My Paris


City Guides
Oh gay Paris is always a pleasure to visit. The vast city affords all kinds of excitements, from weekend markets to cafe people watching. However always remember NOTHING is open on a Sunday! So here are my favourite places from Paris to Eat, Shop, Stay and Do.
Eat 1 Place du Palais Bourbon, 75007 Paris, France

Brasserie Le Bourbon

In the summer outside and have the seasonal specials at Brasserie Le Bourbon.

Eat, Shop 258 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, France

Patisserie Gosselin

Pistachio eclairs and the best take-away Croque Monsieur at Patisserie Gosselin.

Eat, Shop 35 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France

Sadaharu Aoki

All the fusion flavours of macaroons and chocolates at Sadaharu Aoki.

Eat, Shop 44 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris, France

Popelini

Tiny little choux buns filled with every flavour of custard from Popelini.

Ecliar De Genie

Every Eclair one could imagine at Ecliar De Genie.

Jacques Gerin

Chocolates and Candies to die for not to mention cakes and tea at the beautiful Jacques Gerin store.

Eat, Stay 10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France

The Hotel Crillon

The best people watching in town and Croque Monsiuer at The Hotel Crillon.

Eat 235 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France

Le Castiglione

Truffle Risotto and watch the fashion pack at Le Castiglione.

Shop 17 Rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris, France

Hermes

Pure luxury in a beautifully modern space at Hermes.

Shop 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France

Bon Marche

Stop over at Bon Marche for all the wonderful fashion goods your heart could want.

Shop 18-20 Rue Coquillière, 75001 Paris, France

E.Dehillerin

Find every cooking utensil and implement you never knew about at the Parisian institution that is E.Dehillerin.

Shop 154 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris, France

Cosmos

On a budget chic unbranded clothes that mimic all the key trends and some classics at Cosmos.

Shop 213 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France

Colette

Everything hip and cool along with P.Diddy and the rest at Colette. (also a great spot on the Rue Saint Honure to grab lunch, if you can get a table!)

Shop 264 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France

Castaner

Espadrilles in every colour and kind at Castaner.

Shop 67 Rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris, France

Bonpoint

For teen fabulous fashion and petite chic ladies adult Bonpoint (also pick up the cutest kiddie clothes at the ajoining stores.)

Shop 21 Rue Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris, France

Herve Gambs

The most luxurious floral decorations and fragrance at Herve Gambs.

Shop 78 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France

Cire Trudon

Scented candles that are billionaire worthy at Cire Trudon.

Shop 23 Rue Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris, France

Marie Mercie

The most chic Parisian head toppers at Marie Mercie, the milliner with a surrealist sense of humour.

Shop 7 Rue de Moussy, 75004 Paris, France

Alaia

All things Alaia at the amazing outlet and beautiful main store.

Goyard

For the original monogramed bag try Goyard.

Shop 1 Rue Jacob, 75006 Paris, France

Isabel Marant

Create that truly parisian outfit at Isabel Marant.

Eat, Stay 10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France

The Hotel Crillon

In pure luxury and Marie Antoinette opulence at The Hotel Crillon.

Stay 8 Rue de Bellechasse, 75007 Paris, France

Hotel Bellechasse

Crazy wallpaper and colours at Hotel Bellechasse.

Stay 5-7 Rue Thérèse, 75001 Paris, France

Hotel Therese

On a simple but chic budget at Hotel Therese.

Eat, Stay 239 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France

Hotel Coste

In the land of darkness and Parisian brand cool at Hotel Coste (well worth meal in the courtyard in the summer and a decadent drink in the bar in Winter).

Obviously there are loads of amazing museums and galleries to see in Paris these are just my personal favs…

Versailles & Petit Trianon

A trip to Versailles and more importantly Petit Trianon, the miniature rural village Marie Antoinette had built to play shepherdess with her children in. Each chickens egg was removed in the morning, washed and replaced so the royal children could play in pure country perfection.

Do, Shop

Deyrolle

A trip to the 1920’s as seen by Woody Allen at the famous taxidermy Deyrolle. It’s a Parisian institution and as much of a museum as a shop. Often used as a movie set, as in Midnight in Paris for a Surrealist wedding.

Do Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

Musee d'Orsay

Musee d’Orsay for the architecture as much as the art. I would recommend that you do this in the morning before heading o the train to Versailles from just outside.

Do Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

The Louvre

The Louvre. The one stop shop for culture. However be prepared to spend at least a whole day. Its massive and involves extensive walking, I advise you research the specific pieces you want to see so you dont get lost wandering around Gothic icons wondering what happened to Mona Lisa!

Comments

  1. Adele says:

    I think I’ve been to Paris about 11 times – I never tire of it, your gorgeous photos remind me why!
    Happy Friday Peony xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  2. Anita says:

    I’ll remember this address list, thanks!

  3. What a nice guide to Paris! We are planning a trip to paris next Spring so we will make sure we visited some of your suggestions!
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  4. natalie says:

    wow so beautiful!!
    definitely cherishing this post for the day i go to paris
    xx

    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

  5. gorgeous photos, dear! thanks for sharing =)

  6. Lisa says:

    I think Paris is the coolest city in Europe. I love it there. The Charme, the buildings, the fahion. Can’t wait to go there again!

  7. Betty says:

    Great photos! I’m heading to Paris for a weekend in December and will definitely check out Deyrolle!