Personal Funky Tips for Paris!

FullSizeRender 2Paris is a city everyone should go to at least once in their lives 😉 There are plenty of travel guides telling you all about the major sights – these posts are simply a few tips from my personal experiences in Paris – things the travel guides may not necessarily tell you 😉

Three posts covering Food/Eating, Shopping and Sightseeing!

Food/ Eating:

Pictures from Ladurée 😉

1) Ladurée – An absolute must to visit for a drink and something sweet!

Escape from the normal tourist crowds and go to the original store which opened in 1862 – Metro station Madelaine, down Rue Royal.

Personal favourite macaroon flavour is caramel 😉

Pictures from Le Hide

2) Restaurant Le Hide

If you would like to experience Michelin star flavours and cuisine but pay normal prices Le Hide is an absolute must. Hide is a Japanese chef who trained with famous Michelin star chefs! Make sure you book as the restaurant is small and fills up pretty fast!

As a price guide my Mum and I  had 2 course menu each (we shared the entree and desert to turn it into a 3 course each ;-)) with a glass of champagne each and 3 glasses superb Saint Emillion red wine for a total of Euro 109!

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3) Crepes

Crepes have got to be my favourite lunch time snack in Paris – you will find them everywhere at a huge range in price but the absolute best you can get are from the stands – there you can watch them being made and savour the smell of them on the grill 😉

Favourite crepe stand for both my daughter and I has always been at the bottom of Avenue des Champs Elysees just where the Tuileries Garden begins – we buy them there and then find a lovely little bench in the gardens and savour both surroundings and yummy crepe!

4) Monop

So this sounds funny perhaps – but after a full day walking kms through the city I sometimes crave the easy option of having a picnic dinner in  hotel room. Monop (part of Monoprix chain) is a supermarket chain which has some lovely modern shops around town with a fabulous selection of  salads to take away, fresh baguette and wonderful wines – what more can one want 😉

My personal favourite shop is the one down Victor Hugo close to Arc de Triumph but there are several shops dotted throughout Paris.

Hope you find this useful – be ready for the next post on FunkyForty which will have my personal Paris Shopping tips 😉

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday!


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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

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