We’re back from Paris! It’s truly one of the prettiest European cities in my opinion. We walked around, we ate Falafel, we took pictures and of course: We tried as many coffee shops in Paris as possible. As in every big city, there are cute little cafés and coffee shops all over Paris. We visited the five below, but I still have a list of pretty places we didn’t get to check out (they are in the map below though). As everything, going to coffee shops in Paris is quite expensive (4 to 5 Euro for a cappuccino), but these are great spots if you’ve been sightseeing all day and need a little break. I’ve also included the sights we saw when we visited the shops, so you don’t have to go there just for the coffee ;)
This was definitely one of my favourite coffee shops in Paris. The coffee (and the cake!) was great, the staff really friendly and the atmosphere chill and relaxed. I could easily imagine spending the afternoon here and work while eating cake. Lots of people did that actually! It isn’t close to any ‚tourist spots‘ but you should still walk by here and rest your feed in this pretty place.
What else to do around here
Passager Café is about 15 min from the Bastille. From here, you can walk over to the Marais and visit the Place des Vosges or eat some Falafel, or head down to the Seine for an afternoon stroll. As I said, Passager isn’t actually close to anything that you typically visit as a tourist, but there’s some nice places only a walk away.
Address + opening times
107 avenue Ledru Rollin, 75011 Paris
Tuesday-Saturday: 08:30 – 18:30
We went for lunch to Cuillier and really enjoyed our time here as well. The coffee was great and the quiche one of the best I ever had (maybe because I never ate quiche in France before? Anyway). It’s in a quiet street off Boulevard St. Germain, so the chance to get a table if you walk in is quite high. Highly recommended as a lunch spot.
What else to do around here
Cuillier is situated in the 7th arrondissement. We went to the Musée d’Orsay afterwards and spend a few hours there (highly recommended – it’s huge and possibly not as crowded as the Louvre). The Musée Rodin is quite close as well or you could just wander the streets around here.
So, this past weekend, a friend of mine and I took a relatively spontaneous trip to Paris. I’ve never booked a trip on short notice before (a little bit scary I must admit, I’m usually a big planner!), but we have wanted to go on holiday together for ages and somehow that was the only weekend that worked for both of us in the next few months.
Since I love reading other people’s travel adventures (by the way, I am so happy about the travel column Latrina introduced last week, it’s exciting to share this blog with people who are so talented), I thought I would share a few pictures and things we did with all of you. There are hundreds of pictures I want to show you and places I want to tell you about, so I will split it up a little bit (you don’t want to drown in Paris pictures!) This first is just about how awesome this city is in general, the second about where to go if you ever have the chance to visit Paris and the third will be a few general tips about how to enjoy your trip the most. Here we go!