Cigar Getaway: Where to Eat and Smoke in Paris
The Cigar lounge at Le Boudoir in Paris
CUBAN COCKTAILS. ROOFTOP VIEWS. PARIS CIGAR BARS
Cigar Getaway is a new series where we uncover the best places to eat, drink and smoke cigars around the world, focusing on establishments within close proximity. For all our Cuban cigars online enthusiasts, this is your ultimate holiday guide. Here are some of our previous articles from this series:
Paris, the city of love; a place full of beauty, culture and art. Parisians are known for their sophisticated dressing, understated beauty and sacred devotion to drinking coffee outside while watching people stroll by. Along with their cups of coffee and croissants, many will be found smoking. Some argue that’s how you immerse yourself in the capital. With that being said, in the heart of a smoking location, finding a shop to buy Cuban Cigars or a lounge to smoke them in, is as easy as lighting a cigar.
Laduree is a famous patisserie shop and restaurant, where you find delicious food and tasty treats
Laduree – A trip to Paris is not complete without visiting Lauduree, a famous patisserie situated on Champs Elysees iconic avenue. Though the place is now located worldwide, you simply cannot compare an original. Their delectable breakfast menu includes everything from egg benedict, a selection of fine cheeses with bread, their signature omelette, as well as French toast and cakes. Ensure you leave with a box of their finest macaroons.
Address of Laduree: 75 Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, 01 40 75 08 75
Champs Elysees may be known as a luxury shopping destination, however the area is also where you find the Arc de Triomphe and the Invalides – take a look inside the war museum and see the most incredible views outside the building.
Bugsy’s Bar & Restaurant – If you fancy some great grub made to fine standards, perhaps a chicken club sandwich, sausage and mash or even fish and chips, Bugsy’s is your go-to. Many suggest their burgers are the tastiest you’ll find in Paris. The restaurant also serves vegetarian options and a range of salads at good value for money. Located within close proximity to Champs Elysees, you can enjoy food with beer, wine, cocktails, coffee and a choice of alcoholic spirits.
Address of Bugsy’s Bar & Restaurant: 15 rue Montalivet, 75008, +33 142 68 18 44
Top Left: Exquisite food from restaurant Le 39V, Top Right: Entrance to restaurant Le Boudoir, Bottom: Lounge at Le Boudoir
Le 39V – An upscale rooftop restaurant which has a menu of vegetable plates and meat combinations, such as Roasted rabbit’s saddle, Blue lobster from the Channel Islands and Pigeon from Loiret. Expect the price to match the upscale address, which is positioned in the heart of the famous Golden Triangle by Champs Elysees.
Address of Le 39V: 39 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 56 62 39 05
Le Boudoir – A restaurant in close-proximity to Champs Elysees. Featuring a wine bar with a snack and gourmet meal menu, this establishment has a charming ambiance spanning across three different rooms for you to enjoy your food.
Address of Le Boudoir: 225 rue du Colisee, 75008, Paris, +33 (0)1, 43 59 25 29
La Maison Champs Elysees – This beautiful hotel has an intimate and sophisticated cigar bar, where you can relax in a leather arm chair and smoke premium Cuban Cigars. They have included all the classics, like a Cohiba Robustos Cigar – world renowned, medium to full bodied in flavour and 124mm, in addition to a Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto Cigar – woody and smoked flavoured, 102mm long by a 50 ring gauge. The staff are happy to help you choose your ideal smoke.
Address of La Maison Champs Elysees: 8, rue Jean Goujon, 75008, Paris, +33 1 40 74 64 64
Top Left: The elegant bar at Park Hyatt Paris Venodome, Top Right and Bottom: The cigar lounge at Le Cubana Cafe
Le Bar at Park Hyatt Paris Venodome – Depending on where you plan to spend the rest of your day in Paris, you can travel around 10 minutes by car from the area of Champs Elysees, to this incredible hotel. In a prime location nearby popular attractions, everything from the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre-Dame, Parc des Princes and Bois de Boulougne – Paris’s largest public park. The bar at the hotel contains prestigious rare spirits and liquors, as well as wines, champagnes and classic cocktails. There’s a tapas menu, extensive choice of rare teas, and not forgetting of course, cigars made from 95% Cuban leaf.
Address of Park Hyatt Paris Vendome: 5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, +33 1 58 71 12 34
Le Cubana Café – Traveling slightly further out – a good 20-minute drive, this Cuban bar is exactly where to experience happy hour – specifically from 4pm – 8pm. Not only can you drink the best Cuban cocktails, you can taste exotic and traditional drinks, followed by a cigar in their smoking room, which is decorated as though you are secretly in Havana itself.
Address of Le Cubana Café: 47 rue Vavin, 75006, Paris, 01 40 46 80 81
Esttia: A three-minute walk from The Cubana Café, Esttia is a highly-rated French restaurant, offering a tantalising menu – pan-fried prawns, veal, pistachio and homemade puree, as well as dishes like guinea fowl with organic white asparagus and sage.
Address of Esttia: 11 Rue de la Grande Chaumiere, 75006, Paris, +33 1 72 60 43 63
Top Left: Marvellous food served at Toyo restaurant, Top Right: The colourful bar at Le Speakeasy, Bottom: Cigar Lounge at Le Speakeasy
Toyo – Also a three-minute walk from The Cubana Café, Toyo is a Japanese restaurant that's continually listed on best restaurants in Paris guides. Opened by the formal personal chef to fashion designer Kenzo, this fine dining establishment serves dinner as a tasting menu of just under 10 courses, for €99.
Address of Toyo: 17 Rue Jules Chaplain, 75006, Paris, +33 1 43 54 28 03
After Dinner Smoke
Le Speakeasy – After dinner, head conveniently close to this piano-club restaurant. While a third option for a meal, we particularly suggest you visit for the live music and cigar lounge – they describe their lounge as the most beautiful in Paris. Considered ‘English-style’, the lighting and music are both soft, and the atmosphere peaceful. There is a cocktail bar plus plenty of champagne and drinks to supplement your smoke.
Address of Le Speakeasy: 25 Jean Giraudoux Street, +33 1 47 23 47 22
Before you say bonjour in Paris, the only thing left is to buy our cigars for sale online, to help you relax in the build-up to your getaway, or whilst there. Our Regional Editions from Andorra are a must: Bolivar Short Bolivar Cigar and Vegas Robaina Short Robaina Cigar.