Ik dacht dat het wel leuk zou zijn om een paar shop- en eetadresjes op te schrijven voor jullie. Parijs loopt over van leuke adresjes en telkens wanneer ik er ben is mijn tas helemaal gevuld met visitekaartjes aan het einde van de dag. Vervolgens, wanneer ik dan weer thuis ben, plak ik ze allemaal in mijn reisdagboek zodat ik kan onthouden waar ik ben geweest en wat ik allemaal gedaan heb. Heel handig voor toekomstige reisjes naar Parijs! Ik hoop dat jullie wat aan de tips hebben!
I thought it would be nice to write down some shopping and eating tips in Paris for you! Paris is full of amazing places and everytime I 'm there my bag is filled with business cards at the end of the day. When I'm home, I stick all the cards in my Travel Journal so that I remember where I went and which activities I did. Really handy for future trips to Paris! I hope these tips are of any use for you!
1. Vicxite. A - Rue des Abbesses (near the Sandro shop)
Great shop with very reasonably priced clothes. I would describe the style as cute, girly and trendy. I saw the most adorable off-white, embroidered dress which was €60. I didn't buy it though, because this was the first store my mum and I entered, but I kind of regret not buying the beauty...
2. Sandro (there are about 15 shops in the whole of Paris!) - Rue des Abbesses, 37
Very famous brand in France. In my opinion the clothes are very Zara-like, but way better quality, the colours and fabrics are more beautiful and, well, this results in more expensive clothes. French women are very, very fond of this brand! You should really check out the website, the clothes are amazing! So are the accessories and shoes by the way.
3. Librairie des Abbesses - Rue Yvonne le Tac, 30
A cute French book store with a very large selection of (obviously) books, but cards as well. I collect cards and I bought a few special ones here. I also purchased a Nutella Cook Book :)
4. Vintage Desir - next to Librairie des Abbesses (and there is one in le Marais as well!)
Shop which only sells vintage clothes, shoes, bags and anything else vintage. It's a real browse store, so the downside is that it is packed with stuff and there is hardly any fitting space. However, the upside is that the clothes are inexpensive (€10 for a dress) and if you take your time and search well, you may find some real gems. I bought a 60's denim dress here which is perfect for summer! Levi shorts are sold here as well!
5. Sucrées - Rue des Martyrs, 84
Sucrées means sugared and this shop definitely is! The clothes are comparable to the clothes at Vicxite A. Very girly, cute and same price range. There was a gorgeous (fake) leather dress for €60, which unfortunately wasn't in my size... This shops also sells Vero Moda and a few English brands.
6. Spree - Rue la Vieuville, 16
Very cool, modern store with more expensive brands like Isabel Marant, Acné and Helmut Lang. There were some amazing items, but they were all a bit to pricey for me. However, the interior was already worth taking a peak inside!
7. Miss Cupcake - Rue la Vieuville, 22
Cute little shop with a pink interior. The cupcakes were yummy and not to expensive! The shop is filled with this delicious baking scent, because the kitchen is behind the counter. Cupcakes were being made as I was eating my cupcake.
8. Les 2 Moulins - Rue Lepic, 15
I don't know if anyone of you know the French film Amélie Poulain. It is quite extraordinary; one hates it or one loves it. I am a lover. I definitely think the movie is a bit weird, but I think it is brilliant as well. This café is an important setting in the film, so it was nice to sit there and imagine how the place was used for the movie.
9. le Saut du Loup - Rue de Rivoli, 107
An amazing restaurant with a perfect location! It is situated on the edge of Jardin des Tuileries with a view on the Eiffel Tower ánd the Louvre. I noticed that mostly quite rich Parisian people eat here who are all very well dressed. There weren't many tourists, which is something I like :) The food wasn't cheap, but not expensive either.
10. Troc en Stock - Rue Clauzel, 6
Great vintage store which sells brands like Chanel, Prada, Acne, Maje etc. There were also a few Zara items, but most of the clothes were from more expensive brands. Even though this store is a bit pricier than the usual vintage stores, I thought the clothes were very reasonably priced. I almost bought a tee from Acne for €24, but I hesitated too much (I always do!). All the clothes, shoes, bags were in good condition and there was a big selection. I loved this shop!
11. Le Loir dans la Theiere - Rue des Rosiers, 3
Hidden away in the Marais, my favourite (besides Montmartre) area in Paris, this Alice in Wonderland inspired café/restaurant really surprised me! The Marais is quite a touristic and busy area, definitely on Sundays. This café was crowded as well, but I could only notice true Parisian people and hardly any tourists. These places often offer the best dishes against the best prices. My mum and I drank tea and ate two delicious cakes (not each though! haha). I ordered a nutella-banana pie, which was mmmmmm, yummy! My mum ate a meringue-lemon tart which was huge ánd delicious! I definitely recommend this place!
12. Chanel - Rue Cambon, 31
As I mentioned before, this shop was heaven! You shouldn't miss out on it, if you are a true Chanel fan like me. No more words needed :)
13. Breizh Café - Quai Thomas, 7
I didn't take a picture of this restaurant, but I can tell you this: this restaurant serves thé best crèpes (sweet) and galettes (savoury) in Paris! There are extremely many crèpes/galettes to choose from and they are all so delicious! I guess my favourite crèpe is one with caramel, salty butter and sugar. It's amazing!