If the way to a man’s — or woman’s, for that matter — heart is through the stomach, then it is little wonder why Paris has endeared itself to so many globally. The French capital is an outstanding gourmet paradise — a hub not only for traditional and creative France food but also epicurean artistry from all over the world.

Tucked within the third arrondissement is a neighbourhood packed with restaurants, cafes, drinking holes and food retailers — with a reputation for being the conclave of the Parisian bobo (bourgeois-bohemian).  Known to up-to-date gourmands but a well-kept secret to most visitors, the Haut Marais (or Upper Marais or Nord Marais) is a spirited locale increasingly attracting both established brands and decadent upstarts.

We share some gourmet gems that we uncovered during a recent foot exploration of the Haut Marais courtesy of Context Travel, a specialist in expert-led walking tours in 25 cities.

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