Monday, June 11, 2012

the first and surrounds [paris with talisa sutton, part two]


Lanvin - One of my favourite fashion houses - the flagship store isn't to be missed. Take a peek at the bridal collection and collectable dolls and leave with a little stationery souvenir.

22, Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris, 75008

Petit Bateau - A French staple, 'Little Boat' is filled with lovely stripes and other basics for men, women and children.

9 Rue du 29 Juillet, Paris, 75001

Colette - An absolutely amazing and incredibly stylish concept store.

213 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75001

Le Mont Saint Michel - A sweet French label famous for their knitwear.

29 Rue du Jour, Paris, 75001


Pont des Arts - The famous, very romantic bridge where couples leave engraved locks.

By the Louvre

Pont Neuf - The oldest standing bridge on the Seine. The reason I was really excited to go here is thanks to Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity. I love how he watches the bridge from the roof of La Samaritaine.

Western tip of the Île de la Cité

Musée du Louvre - The largest museum in the world, with an impressive collection of prehistory to 19th century art. The Louvre houses both the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa, but it also has an amazing ancient Egyptian collection.

4 Place du Louvre, Paris, 75001

Musée de l’Orangerie - A beautiful museum in the Tuileries which houses Claude Monet's breathtaking water lilies.

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, 75001

Pont Alexandre III - One of the most beautiful bridges in Paris with stunning gilt bronze statues and ornate lamps.

Connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides, Paris, 75008 


Claus - One of my favourite cafes in Paris; I recommend the Claus breakfast set.

14 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paris, 75001

Thaim - A lovely, tiny Thai restaurant with a daily set menu. There is a set entree and dessert with a choice between meat, poultry or fish for the main. Make sure you book in advance.

46 Rue de Richelieu, Paris, 75001

Bistrot Victoires - We went here for lunch during our day at the Louvre, it's great for traditional and affordable French fare. The duck confit and steak frites were both delicious.

6 Rue la Vrillière, Paris, 75001

Club Silencio - A visit to Paris wouldn't be complete without a dance at David Lynch's famous nightclub. Arrive from midnight when they begin letting non-members in and enjoy the interiors and live music. The cocktails are expensive and a bit too conceptual but the club in itself is a dream.

142 Rue Montmarte, Paris, 75002


To read part one of Talisa's Paris Travel Tips, click here. To follow her on Badlands, click here

[All images & illustrations by Talisa Sutton] 


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