I very recently posted about my day trip to Paris as it’s one of my favourite cities to visit. Every time is different, and this time I went with my sister to celebrate her birthday. We visited Paris a few times when we were younger so the tourist bits were all done. The plan was to roam different neighbourhoods, eating and drinking whatever we fancied.
Here’s a roundup of some of our favourite finds:
- For the most delicious, flaky, not-too-sweet almond chocolate croissant, visit Le Moulin de la Vierge
- “Chevre chaud” (hot goats cheese) salad with some toasted bread is so tasty. A lot of restaurants have it on their menu and we found a really good vegetarian one (some have bacon bits) at Le Café de L’Epoque
- Strolling through Le Marais (“medieval Paris”) is nice – boutique stores, creperies and restaurants. Once known as the Jewish quarter, there’s also a variety of kosher restaurants to choose from.
- For the full coffee culture experience, have a brew at Le Cafeotheque – a true coffee lover’s paradise. You can also purchase beans from all over the world. The staff really know their stuff.
- If you like buckwheat crepes, you must visit Breizh cafe. There are a few in Paris and we lucked out with one right opposite our hotel. I had a really tasty vegan crepe with avocado, salad, tahini dressing and tofu as garnish. It was so flavourful and filling yet not too heavy.
PS – for a little celebratory something, pop some fizz on the Debilly footbridge. The Eiffel Tower is still visible but in the distance. Makes for some nice photos and fond memories!
View from the Debilly footbridge
Chevre chaud salad
Vegan crepe at Breizh cafe