Here is our pit-stop guide to this wonderful, historic and beautiful city:
- Maison Damiani – exquisite cakes and patisseries; one of the best we have found on our numerous trips to Paris, and one not to miss!
125, Avenue de Clichy, Paris 17e
Tel: 01 42 28 33 05
- Angelina – patissier to the Parisian aristocracy. Wonderful historic tearooms serving fabulous sweet and savory delights.
226 rue de Rivoli – Paris 1
Open everyday from 7.30 am till 7pm
Open weekend from 8.30 am till 7pm
- Maison Berthillon is on Ile St. Louis, opposite Notre Dame. They do amazing icecreams and fab patisseries. Enjoy in the small garden down the stairs on Ile de Cite (one before/ connected to Ile St. Louis), or inside during cooler/ wetter weather.
29-31 rue saint louis en l’ile Paris 4ème
- Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal – it is a lovely small chapel with beautiful frescos.
Address: 140 Rue du Bac, 75340, Paris Cedex 07
Tel: 33 1 49 54 78 88
- Musee d’Orsay – an vast collection of impressionistic art housed in the old train station.
Address: 1, Rue de la Legion-d’Honneur, 75007, Paris
Tel: 01 40 49 49 78
- Basilica of St Denis – an impressive 12th Century Gothic cathedral.
- Bistro Melrose – reasonably priced, tasty set lunch menu for €19; great location also after walking about the Place de Clichy market adjacent to the restaurant.