integral role in the lives of Parisians. Now, I may not be Parisian, but this wonderful city is certainly home to me and Coca-Cola has indeed played a part in my new life here. During my first year in Paris, I was a student at Sciences Po, Paris. I wasn’t a very dedicated student. Instead of studying, I would spend a lot of time, sitting in café terraces, under the sun, drinking icy cold Coca-Cola. I’m no longer a student but this habit has definitely stuck. It’s a simple indulgence that I really look forward to each summertime.
When Coca-Cola announced they would be releasing limited edition bottles dedicated to different quartiers in Paris, I was excited. Each bottle is uniquely illustrated by My Little Paris to represent the different the quartiers in Paris – they are very cute to say the least.
When I found out that I was chosen to represent one of my favourite quartiers in Paris, Les Batignolles, I was thrilled. For the last month, I’ve been visiting boutiques, restaurants and cafés all around the Batignolles. Pretty much all these shops are small, independent businesses. I’ve met owners, I’ve taken photos and I’ve tried and tested a lot of food in order to write this guide. It’s been an absolute pleasure. Unfortunately, I can’t mention each and every place I adore, there are far too many to fit into one blog post. Perhaps in the future I can publish part 2. So, without further ado, here’s what to see, do and eat in the Batignolles, Paris.
71 rue des Dames, 75017
For the most delicious, yet simple Italian cuisine, always prepared with the best quality ingredients and cooked to perfection.
43 Rue des Dames
The cutest little vintage clothing store. Here you can find some great vintage tressure from both luxury and regular brands as well as gorgeous handbags and jewellery.
15 rue Brochant
This is one of my favourite homeware stores in Paris! If you love woven baskets, recycled green glassware and vintage plate sets, you’ll love this shop.
144bis Rue Cardinet
A tranquil little park where you can sit by the stream and listen to the water trickle into the lake. Also, a great spot to eat your lunch in peace and quiet.
37 rue des Dames
This small Korean restaurant serves tasty, veggie filled bibimbaps. They aren’t served in a traditional hot stone bowl, but they are delicious nonetheless.
82 Place du Dr Félix Lobligeois
My favourite spot to grab a coffee and get some work done. Their Flat Whites are exceptional – maybe even the best in Paris.
Street art au marché des Batignolles
96 bis, rue Lemercier
The exterior of the Marché des Batignolles needed a new look, so thanks to some very talented artists, the walls are now covered in beautiful, colourful murals. If you’re looking for a colourful backdrop for your photos, this is the place to go!
61 rue Legendre
Half boutique, half café, 100 percent amazing! The clothing boutique stocks some excellent local brands and the café supplies some tasty cakes and other baked goods. This shop ticks all the boxes in my books!
50 rue des dames
A shop dedicated to all things apéro! It’s impossible to stop by and not leave with a bottle of wine, and many, many other delicious goods.
20 rue des Dames
A very cool concept store stocking beautifully designed and crafted furniture. I honestly want to buy everything they sell!