Paris Tips

Many of you are asking me what the greatest spots are. Places where the locals come, so not the touristic ones. Hereby a list of my favorite places in Paris:

Best places to take photos

Pont Alexandre III.

 

Restaurant/ Café

Le Brebant. Great interior and good for breakfast till diner. 32 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75009.

Loup. Has a great interior too. Try the cheese cake! It’s a special one from the owner’s aunt in LA. 44 rue du Louvre, 75001. http://www.loup-paris.fr/

Chez Ralph. Yes, the romantic garden of Ralph Lauren. Definitely worth a try (they have caramel popcorn when you drink a coffee 🙂 ) 173, boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006.

Ladurée. You can’t miss Ladurée, ofcourse. Take a quick look or have a lunch. I am personally not really a big fan of it, but it’s great to see it once.  75 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008

Big mamma group:

Petit Palais: Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008

Café de Flore.  This is the café where my life in Paris began. Here I’ve met my crazy artistic friends.

 

Bar/ Going out

Rosa Bonheur. One is located in Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 2 Allée de la Cascade, 75019. And the other one is on a boat on the Seine, facing the Eiffel tower.Port des Invalides, Quai d’Orsay, 75007.  rosabonheur.fr

Déli-cieux. Rooftop bar, with a stunning view! 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009

Le Perchoir Marais. Also a rooftop bar. 33 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004

 

Shopping

Buly 1803. An historic parfum store with parfums, oils, candles and beauty care. And when you buy something, they calligraph your name on your product.

Bon Marché. 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007. Metro 12, Babylone

City Pharma. Here you can find French beauty products as Nuxe for very low prices. Sometimes it’s 2 or 3 times cheaper. This is where I always buy my Nuxe oils. 26 Rue du Four, 75006

Hermès Saint Germain. Rue de Sevres

Gallery la Fayette. I love the couple in the middle.

 

Parcs & Places

Palais Royal. The famous garden with the black and white stones and the lumnious vibe. (also see this article) 8 Rue de Montpensier, 75001.

Parc de Sceaux. (OUTSIDE PARIS) A big garden with pink blossom trees (go in Spring!). Domaine départemental de Sceaux, 8 Avenue Claude Perrault, 92330 Sceaux.

Square Gabriel Pierné. Also great to visit in Spring because of the blossom trees. 5 Rue de Seine, 75006.

Jardin du Luxembourg. 6th arrondissement.

Place Vendôme. 1st arrondissement.

Place Dauphine 1st arrondissement, on the island.

Parc Tino Rossi. A great park next to the Seine where the locals are meeting to dance salsa and tango in the late afternoon sun. My favorite spot in Paris!

Gardin du Plants.

Place de Vosges.

Pont Alexandre III. The iconic, famous and photogenetic bridge between the Grand Palais and Invalides.

Jardin du Tuilleries. In front of the Louvre.

Place Saint Sulpice.

 

Museum/ Cultural 

Louvre.

Mosque

Académie Équestre de Versailles (outside Paris).

Chateau de Fontainebleau (outside Paris).

Opéra Garnier.

Versailles. (outside Paris).

 

Events

Paris Couture Week – January / July –

14 Juillet – July – The national celebration of the start of the French Revolution.

Prix de Diane – June- The annual horse racing event in Chantilly (outside Paris). If you love high class fashion, you should visit this event in June. Don’t forget your elegant chapeau!

Diner en Blance – June –

Nuit Blanche – October – A night dedicated to art. Art is visible for through the whole city.

 

Area’s

Metro Odéon

 

Luxurious hotels:

Ritz. The hotel where Gabriëlle Chanel used to live, on Place Vendôme. 1st arrondissement

Westin. Next to Place Vendôme.

Prince de Galles. Next to the Champs-Élysées

InterContinental Paris – Le Grand. Hotel next to the Opera.

Hotel Plaza Athenee. A great place to go to for young people. It’s lovely to take an high tea. 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008

Hotel Le Meurice.  One of my favorite hotels because of it’s classical and historical interior. On Rue de Rivoli, 1st arrondissement.

 

Other nice Paris blogs:

Style by Fabie.

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