Paris is one of my favorite cities for its architecture, elegance, and history. I never get tired of exploring its endless cafes and beautiful streets. After an insanely busy fashion month, I thought I’d finally put together a Paris travel guide for you guys highlighting some of the most memorable spots!
WHERE TO STAY
This season, I was invited to stay at the Sofitel Le Faubourg, a luxury hotel nestled in the heart of Paris. Their top notch room service, elegant decor, and amenities were such a wonderful treat to experience. I love how many of their rooms come with a signature Parisian balcony that opens out into the street. Every day felt like an authentic French experience here.
Staying at Sofitel Le Faubourg also gives you quick access to many great neighborhoods and streets, such as Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, and Jardin des Tuileries. Within a few minutes walk, you can access the Concorde Metro Station, which provides direct transit to all of Paris’s famous sites!
During PFW, Sofitel invited me to their La Nuit party, a high-profile event filled with some of the most stylish fashion icons (Carine Roitfeld!), great drinks and music. For the celebration,I went with a classic fashion look, consisting of all black with a signature red lip. It was so much fun!
Cafes & Places to Grab A Quick Bite
Cravan – I loved everything about Cravan from the coffee and atmosphere down to the music and cocktails. It’s a great spot for breakfast and lunch.
Fragments – I mentioned Fragments in my cafe guide, but felt the need to call it out again here. It’s a place I kept returning to for more coffee or a quick breakfast. You can’t go wrong with either options here.
Rose Bakery – This small bakery is worth a revisit if you’re looking for a quick treat or coffee. It’s so homey and everything looks so rustic.
Lemon – Here’s a juice/smoothie bar if you’re about that healthy life or need a quick pick me up. Everything is so fresh and there are both vegan/gluten-free options.
Supernova – A hidden gem next to Cafe Charlot (one of the most popular old-school cafés in the Marais). They specialize in Italian dishes – the flavors were so on point and the service was just brilliant. It’s also a very clean cafe!
Stohrer – Super elegant cafe offering that grand Parisian vibe. They have a such a broad selection of beautifully made pastries. Hand-down the best pit stop for some croissants.
Cafe de Flore – Here’s another I mentioned in my Paris Cafe Guide. You should visit Cafe de Flore at least once since it’s one of Paris’s oldest cafes and a famous spot for breakfast or dinner.
Cafe Charlot – If you can’t do Cafe de Flore, then at least try Cafe Charlot, a trendy cafe where all the cool fashion people go. It’s great for people watching – and the food is reasonably priced.
Urfa Durum – My favorite restaurant for a cheap and quick bite in Paris is Urfa Durum. For just 3 euros, you can get one of the best Kurdish sandwiches. The venue is also in one of the oldest buildings in Paris, which makes it feel super cool and special.
Martin – This is a bar-restaurant with tons of delicious, savory small plates. I really enjoy the low-key, casual vibe, which is great for chilling and enjoying French fare.
Echo Deli – With plenty of brunch options that are as tasty as they look, you should go to Echo Deli. I loved the perfect mix of sweet and savory dishes. This place did not disappoint!
Candelaria – In the mood for Mexican? Paris has that too – go early and grab a seat. Hailing from California, even I thought their tacos were wildly delicious and addicting.
Cool but Pricier Restaurants
Les Grandes Verres – Beautiful, lofty restaurant that’s great for dinner. The food is excellent, using only high-quality ingredients with a wonderful list of wine and cocktails to complement.
Balagan – Super delicious restaurant with higher prices to match. They specialize in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, but my favorites were the Israeli offerings. Everything was beautifully put together. Many of the dishes also cater to those with dietary restrictions.
Mulko – Here’s another great option if you love Middle Eastern food (it’s less pricey than Balagan). This one was definitely one of my faves. The portions are on the smaller side but everything is so tasty and fresh.
Le Chateaubriand – This is one of my favorite Michelin star restaurants in Paris. The South Western inspired menu is so exciting and a pure delight to eat. It’s pricey but worth every cent.
Clown Bar – Tiny Parisian restaurant with yummy, intriguing small plates. I love their modern take on classic French cuisine and cheeky, vibrant interior.
La Marée – Not too far from Sofitel, sits La Marée, an adorable seafood restaurant on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. It’s right where all the old school boucheries and brasseries are. The fantastic fried fish is to die for!
Hotel Costes – Here’s a 5-star hotel with a beautiful boujee restaurant perfect for lunch or dinner. Dress the part because everyone looks super vogue and on-trend.
Le 404 – Cool and moody Moroccan dinner spot with exquisite flavors and large portions. It’s just a great place to lay low and hang out.
Favorite Streets & Neighborhoods
St. Honore – Great mix of modern + historical landmarks. There’s no shortage of high-end stores for shopping, and along the street are plenty of historic buildings.
Montmartre – If you’re looking for instagrammable spots, Montmartre won’t disappoint with its endless cute alleyways. It also offers some of the best views of Paris. It’s touristy but still a beauty to catch.
Le Marais – So many great boutiques and vibrant restaurants nearby, it’s easy to get lost in the beauty. Many of my favorite cafes are in this area – and everything about it makes you feel so french.
Supermarkets to Know
Franprix – This might be kind of random, but I had to tell you guys about Franprix, a popular supermarket in Paris. If you’re in need of snacks, bottle water, etc, you can grab all your general grocery needs and other staples here! It’s cheap and convenient.
Hope you guys enjoyed my travel guide and thanks to Sofitel Hotels for sponsoring this post.