The prettiest bookstore in Paris hides a terrace

La Mouette Rieuse

Sipping a lemonade with a good book, seated in a hidden courtyard, behind the most beautiful private mansions of the Marais. You must admit it sounds fab !

Literary Parisiennes and fans of secret locations now have their new charming meeting place. La Mouette Rieuse, the coolest concept-store bookshop in Paris, located in the middle of the Marais, hides a gourmet nugget at the back of its store. To sit down, nothing could be more simple: once you are in the shop, go towards the back … There you will discover the cutest summer terrace, right on a Marais rose-garden. It’s got a holiday feeling!

On the programme: wonderful fresh eats from the daily market, signed Labo M, at friendly prices; melon-watermelon-basil soup, sauté of veal, rosemary and honey, caponata eggplant, salad of boulgour like a taboulé, raisins and cranberries, red fruit tiramisu…

The must: taking advantage of the book shop to do some shopping. Not only you will be given advice on the best literary nuggets, but you can find gifts, Papier Tigre stationery, Moleskine agendas, bags filled with surprise books … Without forgetting  book signing evenings with writers or poetry conferences.

We like: the ideal spot to knock back a glass of wine by small producers while picking up a few books to slip in your summer suitcase …

Open every day from noon to 8pm. Late night on Friday and Saturday until 9pm.

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Where to find it?

la mouette rieuse

17bis Rue Pavée

75004 Paris

01 43 70 34 74

Saint-paul (le Marais) Saint-paul (le Marais)

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