It's a cliché but Paris has that romanticness where you really want to be like that natural Parisienne who can wear an old oversized sweater, no make-up a skinny jeans, flat shoes and still look fabulous.

The last couple of years I went to Paris every winter. It's is a city which you will love even more after several visits. The first time you go there you check out the beautiful historical monuments, but if you really want to feel and breathe the life of a Parisienne you should go to the small romantic neigbourhoods, visit the old book stores and drink a cappuccino at café Charlot in Le Marais.


Rose Bakery                                                                                  

A perfect place for breakfast, lunch, brunch and afternoon tea and pastries. It's healthy, good, pretty and located in the most trendy neigbourhood of Paris.

3rd arrondissement
30 rue Debelleyme
75003 Paris
Metro: Filles du Calvaire 

  • The interior is beautiful and basic
  • They use quality ingredients and most of it is organic
  • It has the best desserts (carrot-cake, scones), salads, quiches, pancakes, egss and many more
  • Go there for breakfast during the week and brunch in the weekend
  • After breakfast, visit the amazing 'Les prairies de paris' fashion store, right next to it

Café Charlot                                                                                   

An original café of Paris. It sits between the walls of an old traditional bakery and revives the tradition of Parisian neighbourhood bistros to a retro atmosphere with charming allure.
3rd arrondissement
38 Rue de Bretagne
75003 Paris
Metro: Filles du Calvaire


  • The cappuccino, sandwhiches and burgers are so tasty
  • You can just sit and watch people passing by
  • It is an actual old and original French bistro
  • Located across the Marché Enfants Rouges, the oldest covered market in Paris
  • The interior is cool, French and vintage

Ofr. Librairie, galerie                                                                      

A cute French bookstore, but be aware: once you go there you're addicted. Books about fashion, photography, architecture, nature, limited editions and the best designs.

3rd arrondissement
20, rue Dupetit-Thouars
75003 Paris
Metro: Temple



  • There is something for everybody
  • A broad variety of books and photography
  • They have limited editions and real collector items
  • These books look  great on your side table at home


Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, design, household goods with welcome refreshment areas. But since 2009 this problem is solved,...because now there is Merci!

111 boulevard Beaymarchais
75003 Paris 
Metro: Saint sébastien Froissart


  • Designer clothes, furniture, perfume, books and colourful tapes, name it..they have it
  • It has the atmosphere of an exclusive museum 
  • All items are carefully choosen and presented
  • The outside of the building is already worth a visit
  • In the small Merci café in front you can enjoy good food and old black and white movies


'Created in 2006 by two friends. Alexandre de Metz and Paul-Antoine Briat, both lovers of photography from a young age.The concept is very simple: to introduce the greatest photographers from all over the world and to increase the number of copies of their work to make it accessible to as many collectors as possible.'

8 rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris 
(and 10 other locations in Paris)

  • The prices are not that high
  • It's a worldwide succes 
  • They have beautiful inspiring stuff
  • Because your empty Ikea photoframe needs to be filled

Marché des Enfants Rouges                                                            

An Ideal spot for lunch. It's the oldest market of Paris. Hidden between the characteristic houses in the chique upper Marais district. Today the small market is alive with the rich, vibrant colors and smells of fresh fruits and vegetables.

3rd Arrondissement
39 Rue de Bretagne
Metro: République
(closed on mondays)

  • There are many stalls for lunch
  • It's a hangout spot for locals
  • Italian, sushi, French, Maroccan...it's all there
  • The food is fresh
  • It's a coasy hidden place which you must experience

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