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Are you planning to go to Paris? Surely you want to go to all those lovely places that you always dreamed to visit and now is a reality! now is time to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and the fascinating light of Paris that inspires you to fall in love with everything!
I think that all of Paris is a great experience full of emotions and expectations; walk the city, know the history, visit the museums and the gardens, navigate the Seine, just sit down and enjoy a coffee like any other Parisian, and of course visit the iconic boutiques, in a few words enjoying Paris and visiting wonderful and interesting places that make you fly in your dreams and in the time, check it out!
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1.- Sacrè- Coeur – Montmartre
The gorgeous Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacrè- Coeur) is located at the highest point of the butte Montmartre and has one of the most beautiful and impressive views of Paris.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre is currently a unique place in the world dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus and to silent prayer, where Eucharistic adoration is continuous day and night since 1885.
The idea of building the basilica was after the terrible defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War in 1.870 and the actions of the Paris Commune in 1871, France was in a very difficult time on the military and economic level, and two devotees of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Dejected by all the events, proposing the construction of a basilica at the highest point of the city and consecrating it to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as reparation for the crimes of the commune and as a sign of commitment, faith and hope to overcome the difficulties that France face it on at that moment and honor to all the French fallen in the Franco-Prussian war.
The idea was presented and welcomed by the ecclesiastical clergy who also thought that all the misfortune was a divine punishment, they presented the petition to the national assembly and this was also very well received and in 1873 a decree of the national assembly declared the use of the land for the construction of the basilica in the butte Montmartre.
It was designed by the architect Paul Abadie in Roman and Byzantine style in the shape of a Greek cross.
For the construction, the architect chose a very specific travertine stone from the Souppes quarries in the French department of Seine-et-Marne. It is the same stone that was used to build the Arc de Triomphe and the Alexander III bridge in Paris.
In contact with water, when it rains, the stones release “calcite”, which cleans the stone and allows it to maintain its white sapwood.
On June 16, 1875, the construction began and was fully completed in 1919 with the consecration of the Basilique to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The construction was financed by donations from all over France and the names of the people who helped with the construction of the temple are engraved and can be read on the walls of the basilica.
The interior of the basilica is decorated with one of the most beautiful and largest mosaics in the world “Christ in Majesty” with an area of 472 m2 that represents the risen Christ, dressed in white with arms extended and displaying a golden heart. At the base of the mosaic is a Latin inscription stating that the Basilica is a gift “from France To the Sacred Heart of Jesus, France fervent, penitent and grateful”
The basilica also houses a large organ (considered one of the most important in Paris), which is played on Fridays for Mass at 3 pm, as well as on Sundays for Mass (at 11 am, 6 pm, 10 pm) and Vespers service at 4 pm. On Christmas Eve, there is an organ concert at 10 pm before the Midnight Mass.
in the basilica, you can also see “La Savoyarde” (the largest bell in France, standing 84 meters high), the crypt, and, finally, the dome, which is accessed by climbing 300 steps, and once upstairs you can see a wonderful landscape that extends 50 kilometers around. It is the highest point in Paris, after the Eiffel Tower!
Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier-de-la-Barre, 75018 Paris
Official website: Basilique du Sacre- Coeur de Montmartre
The Sacrè Coeur is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Paris with a historical and spiritual significance and also one of the best views of Paris, but not only the Basilique has a great history and spiritual significance, all Montmartre is full of history, during the Roman times two temples were built in honor of Mars and Mercury.
In the year 272 AC, it is believed that Saint-Denis was beheaded on the hill, Saint-Denis is very important to France, he was the first bishop of Paris and also is the Saint patron of France, therefore Montmartre began to be known in the Middle Ages as the “mountain of the martyrs” and began to receive important pilgrims.
The place where Saint-Denis is believed was beheaded, it was built a chapel called “Chapel of Martyrdom” in the 5th century. Many Pilgrims walked from the chapel in Montmartre to the Basilica of Saint-Denis, 6 km away from where Saint-Denis was buried.
Then during the middle ages, Montmartre was known as a quiet area with small vineyards, windmills, sheep farms, and convents, that were destroyed during the French revolution, leaving only the church of St-Pierre-de Montmartre, the oldest church on the hill.
Montmartre the birthplace of the Modern art
During the “Belle Epoque” Montmartre was a charming little town outside of Paris with rustic cafes, farms, and quiet life, living in Montmartre was also more affordable than living in Paris, so the beauty of the place, its quiet life, and the cheaper cost of living made Montmartre the perfect place for the inspiration and the new art, the place began thus to attract a lot of artists with new artistic ideas like Renoir, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, and much more who came to live and open studios in Montmartre and there they made a community with a rustic and bohemian atmosphere, most of the artist (painters) preferred the quiet life at the top of the hill, while musicians and writers preferred live mostly at the bottom of the hill, closer to the dance halls and cabarets like le chat noir (1881) and the most famous, where the Can-Can began The Moulin Rouge (1889)
Today Montmartre is still a fascinating place to visit in Paris and one of the main tourist attractions, with a great artistic and bohemian history that you can still feel especially around the Place du Tertre. Going to Montmartre is taking a trip back in the time between its narrow cobbled streets and discovering its historical treasures in its churches, museums, squares, cafes, and cabarets.
2.- Cathèdrale Notre- Dame de Paris
The Notre- Dame de Paris is a masterpiece of the gothic architecture its, stunning facade, the sculptures and the details in the decoration make you feel the medieval ages, it is located in the heart of Paris on the Île de la Cité and is one of the oldest churches of Paris, the construction began in 1163 in gothic style and took almost 200 years to be completed.
The Notre- Dame de Paris is a jewel of the gothic architecture so interesting that inspired the Victor Hugo’s literary masterpiece Notre-Dame de Paris, (Our Lady of Paris, also called “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”)
The cathedral houses important treasures like the relics of the passion of Christ, which included the crown of thorns, a nail from the Cross, and a sliver of the Cross.
Notre- Dame has had many modifications and many historical facts that make it even more special throughout its history:
-In 1431 Henry VI of England was crowned king of France at Notre Dame.
-It was looted during the French revolution and was partially destroyed and then was used as food storage.
-With the arrival of Napoleon to the power, it was again restored and he was crowned there in 1804.
-In 1909 Joan of Arc was beatified at Notre- Dame.
One of the special attributes that make it so special, is its breathtaking facade with beautiful rose windows, the famous gargoyles, and gorgeous sculptures.
Before the 2019 fire, you could enter to the top of the church and enjoy the beautiful view of the city and visit the bell tower where the mythical Quasimodo lived.
In 2019 a great fire caused great damage to the roof of the cathedral and the spire collapsed, so it is currently not possible to visit it until the restoration works are finished.
Until the reopening, the Notre-Dame de Paris congregation will celebrate Mass at the Eglise Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois (2 Place du Louvre) in the 1st arrondissement.
Address: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris
(Metro: Cité or Saint-Michel Notre-Dame station)
3.- The Eiffel Tower
One of the most romantic places on earth! and I think that is so, once there you feel the romance in the air, is like romantic energy that makes you feel like dreaming, is a lovely experience full of romance.
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron structure (also named “The Iron Lady” or “La Dame de Fer”) that was created in 1889 to be the centerpiece of the World’s Fair (Exposition Universelle) in Paris by the civil engineer Frances Alexandre Gustave Eiffel and his collaborators, The Eiffel Tower has a height of 300 meters, so, In its beginnings, it was called the 300-meter Tower (Tour de 300 mètres), then these 300 meters were extended to 324 meters with an antenna, the Eiffel Tower is located on the Champ de Mars park on the left banks of the sienna.
Today The Eiffel Tower has become the most visited tourist monument in the world but in its beginnings, it was not like that, The tower generated controversy among the artists of the time who saw it as an iron sample, but the time has shown that is not the case and nowadays the Eiffel Tower is a icon of the city of Paris, a masterpiece of the architecture and was the tallest structure in the world until the empire state building in New York City was built in 1931.
Visiting the Eiffel Tower is truly an unforgettable experience, contemplating the amazing view of Paris from the top of the most iconic monuments in Europe is a great feeling and at night you have to see my favorite part the sparkling light show, WoW I love it and recommend don’t miss it.
Tip: If you have been in Paris during the high season you know that you might be for hours to see the fabulous view, the best way to avoid the crowd is to book a Skip-the-line-tickets and save a lot of time.
Then if you want a moment to relax, walk and enjoy even more the view of just for a picnic, The Eiffel Towel is surrounding by the beautiful Champ de Mars park, where Parisians and tourists come to enjoy a moment of relaxation, picnic, reading, walking, conversation and to enjoy the lovely atmosphere of the place.
Address: Tour Eiffel, Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris
(Metro: Bir-Hakeim, Trocadéro, Iéna, or Passy station)
4.- The Louvre Museum (Musèe du Louvre)
The Louvre museum is located in the formerly called Louvre palace where all the kings of France lived until Louis XIV when in 1682 changed his official residence to Versailles, leaving the Louvre palace for his art collection, in 1692 the building was occupied by the royal academy of painting and sculpture and the academy of fine arts (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres) during the French revolution the palace was declared a museum by decree of The National Assembly to exhibit great artistic works to the public.
The Louvre Museum is now one of the most important tourist attractions in France and the most visited museum in the world.
the Louvre Museum has great prehistoric treasures like The Seated Scribe, The Great Sphinx of Tanis, and many artistic masterpieces like the Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and The Winged Victory among many others, most of the people coming very excited to see the Mona Lisa, so round the Mona Lisa is always very crowd but afterward you can calmly enjoy the museum that is very beautiful inside, a real palace and is worth visiting.
Visit all the pavilions would take days, but if you want just to visit the most outstanding masterpieces or a specific work that you want to see, it can be in one or two hours, it is important to try to buy a Skip- the- line- Tickets in advance to avoid to stand in line for one or two hours.
Official website: https://www.louvre.fr/en
5.- Arc de Triomphe and Avenue des Champs-Elysées
The Arc de Triomphe was built between 1806 and 1836 dedicated to remembering those who died during the French revolution and the Napoleonic wars. It is located at one of the largest roundabouts in the world, so you must access it through an underpass, once there you can see the tomb of the unknown soldier from World War I.
The Arc de Triumph has also one of the best views of Paris and the Champs-Elysées.
Get the most out your visit, get a Skip- the- line- ticket in advance and gain direct access to the Arc de Triomphe’s rooftop.
The Avenue des Champs-Elysées is located between the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde, it is cataloged as one of the most beautiful streets in the world, with many luxury shops, restaurants, and historic buildings such as the Petit Palais-Paris Fine Arts Museum (Musèe des Beaux-Arts de Paris) and the Grand Palais.
Tip: Pop- into the very chic and popular Maison Ladurée and enjoy its famous Macaron a French Tradition since 1862.
very close to the Arc de Triomphe and The Avenue des Champs- Elysèe is the Place de la Concorde in this square were executed during the French Revolution King Louis XVI, Marie-Antonette, and Robespierre among others victims of the guillotine.
At the center of the square, you can see the 3000 years old Egyptian obelisk, which once was at the entrance to the Luxor Temple.
Then Place de la Concorde enjoy a walk and delight through the trees and nature in the Jardin des Tuileries, also very beautiful, take a relax moment and enjoy the view, its beautiful fountain and its comfortable chairs, a lovely day!
6.- Musée d’Orsay
It is located in the old railway station Gare d’Orsay, it was built between 1898 and 1900 for the Exposition Universelle in 1900. The Musèe d’Orsay is the perfect place for those who want to discover more about the history of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, there you can find the masterpieces of Auguste Renoir (Dance at Moulin de la Galette), Edgar Degas, Claude Monet (Luncheon on the Grass, Gare Saint-Lazare), Vincent van Gogh (Starry Night), Paul Cézanne, and many others.
Visit the official website to find out which exhibitions are currently available www.musee-orsay.fr/en
Tip: Discover the Musèe d’Orsay at your own pace with a Musée d’Orsay 1-Day Ticket with Reserved Access, skip the line and enjoy one of France’s largest national collections of art.
7.- Saint Germain-des-Pres
Saint- Germain des press in the 6th arrondissements is a chic neighborhood built around the historic abbey of Saint- German-des-Pres during the middle ages.
Saint-Germain-des-press is known for its elegant 17th-century buildings and for being a benchmark of the intellectual life of Paris, where you can enjoy walking through its streets and discover its historic churches, luxurious art galleries, bookstores, publishing houses, chic fashion boutiques, fine food shop, restaurants, and its very famous and historical cafes, like Cafe de Flore, Cafe des Deux Magots, Le Procope and Brasserie Lipp very frequented by philosophers and intellectuals like the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and the writer Simone de Beauvoir.
Walking into the streets in Sanit-Germain des-Prés is a fascinating walk through the classic, elegant, and intellectual Paris, the place to be.
8.- Luxembourg Garden
The Luxembourg garden is part of the Luxembourg Palace located in the 6th arrondissement between Saint-German-des Prés and Latin Quartier, The Luxembourg Gardens are one of the most elegant gardens in Paris. The palace and gardens were built in 1612 under the inspiration of the queen Maria de Medici mother of Louis XIII who wanted a palace for her in the style of her native Florence.
The palace was a royal residence until the French revolution when it was converted into a prison, then during World War II, it was the headquarters of the German army that even built a bunker in the gardens.
Today the palace is the seat of the French Senate and is not open to the public, only to the gardens.
The gardens are made up of 22 hectares of land that surround the palace and It is one of the favorite places for Parisians to disconnect, relax, sunbathe, read, have a picnic, or play tennis whenever the weather allows it.
The garden is a very quiet place with flowerbeds in English and French style as well as a lot of lawn and an orchard that will delight all your senses, if you love the flowers you will love visit its greenhouse with its spectacular collection of orchids and a rose garden, the garden is also decorated with more than 100 statues scattered throughout the park and the monumental Fountaine de Mèdicis.
The Luxembourg Gardens are ideal if you are traveling with children, with so many beautiful activities for the kids like: playgrounds, a carrousel, games area, pony rides, a sandpit, a puppet theater (Théâtre des Marionnettes the largest puppet theater in France), and the most popular among the kids: prodding miniature sailboats in its octagonal pond, a tradition with more than 90 years.
Address: Jardin du Luxembourg, Rue de Vaugirard and Rue de Médicis, 75006 Paris
(Métro: Luxembourg or Odéon station)
Built-in the Gothic style, Sainte- Chapelle is an exquisite royal chapel and is considered one of the most important architectural masterpieces in the world, this dazzling chapel is located on the Ile de la Citè.
It began to be built around 1238 by order of King Louis IX to house the relics of the passion of Christ such as the crown of thorns and portion of the cross that he acquired from the emperor of Constantinople and Byzantium.
Sainte-Chapelle consists of two superimposed chapels, the lower level is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and was used by courtiers and the soldiers of the palace, and the upper level, which is accessed via a staircase, was built as a reliquary and was exclusively for the royal family.
It is very famous for its spectacular stained glass windows that represent scenes from the bible. The light penetrates through them and gives them a beautifully magical appearance.
Throughout the year sacred music concerts are held, highly recommended.
The visit to Sainte-Chapelle can be combined with the visit to the Conciergerie that are next to each other.
The Conciergerie is the place where Marie-Antonette and others were prisoners before being executed in the place de la Concorde.
Sainte- Chapelle is a very popular monument due to its beauty so the best way to avoid the crowd and save time is to book a Skip-the-Line-Ticket and enjoy at you own pace this UNESCO Heritage site.
Address: Sainte-Chapelle, 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris
(Métro: Cité, Saint-Michel Notre-Dame or Châtelet station)
10.- Palais Garnier (Opera Garnier)
Designed by the architect Charles Garnier in the Neo-baroque style and built by order of Emperor Napoleon III between 1861 and 1875 as part of Baron Haussmann’s grand renovation of Paris, during his second empire.
The glamorous Opera Garnier is one of the most famous opera houses in the world, decorated with great opulence and luxury, its ” Grand Escalier” the stunning green and red marble staircase, and the famous ceiling of the auditorium painted by Chagall are one of its most striking details.
Inside the Opera Garnier is also “the Opera Library-Museum” where three centuries of history of the opera are compiled, with costumes, sets, scores, and drawings that recount the musical life of Paris.
Address: Palais Garnier, Place de l’Opéra, 8 Rue Scribe (at Auber) 75009 Paris
(Métro: Opéra, Chaussée d’Antin-La Fayette or Havre-Caumartin station)
11.- Le Marais
Le Marais is a charming and historical neighborhood of Paris (and also one of the oldest) that still preserves its glamorous architectural heritage from the 17th and 18th centuries almost intact.
If you want to enjoy the medieval Paris, you have to visit the Marais and walk through the beautiful Place des Vosges (the oldest in Paris), its narrow medieval cobbled streets, and between the grand Renaissance palaces, the magnificent mansions (hôtels particuliers) with its gorgeous gardens where the elite lived during the 17th and 18th centuries, these mansion or hôtels particuliers are still preserved and many of them are currently the house of public institutions and museums that you can visit and imagine the allure and the glamour of the elite of Paris during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Le Marais nowadays is an interesting tourist attraction, never boring! besides the beautiful place des Vosges is the house of Victor Hugo (today a museum) Located in the southeast corner of the Place des Vosges.
Le Marais, in addition to being known for its architectural heritage, is also known for its art galleries, delightful and trendy cafes, restaurants, shops, and its large Jewish, Asian and LGBT community.
Le Marais is a vibrant neighborhood with an architectural and cultural appeal that makes it one of the most interesting places to visit in Paris.
12.- Seine River Cruises
One of the most romantic and enchanting ways to feel in love with Paris is to enjoy a beautiful and romantic 1-hour River Seine Cruise where you can contemplate from another perspective the sight of its historical sites, the architecture and its beautiful and historic bridges like Le Pont Neuf (the oldest in Paris and that links the Île de la citè with the city) Le Pont Alexandre III.
I think that the Seine River Cruise is even more romantic during the evening after the sunset, the city is illuminated and creates a special light almost magic, and then at the night, my favorite attraction, when the Eiffel Tower is light up and begins a fabulous dazzling show, for me is very special. I love it!!!!
And a city cruise along the Seine river with dinner inclusive is for me like a dream like The 3-course Dinner Cruise with Panorama on Seine River, is worth it.
13.- Hôtel National des Invalides
The Hôtel National des Invalides is a huge palace built by order of Louis XIV in 1670 to house the wounded soldiers in war and disabled veterans, as a token of gratitude for giving their lives in the service of the monarchy, nowadays the Hôtel National des Invalides still has a hospital-house that provides medical care for the veterans.
The Hôtel National des Invalides is a prestigious monument with a great historical value, in this huge complex of buildings are also three museums: The Army Museum (Musèe de l’Armèe) this museum presents a tour for the military history of France from the ancient time to the end of world war II this permanent collection include: weapons, uniforms, artillery and more and within this museum, The Museum of Planes-Relieves (Plans-Reliefs) in this museum you can see a collection of three-dimensional models of fortified cities for military purposes, known as Plans- Reliefs. The models gave particular attention to the city fortifications and topographic features such as hills and harbors. Today the museum display 28 Plans- Reliefs of different fortifications along the Mediterranean coast, the Pyrenees, the English channel, and the Atlantic. The Museum Order of Liberation (Musèe de l’Ordre de la Libèration) The Order of Liberation was established in 1940 by General de Gaulle in honor of the military and civilians, who fought for the liberation of France during the World War II, The Order of Liberation is the second-highest French national order after the Legion of Honour.
Besides the museums, the complex also has two churches the Eglise du Dôme des Invalides built-in 1677 as a private chapel of the monarchy, and inside this church the Eglise Saint-Louis des Invalides for the veterans.
The Eglise du Dôme was built in Barroco style with a stunning Domo of 107 meters high decorated with gold leaves, inside was decorated using the illusionistic ceiling painting by Charles de la Fosse
In 1861 The Eglise du Dôme des Invalide was converted to the place to house Napoleon Bonaparte’s Tomb and another France’s leading military figure.
The Eglise Saint- Louis des Invalides is still a church for the veterans of the French army
If you are passionate about history, you will be fascinated to visit this historical monument.
Address: Hôtel National des Invalides, Esplanade des Invalides, 129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
14.- Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin)
Latin Quarter is a historical neighborhood where the Sorbonne University is located, this defines its student ambiance, in its charming narrow streets you will find many cafes, and restaurants with a young atmosphere and prices more affordable compared to the rest of central Paris beside of many bookstores like the very famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore.
During the Middle Ages and until the 17th century, The Sorbonne University taught its classes in Latin, so all students had to speak it, and thus was the language more used in the area, hence its name Quartier Latin.
The Latin Quarter is a very popular neighborhood especially for walking its beautiful streets and enjoying the youthful atmosphere, you can also visit its 4 historic churches: Saint-Severin, Saint-Etienne-du-Mont, Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, and Saint-Médard, the Saint-Michel square, the pantheon where prominent figures of France rest such as Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Louis Braille among others, the Museum of the Middle Ages (Musèe Cluny) and for the lovers of the archeology the Arènes de Lutèce.
15.- Discover the best shopping places in Paris
For many centuries all about Paris has been associated with the luxury, glamour, opulence, beauty, and elegance that has being manifested in its art, architecture, gastronomy, beauty, and fashion, therefore Paris is regarded as the world fashion capital, making the glamour part of its culture, history, and lifestyle.
Shopping in Paris is one of the most dreamed attractions of the city, walking its glamorous boutiques, going to the chic neighborhoods, and drinking a coffee like a Parisian, will make you feel and enjoy even more the essence of Paris that we love.
Let’s check some of the best shopping areas where our dream come true:
1.- Triangle d’Or
Where everybody dreams to shopping, the Triangle d’Or is made up of avenue Montaigne, avenue George V, and Rue Francois 1er, there are the most elegant streets in Paris where you can find most of the major French fashion brands like Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Bvlgari, Yves Saint Lauren, Gucci, Ferragamo, Givenchy, Prada and more as well as exclusive restaurants and exquisite hotels like the Plaza Athènè (very famous for the last episode of Sex and the City)
2.- Avenue des Champs Elysèe
The iconic shopping street of Paris, with many luxury and trendy shops as well as restaurants, and fascinating historical buildings, a Must- Visit.
3.- Rue Saint-Honorè & Place Vendôme.
Glamour and Luxury
Rue Saint-Honoré & place Vendôme houses the most exclusive and luxurious brands from all around the world as well as luxurious hotels and restaurants, very close is the Place Vendôme known for its exclusive jewelry boutiques including Boucheron, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and luxury hotels like the famous Hotel Ritz and the Hôtel Vendôme. If you want to know the Chic Paris you will enjoy the visit very much.
4.- Rue de Rivoli
The allure of Paris is so wide that is for all the styles and budgets, Rue de Rivoli close to the Louvre Museum is one of the busiest shopping streets of Paris with a large chain stores and beautiful shopping malls like the Carrousel du Louvre Shopping Center and Westfield Forum Les Halles very close to Rue de Rivoli with a lot internationals trend brands that everybody know and love.
Tip: For a chic coffee break pop into the Very chic and famous Angelina Tea Room, which have been open since 1903, well know among the elite and celebrities of the time for its delicious pastries and its famous Hot Chocolate L’ Africain (The favorite of Coco Channel)
Historical Cafes, Restaurants, and Chic Boutiques, are surrounded by a pleasant allure of the classic architecture that will make your shopping day a real Parisian experience.
The Boulevard Saint-German is a street that the shopper won’t want to miss, walking through the beautiful timeless buildings and trees along the fashion boutiques, gourmet food, home decor shops, art galleries, bookshops, discovering the neighborhood and enjoying a cup of coffee at the historical cafes, a classic Paris shopping day.
Le Bon Marchè is the first department store in Paris since 1852, Le Bon Marchè offers a wide selection of high-end goods, luxury shops like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Rolex, Hublot, among others, the best sportswear brands, restaurants, and the top floor is dedicated to the literature and culture and its fabulous gourmet food department “La Grande Èpicerie de Paris” Known for being a reference of gastronomy in Paris, all surrounded by a very elegant atmosphere.
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche – 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris
La Grande Épicerie de Paris – 38 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris
6.- Galleries Lafayette Hausmann
If you were previously at the Palais Garnier and you were fascinated by its opulence and luxury now we continue to enjoy the glamor of Paris just 200 meters away at Galeries Lafayette Hausmann. It began as a small fashion boutique in 1894 by Theophile Bader and his cousin Albert Kahn. This little shop was later transformed into of one of the largest and most luxurious department stores in all of Europe on Boulevard Hausmann, you will love discovering all its floors and its beautiful art nouveau architecture, with a wonderful dome and a panoramic view of Paris that made it a nice tourist attraction, even if shopping is not part of your tour you can visit it to see its beautiful architecture and, don’t miss its food department with a gourmet section with typical French products beside of restaurants and cafes.
7.- La Valleè Village – Luxury outlet shopping
La Vallée Village is a gorgeous shopping center one hour from Paris and 10 minutes from Disneyland Paris, there you will find high-end clothing and accessories from previous seasons of exclusive brands such as Burberry, Gucci, Givenchy, Celine, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Prada, UGG, Chloe, and more at outlet prices.
For further information to arrive at La Valleè Village visit the official website la-Vallee-village/en
So there you have it! 15 Chic places to keep in mind when planning your trip to Paris. With just a little bit of preparation, you’ll be able to enjoy all that this gorgeous city has to offer!
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