Below we collected our favorite hotspots of the moments for a real PiPaParis weekend. With this list you’re guaranteed of a fun weekend full of shopping, eating and drinking at the hottest spots in town. We’ll change up this list regularly, to keep it fresh and up to date!
Skip your breakfast at your hotel and start your day with a croissant or another delicious pastry at one of Paris’ finest boulangeries Du Pain et Des Idées or take your time and sit down for breakfast at Hollybelly. On Sunday’s Derrière is the place to be for a long Parisian boozy brunch.
Now ready for your day and in for some shopping? Go get some discounted French designer clothes from Maje, Sandro and Zadig & Voltaire at their stock sale stores. Jimmy Fairly sells cool (sun)glasses at affordable prices. Merci is a must-visit concept store with anything from clothing to furniture; you really can’t miss this one. Or if you’re into books, you can visit English bookstore Shakespeare & Co. YellowKorner makes photography affordable: Here you can buy your first piece of art. The Broken Arm is a concept store and café in the Northern Marais with beautiful designer clothes and delicious organic coffee and lunch.
In for a sweet delight? Try a magnificent éclair at L’Éclair de Genie (best in town!). Doesn’t the éclair still your hunger and are you in for a proper lunch? Chez Janou is our all-time favorite for lunch: a typical French bistro and serving great dishes from the Provence. If you’re more into neo-bistro modern dishes, Haï Kaï is serving a daily changing prix-fixe menu with organic ingredients at Canal St. Martin. Or if go to Le Café des Chats to play around with one of the dozen cats whilst grabbing lunch.
Now you might be up for some culture and sightseeing. Escape the buzz of the city and walk around in Jardin du Luxembourg. Paris is Art an Art is Paris and Musee D’Orsay is the best museum to see Impressionist works. Or visit Musee de l’Orangerie which houses Monet’s famous Water Lilies. Until August 17th you can find out everything about the Belle Époque at Paris1900 in le Petit Palais.
Already dinner time? You can try you luck at the popular Buvette in SoPi (which doesn’t take any reservations), where they serve small French shared dishes. Fogón has great Spanish haute-cuisine tapas which has been one of the most special meals we had in Paris. Or if you’re a true carnivore dying for a good piece of meat, head over to the The Beef Club.
And for the insomniacs under us, go for some cocktails afterwards. Paris has many great cocktailsbars to offer. Our favorite is located underneath The Beef Club, which houses a speakeasy cocktailbar called Le Ballroom du Beef Club. The Experimental Cocktail Club also serves great cocktails and behind a taquería in le Marais is the hidden cocktailbar Candelaria which always draws a good crowd.
Yore & Quinty