Monthly Paris Tips
DIY Walking Tour 9eme
This month we continue our walking tour through the 9th! Google links provided so you can save/use this page while walking the Paris streets.
9am: Wake up enjoy breakfast waiting for you in your Petite Paris B&B. Take the opportunity to chat to your B&B hosts to plan your day and get the best tips. Click HERE to pick a unique Paris home.
10.30am KB Coffee Shop MAP
For a hit of Paris newer breeds of 'good coffee' spots go to this Australian owned hotspot. Its usually packed with locals on laptops but its a great sunny and bright energetic spot to start your day.
11.00am: Shopping on Rue Martyrs MAP
Continue down Rue Martyrs, a lovely non-touristy strip of fresh food stores, cafes and shopping boutiques. Stop into the best boulangerie in Paris (awarded and renowned) Arnaud Delmontel
11.45pm Musee de la vie Romantique MAP
Musee Gustav Moreau MAP
Two favourite small museums; gorgeous must-see's. The romantique museum has a lovely garden cafe as well as its beautiful antique art and to admire. Gustav Moreau the French Painter museum was also his home and studio, it is a dramatic display of his famous baroque style of art.
1pm Hotel Amour for lunch MAP
A secret spot in Paris known only to local and the odd celebrity. A gorgeous dainty garden cafe in a bohemian boutique setting with delicious French menu.
2pm: Printemps MAP
Visit the first of Paris' famous department stores for a spot of shopping. this is the high-end designer complex with the MUST-VISIT Cafe Pouchkine for the most decadent pastries in the city MAP
2.30pm Galeries Lafayette MAP
Galeries Lafayette is worth a visit to see the art nouveau interior, especially at Christmas time. Be sure to visit the Gourmet department for a whole supermarket of decadent local and international hard-to-find foods and ingredients, with cafes and visit Pierre Herme chocolate store in there. Finally a trip to the rooftop will give you sweeping views of the city.
4pm La Garnier Opera MAP
Visit the famous Opera house in Paris built in 1875. Go inside, take the tour, its a spectacular sight of Baroque art and where you will feel the spirit of the greatest composers. TIP: You can often buy very cheap tickets from the box office on the day from 15euro per person.
5pm: Cafe de la Paix MAP
Cross the famous Opera Garnier is one of Paris' most iconic Cafes' De la Paix. Sitting across from the Opera on the bustling boulevard, it is people watching at tits best. Beware: pricey drinks (5euro a coffee) but you pay for the status and style.
6.00pm Passage Verdeau MAP or Passage Jouffroy MAP
Take a stroll through 2 of Paris; historic passages. Famous thoroughfares used to cross the city in the 18th century. Today beautiful restored art nouveau style passages with cafes, tearooms, boutiques, tailors, craft stores and more.
7.00pm Pre-dinner drinks @ Autour d'un Verre MAP
For an aperitif pre-dinner this highly recommended winebar has a lovely wamr vibe and a great long list of French wines to enjoy.
8pm Dinner @ Chartier Bouillon MAP
Another iconic cult place in Paris. A MUST restaurant to dine in. Famous for its large convival art nouveau architecture, its French food for very reasonable prices. It is a secret to locals who like to dine well without the hefty Parisian price tag. Delicious and bustling fun.
10pm Kick on @ Le Carmen MAP
Or watch a show at Opera Garnier (Above)
If you're looking to dance, this is a popular glitzy after-dark address in the party Pigalle neighbourhood of Paris. Spot celebrities and twirl under the disco ball. OR watch a ballet or opera show at the Opera Garnier to end a perfectly Parisian night.
au Revoir, until next month...