Île de la Cité is the central point of Paris. Everybody visits the Notre Dame and walks around the square to feed the pigeons with crepes and panini’s. In my opinion, one of the most beautiful views to see these Parisian islands is the bridge between Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis, the Pont de l’Archevêché. After you’ve passed that bridge, you can easily walk to the Pont Saint-Louis to see the other island. This island is a beautiful place in Paris, it is not so touristic and very quite and a very nice route to Le Marais!
Bonjour tout le monde! I would like to share my Parisian secrets which I found up to now. Here are a couple of places and shopping areas you should visit as you go to the most romantic city of the world! Click on the title of the image to see where it is.
Place des Vosges in Le Marais (4eme arrondissement) is a beautiful square surrounded by terraces and restaurants. The shopping street Rue des Francs-Bourgeois ends on Place des Vosges. So after your shopping work-out, you can drink a cafe au lait or a good glass of wine to relax and enjoy the Parisian life!
Le Loup at Rue du Louvre (1eme arrondissement). When you’re about to plan a diner there, make sure you have a reservation! This restaurant is very cool, relaxing and beautiful.
Rue Motorgueil is a nice street full of nice little shops, restaurants and terraces close by Le Loup. It is also near by Rue Tiquetonne, a must-see street with small boutiques and the big vintage shop ‘Kiliwatch’.
Rue Saint-Honoré is a nice shopping area if you want to visit boutiques like Longchamp, Tara Jarmon, CosmoParis and Furla. Conceptstore Colette is also located in this street. There are a couple of terraces where you easily can spot the Parisian fashionista’s. Don’t forget to make a stop for a lunch or dinner at Marché Saint-Honoré.
There are a lot of patisserie shops in Saint-Germain, the cutest and smallest one, Maison Gourmande, in at the corner of Rue du Four and Boulevard Saint-Germain. There is a red carpet and a young gentleman who is waiting for you to show you all the cute little cakes.
Place Saint Sulpice is a nice square in Saint-Germain with a lot of boutiques and close to Jardin du Luxembourg. It is surrounded by Rue de Bonaparte, Rue du Vieux Colombier and Rue Saint-Sulpice, where you can find different boutiques like Pierre Hermé, Twin Set and Ted Baker.
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On Sundays, everybody in Paris is going out for a brunch. Almost everything is closed so it is the best activity to fill in your Sunday. I haven’t tried a lot of places yet but in my opinion, one of the best is Claus. You can choose different brunch menu’s and they are all magnifique! I can recommend you all of them. The products are all fresh, home made and super delicious. You also get a fresh juice (mixed fruit, detox or jus d’orange) and a warm drink. On the other side of the street, you will find the ‘epicerie’ of Claus for the to-go products and coffee if you don’t have time for a brunch. Make sure you have a reservation in the weekend!
There are many food markets in Paris. The one close to my house is Marché Maubert. Normally you just buy fruit and veggies to prepare a meal, you don’t really pay attention to the structure or the bright colours of it. When you use them for photography, you’ll find out it is really interesting and sometimes even stylish when you use it for a still!