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Weekend Escape: Paris

by Megan James-Dare

Author: Megan James-Dare

Paris, best known as the City of Lights, is a treasure trove filled with world class cuisine, impressive architecture, flourishing culture and of course, haute couture. Not only is this city the home to some of the world’s most spectacular tourist attractions, it’s also a multicultural metropolis which gives it an edge most cities can only long for.

Weekend in Paris | Mint Velvet

Putting the Eiffel Tower, Mona Lisa and the Notre Dame aside, our favourite #relaxedglamour spots will allow you to experience this iconic city like a true Parisian.


Café Le Palette Paris

Made up of two salons, Café La Palette has been registered as a historical monument with its front terrace being the perfect place to absorb Parisian life. The bistro is a sought after meeting place for art students since it was frequented by the likes of Picasso, Hemingway and Jim Morisson.

Le Klay

If you’re after an Instagrammable location to dine in, then Le Klay is the perfect destination. Filled with tropical plants, crushed velvet seats and monochrome tables, this restaurant serves up healthy and delicious dishes that won’t need a filter!

Pain Vin Fromages

What would a trip to Paris be without allowing your taste buds to devour some local cheese and wine? Pain Vin Fromages comprises a cosy and intimate ambience with an impressive collection of cheeses to choose from – we’ve heard that the cheese fondue is an absolute must!

Paris Cafe
Mussels and Wine


Prescription Cocktail Club

Traditional French aesthetic is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a drink from one of the city’s most coveted cocktail menus.

Le Comptoir Général

At first glance this cocktail bar could be mistaken for an overcrowded antiques shop but this in fact is one of the best bars in the city! A fusion of retro and eclectic décor makes for an exciting evening filled with an array of cocktails.


Calling all coffee connoisseurs, LOMI is the spot to head to for your daily caffeine fix. With endless reviews claiming this is the best coffee in Paris, the café which roasts its own beans, showcases an impressive coffee selection and not to mention some scrumptious pastries!


Parc Des Buttes -Chaumont

Escape the chaos of the city at the Parc Des Buttes. This is a sanctuary for calm and tranquil afternoons, and if you are feeling a little pick me up after your stroll, you will also find a traditional Guingette, Rosa Bonheur, where you can treat yourself to a glass of wine.

Le Grand Rex

Transport yourself back to the glamour of the 1930’s with this art deco cinema. Decorated with Mediterranean paintings and ornaments, as well as its spectacular dome, you can visit one of the world’s most exquisite cinema’s to watch a movie, show or simply for a tour.

Rex Paris

Learn more on How to be Parisian


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