Paris J’taime: Together with Beatrix Treml from amigaprincess.com, LEVEL has discovered the food and fashion highlights of the French metropolis. With us she shares her 8 tips for the perfect weekend in Paris on flylevel.blog.
8 personal tips for a stay in Paris
Paris – the city of love and a thousand lights. In mid-June I was in the fashion metropolis – already for the third time. Apart from visiting the classic sightseeing spots, a stay in Paris should not be without enjoyment. Enjoying the Parisian flair, enjoying the Parisian atmosphere and, of course, enjoying the culinary delights.
Arrival in Paris
LEVEL flies from Vienna to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport up to 12 times a week. So why wait any longer? The airport is located 25km northeast of the city centre. One of the fastest and cheapest means of transport to the city centre is the RER-Train B. The ticket for a one-way trip costs approx. 10€, and the journey takes up to 50 minutes.
Enjoy Paris – 8 personal tips
Paris is diverse and has a lot to offer. These 8 must-do’s should be on the list for your next city trip. While the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower are rather hectic, you can really relax at the following points and enjoy the city of love to the full.
Buy fresh baguette
Not all baguettes are the same – that much is certain. What the Parisians call a baguette is by no means comparable to what you can buy from us. The bread, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, is a staple food in France and is available on every corner of Paris from Monday to Sunday. So go to the nearest bakery and buy a fresh baguette. But be careful, maybe it’s already nibbled at home.
Explore Paris on foot
It is no secret that one sees more of a city when it is explored on foot. In Paris you will find small bakeries, patisseries, beautiful flower shops, delicatessens, boutiques, antique shops and co. that are just waiting to be discovered. While strolling through the small streets of the city, one encounters things that one would probably never have seen otherwise. The stroll along the Seine or in the former Jewish quarter Les Marais is particularly beautiful.
Visit a patisserie
THE must-do among these tips at all. Just like baguettes, croissants, pain au chocolat and eclairs are typical French dishes. A visit to a patisserie is therefore a must. Whether you order a croissant, macarons, tarte au citron or all at once depends purely on the size of the stomach. The O/HP/E on Rue du Château d’Eau is a modern interpretation of a classic patisserie. You can also take a look through a glass wall into the kitchen. A visit to Stohrer in the lively pedestrian zone Rue Montorgueil is also recommended. One of the oldest patissiers of Paris can be found here.
Watch the hustle and bustle on a café terrace
The flair of a city can often only be felt by observing the locals. On one of the numerous café terraces at typical French bistro tables, the hustle and bustle is best watched. It is striking how chic the Parisian women are and what elegance the whole city exudes. And one already feels oneself très chic and très parisien/ne.
Créatures Rooftop Restaurant
The roof terrace of the Galeries Lafayette is not only worth a visit for its view. The Créatures is also upstairs. The Rooftop Restaurant offers excellent vegetarian cuisine and captivates with its modern and hip atmosphere. Here you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city while eating. A reservation is recommended in any case.
Shopping in Les Marais
What would a visit to the fashion metropolis be without shopping? While the most expensive street in Paris, the Rue Saint-Honoré, is lined with luxury boutiques, Les Marais is home to young designers, pop-up stores and trendy shops. The district is particularly suitable for an extensive shopping trip. From Anine Bing and Ba&sh to the well-known French label Maison Labiche, everything can be found here.
Visit Fragrance Shops
Paris is not only the city of love, but also of fragrances. In hardly any other city are so many perfumeries and fragrance shops lined up as in Paris. Diptyque, Le Labo, Byredo and what they are all called enchant not only with their scents, but also with their high-quality interiors. The shops are definitely worth a visit – even if nothing is bought.
Drinking rosé at the Seine
In addition to baguettes and berets, rosé has also become a new symbol of the French way of life. In the meantime, more rosé than white wine is drunk in France. It tastes particularly good when enjoyed along the Seine. There, lovers, tourists and old-established people enjoy themselves and drink a cold glass of Rosé in a calm atmosphere – with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
©Pictures & Text Beatrix Treml/ @amigaprincess