Ma Cocotte

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A perfect Sunday in Paris

                   

I recently took a visit to the restaurant Ma Cocotte designed by Philippe Starck, situated inside the Paul Bert Market in the heart of Paris’ antique flea markets aka (Les Puces). It’s one of my favourite places to go on Sunday in Paris. Along with the enchanting markets, it makes for an ideal Sunday afternoon and there is no where else quite like it in Paris. The restaurant spans two floors. On the ground floor, an open bustling kitchen, tables filled to the brim and a vibrant buzzing atmosphere.

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On the second floor you enter what feels like a cosy Parisian salon. On a cold winter’s day it’s like a warm embrace: an open fire, soft pink powdery tones, white-washed wooden floors, the aroma of après-dinner cognacs all make this an ideal Sunday cocoon you won’t want to leave. The menu is built around traditional French organic cuisine and is delicious.

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The décor is fabulously eclectic, filled with antique finds from the surrounding markets, books and wonderful photo collages. It’s the perfect place to start or close an afternoon hunting for vintage treasures at the nearby Paul Bert & Serpette antique markets. My idea of a perfect Sunday in Paris!

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To see more images and read more about Ma Cocotte you can read my recent article for HIP Paris here. I also suggest checking out Inès de La Fressange’s little video guide to the new vintage village just around the corner from Ma Cocotte. You can read it here.

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