During my life, I arrived in Paris in different moments of my existence. From being a child, an in love teenager, an almost adult, a depressed woman (retail therapy purposes) to being a woman in search of fabulous inspiration – my Paris to do list is a must have for a perfect holiday in the city!
Paris – the city of lights, love and good pâtisseries
There are 2 names which you should remember: rue St.-Honoré – the shopping heaven and rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré – the desserts paradise! (actually it is just one long street with two different names; after the intersection with Rue Royal, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré becomes rue St.-Honoré – good to know that is actually one street if you are walking, not ubering). Whenever you visit Paris you must always: buy a perfume, try some Parisian lingerie, read French magazines while having an expresso in the morning, eat as many decadent sweets, truffles, macaroons and croissants as possible (calories don’t count in Paris), have some onion soup and loads of wine!
Paris TO DO List
// Shopping //
(undoubtedly rue St.-Honoré awaits you, but there are some shops which are a must)
Chantal Thomass (211, rue St.-Honoré, 75001, Paris) my personal favorite
Fifi Chachnil (231, rue St.-Honoré, 75001, Paris) — here you can buy that type of lingerie
which makes you become a narcissist when looking in the mirror…
Belle de Jour (7, rue Tardieu, 75018, Paris) – perfumes and antique perfume bottles
undoubtedly rue St.-Honoré awaits you
Colette- 213 rue St-Honoré- Check it out until it closes its doors (end of this year)
//SIN – sugar rush or crush//
These are my favourite places in Paris:
La Maison du Chocolat– 225 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008, Paris
Dalloyau – 101, rue du Faubourg-St.Honoré, 75001, Paris
Jacques Genin– 133, rue de Turenne, 75003, Paris
Café du Petit Palais (lovely terrace)
Cafe de L’Homme (best view over the Eiffel Tower)
LouLous Restaurant (next to muse de Arts Decoratif – amazing terrace and view)
Ralph Lauren‘s new restaurant
Visit the Shakespeare & Co. bookstore (across from Notre Dame) for an ‘educational’ flirt
Drinks in the Place des Vosges (which is the oldest and most beautiful square in Paris
Spend the Sundays at the Marché aux Puces St.
Ouen de Clignancourt (90% of the shops are closed on this day so this is one of the only places where you can spend money on Sundays)
I hope you found the list useful!
//If you know any hidden gems in the heart of Paris, write them down in the comments below//