Take it from someone who knows: we caught up with international model Charlotte Morton to find out her must-see stops in Paris. From the best restaurants to grab a bite to the place most likely to make you fall in love, we find out exactly where to go to get the best out of the “city of love”.
What are the best places to grab breakfast?
-Wild & the Moon
-Earnest & Valentin Boulangerie and Patisserie—the best of the best baguettes & croissants.
What are the best restaurants to have dinner?
-Cafe Charlot (French)
-Nanashi (Asian fusion)
-L’As du Fallafel (Middle Eastern)
Where should you go for a big night out?
-La Peschoir for rooftop sunset drinks.
-Carmen for a carefree boogie with your best girls.
-Then to Chez Nicos for the best savoury crepes that ever could be, at 4am specifically.
Where should you go for entertainment?
-Flow: It’s docked on the Seine opposite the Grand Palais. A boat with a theatre in its hull and a bar on its deck. Pretty damn divine.
-Never been, but I do hear the Moulin Rouge does provide incredible entertainment!
Where is your favourite place to shop?
-Le Marais, for the vintage shops and the most amazing French designer boutiques.
-For Groceries, it’s good to just hit up the fresh farmers’ markets and Natralia for your basics. It’s great if you have specific dietary requirements: are dairy free, gluten free, etc.
What are the must-see tourist attractions?
-Le Louvre and a walk through Jardin Des Tuileries. Stopping for a picnic there never hurts either.
-Notre Dame at night, on your walk home. The lights accentuate all of the incredible fine carvings and craftsmanship. You truly see the details shine.
-Arc De Triomphe. Walk to the top for a work out and treat yourself to an insane view of all of Paris that stems from such an insane round about. Also, laugh from above at the traffic below.
-And at night, no matter where you are in the city, if you keep at least one eye on the Eiffel Tower, you’re sure to see it dance.
What is one area you should avoid at all costs?
-Le Pigalle. It is where you will go if you’re headed to the Moulin Rouge or to Carmen, but try to avoid walking aimlessly around there at night.
-Rue Saint Denis, a street I’ve stayed on and a street where you see some pretty questionable things/mingle with prostitutes.
Where is the most inspiring place?
-Le Lourve at sunrise. Get your derrière there at 6am and witness magic.
Where are you most likely to find love?
You could find love, in any form, by standing on a bridge looking over the Seine. Its breathtaking. Or perhaps just find love in a man named Francois. That works too, and has for a friend.
Where were you when you first fell in love with Paris?
Getting lost on the streets in the 3rd arrondissement, Le Marais area. The first hour out of the Air BnB left me nowhere but with the locals.
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