This is my first post, and I would appreciate any help and suggestions from this community. I am spending 6 weeks in Paris this summer (end of June to beginning of August). I am staying in a rented apartment on Rue St Antoine near the St Paul Metro stop. I know there are many Marais suggestions on other threads, and will of course, check them out.
I would like to know what everyone recommends in terms of a game plan for eating? Do we plan to eat mostly in bakeries/pastry shops with the occasional restaurant lunch or dinner? I am flexible in terms of budget, ie. wanting to find the sweet spot of not spending too much but getting great quality, so not bargain basement for bad food, but not haute cuisine every day.
Also, are there any good cocktail suggestions similar to kir royale? I am a champagne/sparkling/kir royale/bellini, etc. lover and would like to know the cost-conscious cocktails that are like this one.
FInally, is there an area/street/outdoor market area near my flat that is recommended for stocking up? Is Monoprix the big retailer of choice for grocery items?
Sorry in advance if I sound like a dummy!