Paris, the city where everything happens, will amaze you by its high number of surprises and things to discover. In terms of culture, gastronomy or entertainment, the city has no limits. However, it is very easy to get lost among a so many things to see. Don’t worry, MAMA’s selection is here to help you choose what to do.
MAMA says let’s eat
You like our restaurant, but want to try another? We are not mad and are here to help you! You can rely on these ones : Au Passage, L’Office, Krung Thep, Encore, Vivant, Frenchie, Septime, Aux Deux amis, Holy Belly, Clint, Lazare, le Baratin, le marché des enfants rouges, le Beef Club, Nanashi. And you can also enjoy a good coffee at : Lockwood, Coutume, Kooka Boora, Broken Arm..
MAMA says educate yourself
Even if you can feel there like in a gallery thanks to the design by Starck, don't spend the day in your room, it would be a mistake not to enjoy the cultural heritage of Paris. It is one of the richest of the world. You may be looking for classic, modern art or science, you will easily find the appropriate museum : Le Musée du Louvre, La Cité des sciences, le Centre Pompidou, le musée du Quai Branly...
MAMA says go out
To enjoy delicious cocktails, just rely on these addresses : Experimental Cocktail Club, Prescription, Glass, Le Magnifique, le Perchoir. For those feeling like dancing till the break of dawn, we suggest you the Social Club, the Ballroom or Carmen.
Mama says let’s shop
If you’re looking for a souvenir of Paris, but something more original than an Eiffel Tower key ring, do not forget to have a look at our shop where many treasures wait for you, but also try these ones : l’Eclaireur, Centre commercial, Thank God I’m a VIP, Chez Chiffons, AMI, Colette, Merci, Spree...
Mama says don’t miss
To completely know the city, you must see it’s underground side. Don’t leave without taking a visit of the Catacombes, you would regret it. You’re looking to see celebrities but no paparazzi ? Père Lachaise cemetery is the place for you. Finally, you may find that a boat trip on the curious Canal St Martin is more interesting than being on the Seine with so many people.
- By subway (Porte de Bagnolet)
- By subway (Alexandre Dumas)
- By subway (Maraîchers)
- By subway (Gambetta)
- By bus (stop Pyrénées/Bagnolet)
- By bus (stop Gambetta)
- Mama Paris Parking
- By bus at night
- By tramway (Porte de Bagnolet)
- Zoé Bouillon
- Le Rez-de-Chaussé
- Retour à Sorbier
- Le Baratin
- Le QG
- Pho Dong Huong
- Chez Luna
- Le Lieu Dit
- Lao Siam
- Le Jardin
- Chapeau Melon
- Bar de l'Amitié
- L'Ange gardien
- A la Vierge de la Réunion
- Le Bistrot des Soupirs
- holly belly
- Rosa Bonheur
- Les Pères Populaires
- La Pizzeria du Mama
- Au Nouveau Nez
- Au Passage
- Aux Deux Amis
- Holy Belly
- Le Marché des Enfants Rouges
- Le Beef Club
- Kooka Boora
- Broken Arm
- Experimental Cocktail Club
- Le Prescription
- Le Magnifique
- Le Carmen
- Le Perchoir
- Le Coq
- Le Pompom & Bronco
- Colette Water Bar
- Caffe Stern
- Le Servan
- Racine 2
- Big Fernand
- Rue des Cascades
- Rue de la Villette
- Rue de Bagnolet
- Place Ménilmontant
- Place Jourdain
- Place des Panoyaux
- Place Maurice Chevalier
- La Rue de Ménilmontant
- Les rues de l'Ermitage et des Cascades
- La Campagne à Paris
- Le Jardin de Belleville
- Parc des Buttes Chaumont
- Jardin des Plantes
- Bois de Vincennes
- Pâtisserie de l'Eglise
- Fromagerie de Madame Jouanneau
- O Mille et Une Fèves
- Clasico Argentino
- Le Merle Moqueur
- Librairie Photographique
- Genre Urbain
- Le Monte-en-l'air
- Le Dragon Savant
- Les Z'indems'
- Le Vieux Belleville
- Carré de Baudoin
- Les ateliers d'Elisabeth Daynes
- Musée Edith Piaf
- Le Père Lachaise
- La Forge de Belleville
- Académie Tango
- La Flèche d'Or
- Cours de Flamenco
- Le Zèbre
- Culture Rapide
- La Bellevilloise
- Le Bar Floréal
- La Médiathèque Marguerite Duras
- Le Social Club
- Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie
- Centre Georges Pompidou
- Musée du Quai Branly
- Le Grand Palais
- Musée Picasso
- Palais de Tokyo
- Musée du Louvre
- Vintage 77
- La Petite Maison dans la Villette
- Momo Fringues
- Estelle Ramousse Atelier
- Beau travail
- L'Embellie Design
- Slot and Go
- Céramiste Alice Riehl
- La Truite Enchantée
- Thank God I’m a VIP
- Chez Chiffons
Mama Paris is located in the 20th arrondissment at 109 rue de Bagnolet 75020 Paris, France. OK, it's not the centre of the City, but it's definitely the most diverse, surprising and interesting area and that's why we love it.
MAMA SHELTER PARIS
109, rue de Bagnolet
T +33 (0)1 43 48 48 48
F +33 (0)1 43 48 49 49
Paris, the city where everything happens, will amaze you through its high number of surprises and by its endless cultural heritage.
The MAMA decided to share with you its favorite addresses in the 20th district, the artistic Paris, the Paris of diversity, of the Père Lachaise and Edith Piaf… Forget all those tourist traps, we know the best local places to hang out! Whether you’re looking for bars, cafés, restaurants, stores or gardens… If it's special, then it's listed here in the Mama guide. Trust us, we're locals and we have our habits!
By subway (Porte de Bagnolet)
Line n° 3
By subway (Alexandre Dumas)
Line n° 2
By subway (Maraîchers)
Line n° 9 (go down rue des Pyrénées)
By subway (Gambetta)
By bus (stop Pyrénées/Bagnolet)
Line n° 26 - 30mn from la Gare du Nord. Line n° 64 Line n° 76
By bus (stop Gambetta)
Line n° 69
Mama Paris Parking
For you to be relaxed while you sleep, MAMA has 50 indoor parking spaces. Height: 6.5 feet.
Our parking is located between the pharmacy and the mediatheque in front of 106 rue de Bagnolet. The entrance is strictly reserved to our residents. To access the parking please take a ticket from the automatic booth located at the bottom left of the ramp.
By bus at night
Pont de Levallois - Gare St Lazare - Châtelet - Bastille - Gare de Lyon - Gambetta - Porte de Bagnolet
Gare de Lyon - Gambetta - Pte de Bagnolet
Gare de l’Est - République - Gambetta - Pte de Bagnolet - Mairie de Montreuil - Neuilly Plaisance RER - Gare de Meaux
Gare de l’Est - République - Gambetta - Pte de Bagnolet - Nogent Le Perreux - Tournans RER
By tramway (Porte de Bagnolet)
A soup boutique where you can eat in or take out. Not only delicious, but also homemade with different seasonal options and humorous names like 'soupl'ess', 'souper'man', 'souperior'...
66 rue Rébeval, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 42 02 02 83
This restaurant with a 30's decor might be a culinary branch of the U.N. Thailandese stews, Argentinian dishes, an owner from Auvergne, Italian waiters. A great atmosphere without borders.
64 rue Rébeval, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 42 08 12 34
One of 8 restaurants on Rue Sorbier: traditional French food.
10 rue Sorbier, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 58 30 14
Retour à Sorbier
One of 8 restaurants on Rue Sorbier: A mix of Portuguese, French, and Spanish cuisine spiced up with concerts.
8 rue Sorbier, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 46 36 78 03
Raquel, holy casserole maker of Agentinian origin, has made this place in her image, unforgettable.
3 rue Jouye Rouve, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 49 39 70
One of eight restaurants on Rue Sorbier: French, Greek, Lebanese, Turkish cuisine.
9 rue Sorbier, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 46 36 41 33
Pho Dong Huong
A delicious Vietnamese restaurant, packed with its many fans.
14 rue Louis Bonnet, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 43 57 42 81
Known by aficionados of good traditional cuisine and Portuguese tapas.
108 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 46 36 72 26
Le Lieu Dit
One of eight restaurants on Rue Sorbier: with a social and cultural mission.
6 rue Sorbier, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 40 33 26 29
The most refined Asian restaurant in Belleville with a fabulous menu.
49 rue Belleville, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 40 40 09 68
One of 8 restaurants on the street Rue Sorbier (this one's the last on the street) specialties include tajine, couscous. With a warm decor that will have an allure for people on the verge of big things.
52 bis rue de la Bidassoa, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 46 36 27 99
Absolutely try one of their 165(!) cocktails.
50 rue de la Villette, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 42 06 03 96
One of 8 restaurants on the little street Rue Sorbier: A classic that plays with the working class and bohemian image of the area.
2 rue Sorbier, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 49 59 17
"In the universe where wines have become so standardized and mechanized, there is still a little bit of resistance". This is the motto of this restaurant with communal tables. A promise that it knows how to keep.
92 rue Rébeval, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 42 02 68 60
Bar de l'Amitié
French/Iranian food, prepared in an atmosphere that is very friendly.
22 rue des Vignoles, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 43 79 83 14
An egg with mayonnaise that's to die for, and a celery salad that's addictive. It's a spot that will help you make peace with memories of your high school cafeteria (if you went to a French primary school and had to endure the institutional version.
189 rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 58 59 97
A la Vierge de la Réunion
The restaurant to hit in autumn and winter with the ambience of a really hip cafeteria. A remarkable wine cellar, that charges wine shop versus restaurant prices.
58 rue de la Réunion, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 67 51 15
Le Bistrot des Soupirs
The country side in Paris with traditional meals: goat cheese on toast with pesto, fried eggs, leg of lamb with peas from the garden, rice pudding. The lunch menu costs 17€ and is also available on Saturday, this is as exceptional as the design of the restaurant. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
49 rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 44 62 93 31
On the heights of paris: A wonderful view of Paris. Funky music, very good cocktails, and special parties: Belleville style reggae, comic books, night ball, jazz manouche...
Address: 94 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 46 36 48 18
How could we describe this canteen that became a parisian hit spot, except that it is very pleasant (as the crowd coming with the sunny days shows): During winter, a room with a parquet floor and bay windows open to the landscape. During summer, you can have lunch, have a drink, have dinner on one of its large tables and their view on the park. You can eat bio, very good food, tapas for a pleasant price. From Wednesday to Sunday (12:00-00:00).
Parc des Buttes de Chaumont, 2 avenue des Cascades, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 42 03 28 67
Les Pères Populaires
Funny, nice and hype guests, students, bohemians, employees of the Galliano studio which his a neighbour... With its home-made design, this young bar-restaurant became one of the hit spot of the area (and of Paris).
46 rue de Buzenval, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 48 49 22
La Pizzeria du Mama
You can't not eat those delicous pizza that we prepare with good and fresh products... and with love.
109 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 48 45 45
Au Nouveau Nez
A contemporary wine shop where you will find natural wines only!
52 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 56 94 55
Hidden in a quiet passage, this tapas and wine bar is full of pleasant surprises, from its friendly tattooed team to its dishes to share, you will for sure find your happiness! Mama's tip: second service at 09:30pm.
1 bis Passage Saint-Sébastien, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 43 55 07 52
A Japenese chef who perfectly masters the French culinary art for reasonable prices!
3 Rue Richer, 75009 Paris
Tel: 01 47 70 67 31
Because the Japanese gastronomy is much more than the sushis and sashimis : Kunitoraya is here to free itself from the cliches and delight your taste buds.
Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris
Tel: 01 47 03 07 74
Chef Yoshi Morie just put his bags in a restaurant that will surprise you by its modern and minimalist decor and its delicate and original cuisine.
43 rue Richer, 75009 Paris
Tel: 01 72 60 97 72
A gastronomic restaurant with a great attention to the details. Whether for its sophisticated taste or the presentation of the dishes, you will be delighted for sure.
43 Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010 Paris
Tel: 01 42 46 43 55
A deli-dinner-coffe shop where we find all the U.S delights we are mad about. You can try hotdogs, fish & chips or the lobster rolls.
5-6 rue du Nil, 75002 Paris
Tel: 01 40 39 96 19
This neo-bistro with its rustic-modern atmosphere is a reference of the modern gourmet cuisine of Paris.
Mama's tip: we strongly advise you to book!
80 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 43 67 38 29
Aux Deux Amis
This authentic bistro offers you dishes prepared with love, tapas to die for and good wines that make this place a little piece of heaven on earth.
45 rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 58 30 38 13
All in wood and held by two Australian girls, Holy Belly is the address for a weekend brunch after the Mama's one!
19 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris
Tel: 09 73 60 13 64
A restaurant created by 3 friends fans of Clint Eastwood, don't miss that! A good French cuisine, wines perfectly chosen, a "New-York" atmosphere and the perfect music.
174 rue de la Roquette 75011 Paris
Tel: 09 81 60 17 36
Le Marché des Enfants Rouges
A piece of countryside in the center of Paris with this warm restaurant and its meals of the season, and its fresh and often organics products.
39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 48 87 80 61
Le Beef Club
Certainly the best Parisian steakhouse specialized in the best English bovin breeds. You can accompany your meat with a beer or whiskey but also great cocktails made by the bartenders.
58 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris
Tel: 09 54 37 13 65
Leave your stress at the entrance and get into this Parisian bento held by the famous chef Kaori Endo who will welcome you for a detox lunch.
57 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
Tel: 09 60 00 25 59
The three Lehou's brothers receive you in the morning with an espresso, at noon for lunch without fuss and by night in the cellar for a darker (festive) atmosphere.
73 rue d'Aboukir, 75002 Paris
Tel: 01 77 32 97 21
A decoration that mixes the Parisian chic with the edgy, baristas will know how to meet all your expectations.
47 rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris
Tel: 01 45 51 50 47
From breakfast to the aperitive, this cozy cafe welcomes you in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
53 avenue Trudaine, 75009 Paris
Tel: 01 56 92 12 41
A concept store with a vintage atmosphere that offers a small and good menu that will delight you for a break during your stroll.
12 rue Perrée, 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 44 61 53 60
Experimental Cocktail Club
Tired of finding the same cocktails everywhere? Here, we offer you cocktails you didn't even know. You will be amazed by the bartenders who know how to make the show with their shaker.
37 rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris
Tel: 01 45 08 88 09
Bartenders who have mastered to perfection mixtures of alcohols as a chemist would control his potion! Our taste buds will be delighted of these cocktails.
23 rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris
Tel: 01 46 34 67 73
The Glass offers beers and cocktails right from the U.S. Its clandestine style will take you into an authentic American bar-club.
7 rue Frochot, 75009 Paris
Tel: 09 80 72 98 83
This hype bar will make you feel like in your living-room with its clubchairs and coffee tables. Perfect service!
25 rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris
Tel: 01 42 60 70 80
Nestled in a former mansion, the Carmen offers small intimates lounges where you can find beds or Renaissance's chairs.
34 rue Duperré, 75009 Paris
Tel: 01 45 26 50 00
Victor Hugo said once "Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown". Trust the man, he knew what he was talking about !
17-19 rue de Mazagran, 75010 Paris
Tel: 01 45 23 95 37
If you wish to discover another rooftop than the Mama's one, this is our advice to eat a bite and drink good cocktails.
14 rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 48 06 18 48
Lazare is like a return to the roots with its authentic, family and generous cuisine. The perfect place for a lunch with family, friends or colleagues.
Centre Commercial Gare Saint Lazare, rue Intérieure, 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 44 90 80 80
This cocktail bar is nothing less than original, in a retro-chic style, come and discover the cocktail "Les Fleurs du Mal" in tribute to Beaudelaire.
12 rue du Château d'Eau, 75010 Paris
Tel: 01 42 40 85 68
Le Pompom & Bronco
With an American decor, this bistrot is ideal to enjoy tasty burgers and delicious dessert! Mama's tip: Discover their club on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the basement of an ancient synagogue where you can drink cocktails while listening to live or DJ set!
39 rue des Petites Ecuries, 75010 Paris
Tel: 01 42 47 86 11
Colette Water Bar
Colette Water Bar proposes sophisiticated and tasteful dishes, among them an Alain Ducasse sauce, but also a large choice of waters that you didn't even know they existed. Another reason to go to Colette.
213 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
Tel: 01 55 35 33 90
At Caffe Stern, you can find an incredible design by Starck, and a sophisticated cuisine by Massimiliano Alajmo. A place in between two ages where modernity and traditions are perfectly combining.
47 passage des panoramas, 75002 Paris
Tel: 01 75 43 63 10
Two young sisters are behind this concept of chic and modern gastronomy. Whether for the original dishes, the revisited classics or the selection of wine, you will find more than one reason to go.
32 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 55 28 51 82
A neo-bistrot with delicate and generous dishes, a design atmosphere, and a friendly and energetic team. So much reasons to go… and come back.
39 Rue de l'Arbre Sec, 75001 Paris
Tel: 01 42 60 77 34
Fresh bread, quality meat, nice and frenchy welcome, and cheese, cheese and more cheese. Big Fernand burgers will make you forget fast foods.
32 rue du Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris
Tel: 09 67 22 40 06
Rue des Cascades
From here, you can take the streets Envierges, la Mare, and Couronnes, which will lead you to Belleville in one direction and to the Rue des Pyrenees in the other.
Métro Jourdain, 75020 Paris
Rue de la Villette
The place to buy with stores featuring clothing, decorative arts, books, toys, and flowers. And it's all got the bohemian feel of street photographer Cartier Bresson.
Métro Jourdain, 75019 Paris
Rue de Bagnolet
Strewn with paved alleys, factories transformed into homes, a wild garden, villas painted in vibrant colors, fun bars, and unique boutiques It's on this street where Mama Shelter lives.
Métro Porte de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
Its name evokes Edith Piaf, and it leads to one of the steepest streets in Paris - Menilmontant.
Métro Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
Its Jean-Baptiste church (named after the saint who baptized Christ in the Jordan), its metro Guimard served by line 11 (one of the shortest in the city), its delicious boulangerie, its bar/tabac, and its florist.
Métro Jourdain, 75019 Paris
Place des Panoyaux
A square so tiny that it gets eaten up by three atypical businesses: an exotic grocery store, a cafe called le Pascalou, and a boulangerie, which can be more aptly described as an excellent restaurant.
Métro Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
Place Maurice Chevalier
For a real post card view: The church (the biggest after Sacre Cur), benches spotted with old folks and smokers, bars La Petanque and Bar Chichi, its boulangerie, its bowls court.
Métro Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
La Rue de Ménilmontant
One of the steepest streets in the city but worth the climb. Upon arriving at the summit, have a seat on a bench for a magnificent view of Paris.
Métro Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
Les rues de l'Ermitage et des Cascades
One of the steepest streets in the city but worth the climb. Upon arriving at the summit, have a seat on a bench for a magnificent view of Paris.
Métro Jourdain, 75019 Paris
La Campagne à Paris
Formerly a workers quarter that was on the fringe, but today, this is one of the hippest spots in town: a sort of country retreat in Paris with its strawberry colored houses, small gardens, vine covered walls, blue curtains, and chiming bells.
Métro Porte de Bagnolet, 75019 Paris
Le Jardin de Belleville
This is where you can see all Paris! This is one of the highest point of the capital. The sunsets are wondeful there.
Address: Jardin de Belleville, 75019 Paris
Parc des Buttes Chaumont
A hill turned into a garden where you will find a cedar of Lebanon planted in 1880, an oriental plane tree planted in 1862 and more than thirty species of birds.
1 rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris
Jardin des Plantes
Created by Louis XIII in 1635, the botanical garden has eleven colorful gardens! There are especially an alpine garden, a green garden, roses and rocks or a labyrinth.
57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
Bois de Vincennes
The Bois de Vincennes is the Paris' largest green space where you will enjoy a flower garden, a zoo, the Castle of Vincennes or a tropical garden… Perfect for an afternoon with the family.
Bois de Vincennes
Pâtisserie de l'Eglise
A pastry shop at the mature age of 127 that's been in the same family of chefs for eight generations. A visual and culinary wonder.
10 rue du Jourdain, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 46 36 66 08
Fromagerie de Madame Jouanneau
A cheese shop that's been around since 1936, adjacent to the cemetery, Pere Lachaise. A real pleasure to listen to Madame Jouanneau, who talks with a Piafesque Parisian accent, about this area of the city. Her cheeses are without question delicious.
5 place Auguste-Métivier, 75020 Paris
Tel: 08 99 23 31 62
O Mille et Une Fèves
A great artisanal chocolatier near the Mama Shelter!
2 rue Monte Cristo, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 83 06 64 67
At the beginning of the adventure, Kristin, an American, opened a food truck. After some time, she decided to open her first restaurant without wheels. Do not expect to find burgers but U.S. classics.
22 rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 84 16 33 75
Peter revisits the classics of our grandmothers with a touch of originality in this gourmet canteen. Cod and potato pie, chicken-pot will be at the rendez-vous.
65 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 44 78 96 92
Argentine tradition has arrived in rue de Saintonge. Enrique invites you to discover the Argentine dishes for the delight of your taste buds. You will see a wide selection of empanadas, succulent turnovers stuffed with fish cheese, vegetables or meat.
56 rue de Saintonge 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 44 61 00 56
Le Merle Moqueur
A quiet bookstore that attracts a hip crowd on Rue Bagnolet.
51 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 40 09 08 80
A bookstore owned by a lover of photography who insists on sharing his passion.
17, rue de la Villette, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 48 07 80 90
It's a remarkable bookstore nestled between Chinese restaurants and nic nac stores.
30, rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 44 62 27 49
Its owner, Pierre, the pioneering bookstore owner of the neighborhood, is a wealth of knowledge about the 20th arrondissement.
61 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 73 75 98
Book shop, run by a guy, so totally crazy for books, that he's opened another book shop across the way for kids.
3 rue Constant Berthaut, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 58 00 26
A nice bookshop with all kinds of books, walls that also serve for art exhibitions, and even a pleasant terrace during the sunny days.
71 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 40 33 04 54
Le Dragon Savant
Toys and books for the kids, even if grown-ups can enjoy it too.
36-42 rue de la Villette, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 42 45 75 30
Nadia, formerly a radio director, launched this bar with her 'indem' the French word for severance pay and the inspiration for her bar's moniker. On the program: poetry nights, one man shows, political debates, world music concerts, renowned art.
144 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 73 38 55
Le Vieux Belleville
Maurice Chevalier ready to dine, Edith Piaf leaning against a wall, an accordion placed on a table, a counter from that time, plates of sausages and cheese... If you've ever dreamed of going back to the beginning of the 20th century.
12 rue des Envierges, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 44 62 92 66
Carré de Baudoin
Born in 1723 for pleasure and for parties, this house, named for its first owner, just reopened its doors to the public. And it is henceforth an arts center. The first in the 20th arrondissement, which accommodates more than 400 artist studios.
119 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 58 53 55 40
Les ateliers d'Elisabeth Daynes
'CSI' is nothing compared to the work of Elisabeth Danes. And the Museum Grevin (Paris wax museum) is just a dusty relic. In less than five months, Ms. Danes has given a new face to a seven million year old guy.
129 rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris
Tel: 01 42 41 17 36
Here on these steps, a legend was born - December 19, 1915. Actually, the sign embellishes the legend of Piaf, who was actually just born in the Tenon hospital in the 20th arrondissement.
72 rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris
Musée Edith Piaf
Come into the universe of the singer of La Vie en Rose. Edith Piaf has lived in this appartment and left there many objects that will make you feel like you knew her.
5 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 43 55 52 72
Le Père Lachaise
The unavoidable cemetery: Père Lachaise. For something more out of the ordinary, try a themed visit (black humour, oddities, love).
16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 55 25 82 10
La Forge de Belleville
One of the most important artist residences and workshops in Paris, situated in what was once an industrial wasteland at the beginning of the twentieth century. Unmissable.
23/25 rue Ramponeau, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 47 97 93 89
Pascale, the Frenchwoman, met Luis, the Argentinian, in Buenos Ares during a Tango ball that lasted into the wee hours of the morning. Some years later, they imported their love for tango to this room, in a building that recalls the unforgettable
3 rue des Vignoles, 75020 Paris
Tel: 06 75 05 99 95
La Flèche d'Or
Just across from Mama Shelter: the true temple of the European rock scene. Free entry.
102 bis rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 44 64 01 02
Cours de Flamenco
Dance Andalusian style. Located at a dead end with fiery red buildings, where the historic offices of the union of anarchist revolutionaries, the CNT, is located. This is really a revolutionary neighborhood.
33 rue des Vignoles, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 43 48 99 92
This old Belleville animal originated in the 30's as a movie theater before becoming a famous artistic squat 50 years later. Today, it is the smallest cabaret in the world, run by a 60 year-old clown, Francis Schoeller, and his family.
63 Bd de Belleville, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 43 55 55 55
In this unpretentious, welcoming cafe, the star is spoken word. Hence, its poetry and slam parties, in addition to concerts punk and classical. Rimbaud, Proust, Musset, Dylan are paid tribute to on cards that come with your entrance fee.
103 Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 46 36 08 84
Known historically for its artistic events: concerts, performances, expositions. Also, a really pretty space, under its olive trees or on its terrace for dinner, brunch, or lunch. Saturdays, hit its organic market.
190 Bd Charonne, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 40 24 16 34
Concerts, Shows and exhibitions.
19 rue Boyer, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 46 36 07 07
Le Bar Floréal
A cultural space run by a collective of six photographers. Their photo shows complimented by cocktail hours (or rather their cocktail hours complimented by photo shows) are overrun by people.
43 rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 49 55 22
La Médiathèque Marguerite Duras
Made by the architect of the Mama Shelter, Roland Castro, this new multimedia library is the biggest in Paris: 4200 m², 140 000 documents. And also a languages laboratory, lend machines, a multimedia space and a public studio. You will also find documents about the history of the 20th district.
Address: 115 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 55 25 49 10
Le Social Club
The club where the whole Paris sways its hips on an eclectic music. A real reference of the Parisian nights.
142 rue Montmartre, 75002 Paris
Tel: 06 84 80 99 40
Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie
You will discover the secrets of science and make all sorts of experiments during when kids and grown-ups will find their happiness.
30 avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 40 05 70 00
Centre Georges Pompidou
With its unique and colorful architecture, let you carry throughout the visit, across the halls and eras.
Mama's tip : Check out their Rooftop for a panoramic view of Paris.
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Tel: 01 44 78 12 33
Musée du Quai Branly
The Musée du Quai Branly exhibits objects of African, Oceanian, Asian and American civilizations. A change of scenery through the world.
37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris
Tel: 01 56 61 70 00
Le Grand Palais
Historical monument since 2000, the Grand Palais is dedicated to the glory of French art. You will find a wide range program reuniting arts, fashion, photography, music, dance… Everything that Mama loves!
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 44 13 17 17
This hotel is probably, as Bruno Foucart wrote in 1985, "the grandest, most extraordinary, if not the most extravagant Parisian houses of the17th century". A perfect place to be immersed in the fascinating and quirky world of Picasso.
5 rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 42 71 25 21
Palais de Tokyo
The Palais of Tokyo is dedicated to the modern and contemporary art. It became the meeting place between ourselves and the art of our time.
13 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Tel: 01 81 97 35 88
Musée du Louvre
The Musée du Louvre is one of the most famous museums in the world. It has more than 400 000 artworks in total, enough to visit for at least a day!
Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris
Tel: 01 40 20 50 50
Vintage version of Pucci, YSl, Chanel, Fendi, Cacharele..., but also contemporary designers like Vanessa Bruno, at very moderate prices.
77 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 47 97 77 17
A clothing boutique as girls like them, especially if they love young European fashion designers. Men are entitled the same honors on the opposite roof.
7 rue de la Villette, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 42 02 31 20
La Petite Maison dans la Villette
If you're nostalgic for Laura Ingalls.
33 rue de la Villette, 75019 Paris
Tel: 06 31 68 89 80
A department store from the beginning of the twentieth century, long adored by our grandmothers. Monop', as French commonly call it, is today a very hip address for urban fashionistas on a tight budget. As good in fashion as it is in housewares.
133 rue de Belleville, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 42 39 95 37
This vintage and second hand shop inspires all style mavens on the planet as well as those affiliated with Vogue Japan, Elle Italy...
31 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 49 28 16
You could call it a gallery: she's made shoes into high art. Alexandra has unearthed her treasures in Brasil, France, New York, and Italy. Real gems (also quite costly like actual jewelry) that one must certainly stop to admire.
40 Bd de Charonne, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 70 46 70
Estelle Ramousse Atelier
Estelle is a very fashionable stylist. And her looks are a reference for people in the theater world as well as for fashion magazines. Her clients are fans of her exceptional works in snakeskin, feathers, and vinyl.
64 rue de la Mare, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 11 77 29 04
In addition to selling objects and furnitures collected under the name of 'Exceptional personalities', this second hand trader organizes cocktail parties that go on until dawn.
5 rue d'Eupatoria, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 44 62 20 69
In this old photo studio all decked out in white tiles, you'll find four stylists with four different specialties: design, fashion, accessories, and children. Fresh and charming, this studio only opened to the public on Saturday.
67 rue de la Mare, 75020 Paris
Tel: 06 78 20 59 66
In vogue creations by designers at a very reasonable prices.
14 rue de la Villette, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 42 01 42 89
Slot and Go
For followers, big and small of slot cars. According to its two owners, it's the biggest store of its kind in France. Free entry, but keep in mind that the car addicts have trouble letting go of the levers.
284 rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 46 36 92 23
Céramiste Alice Riehl
Although we thought we had seen everything, Alice Riehl proves the contrary with her exquisite work on porcelain composed of laces and tissues melt with soil. Wondeful.
Address: 33 rue Planchat, 75020 Paris
Tel: 06 09 43 08 51
La Truite Enchantée
For its toys pleasing kids, and also grown-ups. A wonderful shop.
80 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 43 71 14 78
A great concept store dedicated to fashion and design. L'éclaireur finds talents and highlights the most promising designers.
39/41 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 56 68 10 47
Thank God I’m a VIP
After a first shop in the Montorgueil district, Thank God I'm VIP settles down rue de Lancry, keeping its successful recipe : fashion at every prices, and good music!
12 rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris
Tel: 01 42 03 02 09
A vintage shop with more than 300 pieces. Doris, former costume designer, takes care of finding new articles each week, just for you.
47 rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris
Tel: 06 64 26 11 98
This fashion brand has been cleverly created by Alexandre Mattiussi. A modern collection of clothes and accessories with a touch of easy elegance.
109 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
Tel: 09 83 27 65 28
Colette is clearly the essential shop in Paris. There is a whole crew of products snoopers here to amaze you.
213 rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
Tel: 01 55 35 33 90
A place that says "Merci" to the talents of the designers who made this adventure possible : The one of a nonstandard place where you can find fashion, design, decoration… A shop where you would like to live.
111 boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 Paris
Tel: 01 42 77 00 33
This designers shop welcomes you in the historical Sacré Cœur district to propose you clothes, accessories and home design products.
16 rue la Vieuville, 75018 Paris
Tel: 01 42 23 41 40
Marché de la Réunion
This food market is located close from the Mama. Thursday, from 7a.m. to 2:30p.m., and Sunday, from 7a.m. to 3p.m.
Place de la Réunion, 75020 Paris
Marché de Charonne
This market starts at the 129th Boulevard de Charonne and ends Rue Alexandre Dumas. Wednesday, from 7a.m. to 2:30p.m. and Saturday from 7a.m. to 3p.m.
Boulevard de Charonne, 75011 Paris
Marché de Belleville
The market stretches along rue Belgrand, rue de la Chine, and ends at Place Piaf. Tuesday and Friday from 7:30am to 2:30pm.
Boulevard de Belleville, 75011 Paris
Haircut, manicure, pedicure… A real moment of pleasure near the Mama.
83 rue de la Mare, 75020 Paris
Tel: 01 42 06 61 92
Les Bains de Saadia
For the delight of a most sublime and unforgetable Turkish bath / sauna / facial / massage.For the delight of a most sublime and unforgetable Turkish bath / sauna / facial / massage.
30 rue des Solitaires, 75019 Paris
Tel: 01 42 38 61 68
No signs, the address is confidential.
Ismérie wanted it that way. Far from the traditional hairstyling salons, tiles, hairdryers’ noise….
This workshop is not only a hairstyling salon, but also an arty place made for artistic and musical meetings where graffiti artists, designers and painters are invited every 3 months to create an artwork and leave their marks on the walls.
17-19 rue des jeuneurs, 75002 Paris
Tel: 06 58 58 39 18
Les Mauvais Garçons
Barbers from father to son, this salon offers a multitude of services such as traditionnal shave, head shaving, beard shearing, or mustaches shaping. You can even take lessons of shaving! A good and cosy place for a moment between men!
60 rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 48 05 73 58
Specialized in original dry cut, Matt & Bénédicte welcome you as friend in their salon. Do not hesitate to ask for diyeing (enriched with grape seed oil) and highlighting (without ammonia), the result will be perfect! While you get pampered, enjoy the works of artists exhibited.
22 rue des Thaillandiers, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 43 55 66 81
OPI Nail Bar
A nail bar to take care of your tiny hands. You can simply ask for a polish application, buy your favorite OPI products, or even enjoy a manicure/pedicure.
99 rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris
Tel: 01 47 00 81 56
Bar à Franges
Whether you want the perfect bangs, or wear it just for one day, the crew of this hairdressing salon will meet your expectations.
2 rue du Jour
Tel: 01 82 28 30 10