Trendy bars in the Left Bank in Paris

The Left Bank is home to many renowned cafes and cocktail bars

Compagnie des vins surnaturels, Paris

At Saint-Germain-des-Prés, near to Mabillon metro station, there is no shortage of top venues. The Bar du Marché, the BDM for those ‘in the know’, attracts a mixed crowd of Parisians and visitors and reflects the France of old with its red and white checked tablecloths.

New trendy bars have opened alongside. With sophisticated decor and great food, they reflect the image of the neighbourhood: very Left Bank. Whether the decor is low-key style speakeasy, inspired by New York cocktail bars or traditional English pubs, there is something for all tastes. 

Two other cocktail bars deserve a mention: The Prescription Cocktail Club and the Schmuck Saint Germain, with its crystal chandeliers, comfortable sofas and cosy atmosphere. As well as having a drink, you can also sample delicious finger food. At the weekend, these bars become dance clubs with guest DJs.

The Compagnie des vins surnaturels, situated behind the Marché Saint-Germain, is a wine bar serving light meals. Comfortable and cosy, it is ideal for a quiet chat.


62 rue Mazarine, Paris, 75006

In an elegant setting, this bar and restaurant serves modern food with an electro music soundtrack and a festive atmosphere. At......

Prescription Cocktail Club

23 rue Mazarine , Paris, 75006

Mixology, the science of making cocktails, is considered an art at the Prescription Cocktail Club, situated in the trendy......

La Palette

43 rue de Seine, Paris, 75006

La Palette is a typically Parisian bistro situated in the 6th arrondissement. The pretty, sunny and flowery terrace makes it one......

La Compagnie des vins surnaturels

Bar à vins & bar à champagnes
7 rue Lobineau, Paris, 75006

Tucked away behind the iconic Marché Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement is a little chic and cosy wine bar. A carved marble......

Le bar du marché

75 rue de Seine, Paris, 75006

Situated on the corner of rue de Seine and rue de Buci, Le Bar du Marché (referred to as BDM by regulars) is popular with, but......