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La Belle Hortense

) #3,954 of 14,302 Restaurants in Paris €€ - €€€ Wine Bar, French
31, rue Vielle du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“great vibe” (2 reviews)
“writers” (2 reviews)
“marais” (8 reviews)
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Wine Bar, French
€€ - €€€
31, rue Vielle du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
Neighbourhood: Le Marais
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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!

Thank Hristijan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank bignorm_qc
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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

Thank Padraig l
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 12 August 2016

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

Thank 701David
Reviewed 24 July 2016

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

1  Thank Saberage
Reviewed 16 April 2016

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!

Thank mickysutcliffe
Reviewed 7 April 2016

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.

Thank PebbleL
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Zoran M
Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets
that beg to be explored. It bursts with small
boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional
restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner,
you'll come across little gems of architecture
spanning the centuries, from understated medieval
towers to classical libraries and 17th century
splendour. This neighbourhood unites a rich mix of
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How late is the kitchen open?
12 November 2016|
Response from 701David | Reviewed this property |
Around 11 pm. They actually get the food from the restaurant around the corner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Wine Bar, French
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31, rue Vielle du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
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