Bonjour les filles! Paris is the city of love, stars, art and fashion. With so much to offer and experience, it’s difficult to cover all in just one trip. We’ve put together a list of the top 10 things you should do in the city. Culinary treasures (especially sweets) and insider tips on the shopping hotspots are waiting for you. Join us for 24 hours in Paris. Let’s go!
It’s hard to escape the smell of freshly made croissants, so the best way to start the day in Paris is with a tasty croissant and a good cup of coffee in Montmartre. At every corner there are street artists, painters, musicians and mime artists who will immediately make your sleepy face smile.
Time to get an overview: Bus number 72
It’s time to explore the city! Don’t want to take the standard hop-on-hop-off bus tours but still want to get the most of the city? Then you should take a local bus. Bus 72 takes you from the 16th Arrondissement to Hotel de Ville, across the Seine to Rue de Rivoli and more. It’s one of the most fantastic routes!
Eating Falafel in Marais
Marais is one of the most remarkable districts in Paris. This Jewish quarter has become more and more popular and is a hotspot in Paris. The prices are not typical parisienne, and the fancy restaurants and bars around attract more visitors every year. You can find a lot of falafel places along Rue des Rosiers, which should actually be renamed to rue de Falafel. For 5€, you get a pitta stuffed with deep-fried chickpea balls, salad, eggplant, tomatoes and red cabbage. We say: Trés sympa!
Walking around the artist district of Marais
Marais is not only known for its variety of good food. The district offers a wide range of art for all museum and art lovers to discover. There’s the Picasso museum, Centre Pompidou and many other fantastic art galleries. Our recommendation is to check out an extraordinary gallery called L’Imperimerie, right next to the Centre Pompidou.
Concept Store: The broken Arm
12 rue Perrée, 75003 Paris
You can’t think of Paris and not think of fashion. It is therefore a must to take a shopping tour and explore the latest fashion trends. Check out the fancy concept store The Broken Arm, which is the perfect place to go for top trending fashion in a modern and clean white interior. Inside you’ll find luxury designer brands, as well as freshly discovered young talent. There is a cosy café next to the shopping area where you can rest your feet and drink a coffee.
Avenue de Saxe, Paris
This flea market is located in the hip 7th arrondissement. Besides clothes, cosmetics and furniture, which you can get for very reasonable prices, they offer a lot of food. You can find tasty goodies like meat, cheese, olives, herbs, fruits and freshly made baguette from the countryside. If you want to try anything, just ask nicely – “Est-ce que je peux goûter un petit bout?“ – it’s the perfect place to fill your tummy with tasty treats. Bon appetit!
15-16 rue Royale 75008 Paris https://www.laduree.com
Paris is famous for its little patisseries and boulangeries, but one of the best sweets are definitely macarons – two meringue-based crispy shells sandwiching a buttercream filling. Macarons are now available in all colours and as many flavours as you can think of. Our top picks are from Laduree, with salted caramel, raspberry and lemon being among our favourite flavours. Each macaron costs around 2 € – small but sooo delicieux!
Dinner at Le Relais de Venise
271, boulevard Pereire, 75017 Paris
There’s no menu at this restaurant, because everybody gets the same thing: entrecôte steak and frites – simple but so délicieux, as the French would say. As the restaurant doesn’t take reservations, it can take at least 30 minutes to get a table, but the wait time is definitely worth it!
A glass of wine and delicious food is the perfect ending to one day in Paris! We say: Au revoir et à la prochaine!