Do You Have Any Paris Recommendations for Shopping, Eating, and Having Fun Experiences?



Dear PurseBop,

I am traveling to Paris this summer and would love recommendations of your favorite restaurants, bars, experiences, museums, shopping areas and stores, all relating to purses and fashion, and any additional insider tips to know before arriving in the City of Lights.

Thank you,

Dear City of Lights,

Paris has so many amazing things to see, places to visit, great restaurants and cafes, museums, and special experiences that it is impossible to list them all. However, here are the ones we visited this summer and others that were recommended.

Restaurants/Bars (All require advance reservations)

*High Tea at the Ritz – we loved doing this

*Bar Hemingway at the Ritz (closed Sunday and Monday) – our favorite

*Hotel De Crillon Bar – also a favorite, so beautiful inside with amazing live music

*Hotel Costes (lunch or dinner) – must do

*Girafe Restaurant right across from the Eiffel Tower – we loved – must do

*Cafe Laperouse at Place Concorde – Best truffle pasta and salmon – we loved

*Pink Mama – Best octopus ceviche and fun restaurant, very popular – we loved

*GiGi Restaurant – view of the Eiffel Tower on the patio – located on the Champs-Elysees – really great – get an outside seat if possible

*Plaza Athenee – Gorgeous Hotel on the Champs-Elysees with views of the Eiffel Tower

*Bistro Paul Bert – Excellent local French food – we loved it

*Monsieur Dior Restaurant Paris located inside Dior Paris at

30 Ave Montaigne – amazing

*Cafe Dior Paris – located on the second floor of La Galerie Dior Paris – we loved having a drink here during our tour of the museum.

*Angelina for lunch or brunch or breakfast 

*LouLou Restaurant outside and next to the Louvre – it was very pretty and outside

*Crepe at La Creperie in Latin Quarter (Left Bank) – the best

*L’Avenue on Montaigne great lunch spot – fun place to see and be seen 

*Vesper Restaurant – is new and heard good things about 

*Le Cinq has an amazing tasting menu and came highly recommended 

*Atelier Robuchon for dinner


Hermès (FSH) Faubourg Rue de Saint Honoré

Hermès Sèvres boutique

Hermès George V boutique

*Shop at Chanel at 19 Rue Cambon

*Shop at Chanel at 31 Rue Cambon (the original Chanel opened by Coco Chanel in 1929 with the stairs leading up to her apartment)

*Walk around Place Vendome

*Shop in the Latin Quarter for amazing French boutiques and awesome Cafes

*Visit Les 3 Marches de Catherine for amazing Vintage Hermes and Chanel – in the Latin Quarter

*Shop at Le Bon Marche Department Store in the Latin Quarter

*Visit Samaritaine Department Store

*Galeries Lafayette for shopping and the best views of Paris from the rooftop

*Shop on Ave Montaigne and Champs Elysee


*La Galerie Dior – Dior Museum – must do 

*Shocking! The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli” (July 6, 2022 – January 22, 2023) 

*Palais Galliera Museum – John Paul Gaultier exhibit 

*Musée Yves Saint Laurent 

*Musée Picasso 

*Baccarat Room and museum – no time to go

*Hotel De La Marine Paris at the Place Concorde

Apartment tour 

*Versailles Palace and Gardens and Restaurant Cafe Ore 

*See the Eiffel Tower’s sparkly lights every night at 11pm, 12midnight, and 1am for 5 minutes 

*Paris Opera House – The Palais Garnier, also known as the Opera Garnier located at the Place de l’Opera 

*La Comedie Francaise Paris – The oldest Theater in France – ballroom dancing in front by the locals every night – very cool to watch

*Take a bicycle tour around Versailles or other areas of Paris

*Take a cruise down the Seine River 

*Explore all the Bridges over the Seine

*Rue Cremeiux – beautiful1 block to walk with colorful doors to take fun photos

*Pont Alexandre III Bridge with views


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