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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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