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Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts

The Ecole des beaux-arts is Paris’ prestigious Fine Arts academy. At the end of their period of study, students receive a diploma (diplôme national supérieur d’arts plastiques), after presenting their work to a jury largely… Read more

La Perle

Image: Aisling Chin-Yee Celebrate your Marais purchases with a stiff drink at La Perle. A Parisian classic, the bar spills out onto the street on balmy summer evenings – after all these years it’s still a place… Read more

Cinéma au Clair de Lune

Image: Guillaume Mangeret So it seems that the streets have emptied out during the month of August and you can’t find anything to do? Everyone knows Parisians love their films en plein air and so… Read more

Fauchon

Fauchon is one of the best shops to browse for jams, mustards, fine teas and other gourmet treats.  They also have a great cave à vins with helpful staff, a bakery, and a salon de the/restaurant.… Read more

L’Eclaireur

After his original flagship store opened on the Champs Elysées in 1982, Armand Hadida has created quite a fashion empire around Paris. Now you can find a varied ‘en point’ collection of international designers all around… Read more

Little Italy

Image: Little Italy It’s not large but this Italian café next to busy rue Montorgueil offers a haven for anyone starved of decent Italian food, which isn’t as easy to come by as you’d think… Read more

Chez Carmen

A mythic “after” bar for night-owls. Carmen presides over this boisterous and eclectic mix – woe betide anyone who tries to change the music! Part living room part dive bar, this is somewhere where you… Read more

Covered passages of Paris – 2nd arrondissement

Covered passages can be found peppered through the 1st, 2nd, and 9th arrondissements, but if you’re not on the lookout, you can easily miss these beautiful shopping walkways that are perfectly preserved snapshots of Parisian… Read more

Madame André

In this tiny shop you can buy sexy underwear, high-priced one-off items by trendy French designers and glam-trash jewelry by London duo Tatty-Devine.  More of an NYC or London vibe than Paris.  Madame André’s husband Monsieur… Read more

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