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Just behind the hustle and bustle of the Marais is a hidden little entrance to Jaja, a cosy little alfresco parcel of peace. Not your stereotypical Parisian bistro, Jaja is Paris’s modern alternative. Pick a table in the jungle-like courtyard (if it’s raining, it has a lovely conservatory) and enjoy this hidden gem. The food is gorgeous, and even has vegetarian options, which is rare in the city. All its wines are from independent French vineyards.
• 3 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, +33 1 42 74 7152, jaja-resto.com