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This former fort town in the Paris metropolitan area is the place to be if you want to experience one of France’s most successful eco-districts, whose sustainable architecture is becoming a blueprint for toward-thinking cities. Issy-Les-Moulineaux is a modern neighbourhood on the left bank of the Seine, just a few train or metro stops from the Eiffel Tower, with its own river island – the lush Île Saint-Germain, perfect for a morning run or a picnic. The neighbourhood also has an intriguing history linked to the French film and media industry.
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Au Facteur Cheval. shops.

Housed in a former creamery (whose marble frontage and shiny lettering are still in situ), this cosy, welcoming antiques shop is full of discoveries just waiting to be made. Join the locals rummaging through the bouquiniste-style book displays outside, or head inside and browse the diverse selection of antiques, collectibles and flea-market treasures in search of a bargain.

Rue Saint Charles 124, Île-de-France France, 75015

Le Buron. food & drinks.

With its curved banquettes, statement walls and cosy nooks, this all-day charmer is a great place in which to hole up with friends for a lazy weekend brunch. The eclectic menu cherry-picks comfort food from all over the world, from burgers to kebabs to fish and chips, plus hearty salads for good measure. Don’t miss daily happy-hour cocktails.

Avenue Félix Faure 119, Île-de-France France, 75015

Conservatoire du Café. shops.

If you can’t start the day without your usual cup of coffee, this specialist roaster a short stroll from your apartment should be your first port of call. Staff are experts in the humble bean and can recommend the perfect style for you and prepare it in whole, ground or capsule form. Top-quality teas, treats and chocolates are also available.

Rue Hoche 11, Île-de-France France, 92130

Espace Landowski. highlights.

Named after Paul Landowski (a prolific sculptor and one-time Issy local best known for the iconic Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, but whose works can be found throughout Paris), this multi-faceted cultural centre has plenty to entertain lovers of the plastic and visual arts. The space comprises captivating sculpture exhibitions, a Museum of the 1930s, a multimedia library, a cinema, and more.

Avenue André Morizet 28, Île-de-France France, 92100

Fort D’Issy. highlights.

Built in the 1840s as part of the defence structure surrounding Paris, Fort d’Issy quickly became obsolete due to its proximity to the capital. In 2009, work began to transform the site of this pentagon-shaped fort into an eco-district comprising sustainable housing, cultural amenities, green spaces and smart technologies such as underground waste disposal. A pioneer in the climate-change battle.

Rue du Fort , Île-de-France France, 92130

Issy Guinguette. food & drinks.

During their 18th-century heyday, guinguettes (open-air hostelries for labourers) were popular throughout Paris; they’re currently enjoying a revival. The fairy-lit terrace at Issy Guinguette, with its sloping vineyard and colourful allotment, is an idyllic location for the chef’s artisan French dishes – you’ll feel like you’re in Renoir’s Le déjeuner des canotiers. In winter, the rustic, vine-covered dining room beckons…

Avenue de Verdun 113 B, Île-de-France France, 92130

La Cave d’à Côté. shops.

This handsome independent wine shop specialises in high-quality organically made wines from France and beyond; you’ll also find deli treats, fine spirits and some extremely old bottles on its dark-wood shelves. Fancy opening your purchase right then and there? Then ask owners Thierry and Matthieu to pair it with one of their delicious deli platters in the intimate dining area.

Rue Ernest Renan 37, Île-de-France France, 92130

La Girafe. food & drinks.

Situated in the shadow of Vanves’s gloriously gothic church, this casual crêperie is a no-brainer for a quick, unfussy and family-friendly meal. The menu includes both savoury, Breton-style gallettes and sweet crêpes with classic fillings; staff are welcoming, and there’s even a kids’ area with toys and books (where owner and former actor François Feroleto performs the occasional reading).

Rue de la République 6, Île-de-France France, 92170

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La Tour aux Figures by Jean Dubuffet. arts & crafts.

Newly renovated, this striking, interactive sculpture designed by artist Jean Dubuffet was completed posthumously, its creator having died during construction. Stood in all its abstract glory on a modest hill in Parc de L’île Saint-Germain, the construction dominates its surroundings with its irregular shape, bold colours and swirling design. Visitors can also explore the labyrinthine interior of the 24-metre structure.

Quai de Stalingrad 170, Île-de-France France, 92130

Parc Henri Barbusse. highlights.

Strolling along the winding pathways of this landscaped park (formerly the grounds of the Château d’Issy), amid manicured trees and colourful flower beds, you’ll encounter countless surprises: a willow-fringed lake, a kids’ playground, a puppet theatre, a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower in the distance… The park is prettiest in spring when its trees hang heavy with pink blossom.

Rue Pierre Brossolette 97, Île-de-France France, 92130

Piscine Aquazena. wellness & beauty.

This beautifully designed, award-winning complex was conceived according to feng-shui principles, meaning every detail – from the natural light and hidden soundproofing in the Olympic pool to the greenery and splash pads dotting the sun-trap roof terrace – contributes to a zen-like experience. Recover your sense of well-being via its multiple pools, sauna, hammam, gym, squash courts and convivial bar.

Promenade du Verger 140-144, Île-de-France France, 92130

Paris Issy a YAYS place

Prepare to dream your most cinematic dreams against the backdrop of beautiful statement walls that are the signature of the YAYS Issy style.

Avenue Bourgain 20, Île-de-France France, 92130

Prepare to dream your most cinematic dreams against the backdrop of beautiful statement walls that are the signature of the YAYS Issy style.

YAYS Paris Issy

what is a YAYS place?

Issy

Prepare to dream your most cinematic dreams against the backdrop of beautiful statement walls that are the signature of the YAYS Issy style.

Sleeps up to 6

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the insiders.

These are the Insiders who will be available 24/7 and knows everything there is to know about the neighbourhood. All our insiders are actually from the neighbourhood. So whether you’re looking for the most romantic restaurant on the block or the best place to buy gifts for the home front, all you have to do is ask.

Mario

Mario loves Amsterdam and its history. Before becoming a YAYS Insider, he was a boy scout, a tour guide and a candy maker. His favourite place in Amsterdam is the kinderboerderij of Westerpark, a little city farm unknown to many locals. Even on a day off, he loves to hang out in the neighbourhood with his daughter or his friends, discovering hidden gardens. Mario speaks Mexican Spanish and Texan English, knows a lot of Polish words and is working on his Dutch.

Elana

Elana loves foreign films, listening to songs in languages she does not understand, and telling jokes in Afrikaans with the occasional South African traveller. She can be quiet but don’t get her started about food, she could talk about the topic for hours – asking her to recommend a place for dinner is a great idea, if you have time to spare. After work, you can find Elana enjoying a cold craft beer at her favourite brewery in the neighbourhood. She speaks English, Afrikaans, Dutch, and she is learning Polish.

Zoe

When she is not working, Zoë can be found in her secret favourite place in The Hague -Bierkade, where she likes to chill with her local friends - or creating content for her Instagram feed. Her hummus obsession got serious when she discovered that the lunch bar around the corners makes a courgette and hummus sandwich to die for. Ask her where to find it and feel free to geek out about hummus with her, she will understand. Zoë speaks Dutch, English, and some German.

Przemek

Przemek loves to have a laugh with guests staying at YAYS. You’ll hear them joke in the lobby in English, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovakian or Portuguese. A real (multilingual) people person by day, and a solitary undiscovered artist on his time off, you’ll find him look for inspiration in the leafy parks of the neighbourhood, taking in the atmosphere of the canals in the centre of Amsterdam.

the insiders.

These are the Insiders who will be available 24/7 and knows everything there is to know about the neighbourhood. All our insiders are actually from the neighbourhood. So whether you’re looking for the most romantic restaurant on the block or the best place to buy gifts for the home front, all you have to do is ask.

YAYS Insider, Mario
YAYS Insider, ElanaYAYS Insider, Elana
yays-insider-zoeyays-insider-zoe
yays-insider-przemkyays-insider-przemk

Mario

Mario loves Amsterdam and its history. Before becoming a YAYS Insider, he was a boy scout, a tour guide and a candy maker. His favourite place in Amsterdam is the kinderboerderij of Westerpark, a little city farm unknown to many locals. Even on a day off, he loves to hang out in the neighbourhood with his daughter or his friends, discovering hidden gardens. Mario speaks Mexican Spanish and Texan English, knows a lot of Polish words and is working on his Dutch.

Elana

Elana loves foreign films, listening to songs in languages she does not understand, and telling jokes in Afrikaans with the occasional South African traveller. She can be quiet but don’t get her started about food, she could talk about the topic for hours – asking her to recommend a place for dinner is a great idea, if you have time to spare. After work, you can find Elana enjoying a cold craft beer at her favourite brewery in the neighbourhood. She speaks English, Afrikaans, Dutch, and she is learning Polish.

Zoe

When she is not working, Zoë can be found in her secret favourite place in The Hague -Bierkade, where she likes to chill with her local friends - or creating content for her Instagram feed. Her hummus obsession got serious when she discovered that the lunch bar around the corners makes a courgette and hummus sandwich to die for. Ask her where to find it and feel free to geek out about hummus with her, she will understand. Zoë speaks Dutch, English, and some German.

Przemek

Przemek loves to have a laugh with guests staying at YAYS. You’ll hear them joke in the lobby in English, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovakian or Portuguese. A real (multilingual) people person by day, and a solitary undiscovered artist on his time off, you’ll find him look for inspiration in the leafy parks of the neighbourhood, taking in the atmosphere of the canals in the centre of Amsterdam.