Although there’s no restaurant, breakfast is available in a charming, vaulted stone cellar. Check out the suites--they’ve got a nifty two-level configuration complete with lofted bed. Read more.
This is a great lunch spot, especially if you can snag a seat on the plant-laden terrace. (Although on rainy days we’re happy to settle for a cozy banquette under one of the rosy lamps.) Read more.
When booking, ask for a window seat, and avoid the touristy back room at all costs. We prefer dining here for an upscale lunch. Note that the restaurant is usually closed during the month of August. Read more.
This is a lovely, atmospheric spot for an afternoon tea snack or light lunch. We like browsing the attached tea boutique for souvenirs afterwards. Read more.
If you’d like to attend mass–free, no reservations are required–try to arrive 15-30 minutes before the ceremony. (Baptisms, marriages, and funerals are not held here because it’s no longer a parish.) Read more.
The Lacroix interiors are a big draw. And the surrounding Le Marais district, with its winding medieval streets, is a great area for café hopping, sightseeing, and generally living la vie bohémienne. Read more.
When we want to go local in chic Parisian casualwear, this is where we come to get kitted out. Et Vous’s pieces are always elegantly simple yet fun and stylish. Read more.
Shine is the only spot in Paris where you can snag Marc by Marc Jacobs fashions. If you can’t come in person, check out the eBoutique on its website. (International shipping available.) Read more.
It’s the place to stock up when we want to run with Paris’s bobos (bourgeois-bohemian). Standouts of the collection include chunky winter knits, racy camisoles, and funky ballerina flats. Read more.
Don’t let its touristy reputation put you off–it’s popular for a reason. Once you’ve tried the out-of-this-world falafel, you’ll know what we mean. We usually order “The Special.” Read more.
If we’re eating in, we like to get a savory galette with a glass of cider (as the French do). If we’re on the go, we get a sweet Nutella crêpe to nibble as we walk. Read more.
This trendy pop art-bedecked North African lounge is the perfect spot to kick off an evening out with chilled drinks, or end it with pumped-up partying. Read more.
This is the place to connect with the Parisian in-crowd. The two-level space is divided into tiny rooms, complete with bedroom and secret cigarette speakeasy (hidden through an armoire) Read more.
When we’re in the Bastille neighborhood, this is a great choice for a relaxed evening out, especially if we can snag a spot on the terrace. Good to know: there’s a nightly happy hour until 9:00pm. Read more.
Parisians love to hate the painfully modern architecture of the Centre Pompidou, so the building is worth seeing just to get a feel for the design which has sparked so much local controversy. Read more.