Le Clarence, 8th arr.
A dose of Bordeaux in the city with longest name, this chic townhouse hotel in the eighth arrondissement, owned by Prince Robert of Luxembourg, is home to an extensive collection of Domaine Clarence Dillon wines with a menu of French classics to match. This is fine dining at its best – the dinner tasting menus come in three, five and seven steps, the latter starting at about £285. Interiors are opulent, with red velvet chairs, a dark wooden salon, tapestries and gold-leaf chandeliers. le-clarence.paris
Frenchie Pigalle, 9th arr.
This is the newest Frenchie to open in Paris—this time in SoPi (south Pigalle) on the border of Montmartre and equally bustling with boutique shops and hole-in-wall boulangeries. Dorothée Meilichzon, of Hotel des Grands Boulevards, Hotel Panache and Experimental hotels, has brought blond-wood tables, geometric white-tiled walls and bright red booths to the space. It’s bright and airy and the bacon scones are sensational. frenchie-pigalle.com