THINGS TO DO IN PARIS – [MAY 2017]

May in Paris is one of the best times to visit – because there are all these long weekends when many Parisians are away and you can have the city with a bit more room to roam, but I should warn that it’s also one of the months where the rain is a bit unpredictable (but temperatures generally start to increase – so let the un-layering begin!


EAT

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Oh this month there are so many places I’m loving:

 

La Meduse is a seafood restaurant along Quai Valmy that has a great selection of wine – but the COCKTAIL bar is out of this world too.
Address: 177 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris

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Chez Jeannette for a good ole Croque Monsieur has been a favorite of my son and I for years and I love the Caesar salad there.
Address: 47 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
Phone: 01 47 70 30 89
Open 8am to 2am

La Maison Blanche is perfect for a romantic dinner with a view of the Eiffel Tower and outdoor roof seating.
Address: 15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Phone: 01 47 23 55 99

Yikou has the freshest mix of French and Chinese flavors in a trendy interiors for a modern take on DimSum
Address: 49 Rue de l’Aqueduc, 75010 Paris

Glou in the Marais has renovated their already charming interior with a stunning Bar – but the best seat is still out front when the sun is out – overlooking a trendy area of the neighbourhood and small park. The food is Italian and the coffee is strong. Fixed price menu for around 20 Euros!

Address: 101 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris
Phone: 01 42 74 44 32

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ALL HAIL THE BEER GLAZED DOUGHNUT ?Thanks @cremenatsu 

Boneshaker Paris always does the most inventive flavours for donuts, that’s putting Paris on the sweet map for doughnuts!

Address: 77 Rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris
Phone: 01 45 08 84 02

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DRINK

Lot of Wine close to the Seine river has been one of my secret spots to go under the radar and have GREAT wine with a platter of cheese or sausage. If you’re in the mood for a romantic night along the seine you can borrow some glasses from them and go for a wander with your bottle.
Address: 54 Rue de l’Hôtel de ville, 75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 74 81 71

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COFFEE

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Ibrik cafe just opened to add some flavor to the Paris coffee scene that has been exploding. And we can’t complain about too much of a good thing right?
Address: 43 Rue Laffitte, 75009 Paris

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We’ll be having our Monthly Coffee meet at Peloton Cafe this month – so stay tuned for the date here!
Address: 17 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris

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STAY

Hotel Avalon is a decent price hotel close to Montmartre and a stone’s throw away from Gare du Nord ( great if you’re visiting by train to paris). I recently did a video tour with them around Pigalle and Montmartre to show you best off the beaten path spots.
Address: 131 Boulevard de Magenta, 75010 Paris
Phone: 01 42 85 50 00


ART

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This month we saw the unveiling of Art / Afrique at the Fondation Louis Vuitton and to say that this group show bringing together lesser known art as well as well-known artist is so rich and colorful with cinematic presentations, sculptures, photography and paintings on all floors!

1.ART AFRIQUE

Address: Bois de Boulogne, 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris
2. DALIDA, SA GARDE-ROBE, DE LA VILLE À LA SCÈNE
Palais Galliera – musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
10 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75016 Paris
27 April 2017 to 13 August 2017

 

3.RODIN. L’EXPOSITION DU CENTENAIRE
Grand Palais
Avenue Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris
22 March 2017 to 31 July 2017

 

4.JAMAICA JAMAICA!
La Philharmonie de Paris
221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
4 April 2017 to 13 August 2017

 

5.BALENCIAGA, L’OEUVRE AU NOIR
Musée Antoine Bourdelle
16 rue antoine bourdelle , 75015 PARIS
8 March 2017 to 16 July 2017

 

Ending this MONTH:
6.KIMONO – AU BONHEUR DES DAMES
Musée des arts asiatiques Guimet
6 place d’ Iena, 75016 PARIS
20 February 2017 to 22 May 2017


NOT TO MISS:

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PARIS BEEK WEEK – see the full list of events here

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ROLAND GARROS – see the full details here 

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If you’re visiting for a romantic trip – we’re created a best ofParis for Lovers E-book just for you!

Our Welcome to Paris Foodie Bag has the best selection of Cheese, Wine, fresh Baguette, A Curated Map of things to do in Paris, post card and Speciality French Roasted Coffee all HAND DELIVERED to you at your hotel or Apartment in these cute reusable tote bags!

 

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