City Guide | Paris
The City of Light is best known for its breathtaking architecture, fashion and culture - we share a few of our favourite spots.
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.
19 Rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003 Paris, France
Photo: Nanni Gabrielle
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.
Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, France
Photo: Courtesy of Birkenstock
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
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.
1, Place Jacques-Rouché, Paris 9th, France
Photo: Courtesy of CoCo Paris
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.
63 rue Galande Paris 5, Paris, France