Monday, April 16, 2012

Zen things in Paris

Bonsoir everyone :)

When it comes to Paris, we already know the usual recommendations. We know the rule is Laduree for tea.  Pierre Herme for Macaroons. Coffee at Cafe de Flore. Or at Lipp Or at Deux Magots.  We know that a visit to the Louvre is a must see. Eiffel. Piere Lachaise. And we know all about the Batobus river boat tours. The Moulin Rouge. and the Opera. And these are all great, bien sur...

But how about some new and refreshing recommendations form our friend and fellow Paris lover, the Zen Guy who runs a blog about Zen Activities to do in Paris, Zen Tour packages, Parisian tasting Chocolate notes amongst other Zen things (yoga, inspirational travel stories...) Such as:
Hot mint tea in the tea room at Mosque de Paris (2 Euros) (above).

Tickets to a Church concert, e.g. a piano soloist at St Julien de Pauvre or Vivaldi at Ste Chapelle or La Madeline. Free organ recitals at Ste. Eustache church at 5:30pm Sundays

An overview of Paris in a chauffer-driven vintage Citroen instead of a tour bus.

A visit to Sadaharu Aoki – This Japanese chocolate master has incorporated flavors from his country of origin such as ganache of Matcha tea & Wasabi into his chocolate.

 Saint Honoré Paris Chocolats – a new chocolate shop offering award winning chocolate that contains less sugar, with a great selection of high-quality Bordeaux wines from smaller wine vintners that pair best with chocolate. 

Visit Gosselin – Patisserie to the Prime Minister, best baguette in France
And plenty more unique places are listed on the Zen Guys Blog (with a few of the usual recommendations, hey when its good its good and must be mentioned a million times I suppose :) but I really loved that many of these suggestions I had never heard of and have added them to my to see/do/eat list for the next Paris trip! 

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Bonne nuit all! xx

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