February 17, 2015

Suburb Lovin', Had Me a Blast

For many Parisians, nothing exists outside of the Périphérique. The suburbs have been dubbed a no man’s land, dreary and bleak. Whoever started that rumor was sorely mistaken, for Paris’ suburbs have much to offer in the form of dining and entertainment.
Take Boulogne for instance, it’s just a quick metro ride away (line 9 or 10). It’s truly a happening place, getting trendier every day.

View over Boulogne-Billancourt and Paris


Les Passages de l’Hôtel de Ville
5 rue Tony Garnier
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

If you're looking for the convenience of a shopping center, without the intimidating city crowds, Les Passages is for you. Centrally located near City Hall, this two story mini mall is home to some of today’s most popular brands: Zara, Massimo Dutti, Mango, Lancel, IKKS,  KIKO, Marionnaud, FNAC, GEOX, Alice Délice, Starbucks, Paul, Monoprix,…

Boulevard Jean Jaurès
Paris isn’t the only city with fantastic shopping streets! On Boulogne’s Boulevard Jean Jaurès you’ll find big names like Sephora, Carroll, Promod, Naf Naf, Petit Bateau, Minelli, Kookai and many others.


La Salle à Manger
193 rue Gallieni
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

La Salle à Manger is the perfect place for a more upscale lunch, or dinner en amoureux. It’s got a cool NY loft vibe and serves cuisine that’s traditional, but not too. Portions are generous, so be sure to save room for dessert. The cheesecake here is out of this world!

54 Avenue André Morizet
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

If you’re craving something wholesome and light, look no further than B2B. For less than 9€ you can compose your own lettuce or grain based salad with a variety of fresh ingredients. Salads are served with your choice of dressing and a warm slice of homemade baguette. Want to finish off with something sweet? Ask to try a slice of their chocolate cake.

Caffè Peonia
153 rue de Billancourt
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

Take a trip back to the old country with an authentic Italian style pizza from Caffè Peonia. The service is warm and their paper thin pies are some of the best the area has to offer.

Boulangerie Pâtisserie Lelan
87 rue de Silly
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

When pressed for time or on the go, boulangeries are a great option for lunch. At Boulangerie Pâtisserie Lelan, a classic baguette sandwich will run you only a few euros. Plus their outstanding mini canelés are only 40 cents apiece! 

85 rue de Silly
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

Just down the street from the bakery, is the perfect place to grab a little fancier meal. 85 Silly offers “bistronomique” cuisine with a limited, yet innovative selection of appetizers, entrées and desserts.

Big Fernand
60 rue de Sèvres
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
This hip atelier features laidback servers, juicy burgers à la française and tasty fries. It gets a bit crowded and noisy at lunchtime, but that’s easily overlooked once you’ve taken your first delicious bite. 15€ for a gourmet burger + fries + drink (Don’t forget to try their special homemade lemonade!)

Le Michelet
67 rue de Sèvres
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

A trip to Le Michelet is reminiscent of mealtime at a little French grandma’s. Dishes are traditional (confit de canard, ...), copious and often served in copper casseroles.

New restaurants and businesses are constantly setting up shop in this up and coming location. Keep an eye out for the latest by checking Le Blog de Boulogne regularly.

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