The most stylish fireplaces in Paris

Where to nestle listening to the crackling sound of a fireplace when temperatures start to seriously drop and snow is not far? For a brunch, a dinner with your gang, to work with wi-fi, flirt or network, Do it in Paris has selected its 10 favourite places by the fire.

Hôtel Providence

Cheminée à l'hôtel providence

Nice and warm! General headquarters of hype on the East side of Paris, everyone knows the heated terrace of Providence. What is less well-known is that the dining room with a very British style features an adorable fireplace. Think of booking a table nearby.

We like: sitting by the fireplace for a nice typically French dinner. All the Parisian musts are there: egg mayo with truffle (€6), Angus prime rib of beef and mashed potatoes (€19), tuna pan fried on the spot served with avocado (€19) and a fab tarte tatin. Bliss!

Hôtel Providence, 90 Rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris. 01 46 34 34 04. Open every day.

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La cave de l’insolite

Cheminée au restaurant à la cave de l'insolite

Nice and warm! This eat in cellar as we love them in the 11th will delight East Side bobos: small bistronomic plates and natural wines. The decor is also tops: a large communal wooden table in front of the wood-burning stove. Feeling guaranteed!

We like: everything is delicious. Comfort dishes at lunch time, such as cabbage stuffed with Comté cheese (€14), the lunch formula with starter + dish + dessert at € 20 or hearty dinners: baked boar with chestnuts or gnocchis with white truffle. Yum, yum!

La Cave de l’insolite, 30 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris. 01 53 36 08 33. Open Monday to Saturday, lunch ane dinner close on Sunday.

Le Pavillon de la Reine

Cheminee dans le salon du pavillon de la reine

Nice and warm! It’s the best kept secret of the Marais. This house with garden, hidden off place des Vosges, is no other… than a 5 star boutique hotel, ultimately chic and discreet! It’s small ultra cosy living room is concentrated around a large fireplace. The promise of a fairy tale moment on a very cold day.

We like: snuggling in the large armchairs with a tea in the afternoon or improving a stylish dinner by the fire. À la carte: stylish cocktails (€22), croque-monsieur with Beaufort (€22) and a glass of wine (€12). Joyful.

Pavillon de la Reine, 28 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris. 01 40 29 19 19. Open every day.

Robert et Louise

la cheminée rustique de chez Robert et Louise

Nice and warm! Check it out: a small vintage dining room in the middle of the Marais with its old Parisian stones and large wooden tables, in front of a roaring fireplace where delicious meats are grilled under your eyes: prime rib of beef (€50), lamb or an andouillette (€21) served with nice sautéed potatoes or vegetables.

We like: their €14 lunch formula during the week (starter and dish of the day with cheese or dessert).

Robert et Louise, 64 Rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75003 Paris. 01 42 78 55 89. Open every day, and lunch and dinner on the weekend.

Ralph’s

Cheminée dans le salon du restaurant ralph

Nice and warm! Teleport yourself to Ralph Lauren’s ranch with Chesterfield sofas, tartan cushions and hunting paintings! A chic and comfortable setting with all the elegant regulars of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

We like: lunch by a crackling fireplace with the iconic Ralph’s burger (€31), lobster salad (€36) or Chicken Paillard (€35).

Ralph’s , 173 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris. 01 44 77 76 00. Open every day, lunch and dinner.

Hôtel de Berri

Cheminee dans le salon de l'hotel berri

Nice and warm! Recently opened, the most trendy hotel of the 8th imagined its address like a real Parisian living space. Aside from the wonderful rooms, its stylish bar and their delicious Italian restaurant, this niche hotel features a wonderful small salon with large leopard armchairs, a fireplace with mouldings, marble walls and checkered floors.

We like: a wonderful place to show up on your own between two rendezvous in the area, and take advantage of the wi-fi to work with your laptop with a good coffee. Need a refill? Press the buzzer to call the directly.

Hôtel de Berri, 18-22 Rue de Berri, 75008 Paris. 01 76 53 77 70. Open every day

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Le Bristol

Cheminee dans le salon de l'hotel du Bristol

Nice and warm! It’s without contest the most intimate hotel bar in Paris, where your run into all the visiting Gotha. And with reason: the wood panelled decor with large carpets was conceived like a glamour and cosy cabinet of curiosities, around the superb fireplace in marble from Sienna.

We like: the DJ set option of the “Bristol After Dark” evenings every Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 9:30pm, to sip their creative cocktails such as the famous Sea Vesper or the Vraiment Chou (€27), and indulge in the high-end tapas of Eric Frechon (starting at €15).

Le Bristol, 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris. 01 53 43 43 00. Open every day.

Flamboire

cheminee dans le restaurant rotisserie Flamboire

Nice and warm! A real rôtisserie, or rather a “flamboire” as they say in the Aveyron region. The meat cooking fireplace is the soul of this earthy restaurant where the carnivore trendies of the 9th roar with pleasure.

We like: the meat selection comes from top producers in the Aubrac: prime rib of beer, lamb or veal from Conquet, without forgetting the andouillette or the kidneys, all served with tasty sauces and small potatoes. The fish option is also tops.

Flamboire, 54 Rue Blanche, 75009 Paris. 06 95 01 77 38. Open every day, except on Sunday.

La Réserve

Cheminee dans le salon de la reserve

Nice and warm! A skip and a hop from the Champs-Elysées, the most secret palace of the capital welcomes its guests as though they were in their own home. For a drink or an afternoon tea, the fireplace is particularly pleasant and the service quasi aristocratic.

A must-try small luxury.

We like: pretending to be a regular, settling in the library on the ground floor and ordering a “Goûter gourmand” solo (50 €) or to share (€75) with a hot beverage, savoury nibbles, mini-pastries by chef Adrien Salavert, cake and scones.

La Réserve Paris, 42 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris. 01 58 36 60 60. Open every day.

Hôtel Particulier

Cheminee dans le salon de l'Hotel Particulier

Nice and warm! As its name indicates, this private mansion surrounded by a superb garden and having previously belonged to the Hermès family, remains the most secret address in Montmartre. Its “Grand Salon” has just reopened its doors after a lifting in a princess boudoir style, all in pink velvet. And for a true chic country house ambiance, a fireplace warms up the atmosphere.

We like: settling in the large sofas and cocotte armchairs around the fireplace, to appreciate the signature cocktails of Guillaume Castaignet (ex Castor Club) or a comforting dish (leg of lamb €27, ravioles with large shrimp €12).

Hôtel Particulier, Pavillon D, 23 Avenue Junot, 75018 Paris. 01 53 41 81 40 Open every day.

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