Join me for a weekend in Paris! I'm showing you the best local places and districts that are loved by the Parisians, moods and moments from this wonderful city. Let's start to explore!
The glitz of Paris
I used to live in Brussels many years ago and since it's not far from Paris, I visited this lovely city whenever I could. Every time I'm here, I always go to the Eiffel tower, sit on the grass, read a book and just chill. You can also have a great view of the tower from Trocadero metro station. Dreamy place!
Place Vendome and Champs Elyseés are the ultimate aristocratic places in Paris, that scream luxury: imposing palace-like buildings, designer shops, welcoming atmosphere. When in Paris, I drop by my favorite Sephora shop at Champs Elyseés. The store is huge, you won't be able to resist to buy something new at the beauty department.
At the corner of Place Vendome you will find the most popular macaron shop, Ladurée. It's like stepping into cake wonderland while the rich, sweet smell hits you at the entrance.
Walking along the Seine in the historic center is always such a bliss. The mood is set, you are surrounded by stunning architecture. Grab a drink and enjoy the view!
The Montmartre is the bohemian area with cozy streets. Here you can walk in the footsteps of such famous people like Van Gogh and Picasso. Place du Tertre is the picturesque square where artists sell their goods, I love its vibrant atmosphere, it feels like you are in the middle of an open-air gallery. Visit the white church, the Sacre Coeur, that overlooks the whole city. If you soaked the artistic atmosphere already, start walking down the little streets in order to find some more precious places to discover.
While approaching the down part, you will bump into lots of cool restaurants and not to mention a special Café, where the film, Amélie was filmed. It's called Cafe des Deux Moulins, you will find it at Rue Lepic really close to Moulin Rouge.
It was my first time visiting the Jewish Quarter, Le Marais. Hotel de Ville is housing the city's local administration, right behind this fabulous building you will find the district full of restaurants, local shops and cafés. Stroll the streets and discover the best Falafel places in town!
My favorite part of Le Marais is Place Des Vosges with its pretty fountains, red brick buildings and art galleries. Victor Hugo used to live here, but his house is right now under construction. I discovered some hidden, green gardens with little Cafés. That was the best part of Paris to me.