Our Paris Favourites List for Your next Trip to the City of Lights

Sunday at the Cafe

Where to STAY

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Hôtel Le Petit Paris – a quiet refuge in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the rooms are small as one might expect.

Pavillon des Lettres – centrally located for walking very close to the Champs Elysées and other shopping streets.

Grand Hotel Saint Michel – as the name suggests a slightly larger hotel. It is located very close to the Sorbonne in the Latin Quarter.

Hotel Design la Sorbonne – a recent facelift has spruced up this hotel in the Latin Quarter. Located near to the Luxembourg Gardens.

Select Hotel – quite contemporary in design this hotel has 66 rooms. Also very near to the Luxembourg Gardens.

La Belle Juliette – this feminine boutique hotel is wonderfully situated in Saint Germain walking distance to the Rodin Museum, Louvre, Grand Palais and more.

Hidden Hotel – moving to a zen theme, this hotel is a stone’s throw from the Arch de Triomphe – great location. They even have a yoga wall!

Hôtel Therese – tucked in behind the Palais-Royal you are walking distance to all the sites at a fraction of the cost of the Ritz!

Hôtel Vendome – located on my favourite square in all of Paris. This larger hotel will cater to all your travel needs.

Where to EAT

Have not tried but sounds fun Voulez Vous Diner

Have a drink or meal at posh @ Hotel Coste and pick up the latest themes CD.

Ze Kitchen Galerie – Good food. More modern sort of French fusion food (Asian influence) very good quality.  4 rue du Grand-Augustins (just off the Seine in the 6th) 01-44-32-00-32.  Fun place.

Mon Vieil Ami – Restaurant on Ile St Louis that actually has vegetarian courses (unusual for Paris).  Small bistro, very cozy.   69, rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile 01-40-46-01-35

Atelier Maître Albert – They call it la rotisserieas most of the menu come off the grill. Service is attentive, the room is attractive and they are open on Sunday nights. 1, rue Maître Albert 01-56-81-30-01

Bistros – Saveur Magazine’s guide to the best bistros in the city

Poilâne Bakeries – three locations in Paris baking since 1932

Fauchon – Another foodie emporium

Gerard Mulot – pastries, chocolates, macarons and more at 3 locations

8 places to eat like a local via Travel and Leisure

Great Coffee in Paris? Yes it is possible to find some. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Brûlerie Belleville – a coffee roasting house. Open to the public on Saturdays from 11:30 to 17:30 – otherwise by mail order.
  • Caféothèque – want to learn how to be a barista? They offer courses.
  • Ten Belles Coffee Bar – located in the 10th arrondissement and well worth a visit.

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Where to SHOP

Paris Shopping #Paris #Markets @GingerandNutmegDo not miss! This is a visit to foodie heaven @ La Grande Epicierie

Markets: There are so many but make sure to go to at least one food market. Here are a couple good articles from  The Guardian  and Go Paris and Paris Markets

Rue Cler in the 7th – a real locals market street

Rue Mouffetard in the 5th – open Sundays

Visit the Marché des Enfants Rouge

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