Saturday, 15 March 2014

Paris / A little city guide

We had a great time in Paris. Below are a couple of things we liked!



Eating/drinking

- Café Pinson (coffee/cake/lunch (all organic!). We went to the one in Le Marais, but there is also one in the 10th arrondissement)
- Kunitoraya (we went to the upmarket one at 5 Rue Villedo (exquisite Japanese dishes in a lovely brasserie setting), but at no. 1 there is also a more low-profile udon bar)
- Ten Belles (nice little coffee bar in Belleville; try their Cantal/blue cheese/onion sandwich for lunch!)
- Benoit (traditional bistro, run by the famous Alain Ducasse)
- Angelina (for - supposedly - the best hot chocolate in town!)

Shopping

On the concept department:
- The Broken Arm (Northern Marais, you know the story)
- Merci (again in Northern Marais. We were just in time to see it.... get closed, but the stories about it are good and so was the view from outside ;) )
- Spree (16, rue la Vieuville, Montmartre; plus point: they sell clothes from Christian Wijnants - one of my favorite designers!)
- French Trotters (Le Marais. Nice, although not too special (oops, sorry, but it just seemed like another concept store stacked with plants and Kinfolk magazines... (which I love, so why complain?? I don't know, perhaps I'm just in for something new?)
- Centre Commercial (especially their KIDS store at 22, rue Yves Toudic)

Other:
- Ofr. Galerie (Northern Marais, bookshop & gallery)
- Papier+ (Le Marais, the prettiest notebooks)
- Maison Martin Margiela (25bis, rue de Montpensier)
- Miu Miu (rue Saint-Honoré, above my budget but what a delight!)
- Bonpoint (rue Saint-Honoré, the prettiest kids' clothes I've ever seen)

Seeing/doing

- Le 104 (I've told you about it before)
- just take your Vélib and cycle!

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