Top cheese shops in Paris

What are the top cheese shops in Paris? Each person has his own favourites, mostly in the district in which he lives. Many of the weekly markets in Paris also offer excellent cheeses. For example, the Avenue de Saxe market in the 7th arrondissement has a stand that sells excellent fresh and aged sheep, goat and cow […]

Hotel de Nell: cool new chic boutique hotel in Paris

A new cool boutique hotel with a wonderful restaurant (headed by a famous chef) has opened in Paris: Hotel de Nell in the 9th arrondissement, not far from the Opera Garnier and the city’s most visited department stores — Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Designed by Jean Michel Wilmotte, the 33-room Hotel de Nell appeals to […]

Boutique Hotel by Eiffel Tower: Hotel du Cadran

A Boutique Hotel by Eiffel Tower, Hotel du Cadran is set in the heart of Paris’ prestigious 7th arrondissement, just a few minutes away from the Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars and next to the charming rue Cler, one of my favortie streets in Paris which is lined with the essential shops — wine, cheese, chocolate, […]

Where to shop in Paris for skin care and beauty products

Here is a list of where to shop in Paris for skin care and beauty products. I have added a few cosmetics boutiques for those who want to shop for makeup. France is justifiably famous for its skin care products because French women spend a lot of time and money caring for their skin. The […]

Hotel Paradis in Paris: hip boutique hotel near the Opera

  Situated on a classic Parisian street between the Gare du Nord railway station and the famous Opera Garnier, Hotel Paradis in Paris combines modern decor with a traditional flare. Guests enjoy the reasonable prices, which allow one to bask in luxury, while staying on budget. Rooms range in size and price, with the smallest […]

Where to shop in Paris for perfume and scented candles

Here is a list of where to shop in Paris if you are looking for perfume (for men and women), scented candles and home fragrances. (1) Annick Goutal: Best known for Eau d’Hadrien, Ce Soir ou Jamais and Petite Cherie, they also have men’s fragrances and scented candles. Each boutique is a lovely paradise of […]

Best spas in Paris: luxury beauty treatments and facials

Here’s my list of the best spas in Paris. Some are in very luxurious environments such as five-star hotels. I have included French skin care specialists like Anne Semonin, Joelle Ciocco and Esthederm because French women are fanatics about skin care, and this city is home to a dazzling variety of places that offer facials […]