Category Archives: 1st arrondissement

Concerts in La Sainte Chapelle

Even if you have already visited the gorgeous Sainte Chapelle, 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 on the Île de la Cité, I would highly recommend going to a concert at the chapel. You will be entertained by some amazing music while enjoying the beauty of the chapel. It is quite easy to buy tickets online (see here).…
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Heimstone

In the mood for unique woman's clothing with a Parisian flair? Head to Heimstone, 23 rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 or 20 rue Cambon, 75001. The clothing and accessories definitely follow current trends, but what really sets Heimstone apart is the gorgeous textiles used for the pieces. The lovely Alix Petit (see photo here) designs all her own…
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Square du Vert Galant

It looks like the weather in Paris might allow for a few more picnics before the rainy days start up again. So, why not head to the Square du Vert Galant, Place du Pont-Neuf, 75001? This pretty park on the western tip of the Ile de la Cité gives you an opportunity to enjoy views of both sides of the…
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rue Montorgueil

I had a great day on rue Montorgueil, one of the most colorful market streets in Paris. Take a peek at what I saw here.
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Perfume Shopping in Paris’ 1st Arrondissement

I mentioned before that I like to buy something scented when I am on a trip. When I return home, the scent brings back memories of my trip. I usually buy something small like soap or lotion, but I wish I could bring home perfume each time I travel to Paris. There are so many…
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Tuileries Gardens Bookstore (La Librairie du Jardin des Tuileries)

If you like to garden, know someone who likes to garden, or in my case are just inspired by gardens, be sure to stop at the Tuileries Gardens Bookstore. Tucked away in the northwest corner of the Tuileries Garden near the gate for the Place de la Concorde is this quaint bookstore with a large collection…
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Frederic Malle

One of my favorite ways to remember a special trip is buy something scented like a candle, perfume, lotion, or soap. I try to buy it at the beginning of my trip, and use it during the rest of my time away. Then when I return home, each time I smell the scent I am…
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Jardin du Palais-Royal

One of my favorite places to take a break from the busy streets and sites of Paris is the Jardin du Palais-Royal.  It is just off rue Saint- Honoré about two blocks north of the Louvre. This peaceful park never seems to get too busy and has quite a few benches to enjoy the formally…
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