Paris is undoubtably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Renowned for its culture, architecture, food, wine and fashion – and so much more. Knowing where to indulge in some fabulous French cuisine can be difficult, with the choices being so many. However, whenever I’m in Paris I make sure stop by a fantastic place in Le Marais. I’m talking about Chez Janou.

Chez Janou

Located in the very fashionable district of Le Marais, Chez Janou is a quaint restaurant and bar. It is most definitely what I think of when I think of a typical French restaurant.

Always packed to the brim, the ambience that is created in this corner restaurant is delightful. Depending on time of day, but if you’re planning on having dinner here then a reservation is most definitely needed.  It is equally as nice to go here for dinner or for a glass bottle of wine on their terrace. Let’s be honest – who actually order’s glasses of wine when they’re in Paris?

It is perhaps not as undiscovered and local as I day dream of it being, but it has the charm of a local neighbourhood hang out. Once I went by myself and sat at the bar. After five glasses of wine my high school French turned fluid and I had a highly interesting conversation with a local French DJ.

The chocolate mousse. Literally, the example used with the definition of foodgasm in the dictionary. You order a portion and it is served in a gigantic bowl, with plates for the entire table. You definitely get your moneys worth. Other great dishes are the fried fish and the duck. Perhaps one of the best ducks I’ve ever had! 

Address: 2 Rue Roger Verlomme, 75003 Paris, France

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