French Week. Jeudi. Subjective Paris City Guide.
by Cashmere Wrap & Macadamia Nuts
Paris is the capital of world fashion and offers many attractions and iconic spots for those, who love Parisian style, elegance, vibe and… exquisite chocolates! Here, a subjective selections of places related to the history of Haute Couture, French perfumery, entertainment and some divine sweet delights!
There are several Ladurée tea rooms in Paris (on Champs Elysées for example), so make sure to find your nearest and do not fail to visit, if only once! French toasts are quite divine and make for a very decadent breakfast, so if in the need for some “spoil me time”, this is exactly the place! As a take out, try delicious (and world famous) macaroons, you may get dizzy looking at all the colors, just don’t get discouraged by the long waiting line, they are well worth it.
Le Maison Guerlain. 68 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris.
The iconic store of Guerlain, one of the most iconic french perfumers as well as one of the most renowned in the world, is definitely worth a visit, if not for a purchase, at least for the experience.
Chanel. 31 Rue Cambon, Paris.
This is the mecca of Haute Couture, one of the world most renowned addresses, the iconic flag ship Chanel store, where collections were presented by Mademoiselle herself, watching the show from the heights of famous mirrored staircase.
Dior. 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris.
An iconic location associated with another great Couturier, Christian Dior. This is where the New Look was brought to life and for the first time presented to the world, the historical heart of the House of Dior.
Le Maison Angelina. 226 Rue de Rivoli, Paris.
Angelina is one of the most renowned tea rooms in Paris, elegant and sophisticated, making one feel like travels back in time are still possible, as it preserved an atmosphere of an old time glamour. It is not far from Louvre, so it is a perfect destination after visiting world famous art collection. Angelina offers a great selection of teas and coffees as well as sweet delights so tempting, that it is very hard to make a pick and select just one! For those with bigger appetite, there is a counter where one can purchase “to go”, not only cakes, but also teas, chocolates and other goods that make an excellent souvenirs.
Moulin Rouge. 82 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris.
Controversial and widely discussed cabaret all the way from its opening in 1889 and up till this day. Previously in the centre of attention for its loose morales and scandalous performances, currently for its commercial edge and Las Vegas nightclub esthetics. Whatever one may say about Moulin Rouge, it started a certain artistic movement, while being located at the notorious Montmartre, it was the centre of Parisian night life in the beginning of the XX Century, for these reason only it is worth a long subway ride.