City Guide | Paris

 
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The City of Light is best known for its breathtaking architecture, fashion and culture - we share a few of our favourite spots.

 
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Boot Café

Once a shoe store, Boot Café is an understated coffee shop on a quiet street between near Rue de Turenne. Only postcards and photos are tacked to the walls, and the menu is limited to coffee, tea and the selection of cakes that sit under quaint little glass domes on the countertop.

Find Boot Café

19 Rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003 Paris, France

Photo: Nanni Gabrielle

 
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Birkenstock 1774

Located in a 19th Century Parisian apartment, footwear brand Birkenstock has worked with design studio Vinson & Co to create a showroom inside the grandiose Paris apartment, where shoes are displayed in living-room-style spaces. Nestled amongst the high-end boutiques that line Paris' Rue Saint Honoré, Birkenstock 1774 is on the must-visit list, if not to purchase a pair of shoes, then definitely to admire the interior.

Find Birkenstock 1774

Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

Photo: Courtesy of Birkenstock

 
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Comptoir de l’Image

Located at 44 Rue de Sévigné, in the heart of the historic Marais district, is Comptoir de l’Image. Owned by Michael Fink, this is a quaint shop focusing on photo books and collectible magazines, and much more. Michael has been running the business since 1993, and deeply loves every one of the two thousand editions that the shop has to offer.

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44 Rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris, France

Photo: Kira Bunse

 
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CoCo

Since it was built and opened in 1875, Paris’ Palais Garnier Opera House needed a place befitting for its reputation. CoCo seamlessly fuses historic Parisian design, such as tufted chairs and ornate design details, against cave-like sculptural ceilings. In the evenings, expect live musicians which transform the already breathtaking space into one of the most magical spots in Paris.

Find CoCo Paris

1, Place Jacques-Rouché, Paris 9th, France

Photo: Courtesy of CoCo Paris

 
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Circus Bakery

Run by the Fragments team, which takes its food very seriously, Circus Bakery is on the rue Galande in the heart of Paris. Behind the quintessentially charming wooden façade, you’ll find tantalising apple tarts, sweet cinnamon rolls, soft buns to enjoy with jam, chocolate chip pastries and other viennoiseries.

Find Circus Bakery

63 rue Galande Paris 5, Paris, France