A World in One Street: Rue des Martyrs in Paris
Generations-old businesses mix gracefully with artisanal-minded newcomers on the Rue des Martyrs. Here, a guide to the best of both.
A pillar of the Montmartre community, Michou has hosted everyone from Liza Minnelli to Jacques Chirac in his drag cabaret. 80 Rue des Martyrs; cover charge starts at $37.
Yves Chataigner and his wife, Annick, have run their small shop for 50 years. 3 Rue des Martyrs.
Gillery is one of the only remaining mercury-barometer specialists in Paris. Her workshop is a veritable museum. 97 Rue des Martyrs.
Stunning antique furniture, artwork, and jewelry just off the Rue des Martyrs. 6 Rue Notre Dame de Lorette.
For a hundred years, there’s been a bookstore at this address. Stop by to get in touch with your inner existentialist. 67 Rue des Martyrs.
New York native Martine Chanin stocks many surprises in her secondhand-clothing shop. 100 Rue des Martyrs.
This artisan jeweler handcrafts a wide range of designs for both men and women, including personalized engraved charms and rings. 81 Rue des Martyrs.
Apiculturists who offer honey-based everything: candles, lotion, tea, nougat, and pollen grains. 30 Rue des Martyrs.
Pâtisserie des Martyrs
Sébastien Gaudard Second-generation owner Sébastien Gaudard was voted the best pastry chef in Paris in 2012. 22 Rue des Martyrs.
Italian specialties like cotechino charcuterie, sweet lemons from Syracuse, and perhaps the best cannoli in Paris. 4 Rue Fléchier.