Whether you’re here on holiday, are living abroad, or are planning to go soon and can’t wait to be in the know of all things Paris, follow this guide for some of Fall’s must-see events and activities. From food to culture to eye candy, this list will excite any traveler to La Ville Lumière.
If you love everything organic, sustainable, and locally produced, find Café Marlette, in the Pigalle district set in the 9th arrondissement. Boasting beautiful pains et pâtisseries, a typical Parisian bakery, they also serve delectable coffees and lighter breakfast offerings, like lightly boiled eggs to eat with a spoon, muesli’s, juices, and gluten-free options.
La Fontaine de Belleville
If you’re looking for a heartier, sit-down Petit Dejeuner, head to the Tenth Arrondissement and grab a table at La Fontaine de Belleville. This updated Parisian café makes you feel like you’re in old Paris from its classic café décor, but the menu will surely inspire the modern eater.
Check it out: http://lafontaine.cafesbelleville.com
Find this gem on Boulevard Haussmann, just off Rue la Fayette, in the Ninth Arrondissement. What may be one of the most beautiful shopping malls around, built in the early 1900’s in the Art Nouveau style, the Galleries Lafayette is a must stop around this time of year, when their ornately decorated Christmas tree, that reaches the top of the building’s glass dome, is up on display. You will find crowds coming in just for a picture.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Sure, the Louvre is close-by, but skip the lines and head to the, smaller, Musée des Art Décoratifs, just down the rue. Now through January 8 you will find the Christian Dior Exhibit, Couturier du Rêve, displaying dresses and designs through history of the renowned designer.
Check it out: http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr
Just down the street from the Musée des Art Décoratifs is Colette, a popular boutique on Rue Saint Honoré. Check out “Chanel at Colette”, a Chanel takeover of the store. Hurry though! This event is short and will only be going through November 25.
Check it out: http://www.chanelatcolette.fr/en
Just a short walk away, is Le Marais neighborhood, in the Third, where the buildings are smaller and closer together, and great little cafes, bars, and modern additions collide. We’ve come here for Le Dejeuner. It is hard to go wrong in Paris when it comes to dining, but for a light yet fueling lunch, find Breizh Café in the heart of the neighborhood, for classic and creative takes on Crêpes.
Salon de Vignerons Independants Paris
After a long morning or arts and shopping, don’t miss the Salon de Vignerons Indépendants Paris, where you can indulge your inner wino and taste any of the over 1,000 vineyards present at this wine fair. Grab your tickets and get ready to stock up on delicious French wines! Take a cab or hop on le metro straight to Porte de Versailles and spend your afternoon in French heaven.
Check it out: https://www.vigneron-independant.com/salons-list
Le Mary Celeste
After a long day of walking, shopping, sight-seeing, and wine-tasting what could be better but a nice Apéro, or Happy Hour, where the drinks keep coming and our bellies begin to fill. Check out Le Mary Celeste for interesting and colorful foods and creative drinks; boasting events like “Oyster & Sake” nights, deviled eggs like you’ve never seen and a Beaujolais Fizz…need I say more?
Check it out: http://www.quixotic-projects.com/venue/mary-celeste
Pauline, Apparis Bloguette
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