Ober Mamma: the Parisian Dolce Vita

The Ober Mamma restaurant is a kind of pledge to live the dolce vita in Paris. Here, everything is homemade, with products directly imported from Italy, from small local producers. Even the pizza oven was made in Italy by an artisan in Naples, with a stone from Vesuvius! Neapolitan Chef Ciro Cristiano revisits the recipes of the Italian mammas, in flavouring them with fruit citrus and a touch of modernity. The result: the “New York Brussels” pizza is liven up with Brussels sprouts and roasted almonds, in addition to its mozzarella and his Trentino speck. All the pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven, which give them that unique irresistible taste.

Photo credit @Renaud Cambuzat

Italian Aperitif
Ober Mamma is also known for its concept of Italian style aperitif. Every day, from 6am to 8pm, customers can taste the fifteen varieties of cheese and Italian meat imported by the team. The aperitif becomes a gourmet and convivial moment, before extending the evening in the beautiful restaurant room, with its 5 meters high glass roof. The decoration was entrusted to Alexander Waterworth Interiors, an English office who was able to shape the “like at home” identity of the place.

Photo credit @Renaud Cambuzat

The big +: If you like cocktails, let yourself be tempted by the creations of mixologist Nicola Battafarano. In addition to the big classics, he concocts divine nectars as the “Cactus”, a cocktail made from infused Pisco with cactus flowers, Martini Fiero, sugar, lime, and camomile!

Open daily from 12:15pm  to 3pm, and from 6pm to 8pm.
Aperitif: daily, from 6am to 8pm.
Pizza : between 10-15 euros.

Ober Mamma (in French)
107, boulevard Richard Lenoir
75011 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 41 32 15
Metro: Oberkampf (lines 5 and 9).



The Saint-Jacques tower is open throughout the summer

For the third consecutive year the the Saint-Jacques tower opens its doors to the public during the summer. It has for long been a pilgrim starting point. The St Jacques-de-Compostela has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998, The 54 meters high tower offers a unique view of all Paris. This Parisian monument was erected in the early sixteenth century and can boast of being of a flamboyant Gothic style.

More than just a historical building
Besides being one of the most beautiful Parisian monuments, the Saint-Jacques tower also works as a weather station. And at it’s peak, the weather station ‘Montsouris Observatory’ uses it, who is as well providing data to ‘Météo France’.


Saint-Jacques tower © Paris Tourist Office – Photographer: Marc Bertrand

A sporting climbingLike the towers of Notre Dame, the ascent of the Saint-Jacques tower has to be earned! With 300 steps, the tower is a long climb, which is not something for people with vertigo, claustrophobia or people who suffers from heart problems. But once you get to the top, you will discover and see a unique view of the French capital, and at the corners of the terrace where you will see the carved symbols of the four evangelists. A climb which remains athletic and precious!

Open from June 5th to September 27th, 2015.
Wednesday to Sunday from 3:30p.m. to 6p.m.
Full price: €10 / Reduced price: €8.
Book your guided tour (in French).

Square of the Saint-Jacques tower
19, rue de Rivoli
75004 Paris
Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11) or Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14).

Paris Rendez-Vous: the elegant concept store of the City Hall of Paris

Located close to the City Hall, in the heart of the Marais, Paris Rendez-Vous, the official store of the City Hall of Paris is the rallying point for tourists. Included in this concept store there is a bright sleek, modern design, many gifts and souvenirs, as well as a space dedicated to giving visitors access to a multilingual documentation on the activities offered by the City of Paris, and tablets free of charge.

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A concept store at the crossroads of business routes
Shop side Paris Rendez-Vous has not finished surprising you with its unusual objects reflecting the diversity and richness of Parisian life. Each borough is represented: the 6th with emblematic wooden sailboats from the Jardin du Luxembourg, the 1st with Fermob chairs in the Garden of Tuileries, or the 11th with Bastille bio coffee beans from Comptoirs Richard. Younger guests can have fun by coloring Paris on the poster that mesures 6 meters installed in the shop, and cyclists will be happy with a choice of accessories and various guides to the most dedicated athletes Parisians. A space strategically located in the heart of the capital, close to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Ile-Saint-Louis.

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Open Monday to Saturday from 10a.m to 7p.m.

Paris Rendez-Vous
29, rue de Rivoli
75004 Paris
Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11) or Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14).