Having moved to Paris in the summer of 2018, Claudia landed on her feet with an apartment close to the centre of the French capital, in the popular 2nd arrondissement. Surrounded by market streets, glamorous old covered passageways and edgy boutiques, she says she is loving life in her new home city.
Having grown up in Wiltshire in the UK, where she attended the renowned girls’ school, St Mary’s Calne, she is now at university studying French and Business Management in Oxford. Currently on her placement year, Claudia works for VINGT Paris as a commercial assistant and has already made an enormous contribution to the team.
Favourite local bar?
Lockwood is one of the best hidden bars I’ve been to in Paris, tucked away on rue D’aboukir in the 2nd arrondissement.
Favourite local café/restaurant?
As a student in Paris, I love the street food vendors along rue Montorgueil, also in the 2nd.
Pastries from the countless delicious boulangeries.
The vast selection of cheese! Needless to say that listing them all would be a lengthy task.
The best thing about your quartier?
The 2nd is the city’s smallest arrondissement where the trendy Etienne Marcel and rue Montorgueil reside. Coiled deep inside the city’s shell of districts, these two bustling pockets of the 2nd are flushed with cafés and shopping. Also, within the 2nd, you’ve got everything on your doorstep that remains truly Parisian, as it boasts no major tourist attraction.