What a wonderful neighborhood locale in the 4th. Bar cum bookshop, it's a veritable Parisian leftist hangout. Great bar. Many drinks on offer. Great crowd, great vibe. I am becoming a regular. Go visit!
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Came here on recommendation from a local regular and ended up staying until chucking out time. Very friendly local characters and a great selection of wines in a shabby chic book shop. You can't feel much more Parisian.
Happened upon this bar/bookshop when we were out in Le Marais. As we walked in it become clear there were lots of people who knew each other but they soon welcomed us in. There were many characters in there who filled us in on their...More
La Belle Hortense combines a bar, bookshop and restaurant, which I find appealing, but the food is the equivalent of a second rate novel. I ate the bœuf bourguignon and, while the beef was tender, the sauce was sharp, suggesting that it had not been...More
This is a really cool bar. The staff and locals are super nice and very tolerant of my rubbish French. Nice food. I met a very rough toxic Irish woman who was truly horrible. She was probably drunk. Unfortunate but not their fault. Sad for...More
This bar is such a cool place to have a pre dinner wine or beer or post dinner cognac. It's cosy and kooky with a great vibe in a lively area of Paris. The library in the bar and art out back add to the...More
PERFECT place to end an evening in the Marais. The crowd is international and intellectual. The space is intimate but quite lively and the energy often spills onto the street in from where people just take their glasses and their cigarettes and chat the night...More
Escaped the Friday night madness in La Belle Hortense. We enjoyed fabulous Poulily Fuissé as well as other Maçonais white, listened to David Bowie's Black Star and thumbed through books ......... and relax!
Visiting this little bookshop bar was one of the highlights of my visit to Paris. Really lively atmosphere and a good range of wines on offer.
It is bar with book store. We entered when place was crowded with local people but they were in so good mood that we have great time; like we know them for long time. Bartender was very charming and atmosphere was great. Prices are not...More