My Ultimate Guide To Paris

It's been almost three weeks since I left for Paris and I was so excited to visit a place I had never been before. Although I only had a short stay I did do a fair amount of walking and exploring and found countless of charming cafes, street art  and shops that I loved and admittedly I'm sure there is a lot more to explore but I would like to share with you a few of my favourites. So if macarons aren't enough for you here are a few places to visit, shop and eat at in what I've dubbed as 'Becky's guide to Paris'.

Where to Stay

Hotel Axel Opera

We stayed at Hotel Axel Opera by Happy Culture for fours days and enjoyed the scrumptious breakfasts including mini crossiants and au pain chocolat and the afternoon tea where we treated ourselves to pastries, mini meringues and coffee. We booked our hotel on secret escapes and although the room are basic they had very good air conditioning and all the things you needed. 

Where to eat & drink

Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole

A very quaint and cosy restaurant just near Notre Dame. It had the most beautiful restaurant front that was adorned with wisteria, colourful purple chairs and the odd toy bird sticking out of the windows. We just went for coffee but also they offer yummy food.

Le Creme to Paris

This is the last place we ate at before we headed off home and it certainly didn't disappoint. With the most beautiful interior and neon sign it is definitely worth a visit. I enjoyed a chocolate Nutella crepe with vanilla ice cream which I ate up in a second where as my aunt opted for the same but with coconut and banana. With a relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff we enjoyed our crepes over good conversation.

Cafe Soucoupe

A ten minute walk from our hotel lied a cute cafe / coffee shop selling cakes, sandwiches and coffee. With a simple interior and beautiful and charming exterior this is a great place to come for a laid back breakfast or lunch. 

Le Brebant

Although a little on the pricey side Le Brebant is worth visiting just to see the beautiful interior of the restaurant. The ceiling was adorned with plants, wicker lights and birds which merged with the charming (oh I love this word if you can tell) wallpaper and seating. We each sipped on a Pina Colada whilst enjoying the sunset on our first day in Paris and although tasty as can be we only had one as it was so damn pricey. 

Where to shop


As we walked through the passageways I came across a lovely shop called Lavrut which sold all types of arty stuff including basics like pens and watercolour pads to cute notebooks, greeting cards and even cacti patterned paper cups! Lavrut is a great place to go if you love being creative or just want something cacti related! 

Herve Chatlain

I had to add  Herve Chatlain to the list as this cute little florist sells the coolest mini succulent, cacti and plant pots as shown below and as I have an eye for unusual ceramics I had to take some pictures.

Where to sight see

Eiffel tower - Noitre Dame - The Lourve

Last on the list but definitely not the least is sight seeing. What is even the point of visiting Paris is you don't visit famous monuments. So here are some pictures I took whilst I visited them. 
Also I would definitely suggest going on a river cruise as it's an easy way of seeing all the sites from afar and has breathtaking views. 

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my guide to Paris and I'll see you soon for another blog post.

P.S. If you fancy a macaron or pastry whilst in Paris you may want to check out my guide to my favourite patisseries in Paris here.


  1. I'll take note of this when I go to paris! Thanks so much for the helpful guide.

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    1. That's ok! I hope you get to visit some of these places. :)


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