My parents and I had the privilege of being shown around Paris last weekend by my cousin. She has been living there for a little over a year and is training to be a perfumer. These are most of the places we ate, drank, window-shopped, and explored within 48 hours.
Oldest kitchen supply shop in France.
“Nourritures bucoliques et Rôtisserie”
Spice shop with some particularly tasty blends.
“Le concept store des métiers d’art”
Contemporary art gallery in a beautiful old building in le Marais.
Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
Fragrances sold under the names of their creators. I quite liked Noir Epices.
Une Glace à Paris
Ice cream shop and pâtisserie by Emmanuel Ryon and Olivier Ménard. Had one scoop of pistache neroli in a cone.
Simple, lovely, traditional French restaurant.
Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves
Flea market in the southern bit of Paris. I got a brass JiF pencil for 10€. According to Google, it’s likely from the 30s.
Rue des Martyrs
Lovely street leading up to the Sacré-Cœur. Too many tasty looking coffee shops, bakeries, etc. for one day.
Excellent crêpes and galettes de sarrasin. Has made me very interested in crème de marrons and crème fraîche as a flavour combination.
Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre
Festival celebrating the harvest produced by a small private vineyard in a monastery on Montmartre. Lots of food and wine on the steps of the Sacré-Cœur.
Huge department store with a beautiful stained glass dome. The view from the rooftop terrace is free and pretty exceptional.
Really wish we could have spent more time here. C’est la vie.