The capital of France, Paris is definitely a must go destination. The city attracts people from all around the world and is a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture.
The city of light is well known for its cafe culture that serves as a centre of social and culinary life. Our mission was to eat and drink like a local, so we ended up visiting all the places a foodie would go…. and fell in a Parisian food affair.
We stayed at a hotel next door to Les Halles, so it was really easy to move around and most of the times we walked and enjoyed the vibrant city life.
We arrived at 10pm so the first thing we did, is leave our bags and go for a quick glass of wine. The first place we visited was Le Bon Pecheur. What made us pick this particular cafe was the atmosphere it seemed to have.
The next morning was rainy so we decided to visit the Louvre Museum. An exciting fact about it is that entrance for people under 25 from the European Union can enter the museum for free with a valid passport or ID.
We spent around 5 hours there, and we still didn’t manage to see all of it. It is a really impressive museum, contemporary mixed with history. Technology enhances the whole experience, audio guides and apps give you the opportunity to listen to informative commentary for the art and all the information you need to get around.
After a long day we decided to treat ourselves with a meal from Ralph’s. The garden outside was perfectly arranged, I promised myself I would visit again – hopefully on a sunny day! The interior of the designer restaurant was elegant and the food and service was great. The menu offers a variety of foods and cocktails.
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann is located on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. It is a massive department store and visitors can find brand-name items of nearly every variety.
Even if you are not shopping it is worth the visit, the architecture of the building speaks for itself. You can also treat yourself with the famous Pierre Hermé macarons & chocolats.
On the following day we enjoyed breakfast at the lovely Hôtel Costes courtyard. The hotel has a Parisian character and the decoration is impressive. It’s also worth visiting for dinner as the restaurant is proud of its music.
Overlooking the Place Vendôme in the 1st arrondissement, The Ritz is definitely a place to visit even just for a cup of coffee. The hotel is designed with spectacular detail every interior design lover would admire.
L’Avenue on avenue Montaigne, is a 10 min walk from Champs–Élysées. It is a very trendy place, just a few steps from the grand Plaza Athenée hotel with its top designer boutiques, L’Avenue is the go-to dining spot for many celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Rihanna, Beyoncé and many more.
Kong Bar Restaurant is located in Les Halles neighbourhood. You can enjoy food and cocktails amazed by spectacular views of the city of light and the concept of the restaurant. It has it’s own character and unique vibe, and it’s open for all meals of the day.
Four Seasons Hotel George V had a wonderful flower displays in almost every corner. At the lobby of the hotel you cannot miss the -human size- flowers decorated in beautiful mirror vases that create colourful beautiful reflections.