I am excited to start a new travel series on this blog where La Vie Partagée will collaborate with locals that live around the world to write their Must Do’s in their own playground. Our first post in this series will be about the second city closest to my heart: Paris.
Wahiba is a friend I met when I interned at Accenture in Paris. She is a chic, young Parisian. Fast forward a few years later, we are still great friends and travel buddies. When I wanted to write about the current trends and new must dos from a Parisian perspective, I naturally went to the source. Wahiba was excited to share her favorite things to do and new places to see, eat, drink, and shop.
Besides the usual suspects that we all have come to know of Paris (Eiffel Tower, Louvre, etc), this is the newest attraction that sits on the edge of Bois de Boulogne. In 2006, LVMH commissioned famed American architect, Frank Gehry, to design a building that aims to promote and support contemporary artistic creation for a wide French and international audience. The foundation opened its doors to the public on October 27, 2014.
Wahiba: “A nice bistro with rustic decor”
Wahiba: “A nice wine bar that you should order a cheese plate with a good white wine!”
Wahiba: “A new restaurant that serves Basque tapas called pintxos, which are small snacks that can be eaten sitting or standing, as an individual meal or shared. The restaurant is owned by a Michelin-starred chef.”
Wahiba: “A creative, unconventional sushi restaurant, with bright pop colors on the walls and on your plate”
Wahiba: “For lunch – above an art house cinema in the Latin Quarter, this almost secret salon was put together by Catherine Deneuve and the interior decorator Christian Saper, like a Saint-Ouen flea market. A place of sixties inspiration, almost like an apartment, with a library corner, a dining room and a green terrace.”
Wahiba: “Argentinean restaurant”
Wahiba: “This is an institution where the intellectuals hung out in the early 20th century like Man Ray, Miller, Hemingway, Sartre, André Breton etc. It is a late-night piano bar, upmarket restaurant and a more lovable brasserie.”
Wahiba: “Hidden out under the monumental vaulted of the Alexandre-III bridge, in a cozy contemporary decoration. The menu is chic classics. This is also a club at night.”
Wahiba: “A great gourmet restaurant”
Wahiba: “A nice bistro serving fresh food in a modern setting”
Wahiba: “A modern gastronomic restaurant in the Ile-Saint-Louis”
Wahiba: “Gourmet tapas”
Wahiba: “A contemporary freestyle menus set at one price”
Wahiba “Mexican food”
Wahiba: “A classical and traditional dining room with a warm and convivial atmosphere. The Chef proposes refined dishes inspired by southwestern classics. Good value for a sophisticated menu.”
Wahiba: “A creative bistro”
Wahiba: “Tapas and pinchos”
Wahiba: “A sophisticated restaurant serving upscale modern French food in a well designed country-chic”
Wahiba: “A popular basque bistro“
Wahiba: “A great meat place”
Wahiba “Serves excellent contemporary bistro cooking”
Wahiba: “A great tea room and macarons for the afternoon”
Wahiba: “A gourmet restaurant owned by a talented young chef (the Michelin Guide took the unusual step of awarding the restaurant a star in its first year)”
Now that you have eaten your fill of Paris, it’s time to drink and make merry. Check our post next week for part 2 of the Must Do’s in Paris.