Because I had so many questions regarding the best places to visit in Paris, I decided to write this post for you who are looking for an inspiration for things to do/visit in Paris. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert by any means, but I’ve been ticking off a few places on my travel list and I would like to share my faves with you here. If you’re curious about those cute places on my Instagram feed or planning a trip to this romantic city- these recommendations might be handy to you.
Oh pretty colourful houses- I always smitten with you! The line of pastel houses, darling walls and doors and typical Parisian cobbled street are definitely too cute to resist. So, let us say…Rue Cremieux is probably the most instagrammable street in Paris, don’t you agree? A stone’s throw away from Bastille Station and the famous Bastille Opera, here is the eye candy small street. If London has Notting Hill for its coloured house lined street- then you find one here in Paris… so no wonder this charming place becomes the most wanted place for photographers, bloggers and tourists.
This was the first time Victor visited my hometown, Indonesia and I was trying to beat his surprise on our French Riviera road trip previously (see the post) by bringing him to our paradise, Bali. It was a successful mission, at the end of our trip he said this was the best trip we’ve ever had. I am totally pleased! This burst of excitement also got into me as it was ages ago when I visited Bali- most probably during my school field trip. So pardon me if I acted like a tourist and freaked out every-time I saw the infinity pools.
I stumbled across Derrière Restaurant, quirky restaurant on Instagram. Someone posted the interior of this restaurant looks like you’re in a chic apartment with boho-hipster vibes. In 2008, Mourad Mazouz which also the guy behind the famous Sketch London opened Derrière Restaurant in 3rd arrondissement of Paris. See also my experience in Sketch London. So about the concept, they want you to feel like you’re at Parisian home or being invited in friend’s house. Sit anywhere you’d like- either in dining room, lounge, living room, bedroom, workspace, or discover their unique secret rooms upstairs.
In the heart of the Alsace region, Colmar- a beautiful town (most believed to be the inspiration of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast movie) is undeniably charming. This French town is located in between of Strasbourg and Mullhouse and close to the border of Germany. The best time to visit is either Spring or Winter when the city is covered with night lights, Alsatian pottery, spice breads, artisan wine and cheese in Christmas markets. We visited Colmar in May, the end of the bloom season, however the city is still beautiful and fascinating- mostly because those photogenic colourful buildings!