3 (Almost) Obscure Places to Go While in Paris

14 Jul

Annick Goutal

annick goutal

A glamorous boudoir meets apothecary, Annick Goutal actually started this perfumery in the 80’s. The bottles themselves are beautiful works of art, something I could see Jean Harlow or Marilyn Monroe keeping on their nightstands. Even if you do not find something for yourself (which I think is impossible), you will certainly find a gift worth checking your luggage for.

3 bis, rue des Rosiers, 4th Arrondissement

 

La Musee de La Mode et du Textile

musee de la mode et du textile

We all know that you must visit the Louvre but if you are a true fashion lover, this a must-see. When I visited, there was an amazing Vionnet exhibit that showcased tons of her gowns. There is also a permanent toy exhibit spanning the 20th century. If you love the arts and/or you are a kid at heart, make time to spend a few hours here.

107, rue de Rivoli, 1st Arrondissement

 

Le Pub Saint Germain

Paris_Drink_LePubSaintGermain_1

Located in the trendy Left Bank, Le Pub Saint Germain is perfect for a late night cocktail with a date or a group of friends. A discerning person I know even told me it was the best Grasshopper he ever had, which is proof that this place can mix anything, even the rare old-school drinks.

17 Rue de L’Ancienne Comedie, 6th Arrondissement

 

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