Wednesday, July 11, 2012

travel tips [paris with talisa sutton, part four]

St.-Germain des Prés -- Talisa's fourth and final entry! 

I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving e-mails from Talisa with her endless tips on where to shop, to eat and places to see. I am incredibly excited about visiting Paris again, this time with quite an extensive to-do list. Merci beaucoup Talisa! 

Shop

Dries Van Noten - The Dries store, much like the collections, is a work of art. I particularly love that you can sit on the blue couch (it feels like a living room) and flick through lookbooks if you need a little break from shopping.

7 Quai Malaquais, Paris, 75006 

Celine - An incredibly modern space filled with all the cabas bags and pochettes you could ever dream of.

58 rue de Rennes, Paris, 75006

Carven - One of my favourite French labels. I loved this little boutique, they have the best selection I have ever seen and if you're lucky they might make you a coffee while you try on clothes.

34 rue Saint Sulpice, Paris, 75006 

Deyrolle - The most amazing collection of taxidermy you will ever see. Rohan and I have two of the butterflies and they are incredibly beautiful.

46 Rue du Bac, Paris, 75007

Le Bon Marché - My favourite department store in Paris. They have mini boutique sections for Byredo, A.P.C., Dries Van Noten, Isabel Marant and more.

22 rue de Sèvres, Paris, 75006

Eat

Café de Flore - Sadly we didn't make it here but I can't wait to go next time. It's one of the most famous cafes in Paris for being associated with intellectual guests such as Jean-paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. 

Corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue St. Benoit, Paris, 75006

Le Bon Marché grande épicerie de Paris - Right across the street from the main store, this is their luxury food hall. You can eat in choosing from a verity of deli selections and cafe food or pick up some designer groceries, pastries or fresh produce. 

38 Rue de Sèvres, Paris, 75007

Laduree - The iconic French patisserie. Make sure you try the macrons but be warned, eating in is expensive!

21 rue Bonaparte, Paris, 75006

Roasted chestnuts - Sellers can be found all over the city but we tried them
out the from of the Musee D'Orsay. A little bag of roasted chestnuts (marron) is a cheap and delicious snack, especially when it's freezing outside. 

See

Saint-Sulpice church - A beautiful church in the heart of St-Germain. Also see the Fontaine Saint-Sulpice (Fountain of the four bishops) in the centre of Saint-Sulpice square. 

Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris, 75006

Musee D'Orsay - An impressive collection of modern art including some spectacular Art Deco furniture and objects. I recommend buying a combine ticket with the Musée de l'Orangerie. 

73 Rue Lille, Paris, 75007 

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Next up, tips for Amsterdam from my dear friend, Aline Hart {who I have posted about before in one of my earliest entries}.

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