Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well!
As you guys may know, I travelled to Paris last week for Easter and it was bloody wonderful! The weather was amazing, it was sunny and really warm (approx. 24°C). I really enjoyed my stay there, so I decided to share some things I did during the trip. It was my fourth time in Paris, so I won’t share the iconic places (Eiffel tower, Champs-Elysées,…) because I’ve already been there (not that I don’t like them haha!).
I really hope you’ll enjoy this post and please let me know if you’ve been to paris before!
Le Chardenoux – Cyril Lignac
First category, food! Y’all know french food is amazing and there are tons of great restaurants in the city. In my family we are big fans of the french Chef Cyril Lignac, so we decided to go to one of his restaurants called “Le Chardenoux“. It’s a small place but the decoration is really thought through and the food is really nice. The prices are not too high, overall it was a great experience!
In the same spirit as the decoration and atmosphere, the cuisine – dedicated to fresh fish, focuses on mastered traditional French cooking techniques and modernized versions. -Via www.restaurantlechardenoux.com
Umami Matcha Café
Next stop, the Umami Matcha café! This one is part of my faves, because y’all know how much I love matcha. The place is really modern, not too big. You can drink Matcha lattes (and classic coffee drinks), matcha pastries and also asian food for lunch. The prices are correct and I highly recommend going! I mean, look at those cute lattes!!
One morning we had our breakfast at the iconic Angelina tea room. It’s famous for the amazing pastries and hot chocolates. It’s quite similar to La Durée, but it was my first time there. There is a lot of options for breakfast and brunch, you can also eat lunch and dinner there. It’s very cozy and chic, the staff was really polite and nice too! I really loved going there and obviously everything was delicious! It’s quite pricey though…
Chanel, 31 rue Cambon
Next category, fashion! You guys probably know that Paris is where High Fashion was invented. As a design student I really enjoy visiting all the iconic boutiques such as Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton,… Especially the original ones like the Dior in Avenue Montaigne and Chanel in Rue Cambon. These places are where everything started for these Houses and it’s truly amazing to visit. I had already been in the Dior boutique so this time I went to Chanel in Rue Cambon. It was a gorgeous and huge boutique, there was the spring-summer collection that had many beautiful colors. We chatted with one of the hostesses (I think her name was Anna) and she made us visit the legendary stairway, where the first fashion shows were held. It was quite surreal to sit on them, I feel really lucky!
Yves Saint Laurent Museum
Still in the fashion category, we went to the Yves Saint Laurent museum. It was in a gorgeous Parisian style house, where you could see a lot of YSL’s creations and learn about his life. I loved seing the iconic Mondrian dresses (right corner picture) and all the different sketches. The tickets are quite cheap so if you love fashion, I highly recommend visiting!
Montmartre and La Maison Rose
What I love about Paris is that there are so many different neighborhoods. My two favorites are Le Marais and Montmartre. Montmartre can be really busy with tourists so I would recommend going early. It’s such a cute and authentic place, perfect for photos. I had to go see La Maison Rose because it’s so pretty!
Les Deux Plateaux – Daniel Buren
Next stop, the Palais Royal! Palais Royal is where the Louvre museum is, and in the main courtyard there is an art installation called “Les Deux Plateaux” by Daniel Buren. It’s a place where a lot of people like to take pictures (including myself haha). It’s a gorgeous place and there are also some very nice gardens.
Le Marais and Place des Vosges
As mentioned previously, one of my favorite areas in Paris is Le Marais. It’s really authentic and not too crowded, with lots of gorgeous french clothing shops. One of the main places in Le Marais is the Place des Vosges, which is a very nice park with fountains and trees to sit under. Just next to it there is the house in which Victor Hugo has lived!
One of the most famous places in Paris is the Moulin Rouge, where you can go see iconic Cabarets. It’s very cool to see it in person and I love the architecture. Not going to lie, I’d love to watch a performance one day!
And there you go, these were some things I did whilst I was in Paris. I really hope you enjoyed this blog post and don’t forget to tell me if you visited Paris before!
I wish you a very nice day/night and I will talk to you in my next blog post!
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