I honestly admit I appreciate Christmas more since I’ve lived in Europe. Visiting Paris for winter holiday has been our annual end of the year tradition. However, this year for the first time I enjoyed the Christmassy feeling for the whole season. As early as it started from December and lasted for a few weeks after the holiday season was over. Festive vibe is in full swing and you can definitely see it from holiday decorations, lights and people carrying their Christmas tree home. Check out this ‘Christmas in Paris’ post to discover my fave Instagramable spots this holiday season.
I’ve managed to visit Derrière Restaurant again and finally discovered the ‘hidden’ part of this quirky restaurant. For those who were familiar with my previous post on Derrière Restaurant part 1 which was focused on the ground floor. This time, I report back my investigation on the first floor and share with you guys my ‘findings’. Firstly, this post might contain some spoilers so for those who are planning to visit this restaurant soon, pardonne-moi for ruining your curiosity… I warned you already…huh?
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.
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.