Some trips are meant to discover new places I’ve never been before, but I always try to include a few days in Paris – the old friend I always come back to. Paris is so familiar and beloved – every corner of the city is a visual treat – even the graffiti is beautiful. Our stay in the city of lights was only four days but we managed to pack all kinds of activities into our day. My bestie from high school lives in London and came with her boyfriend for the weekend – we ate amazing meals and laughed until I almost cried.
This time was a first for staying in the Marais. We rented a cute Airbnb apartment in the heart of the action. We were a stones throw away from the Picasso Museum and enjoyed our visit there the first day we arrived. No visit to the Marais is complete without lunch at Merci where they serve a delicious plate of three salads that will make your mouth melt. And not far from us was the Pompidou with the incredible exhibit of Constantin Brancusi. We also managed to squeeze in a visit to the Clignancourt Flea Market – always a favorite for sourcing for clients.
Here are some of my favorite spots from this trip to Paris:
Picasso Museum – I could have spent the entire day there.
Mariage Freres Tea Room – It’s the perfect place to go after walking around the city all day. I highly recommend the Paris/Singapore tea, which is green tea with mint notes.
Robert et Louise – Everything is cooked in a wood burning oven. It was the highlight of the trip finding this new restaurant.
La Briciola – I’ve been craving this pizza since returning home. If you go order a pizza for each person because they are just that good!
La Cantine de Merci – Once you’ve walked around the beloved Merci, be sure to pop into their cafe “La Cantine” for their trio of salads.