Faubourg 34—Our “Local Place”



Rod M and AJ having coffee

Learning to be a local at Faubourg 34, situated at 34 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre (9th)

The last few times we were in Paris we’ve stayed at the Hotel Aida Opera (rue Richer, in the 9th) and have been very happy with it. We like the area too, and have enjoyed getting to know the neighborhood a little better. For example, we’ve found a laundromat close by and a lovely boulangerie, where we bought pastries for our grandson. Diagonally opposite the boulangerie is a café/bistrot called Faubourg 34, its name derived from its address.


Dinner at Faubourg 34

looking out

Viv M, and looking out of the cafe

It’s on a corner that we passed every day on our way to get to one of the Metro stations. So, most mornings we came here for tea/coffee and a croissant and always had the same lady to serve us. After a few days she definitely recognized us and was very pleased to welcome us. One morning our grandson came a bit later than us and she asked where he was. We are very happy to adopt it as “our local place”. A couple of early evenings we stopped here for a glass of wine or a beer, and one evening we also ate here. The service was quick


A clever photo: Rod M and I reflected in one of the lamps at Faubourg 34

and good and the food plain but plentiful. My husband and grandson had steak, frites and salad, and I had confit de canard, which was delicious.

We look forward to returning, hopefully quite soon.


About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
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