With its twinkling lights, pavement cafés and stylish residents, there’s no city quite like Paris. Here are some of our favourite spots in the City of Light…

Explore Montmartre

Tombe¦ües du Camion

The Montmartre district is one of the most eclectic areas of Paris. Many artists, photographers and creatives live in Montmartre, meaning the streets are filled with independent cafés, boutiques and galleries.

la famille

The Sacré Cœur and Moulin Rouge theatre are popular tourist spots, but we recommend cocktails at hipster bar La Famille (41 Rue des 3 Frères) and a visit to Tombées du Camion (17 Rue Joseph de Maistre) – an amazing junk shop filled with brilliant bits and bobs.

eiffel tower

Visit The Eiffel Tower

There’s no escaping it – The Eiffel Tower is an iconic part of Paris. It might be a tourist trap and you won’t score any style points for heading there, but when in Paris, it’s a must-see!

It’s worth a trip to the top to see the city sprawled out below, but don’t queue for the lift. Take the stairs and marvel at the view knowing you’ve earned it after the long climb.

 

jardins des tuilleries

Relax in Jardin des Tuileries

The Tuileries Gardens are nestled right in the heart of Paris, between The Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. If you’re visiting the city in summertime, these lush gardens are a welcome break from the bustling streets – with colourful blooms, peaceful lakes and impressive sculptures, it’s the perfect place to grab a cold drink and relax for a moment.

Holybelly - Photos Decembre 2013 (21 of 38)

Eat at HolyBerry

This hidden brunch spot is worth seeking out – you might have to queue to get in, but the food is delicious! The menu changes monthly, but the eggs are always perfect and the coffee’s hot and delicious. Find Holyberry at 19 Rue Lucien Sampaix.

marais

Shop in the Marais District

Paris is known for designer brands and luxury shops, but if you’re looking for something a little more independent, Marais is the place to be. With a great mix of vintage stores and pretty boutiques, we guarantee you’ll leave laden with bags.

 

 

Photo credits

Holyberry – Nico Alary/Holybelly

Tombées du Camion and La Famille – Jen Allison/Instagram

Jardin des Tuileries – flightlog on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/flightlog/9655272825

Eiffel Tower – James Whitesmith on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jwhitesmith/5237068251

Marais shopping – Denis metis on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/denislander/58633714

Tags: ,
Jen Allison
Jen is an online writer with a penchant for rose gold jewellery and oversized knitwear. She’s a stickler for grammar, loves a good book and can’t get enough of Instagram.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *