The diversity of places: in the 1st arrondissement, the ancient mixes with the modern. For tourists, the historical architecture and monuments are well known: the Louvre Museum, rue de Rivoli, Palais Royal, the Tuileries Garden, Place Vendôme…
Definitely “Télescope”: they are coffee experts. The little extra: they have excellent pastry, I recommend the “Kouign-Amann”, a traditional pastry from the Brittany region… DE-LI-CIOUS!
My favorite spot to spend a relaxing moment is a bar named Inavoué. They have great cocktails with original recipes, including an amazing one with no alcohol.
I have MY spot in the Tuileries Garden, a perfect spot to meet friends and chat for a while. It’s close to the entrance of the Orangerie Museum, right at the South West corner of the Tuileries Garden.
Definitely Café Blanc, a typical Parisian café in the style 1900. It opens at 6 am, perfect for all the early risers! For traditional French breakfast, take the bread, butter, and jam option, plus a croissant and a coffee. French breakfast: check!
Le Nemours is a typical Parisian Brasserie, 5 minutes from the Louvre Museum. You will find many classics of French cuisine and patisserie. My favorite is the Croque Madame and for the dessert the Tarte Tatin.
Le Petit Bouillon Pharamond, a perfect spot for meat lovers near Châtelet les Halles. The “tripes à la mode de Caen” is the emblem of this traditional and renowned restaurant. And in this restaurant, instead of a dessert, I take one of the delicious cheeses from Normandy.
Definitely the Orangerie Museum. Usually, my friends come for very few days so we don’t have the time to go to Giverny to visit Monet’s house. So, I bring them to the Orangerie Museum to admire Claude Monet’s architectural designs: The Water Lilies.
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