Paris

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower


Eat

Chez Janou | Chocolate mousse and crème brûlée.

Chez Janou | Chocolate mousse and crème brûlée.

Chez Janou (Le Marais): My favourite French bistro in Paris. The food is delicious and for dessert order the chocolate mousse.

Holybelly (Canal Saint-Martin): Hollybelly's brunch is out of this world. Opened by food photographer, Nico Alary, and his partner, Sarah Mouchot, they took their inspiration from travelling in Melbourne, and wanted to create a minimalist and cozy establishment that served both great food and great coffee.

Clasico Argentino (Le Marais): Super comfortable atmosphere with amazing empanadas.

L'As du Fallafel (Le Marais): A hole in the wall with the best falafel and shawarma.

Bar du Central (7th Arr.): Ideal Parisian café. Come for an afternoon, for drinks, or for a view of the Eiffel Tower.

Académie de la Bière (Montparnasse): Amazing beer hall with a large variety of moules frites.

Izakaya Taisho Ken 3 (1st Arr.): Yummy Japanese food.


Cafés

Sugarplum

Sugarplum

Sugarplum Cake Shop (5th Arr.): Cute and cozy spot for your sweet tooth.

Fondation Cafe (Le Marais): Little cafe catering to the third-wave coffee scene, great for takeaway coffee while walking around Le Marais.

Miss Manon (4th Arr.): Favourite pain au chocolat.

Café de Flore

Café de Flore

Café de Flore (Saint-Germain-des-Prés): One of the oldest and most prestigious coffeehouses in Paris.

Mariage Frères (Le Marais): Upscale tea house. My favourite is the chai tea.

La Chambre aux Oiseaux (Canal Saint-Martin): Cute and laid-back cafe for breakfast or brunch with a vintage feel.


Hang

Canal Saint-Martin

Canal Saint-Martin

Canal Saint-Martin: Super cool neighbourhood to explore.

Shakespeare & Co.

Shakespeare & Co.

Shakespeare and Company (5th Arr.): Iconic bookstore.

Lumas (Le Marais): A great photography gallery.

Artazart (Canal Saint-Martin): Cool design bookstore.

The Louvre Pyramid

The Louvre Pyramid

The Louvre (1st Arr.): Avoid the crowds, go early and head straight to see your favourite paintings, shove people out of the way.

Palais de Tokyo (16th Arr.): This contemporary museum with interesting exhibits.

Peeking out the window at Musée d'Orsay.

Peeking out the window at Musée d'Orsay.

Musée d'Orsay (7th Arr.): Beautiful museum with incredible works. Visit the 19th century Salle des Fêtes.

Marché des Enfants Rouges (Le Marais): Lovely food market with options from all over the world.

Musée des Archives Nationales | Salon du Prince

Musée des Archives Nationales | Salon du Prince

Musée des Archives Nationales (Le Marais): Formerly the Hôtel de Soubise, this city mansion is a beautiful old building with original Rococo interior architecture.

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Le Marais): The coolest combination of hunting and nature with a contemporary flare.

Diptyque

Diptyque

Diptyque (Saint-Germain-des-Prés): Go-to for beautiful scented candles.

Premiere Pression Provence (Le Marais): A small épicerie specializing in olive oil and allowing you to create your own combinations. They sell a great truffle mustard.


Day Trips

View from the Château.

View from the Château.

Twenty minutes outside of the city centre is the Château de Vincennes. It's a massive 14th and 17th century French royal fortress and is super cool if you walk throughout the entire structure.