A Week In Paris

Living in Europe has its perks, hopping on a train and travelling through the countryside for 3 hours and arrive in the centre of Paris is most definitely one of them. Earlier this year, we ventured over to Paris for a beautiful few days, exploring, seeing friends, visiting many galleries, shopping and ofcourseneating lots of delicious food. I found there to be somewhat of a Vegan/Vegetarian food revolution going on at the moment and a huge trend towards health culture in general, comparatively to my visit two years previously. The following is a little photo story and some sweet spots around Paris… prendre plaisir!

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I really enjoy Monocle city guides, Nicki got me this one for our little trip to Paris. A much more insider, hip guide on all things cool to see and do. There’s nothing better than curling up on the train and reading as the countryside breezes past.

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Beautiful flower arch around one of my favourites of lingerie Love Stories

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L'Avenue

41 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France

For the best avocado toast and crispy frites in town, head to Avenue Montaigne and dine Al Fresco at L’Avenue. If you appreciate French service, fashion and finesse then L’Avenue is a must! It’s so lovely to sit here and watch the world go by, Avenue Montaigne happens to be the one of Paris’ best stops for designer stores, making for some amazing people watching.

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Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France

The flower display alone is worthy of any trip to Hotel George V. Regardless if you’re staying here or not, its worth a visit to the bar and take it all in. Classic French grandeur and old world refinement in all its glory. Jeff Leatham is the artistic floral director behind these displays. He and a team of 9 people use 15,000+ blooms a month to create these installations!

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Le Marais

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Eiffel Tower

Obviously…

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Maison Landemaine

26 rue des Martyrs (9th)

A tasty bakery with numerous locations around Paris. Their breads are heavenly!

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Le Bon Marché

24 Rue de Sèvres

Undoubtedly the most beautiful department store in the world, Le Bon Marche is in a league of her own, completely revamped by Aristide Boucicaut in 1852. Sells a wonderful mix of designer clothes, accessories, shoes and beauty products curated by Parisian fashion experts. So. Damn. Beautiful.

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Merci

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais

Merci is a hidden gem, tucked neatly away down a cobblestone alley in Le Marais, think of it as a concept/curation store of wonderful knick knacks, clothes, homewares and other eclectic things you must have but never knew you needed!

Louvre Museum   Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris  Ah, the Louvre, things really heat up around this ever popular tourist gallery. Be sure to go throughout the week and avoid it altogether on school holidays as the crowds deter. Opt for some of the lush parks that surround nearby.

Louvre Museum

Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Ah, the Louvre, things really heat up around this ever popular tourist gallery. Be sure to go throughout the week and avoid it altogether on school holidays as the crowds deter. Opt for some of the lush parks that surround nearby.

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Cafe Pinson

6 rue du forez, Paris 3e

A lovely little rainy day cosy cafe to snuggle up in, have some nourishing plant based food and read a good book. A french style spin on bhudda bowl and their house made granola is delicious, too!

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Wild & The Moon
55 Rue Charlot

If you’re plant based and into all hip healthy spots, then Wild & The Moon is calling out your name. They serve up daily juices, smoothies, nourish bomb and some pretty good açai + banana bread. Also, they have a nice little selection of groceries and health foods supplements for sale… think moon juice, Four Sigmatic Chaga Shroom mixes etc … yum

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L'As du Fallafel

32-34 Rue des Rosiers

No trip to Paris is complete without a trip to L’as.. if you know you know. Undoubtedly the best, most authentic falafel round. Try to time it on the off hours before/after lunch if you don’t fancy waiting in a cue upto hours! Crispy fresh hot falafel, creamiest hummus and babaganoush, fresh salads, authentic service, super affordable! Run, don’t walk!!

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The Conran Shop

117 Rue du Bac

For all your design minded fiends out there, The Conran Shop is it. The most beautiful furniture and home good store there ever was or will be. Case closed.

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Le Potager du Marais

24 rue Rambuteau

On the bottom of the post for a reason, the food isn’t incredible but it definitely is tasty! I thought it was worth a mention if you are after vegan food that has a real French style to it, essentially French cuisine made vegan. If you’re in Le Marais, stop by for dinner!

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Always, always exploring… Au revoir