The city of love, and art, and fashion, and cafe culture! A city that needs no introduction as a popular destination for those worldwide. You'll need more than 'One night in Paris'
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Close to the Arc d’Triomphe, this hotel is an absolute find in this huge city. Understated, but relaxing after a busy day hopping about the city
28 rue de l’Arc de Triomphe, 75017 Paris
The location is what is key for this hotel - set in the gorgeous area of Saint Germain-des-Pres. The decor is a little dated, but if it’s location you’re looking for to get a flavour of the locals then this is for you
7-11 rue Saint-Benoit, Saint Germain-des-Pres, 75006 Paris
Housed in a building dated 1854 this is an extravagant and elegant hotel. Rich colours and prints are what set this apart from everything else out there. A true Parisian hotel
90 rue Rene Boulanger, 75010 Paris
Now a global brand, this French hotel is a fun place to lay your head. This Stark designed hotel is a delight to the eyes, the rooftop is a true jaw dropper
109 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
Hip and traditional all at once. This is a foodie heaven. Food looks great too - so for those who instagram food then… well…
28 rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris
Getting a booking is tough, so lunchtimes may be a good bet - but book ahead of your trip. All the hype must be worth the booking drama right? Yep, well it is. Foodie heaven
80 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
The owners love dogs, so don’t be surprised to find that they know all the local dogs names in this place. If (like me) you miss your dog when you’re away, this is a good spot to get food AND have a cuddle with one of the local pooches
20 rue Rambuteau, Paris 3E
Although this is open day and night, it really shines through best in the daytime. The outdoor eating area is a perfect backdrop to your Parisian lunch date!
Grand Palais, 3 avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Friendly drinking establishment in the uber cool Le Marais. Asthetically it’s not much to look at, but it’s a fun time and the service (gasp) super welcoming.
6 rue Charles Francois Dupuis, 75003 Paris
This cocktail club is a little under the radar, but it shouldn’t be. Shabby chic interiors make it feel really authentically Parisian
1 rue de Conde, 75006 Paris
No website for this bar
Rooftop hotspot with views across Paris. The lights twinkling over the roofs will make you feel like you’re living your own Amelie life
33 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris
Flashy, yet not pretentious, gorgeous restaurant in the heart of Saint Germain-des-Pres. The Sunday brunch is a winner
62 rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris
- Paris is a huge city to navigate but there are certain areas that cannot be missed: Le Marais, Saint Germain-des-Pres and Montmarte. All quintessentially Parisian areas to get lost in
- The Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and the Eiffel Tower are all musts if you haven’t been there before
- Pere Lachaise Cemetery is a burial ground with well-known graves such as Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Chopin, Jim Morrison and playwright Moliere
- Fancy something low key (and stunning)? Then head over to the Luxembourg Gardens which is the largest park in Paris and set in the Palace grounds
- If you fancy becoming a little bit more French, then go to a Macaron making class. Say oui!
- Find all of the places that have been immortalised by Hemmingway. Make yourself a little tour of all that inspired him