My Experience & Recommendations: (Last updated on February 2016)

Phone line: Orange (1GB, then 2 GB)

Hotels:

Shangri-La

Four Seasons

Hotel Du Louvre

Apartments/Rooms in Citadines (Arc de Triomphe)

Westin Hotel (Rue Rivoli)

Hotel Madison (St Germain)

Sight-seeing & to walk around:

Louvre

Eiffel Tower

Siene River

Trocadero

Montmarte

Place Vendome

Montmartre

Streets:

Rue Rivoli

Faubourg Saint Honore

Saint Germain

St Michael (Latin Quarter)

Le Marais

Gardens:

Jardin/Bou Bolougne

Jardin d’Acclimitation (Right next to it, LVMH museum)

Jardin Des Tuillerie

Jadin Luxembourg

Food:

Miss Ko (Asian Fusion)

Ferdi (Burgers – Must reserve in advance)

Maison du La Truffe (For Truffle Lovers)

Hotel Costes (Outside/Lunch/Dinner/Coffee)

Monsieur Bleu

Noura (Lebanese)

Liza (Lebanese)

Rose Bakery (Brunch)

La Marlette (Brunch)

Hollybelly (Brunch – No reservations)

Tamgad (Moroccan)

Taokan (Chinese, Modern)

Grand Venise (Italian, don’t miss their ice-cream)

Museums & Art Galleries:

Palais de Tokyo

Pompiduo

LVMH Museum

Musee d’Orsay

Museum Rodin (Sculpture Musem)

Musee de Poupee (Doll Museum)

Cafes:

Cafe Ruc

Ralph’s

Cafe Flore

Cafe Marley

Carette

The Four Seasons Hotel Tea Lounge

Strade Cafe (Le Marais, small tiny cafe, very cute for coffee and a good egg sandwich)

Sugar Plum (Great for afternoon tea with cake; try their pecan pie)

Cafe Kitsune

Folks & Sparrow

Ob-La-Di

Lockwood

The terrace at the Mandarin Oriental

Day trips:

Disneyland Paris

Versailles Castle

Spa:

Six Senses Spa

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Hello965 Friends Recommendations:

  • Hotels

    • Hotel Fabric
    • Fouquet’s Hotel
    • Hotel Particulier Montmarte
    • Hotel Grand Amour
  • Restaurants

    Breakfast/Brucnh

    Eggs & Co (Avoid on weekends)

    Matignon (Try their french toast)

    Les Enfants Perdu

    Marcel

    Buvette Gastrotheque

    Market

    French/Parisian

    Septime

    L’Societe

    Chez Eux

    Cafe De L’esplanade

    Sola

    Passage 53

    Les Ombres

    L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

    Japanese

    Oriental Extreme (Lobster Salad, Yellow Tail Sashimi, Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice)

    Blueberry

    Italian & Pizza

    il Sorantino

    Convivium

    Pizza Chic

    Bistro 31

    Genio

    Positano

    La Casa di Sergio

    Seafood

    La Maree Passy

    Moroccan

    Le 404

    Burgers

    Joe Allen

    Hand

    Blend Hamburger Gourmet

    Steak

    Relais de L’entrecote (Saint Germain)

    Peres

    Atelier Vivanda Marais

    Thai

    Thiou

    Gourmet

    Le Bon Marche Epricerie

    Alain Ducasse Chocolate

    Maison Chaudun

    Debauve et Gallais

    Jean Charlies Rochoux

    A La Mere de Famille

    Patrick Roger

    Spanish

    Casa Pepe

    Indian

    Annapurna

  • Cafes

    Dessert:

    • L’eclair de Genie
    • Patisserie Ciel
    • Mesdemoiselles Madeleines
    • Profiterole Cherie
    • Aux Merveilleux de Fred
    • La Cuisine de Philippe (Souffles)

    Bakeries:

    • Le Grenier a Pain des Abbesses
    • Liberte
    • Boulangerie Schou

    (Those are small bakeries, and not in the center, but worth going)

    • Les Pain et Des Idees

    Cafe:

    • Cafe Oberkampf