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Olivier Dubray

A trip to the City of Light is certain to dazzle should you tap into the expertise of our Navigator extraordinaire, Olivier Dubray.

Navigator Biography

Some people fall into a career in hospitality, others make it their life’s work. Olivier Dubray is most definitely one of the latter. A Navigator of over seventeen years and a member of the Clefs d’Or association, which only admits elite-level concierges, the native Frenchman takes pride in making guests at the Renaissance Le Parc Trocadero Hotel “feel like Parisians and not like an ordinary tourist” – scouting the Parisian lifestyle magazines and using his local knowledge to ensure their trip to Paris plays out like it did in their dreams. Olivier’s own wanderlust is unquenchable. Originally from the north of France, he is inspired by the freedom and possibility of travel. His own voyages often take him as far as Africa, where he resists the tourist trails in order to experience life as a local and spot some rare wild animals. You will struggle to find any lions or zebras roaming free in Paris, of course, but Olivier seems pretty head-over-heels with the City of Love, too. He is particularly taken with the “chic and bourgeois atmosphere” of the 16th arrondissement where he works. A typical day begins with a brisk espresso at Carette (“a nice tearoom on Trocadero square”) and ends with a glass of wine at Flow on the Seine. Sandwiched between is, well, a sandwich, or a baguette at La Petite Marquise to be more precise. Oh, the good life…


La Petite Marquise - find
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La Petite Marquise

Dine as the French do and pick up a baguette that's so fresh you have to juggle it between your hands as it cools. Truly a Paris delight.
La Petite Marquise offers your favorite traditional French pastries plus some creative new ones in a modern atmosphere. They boast some of the best croissants in the neighborhood, best accompanied  by a glass of orange juice when you stop in for breakfast. For lunch, enjoy a delicious quiche and try one of their famous macarons for dessert. You can even take a box of mini croissants with you to go - perfect for sharing with friends. A Parisian classic, this charming corner bakery has been around since 1935.
Address: 3 Place Victor Hugo, Paris, 75116, France
Phone: +33 1 45 00 77 36
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 07:30 AM to 07:30 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 0.2 mi
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L'Ambre

The bartenders at L'Ambre are experts at making cocktails tailored to specific tastes, so they can create your perfect custom drink.
L'Ambre is a chic bar specializing in creative cocktails. Using some unusual ingredients, like floral extracts, they create colorful, beautifully presented drinks. The atmosphere is charming, with the decor aiming to take you back in time to a Manhattan bar in the 1930s. Sit on a plush leather chair and enjoy a game of chess in the quiet, cozy atmosphere of this sophisticated bar. 
Address: 29 rue Brunel, Paris, 75017, France
Phone: +33 1 45 74 11 04
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 05:30 PM to 02:00 AM,Saturday from 06:30 PM to 02:00 AM
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 0.9 mi
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La Rucola

This little restaurant is big on flavors with a traditional menu representing 20 Italian regions – from Tuscany, Naples, and more.
Discover regional Italian flavors at La Rucola. Every fortnight, this charming little restaurant honors 20 different Italian regions in its menu like Sicily, Tuscany, Naples and Venice. Tour the country with your palate with delicious a la carte or buffet offerings of classic pasta and risotto specialties. Share an antipasti platter over a fine wine from their excellent cellar, and savor entrees like Duck Lasagna, Linguine with Clams, Tuna or Beef Carpaccio, and Veal Piccata. The warm interior and Italian hospitality enhance your dining experience.
Address: 198 Boulevard Malesherbes, Paris, 75017, France
Phone: +33 1 4440 0450
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 1.9 mi
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Quinte

Beautifully prepared seafood dishes taste even better in this restaurant's refined ambiance.
A visit to Quinte is sure to delight the senses. Opened in 2014, this restaurant offers a beautifully presented mix of French and Mediterranean fare in an upscale ambiance. The bright, airy dining room helps highlight the delicate flavors in dishes like the lamb with artichokes and candied lemon, veal sweetbreads with mushrooms and cream, and lobster with capers and turnips. Their well-curated wine selection offers some incredible options for pairing with your meal. 
Address: 79 Rue de la Tour, Paris, 75116, France
Phone: +33 1 40 72 84 46
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM,Thursday to Saturday from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 0.7 mi
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3 Pièces Cuisine

Visit for their Sunday brunch, the strong coffee and pastries are the perfect way to start your morning in Paris.
If you're looking for somewhere to have a good meal and some drinks on a budget in Paris, head to 3 Pièces Cuisine. The cheerful ambiance inside makes it easy to unwind and enjoy their delicious offerings, including a burger topped with a fried egg and a delicious salmon pasta. If you're in the mood for something more healthy, opt for one of their flavorful house-made salads. Their brunch offerings are simple, yet delicious with freshly squeezed orange juice!
Address: 25 Rue de Cheroy, Paris, 75017, France
Phone: +33 1 44 90 85 10
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08:00 AM to 01:30 AM,Saturday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 01:30 AM
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 2.1 mi
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Le Roi du Pot au Feu

Let the home-cooked beef stew at this friendly restaurant warm you up on a cold day.
This charming Parisian restaurant is known far and wide for its excellent home-style French cooking. Simple, friendly and inviting, Le Roi du Pot au Feu is famous for it's namesake dish, pot au feu, a beef stew. Cooked for hours with fresh veggies, and fork-tender beef, this stew is a beloved French classic. Pair with a red wine and finish off with an apple tart for the perfect French meal.
Address: 34 rue Vignon, Paris, 75009, France
Phone: +33 1 47 42 37 10
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 2.2 mi
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Le Malabar

This breezy cocktail bar and bistro is a great place to enjoy a daytime drink from a mason jar.
Le Malabar is a quirky little Parisian bistro with a focus on fresh food and craft cocktails. The informal interior is an inviting place to enjoy lunch alongside some of the tasty beverages served in mason jars stamped with the bistro's logo. The menu is relatively light, focusing on fresh, local food and produce, giving way to a handful of great vegetarian dishes in addition to simple items like a salmon quiche. 
Address: 88 Rue Saint-Dominique, Paris, 75007, France
Phone: +33 1 4551 3144
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 02:00 AM
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 1.4 mi
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Bistrot Blériot

With decor straight out of the 1950s, this bistro creates a cozy atmosphere where you can enjoy classics like duck confit.
Located just a few steps from the Maison de la Radio, Bistro Blériot is a charming, eye catching Parisian bistro with a restrained brasserie menu. Everything from the typography to the cozy color scheme and simple, home made food creates a timeless feel as you dine on a regularly updated menu of classic French fare. An outdoor seating area is a lovely escape on sunny days. 
Address: 9 quai Louis-Blériot, Paris, 75016, France
Phone: +33 1 7320 2639
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM,Tuesday to Saturday from 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM,Saturday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 1.4 mi
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Tong-Ming Thai

This cozy restaurant transports you to Thailand's shores with its beautiful decor and authentic menu. The Three Spices Duck is a must-try.
This Thai restaurant offers an elegant ambiance, warm service and traditional cuisine. The dining room features distinctive Oriental accents like the painted wall panels, Buddha statues and fresh flower arrangements at each table. Discover both, well-known favorites and obscure regional specialties on the menu. The complex flavors of Thai cuisine shine in dishes like the Tom Yung Kung (spicy shrimp and lemongrass soup) and the red curry and fresh pineapple duck. While the menu is predominantly geared towards meat eaters, virtually any dish can be adapted for vegetarian patrons. For some of the best Thai in Paris, Tong-Ming Thai is a top choice.
Address: 11 rue de Magdebourg, Paris, 75116, France
Phone: +33 1 4553 0277
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM,Monday to Friday from 07:00 PM to 11:30 PM,Saturday from 07:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 0.3 mi

Pancake Sisters

A small and cosy place with delicious pancakes that makes for a good start to the day.
The specialty here is the homemade sweet and salty pancakes. They choose the best products to create their comforting recipes.
Address: 3, rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris, 75010, France
Opening hours: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 3.82 mi

Santa Carne

Here the best meat in the world is prepared in the purest Argentine tradition.
Santa Carne serves best meat in the world prepared in the Argentine tradition and accommodated with all the French culinary excellence. The menu includes meat directly shipped from Argentina cooked with charcoal and prepared on a parrilla as tradition dictates.
Address: 24 rue des tournelles, Paris, 75004, France
Phone: +0142720307
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 4.16 mi
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Le Petit Bleu

Le Petit Bleu is nestled on a back street in Montmartre, amking it an adventure finding the spot.
Visit Le Petit Bleu for delicious Moroccan cuisine at a reasonable price. Dishes like the lamb tagine, vegetarian couscous, and other dishes are served in hefty portions. This hidden gem is located in the Montmartre neighborhood, but it's great reputation and small dining area mean that you may find it crowded when you visit, so be prepared to wait. It's worth it.
Address: 23 Rue Muller, Paris, 75018, France
Hotel: Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Distance: 3.48 mi