So you've been in Paris a couple days and have already taken a stroll down the Champs-Elysee, visited the Le Tour Eiffel and spent hours upon hours taking in artwork at the Louvre; now it's time to explore at more casual pace.
Whether you decide to head out to Montmartre to enjoy it's small bakeries and Bohemian vibe or take in Old Paris architecture on the winding streets of the Marais, Paris will dazzle with charm, sophistication and shopping (of course). Strap on your favorite Arricci's– it's time to explore!
If you're in the mood for a well-curated menu of authentic Italian food, fantastic wine and a cute, cozy atmosphere, check out Bar Italia Brasserie. The outstanding food and welcoming service will make the visit to upscale Saint-Georges well worth your while.
While it could be said that every part of Paris classifies as “hip,” Bastille is known for its mix of fashionable young Parisians. There you'll find Le China, a cocktail bar whose specialties are martinis and jazz music. Kick back and have a drink before heading out to the dance floor to mingle with the locals.
If it's a low-key neighborhood vibe you're looking for, check out Au Rocher de Cancale in Les Halles. With its soft candlelight and soul music, it's the perfect place to kick back with a glass of wine after a hectic day of sightseeing.
Founded in 1865, the grand department store Printemps celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and has decorated accordingly. Now is the perfect time to see the beautiful building decorated in celebration. A highlight of the flagship Printemps store on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement is an elaborate stained-glass cupola installed in 1923. Stop by to get a glipse of Parisian fashion history.
Set with a beautiful view overlooking Paris, Montmartre will enchant you with its cobblestone streets dotted with flowers, authentic bakeries and glimpse into old school Paris Bohemia. Perhaps best known in the states as the setting for romantic French film Amelie, Montmartre is also home to the original Moulin Rouge. Take a walk up the steps of the bright white Sacre Coeur basilica for a breathtaking view of of the city.
Location, location, location! You can't go wrong staying at Maison Athénée in Opera. Located walking distance to the grand Palais Garnier, Printemps and Gallerie Lafayette and a short distance from the Louvre, this romantic 19th-century boutique hotel will draw you in with its chic, cozy opulence. Maison Athénée takes pride in pampering its guests, so prepared to be treated to extras like toiletries from Hermès.