Bonjour! We have returned from a magical trip to Singapore, India and Paris. Our earlier post details 48 hours in Paris, but this is for those longer, more relaxed holidays. Come explore the city of love with Rachel Elizabeth Interiors…
WHERE TO STAY
Hôtel de l'Abbaye
The perfect Parisian hotel! This Saint-Germain gem is perfectly located, with easy access to the Metro as well as an easy walk to shopping and restaurants. The setting is tranquil and provides the perfect place for respite after sightseeing and shopping. We especially love the welcome products from the pioneering French perfume house, Diptyque.
Have a Macaron (or two!) at Ladurée
Walk around Luxembourg Gardens
Visit Galeries Lafayette’s gourmet food hall has one of the city's best selections of delicacies.
WHERE TO EAT
Mon Square Restaurant - French cuisine in a chic setting.
Bambini Paris - Serving amazing Italian food, chic décor and breath-taking views of the Eiffel Tower!
La Jacobine – Our favourite French restaurant in Paris! Traditional French dishes like snails, onion soup & coq au vin in a snug setting in a historic passageway.
Pink Mamma - offers all-day dining in a relaxed and Instagram-worthy setting. It is nestled in the central area of Pigalle, between the 9th and the 18th arrondissements. For those unfamiliar with the Parisian boroughs, the place is strategically located close to Montmartre, Moulin Rouge, and Sacre Coeur, so you can visit these attractions on the same day you plan to have a meal at Pink Mamma.
Agata - Nestled in the heart of Saint-Germain, this Italian restaurant opened in early May and is on its way to becoming the place to be in the 6th arrondissement, with its beautiful fit-out and amazing food it’s not hard to see why.
WHAT TO SEE
The Eiffel Tower - is undoubtedly Paris's most iconic monument!
Musée d'Orsay – Located on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, railway station. The museum holds mainly a French art collection of Impressionist. Emily in Paris Fans – Make sure you visit the firth floor for the giant clock that overlooks the Seine.
Musée Yves Saint Laurent – The studio, showroom and private residence where Yves Saint Laurent spent nearly thirty years designing his collections from 1974 has been transformed into an elegant museum entirely devoted to his work.
Musée de l'Orangerie – My favourite gallery in Paris. Located in the heart of the Tuileries Garden, is home to Claude Monet’s - Water Lilies.
WHERE TO SHOP
Astier de Villatte - Unique and unmistakably French homeware brand, praised for its beautiful milky white ceramics, scented candles and distinctive incense.
Marin Montagut - Handmade and painted curiosities, antiques and chic souvenirs beautifully displayed in his left bank store.
Diptyque's flagship store, 34 Boulevard Saint Germain, for one of their signature candles.
Galeries Lafayette - a French department store.
Le Bon Marché – French department store.
Sézane - A Parisian brand known for its chic, affordable clothing and accessories.
L'officine Universelle Buly - The most unique beauty boutique in Paris!