Le Gaspard de la Nuit is a classic little Parisian bistro on one of Marais’ narrow streets, between the Place des Vosges and Place de la Bastille. Small, modern and intimate, it draws big names from the fashion and classical music worlds who love the authentic offering of fresh, full-flavour French classics such as filet de boeuf au poivre (the best in Paris, some say), roast magret de canard, and pavé de saumon. Really, this is heavenly, let’s stay-here-for-hours stuff. A shorter ‘carte bistro’ offers cheaper but just as good dishes. Bourgogne and Bordeaux wines form the backbone of Le Gaspard de la Nuit’s cellar.