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What’s new in the 16th arrondissement of Paris
With the opening or reopening of several new restaurants, shops, and boutiques in the 16th arrondissement, a trendy breath of fresh air has hit this quiet, unassuming neighborhood. Read on to discover which addresses have made ELLE Décoration’s list of some of the latest and greatest “places to be” in this revamped arrondissement.
After having disrupted the Italian trattoria scene with the resounding success of Daroco in the heart of the capital, Alexandre Giesbert and Julien Ross have moved into the 16th arrondissement with Zebra. In trio mode with Romain Glize, the team has dusted off the neglected luxury brewery and given rise to the rebirth of an institution. Here, diners enjoy revisited French classics (tartare, lobster thermidor, peppered steak, trays of seafood), while world-renowned mixologist Nico de Soto serves up fresh, inventive cocktails. The icing on the cake is the decoration, done by architects Francesca Errico and Olivier Delannoy, which focuses on marble and brass, and boasts an intricate ceiling of 5,000 threaded metal rods. Zebra is the definite must-see of the moment, with continuous service from breakfast to dinner.
Zebra – 3, place Clément-Ader – 01 44 14 91 91
L’APPARTEMENT ATELIER LE CORBUSIER
After two years of renovation and a decision to redecorate in 1960s style, the apartment of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century is now open to the public. Visitors to Le Corbusier’s apartment workshop are invited to stroll around, admiring the fluid space filled with pools of natural light, the master’s signature, that still hit the mark today. Even the large marble table still seems to resonate from the lively dinners shared by the great artists of the time. The artist’s private workshop, where Le Corbusier would often paint in solitude, prohibiting his wife Yvonne from entering the space, is now on display for visitors as well. After admiring the kitchen furniture designed by Charlotte Perriand (among other pieces), it is the roof terrace, built in the 1930s with Le Corbusier’s cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, that will once again remind you of this genius’ visionary spirit.
L’appartement atelier Le Corbusier – 24, rue Nungesser-et-Coli – for reservations: [email protected]
LA BRASSERIE AUTEUIL
After several months of renovation under the decorative direction of Laura Gonzales, La Brasserie Auteuil brings Italian flair to the 16th arrondissement. With a rooftop garden, rattan chairs, and a color palette reminiscent of summer in the south, patrons here truly feel like they’ve escaped to the Italian Riviera. Offering a cocktail bar and home-cooked, Italian comfort food, La Brasserie Auteuil is the perfect place to share a spritz around an antipasto platter and enjoy flavorful and generous dishes.
La Brasserie Auteuil – 78, rue d’Auteuil – 01 40 71 11 90
This Australian brand, whose product packaging is as refined as the decoration of its boutiques around the world, has been established here in the 16th since 2015. For the first time since the beginning of October, however, it is also the only location in France where people can benefit from in-store beauty consultations and facial treatments. Forty-five minutes of tailor-made happiness in the hands of a beautician trained in London according to the brand’s protocol? Sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon in the 16th.
Aesop – 16, rue Jean-Bologne – 01 40 50 90 32
LA P’TITE BRASSERIE CHEZ MAISON SARAH LAVOINE
Parisian decor icon Sarah Lavoin has brought la P’tite Pâtisserie du Cap Ferret all the way to her boutique in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Come enjoy fresh fruit juices and light meals on the terrace of the quaint courtyard, after having perused the collection at La Maison Sarah Lavoine, right next door.
La P’tite Brasserie chez Maison Sarah Lavoine – 25, rue de l’Annonciation – 01 86 90 11 50
LA GRANDE EPICERIE RIVE DROITE
Since November 2017, the Grande Epicerie Rive Droite has been a haven to lovers of good food in the 16th arrondissement. And grande it is: this 2,800 m² space has made a name for itself in the neighborhood, distinct from its big sister location on the left bank. Only here will you find a confiturothèque (“jam library”) and a chocolathèque (“chocolate library”), boasting hundreds of jars and bars from the best producers around the globe, sure to please even the most demanding of foodies. Its ultra-luminous signature glass roof, exterior covered in plants, and wall mosaics by Mathilde Jonquière, make of this food temple an architectural delight, as well.
La Grande Epicerie Rive Droite – 80, rue de Passy – 01 44 14 38 00
Since October 2017, Pouledeluxe has been one of the most deliciously trendy addresses of the moment. In this temple of rotisserie, you can dine-in or take away a farm-fresh chicken for your own family-style meal. In a chic bistro atmosphere designed by decorator Oscar Larrat, diners can enjoy lunch or dinner, all while seated on school chairs. The legendary house “Sosauce”, a secret family recipe passed down from the mother of the owner, Raphaël Van Montagu, is sure to leave you with a taste for more.
Pouledeluxe – 117, avenue Mozart – 01 40 71 13 11
BISTRO MAVROMMATIS PASSY
The three Mavrommatis brothers are at it again, this time in the 16th at Bistro Mavrommatis. From hot sandwiches to take away or enjoy in the mezze cellar, to a full restaurant on the first floor, the Cypriot family pulls out all the stops to ensure you enjoy the finest in Mediterranean cuisine. Fresh and prepared products are quality-controlled each day by the Michelin-starred chef. The venue even offers a careful selection of fine groceries and beauty products.
Bistro Mavrommatis Passy – 70, av. Paul Doumer – 01 40 50 70 40
Cover Photo: The western part of the Pont de Bir-Hakeim seen at night. Buildings of the 16th arrondissement of Paris are visible in the background. Author: DXR, Wikimedia Commons.