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    Paris Travel Guide

    Perfectly positioned in northern France, along the scenic banks of the River Seine, lies the timeless city of Paris. The cosmopolitan center is home to iconic attractions, including the 984-ft-tall Eiffel Tower, the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum, and the national symbol that is the Arc de Triomphe. Originally founded as a small fishing village more than 2,000 years ago, Paris is now the fifth most visited city in the world.

    With so much to see and do, a getaway to Paris is a good idea no matter the time of year. The warmer summer months provide the right temperatures to enjoy a picnic (one of Parisians’ favorite pastimes) and stroll along the boulevards, while fall brings with it a cooler climate and thinner crowds. From couples on a romantic vacation to families on an adventurous trip, Paris attracts a range of travelers from all corners of the globe.

    Paris is served by three airports: Orly, Charles de Gaulle and Beauvais-Tille. Charles de Gaulle to the north is the main international airport, Orly is closest to the city center, while Beauvais-Tille serves as a hub for some of Europe’s low-cost airlines. The national language is French and the currency used is the euro.

    The city is divided into 20 neighborhoods called “arrondissements,” each offering a unique flavor. The 1st arrondissement is perhaps the most famous of them all, and the long sweeping shots of Parisian rooftops with the Eiffel Tower’s silhouette in the background are most often filmed here. Also known as the Le Marais, the 3rd arrondissement has a cool and eclectic vibe, housing both designer boutiques and hipster hangouts. The 6th arrondissement, Saint Germain-des-Prés, borders the left bank of the Seine. People flock to this historic area to marvel at historic landmarks such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral. The 7th arrondissement straddles the left bank of the Seine, and its where the Eiffel Tower proudly stands, as well as the historical neighborhood of Faubourg Saint-Germain.

    STAY

    Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal

    Located inside of a rather royal 18th-century building and mere steps away from the Louvre Museum, The Palais Royal (which has served as a home for French, Austrian and English royalty), and the Opera House, is the iconic Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal. This five-star hotel effortlessly blends classic luxury with contemporary conveniences for a memorable stay in the exclusive 1st arrondissement. Pierre-Yves Rochon has brought 68 elegant rooms and suites to life, with light decor that pays tribute to the Palais Royal Garden and highlights the best of Parisian chic. Superior and deluxe rooms come with private balconies, while the prestige, junior and panoramic suites demand sweeping views of the Palais Royal itself as well as sky-high rates. Guests can expect to pay between 380 euros and 1000 euros per night based on room time and the time of year of the stay.

    Guests and visitors can dine at Le Lulli Restaurant, which is set in a classic Winter garden and offers traditional French dishes that are crafted from seasonal and local produce. The luxury hotel also has all the trappings of any prestigious central Parisian hotel including a spa, a large Turkish bath, treatment rooms, a beauty salon and a fully stocked fitness center. Book your stay online and follow the hotel on Instagram

    Address: 4 Rue de Valois, 75001 Paris, France
    Phone: +33-142-961-535

    Four Seasons Hotel George V

    Photo: @fsparis

    This opulent getaway is near the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Seine river, historic theaters and exceptional museums in the eighth arrondissement of Paris. The lobby is a fairy-tale style crystal palace of daydreams with marble floors, chandeliers, and white, vaulted ceilings. Guests can choose from 244 rooms and 11 different types of suites with private terraces overlooking the ideal Parisian skyline, Eiffel Tower included. All rooms have the timeless, classic style of Louis XVI decor, and amenities include an in-room espresso machine, 24-hour laundry service and thick, terry-cloth bathrobes. Rooms are 1,000 to 3,000 euros or more per night depending on type. Built in 1928, this hotel also hosts wine tastings, a 24-hour business center, a fitness center and a health spa offering massages, body scrubs, facials and a hair salon. Dine on classic French or Mediterranean fare in three exclusive restaurants (like Le George, below) then drink cocktails in La Galerie or Le Bar.

    Book online at the Four Seasons’ website and follow the dreamy hotel on Instagram.

    Address: 31 Avenue George V, Paris, France 75008
    Phone: (33-01) 4952-7000

    EAT

    Yam’Tcha

    Fans of the Netflix show “The Table” will recognize Yam’Tcha, the remarkable Michelin-starred Chinese-French fusion restaurant. The art that chef Adeline Grattard creates on the plate draws people from around the world, all hoping to get one of the 20 seats available. The Prix fix menu price is 125 euros, not including any drink—wine or tea—pairings. It pays for one of the most transformative food experiences in Paris. Adeline’s career took her through L’Astrance and other famous Paris restaurants before she went to Hong Kong with her husband, Chi Wah Chan. She immersed herself in this cuisine for two years and brought her knowledge back to Paris. Chi is a tea sommelier from Hong Kong who lends his expertise to the restaurant and heads up the Yam’Tcha boutique, their retail outlet just around the corner.

    Signature dishes include steamed buns filled with French ingredients, such as bleu cheese and cherries, five spice Foie gras, smoked tofu salad and veal sweetbread in a rice wine sauce. An open kitchen gives a clear view of the chef at work as she puts together the night’s tasting menu. The restaurant has a sedate and calming Zen atmosphere, with all-wood surfaces creating the warm environment. Wine pairings are available with many high-end options, but the restaurant truly shines in its tea pairings, such as Tieguanyin paired with red tuna tartare and lai chai with steamed buns. Book your reservation with plenty of time to spare by calling +33 1 40 26 08 07.

    Address: 121 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
    Phone: +33 1 40 26 08 07

    Le George

    Photo: @legeorgeparis

    A true jewel in the crown of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, this royal-style restaurant serves artistic food that tastes like Mediterranean heaven. Sip fine wines on the terrace or in the conservatory amidst fresh flowers while overlooking an exquisite marble courtyard. Come here to celebrate special occasions and be sure to dress to impress. Le George’s menu options vary according to the seasons and can include eight-course meals with selections such as exotic fish, prawns, truffle soup, lobster risotto and devilish desserts like the caramel pear. Complete meal packages cost from 135 to 650 euros. À la carte options include appetizers, pastas and salads from 10 to 60 euros each. Chef Simone Zanoni blends his expertise with that of Eric Beaumard, who won the title of the “Vice-Champion of the World” in the contest for “Best Sommelier in the World” in 1998. Make reservations by visiting their contact page. Follow the restaurant on Instagram.

    Address: 31 Avenue George V, Paris, France 75008
    Phone: (33-01) 4952-7209

    Poilâne

    In 1932, Pierre Poilâne from Normandy opened a bakery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, determined to sell his sourdough loaves to city dwellers. That patisserie still exists today, and the Poilâne brand has extended to two other locations in Paris: Le Marais and the Eiffel Tower. These bakeries still provide the same customer service as Pierre did more than 80 years ago, and their sourdough loaves are just as popular as ever.

    Poilâne attracts locals looking for freshly baked bread and sweet treats in the heart of the “City of Lights.” The bakeries sell their signature loaves—which combine sourdough, stone-ground flour, wheat flour and sea salt ($10 per loaf), as well as walnut loaves ($5), raisin bread ($5) and butter cookies ($18). There is also a selection of cookbooks, breakfast bowls and bread knives, which enable visitors to prepare their own dishes at home. Browse photos of the baked goods on Instagram.

    Bonus: this is Ina Garten’s favorite bakery in Paris!

    Saint-Germain-des-Prés:
    8 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006, Paris, France
    0033-145-484-259

    Eiffel Tower:
    49 Bld de Grenelle, 75015, Paris, France
    0033-145-791-149

    Le Marais:
    38 Rue Debelleyme, 75003, Paris, France
    0033-144-618-339

    Frenchie

    Frenchie, located in the second arrondissement, is a space for creative cuisine imagined by Chef Gregory Marchand. This neighborhood is where many locals work due to the concentration of businesses, so you see more of the day to day Paris life here. He has cooked all over the world, with humble beginnings that started from an orphanage. Culinary school beckoned him at 16, and since then he has worked with many culinary giants such as Jamie Oliver. Frenchie opened in 2009 to rave reviews and has been going strong ever since. The food is simple on the surface, but the attention to detail, brilliant touches and top-quality ingredients make it shine. White asparagus, local heritage pork and Banka trout are a few ingredients you find in his kitchen. A five-course tasting menu starts at approximately $90, with seasonal dishes that feature modern and refined techniques. Salt marsh lamb with artichoke and lemon balm or deer saddle with celery, kale and gooseberry are two taste delights.

    Frenchie’s wine bar, located right across the street, attracts a lot of locals who want to enjoy the food without the mile-long reservation list or the high prices. Dishes cost $10 to $20, with some of the best bites from the main menu available. Homemade country-style terrine, burrata and potato gnocchi complement the extensive wine list. Vin De Pays de Franche-Comte 2009 and Loimer Riesling are two of the many selections. Frenchies-To-Go offers another way to access these delightful dishes. This breakfast and coffee shop offers bacon sandwiches, eggs benedict and English scones to get the day started, along with Cappuccinos and Noisettes. The lunch menu contains lobster rolls, pulled pork sandwiches and fries. Use this link to book online or call +33 1 40 39 96 19.

    Address: 5 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris, France
    Phone: +33 1 40 39 96 19

    Café de Flore

    Café de Flore occupies a building on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue Saint-Benoit and is famous for being one of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris. The cafe, which dates back to the 1880s, is located in Saint-Germain-des-Pres in the 6th arrondissement, one of the city’s most fashionable districts. Coffee lovers pull up a chair at the front of the building and watch the world go by.

    Cafe de Flore serves a range of coffees and specialty teas, including exclusive blends that can’t be found anywhere else in Paris. There’s a varied food menu, too, with light bites such as ham and cheese omelet ($13), French onion soup ($15) and duck salad ($25). Desserts include cafe liegeois, a mix of ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream, and peach melba, a peach and ice cream concoction.

    The cafe continues to attract bohemian types who relax in its famous red seats. Past guests include Pablo Picasso and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. The establishment is open daily from 7.30 a.m. to 1.30 a.m.

    Address: 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France

    Phone: 0033-145-485-526

    Shu

    Shu attracts many Parisians who want a Japanese experience in the heart of France. The star of the show is the Kushiage: various meats, vegetables, seafood and other items get coated with breadcrumbs, put on a skewer and deep fried. These tasty delights are paired up with sashimi, seasonal dishes, green tea rice soup and other classic Japanese dishes. Unpretentious and delicious at the same time and while it is a tasting menu-style restaurant, it is definitely a break from some of the heavier or more drawn out food experiences in Paris. The small restaurant door is hard to find in the 17th-century building—the door has affectionately been called a hobbit-sized entryway, and it leads down to the cellar. The interior has stone walls and is quiet and calm, with comfortable benches creating a relaxed and almost casual atmosphere. It’s located in the 15th arrondissement, a quiet neighborhood filled with bookstores and cafes. Book by using the form at the bottom of the page on the restaurant’s website.

    Address: 8 Rue Suger, 75000 Paris, France
    Phone: +33 1 46 34 25 88

    Café Oberkampf

    Photo: @pepeshin

    Café Oberkampf’s bright blue facade attracts passers-by who walk down Rue Neuve Popincourt, a quiet street near the Edith Piaf Museum in Paris’ medieval 3rd arrondissement also known as Le Marais. Inside, the cafe’s decor is just as modern, with wooden tables and white chairs crammed into this small space. Here, hungry Parisians come for casual breakfast and brunch options (the cafe is only open in the daytime), and tourists fill up on generous portions of homemade dishes before seeing nearby attractions such as Musée Carnavalet, Musée des Arts et Metiers and Hotel de Soubise.

    The cafe is owned by architect Guy Alexander Griffin, who serves food favorites like banana bread with salted butter or coconut oil ($4), oatmeal with cottage cheese, roasted almonds and fruit ($8) and white cheese granola with fruit and nuts ($9). There are also various sandwich options, including grilled cheese and chili ham ($9) and roasted pork with honey and mustard ($11). Then there’s the cafe’s signature dish, shakshuka, a warm fusion of tomatoes, onion, red pepper, and garlic with poached eggs.

    Café Oberkampf is open Thursday through Monday. Follow on Instagram.

    Address: 3 Rue Neuve Popincourt, 75011 Paris, France

    L’As du Fallafel

    Who says you can’t enjoy Parisian food on a budget? Located in the historic Le Marais district, L’As du Fallafel dishes up one of the best-known sandwiches in all of Paris. Here, small balls of crushed chickpeas—falafel—are served on flatbread with eggplant and hummus. The sandwich tempts tourists and locals from across the city.

    L’As du Fallafel, which opened in 1979, has a range of other Middle Eastern and North African cuisine, including chicken with curry ($7), grilled meat dumplings ($7) and lamb kebab ($7.50). There is a selection of wines—served by the bottle—and beers, too. If you’re lucky, you might grab a seat at one of the few tables they have available, otherwise grab it to go.

    The restaurant stand is popular with an evening crowd who come here for casual food in a laid-back environment. See photos of the food on Instagram.

    Address: 34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
    Phone: 0033-148-876-360

    Kunitoraya

    Located in the first arrondissement of Paris, within walking distance of the sculpture garden at the Palais Royal, Kunitoraya serves handmade, authentic, Japanese udon wheat noodles. The restaurant’s comfortable setting for everyday dining welcomes anyone passing by; don’t mind the (long) wait since this place is famous for serving some of the best Japanese food in the country. Savor flavorful, light broths with delectable udon noodles and extra scallions; add sides of beef strips or sweet tamago, too. They also have rice bowls, tempura and “hiyayakko” tofu. Prices run up to 20 euros per meal. Reservations aren’t necessary. 

    Address: 1 Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris, France
    Phone: (33-01) 4703-3365

    Les Fines Gueules Bistro

    Located a few short steps from the Place des Victoires and the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal, Les Fines Gueules Bistro is a great choice to start your vacation off right. The menu offers traditional French offerings as well as creative dishes. The menu changes on a regular basis, but you might enjoy veal carpaccio and burrata for lunch, and mustard crusted boar steak and minced fresh salmon for dinner. A meal in Paris isn’t complete without an expert wine pairing, and Les Fines Gueules has an extensive selection. The wine bar is housed in a gorgeous 17th-century building designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, a French architect famous for his baroque designs. Travelers whose French language skills are a bit rusty will be thankful to know that the servers are more than happy to translate the menu. Entrees are on the pricey side, ranging from 20 to 40 euros for most plates, but it’s well worth it for the food and the experience. 

    Address: 43 Rue Croix des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris, France
    Phone: +33 1 42 61 35 41

    Rotistreet

    Paris brings many experiences to the table, but one that many people wouldn’t expect is street food from around the world. Rotistreet has mouth-watering, comforting dishes that fit into everyone’s budget and is a popular stop with locals. The small and focused menu features leg of lamb, rotisserie chicken (duh), hamburgers, fish and chips, and several fresh desserts. Those visiting the Places des Victoires can always count on this shop for fast and friendly service. Rotistreet does not take reservations.

    Address: 2 Rue des Petits Champs, 75002 Paris, France
    Phone: +33 1 42 86 93 64

    La Rotisserie d’Argent

    Photo: @larotisseriedargent

    Located on the bank of the Seine, across from Notre-Dame, La Rotisserie d’Argent serves classic French cuisine. The restaurant is situated in the 5th arrondissement—home to world-famous landmarks like the Pantheon and its surrounding Latin Quarter, a bustling historic district— and is up the street from its famous sister restaurant, La Tour d’Argent, which was stablished in the 16th century and specializes in all things duck. This charming grill lures guests who crave a less formal dining experience than the upscale La Tour d’Argent—which offers panoramic views of the Notre Dame—but don’t want to compromise on food quality.

    La Rotisserie d’Argent was purchased in 1989 by Claude Terrail and is a popular draw for lunch and dinner. Head chef Sebastien Devos, who used to work at the Hotel Ritz, turns fresh ingredients into gourmet dishes like sausage with pistachios. Other menu options include fresh half chicken with a shoulder of lamb and herbs, and poached eggs with cream of mushroom soup. Main dishes cost, on average, 23 euros. Despite its very small size, the restaurant blends simple, contemporary decor, with white-clothed tables and large chalkboards that hang from the ceiling and display the day’s specials. Sometimes, this go-to spot experiences long lines as patrons wait for a table.

    Address: 19 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris, France
    Phone: 0033-143-541-747

    DRINK

    Candelaria

    Photo: @amreynolds_

    For a night to sit down at a table and unwind with friends in the third arrondissement of Paris, go to Candelaria for some of the best cocktails in Paris. Of course, the Mexican-taqueria also serves authentic tacos, tortilla chips and guacamole to enjoy at their famous cocktail bar, which specializes in top-shelf agave liquors and tequilas from Mexico. Stop by for brunch or come in the evening for cocktails that average around 12 euros each. Order the popular “Amor & Deudas,” a drink of “tequila altos blanco” with mint cream, bananas and a hint of jalapeño peppers with coconut rum. Since opening in 2011, Candelaria is one of the “Top 10 Bars in Europe,” according to Cocktails Spirits. Visit their website to book a table. 

    Address: 52 Rue de Saintonge, Paris 75003
    Phone: (33-01) 4274-4128

    SEE

    Palais-Royal

    Looming over rue Saint-Honoré, a street in Paris’s 1st arrondissement, Palais-Royal is one of the more popular attractions in the “City of Lights.” The mansion housed royalty before the nearby Palace of Versailles was built. Today, the labyrinth of arcades and stone columns of Palais-Royal seduces history buffs and design enthusiasts.

    This 17th-century building borders lavish gardens, which are best visited in the spring when the garden’s trees are in bloom and temperatures average 50 F. Visitors laze on the landscaped lawns at this time of the year and explore the boutique shops and cafes that are scattered across the vast grounds. Other attractions include a contemporary art installation (Les Deux Plateaux) in the palace’s inner courtyard, made up of black-and-white columns designed by Daniel Buren in 1986. Older marble statues, such as Adolphe Thabard’s Le Charmeur de Serpent, can be found elsewhere in the complex.

    Getting to Palais-Royal is a breeze. Guests can arrive via the Metro (station: Palais-Royal) or walk from the Louvre, which is located to the south of the building. The Palais-Royal gardens are free to visit.

    Address: 8 Rue Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
    Phone: 0033-147-039-216

    Musée Rodin

    With its turrets and pearly facade, Musée Rodin is a masterclass in 18th-century rocaille architecture. The two-story museum, which was opened in 1919, houses the works of Auguste Rodin—a famed French sculptor and illustrator—and draws visitors from across Paris and the world who come here to see his dazzling bronze figures. Guests can explore the museum’s garden, which is peppered with metallic sculptures, or head to Rodin’s bookstore to pick up a souvenir. Other attractions include a graphic collection of around 7,000 of Rodin’s drawings and a room dedicated to sculptor Camille Claudel.

    Musée Rodin is located in the 7th arrondissement, south of the river Seine, and served by two Metro stations: Saint-Francois-Xavier and Varenne. The museum runs several temporary exhibitions throughout the year, but summer is perhaps the best time to visit. When temperatures soar, guests relax in the garden and make the short walk to the Seine.

    Those who are planning a trip to Paris can discover more about the attraction on Instagram before they travel. Tickets cost $11 for adults and $7.5 for concessions.

    Address: 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
    Phone: 0033-144-186-110

    Ile Saint-Louis

    Surrounded by the Seine—the second-largest river in France, which flows into Paris—Ile Saint-Louis is a small natural island connected to the rest of the city by bridges. This thin strip of land serves as a city oasis in the middle of Paris, with clusters of aspen trees and narrow streets which provide a sanctuary away from the mainland. Guests come here to shop, eat and window-shop for dreamy apartments. The island is famous for its 17th-century classical architecture: buildings like Hôtel Lambert and Hôtel de Lauzun are adorned with ornate arches and balconies.

    Once used to graze cattle, Ile Saint-Louis is now one of Paris’s top tourist attractions. The island is best visited in the summer when walking along the banks of the Seine is very pleasant, as temperatures float in the 70s.

    Ile Saint-Louis is located in Paris’s 4th arrondissement and can be reached via five bridges. One of these, Pont de Sully, spans 20 meters and provides panoramic views of the Seine and the city skyline, including the famous Notre Dame, built in 1345.

    Address: Ile Saint-Louis, 75004 Paris, France

    La Grande Roue de la Concorde

    With forty-eight pods and at 200 feet high, La Grande Roue de la Concorde is a Parisian tradition. Since 2000, this huge Ferris wheel welcomes guests who want breathtaking panoramas of the French capital, taking in views of the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. This year, the attraction runs from November 11, 2016, through May 15, 2017, and should be visited in the run-up to the holidays, when Paris’s skyline dazzles with Christmas lights.

    Visitors can board the big wheel on Champs-Élysée, Paris’s most famous boulevard, which slices through the city’s 8th arrondissement. The structure is located at the south end, near Place de la Concorde, once an execution site during the French Revolution. Tickets, which can be purchased on the day from the on-site booth, cost $14 for adults and $6.5 for children and concessions.

    Despite its mammoth size, La Grande Roue de la Concorde is constructed in just three days and taken down in 60 hours. Once it has served Paris, the Ferris wheel tours other cities in Europe, including Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Manchester, United Kingdom. It takes seven container lorries to transport it to each location.

    Address: Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France

    Luxembourg Gardens

    The Luxembourg Gardens aka Jardin du Luxembourg were created by Marie de Medici, wife of King Henry IV of France, in 1612 and have been maintained and beloved ever since. This green lung in the center of Paris boasts landscaped lawns, statues, flower beds and a vintage carousel. The Medici Fountain, one of the garden’s biggest pulls, is an example of Italian-influenced French Renaissance architecture. It was built in 1620.

    The Luxembourg Gardens are located in Paris’s 6th arrondissement, west of the Paris-Sorbonne University. The attraction is popular throughout the year but the bulk of visitors come here in July and August, when the elm trees are at their thickest. During the summer, children push model sailboats around the garden’s duck pond (how Parisian!). Musée du Luxembourg, which features temporary art exhibitions, is located in the northwest corner of the gardens.

    Address: Rue de Medicis – Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
    Phone: 0033-142-643-399

    SHOP

    Le Bon Marché and La Grand Epicerie

    With a rich history that dates back to 1852, Le Bon Marché is hailed as the oldest and most luxurious high-end department store in Paris. Le Bon Marché sits in the exclusive 7th arrondissement near to Le Jardin du Luxembourg and not far from the Eiffel Tower.

    The luxury department store features a beautiful tiled roof, sculptures and escalators designed by the French designer Andrée Putman. High-end fashion boutiques include Chanel, Lanvin, Claudie Pierlot and Dior, while there are separate departments for menswear, womenswear, shoes, paper goods, make up, home accessories, children’s clothes and more. There are also a few cafés throughout the store to complete your experience. The luxe brands attract Parisian jet-setters who want a fashionable place to enjoy some retail therapy, while the elegant decor makes this department store a tourist hotspot in its own right, with over 15,000 daily visitors. Follow the department store on Instagram.

    Photo: @lagrandeepicerie

    La Grand Epicerie is a refined food hall that adjoins Le Bon Marché department store. It wows customers with a diverse selection of gastronomic delights from around the world. Favorites include pistachio macaroons, truffle tagliatelle and rosemary sea salts. There are also more unusual and unexpected culinary creations such as bergamot-flavored biscuits and rosewater infused pastries. At the “Coeur” of the food hall lies Meilleur Ouvrier de France, a large bakery, and patisserie, where over 70 skilled artisans prepare fresh breads and sweet treats every morning. The Epicerie also has small, restaurants, an enormous wine department, oyster café, sushi stand, and a grocery store under its roof. This is any food lover’s dream! Follow on Instagram.

    Le Bon Marché: 24 Rue de Sevres, 75007 Paris, France
    Phone: +33-144-398-000

    La Grand Epicerie: 38 Rue de Sevres, 75007 Paris, France
    Phone:: +33-144-398-100

    Yam’Tcha Boutique

    The reservation list to get a seat at Yam’Tcha is long, but chef Adeline Grattard gives eager diners another way to get a taste of her Michelin-starred food and beautiful decor. The Yam’Tcha boutique has a carry-out window that’s stocked with a wide variety of bao, including Stilton cheese combined with cherry and curry. Several seasonal dishes are available, such as cream of artichoke and ravioli. The price is also significantly lower, where $18 can get visitors a six-bun assortment. The boutique also offers Taiwanese and Chinese tea, fine porcelain and other Asian goods with prices starting at 10 Euros and up. You won’t be able to leave Paris without bringing the charm of Yam’Tcha home with you!

    Address: 4 Rue Sauval, 75001 Paris, France
    Phone: +33 1 40 26 06 06

    Paris Fleuri

    Established in 1969 and located on the historic rue Saint-Honoré in the 1st arrondissement, the boutique Paris Fleuri has blossomed to become one of the most-loved florists in town. Paris Fleuri is surrounded by charming bakeries, and is located near to luxury hotels, the Louvre and Pont Neuf bridge. The store’s decor is influenced by Parisian sophistication and simplicity, with a stunning awning and flower-covered balcony making the entrance a beautiful photo-worthy site.

    From royal roses and tulips to freesia and orchids, Paris Fleuri offers a large selection of flowers, shrubs and fillers. The helpful staff are able to create a wrapped bouquet based on customers’ preferences, while dramatic pre-made centerpieces and colorful hanging baskets are also available. Paris Fleuri also specializes in wedding flowers and can transform any venue into a floral wonderland.

    Paris Fleuri is run by Yannick Le Saux, who draws his inspiration from French tradition and iconic landmarks. He now supplies floral masterpieces to some of the most prestigious hotels, museums and restaurants in Paris. Prices are high but so are the service and quality. Follow the florist on Instagram.

    Address: 152 Rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France
    Phone: +33-142-608-702

     

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