CHEZ JANOU

This is one of my very favourite French restaurants in Paris. It is located in my very favourite district - le 3ème Le Marais. I got this insider tip from my roomie. Thanks, Liron! I have recommended Chez Janou to all my friends visiting pretty Paris and I promise you will have an unforgettable meal there. Especially if you will order the (massive!) Mousse au Chocolat. 

You will enjoy a great dining experience. Whether you chose to eat outside or inside. The restaurant itself is very 'frenchy' with old posters, mirrors and some signature drinks. 


The epic MOUSSE.


CAFÉ KITSUNÉ

YES, baby!

I found my matcha. 

Have I told you that I am a little matcha latte addict? When I lived in Vienna I could get it at Starbucks around the corner. They used to have it in Germany too. Not anymore...

Too bad, because I am totally addicted. 

Thanks to my little research I found this little Japanese jewel in Paris offering a good Matcha latte to satisfy my cravings.


Green, greener, the greenest!

When my best friend Johannes from Vienna came to visit me in Paris, I took him there for a latte or two. I have totally fixed him with the matcha lattes and he loves them as much as I do :)


You will find the Café in the Arcades of le Jardin Royal close to Louvre.


See you at:

 

Café Kitsuné

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51 Galerie de Montpensier •  75001 Paris  •  France

http://kitsune.fr


 

BOOT CAFE

Welcome to the Boot Café.

 

You find this little treasure in the heart of Le Marais - my favourite district in Paris. The place is so small that you almost walk past it. 

It is a very intimate space with two little tables to sit. The decor is hand picked - a little bit of everything: handmade cups, magazines, bags to buy, some fresh fruit 


I like it a latte.

There is a great atmosphere and great coffee. An Australian guy owning the place, so he knows it :) We found a spot outside and had some lattes and banana bread to share. I like it best toasted and buttered.

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Boot is a cute (very!) little coffee joint with good coffee and a bite to eat. It is very cosy inside having space for only 5 people. They offer take away, too, though.

Their barista was friendly, prices fair for Paris, and their coffee is good and they have a small variety of sweets and snacks.

If you are around stop by for a latte.


See you at:

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Boot Café

19 rue du Pont aux Choux • 75003 Paris • France


 

LA GRANDE MOSQUÉE DE PARIS

Today, I will take you with me to a trip to the Islam.

Here in Paris there is the largest muslim church in France. And it is SO pretty.

To be honest I was a little bit scared before, as there is the highest terror warning at the moment due to the terror attack on the Thalys TVG train coming from Amsterdam. However, I told myself: it can happen a n y w h e r e. Rather in an metro station than in a mosque.

أهلاً و سهلاً

or

WELCOME

A little bit of history.

The Muslim Institute of Paris is the symbol of French-Muslim friendship. It was built in 1922 by 450 North African craftsmen and artist in a morrish style which originates in Andalusia, Spain. After passing the heavy wooden doors also known as the "Gates of Peace" , you find yourself facing the terrace. You will then be let to The Court of Honor, as well as the Great Patio and the Minaret, Library and Prayer Room. 

Hand crafted.

The walls are decorated with mosaic elements of the muslim art. They are all hand cut and assembled together forming beautiful flower-like shapes. I love those colourful ceramic ennamelling floral motives. So impressive - there are about 700 individual pieces each square meter!

Hello, girls!

A piece of art!

The outside terrace is so pretty. White marble, ponds and fountains, ledges where water cascades run freely before ending up in beautiful flower beds. 

A place of happiness.

So picturesque and stunning art works. 

I think this mosque is a dint MUST-VISIT for everyone coming to Paris. I find this Mosque being one of the most beautiful places I have been. It is a masterpiece of authentic Islamic art not only visited by Muslim but also by travellers from all over the world. It is a peacful place to encounter culture and religion in a unique architectural setting.

Happy, place, happy Vic!

And now, the FOOD!

After our visit to the mosque we went to the little Arabic café just around the corner to enjoy some arabic sweets and tea.

Paris,

the city of love.

You would never believe to find such a beautiful hide away directly in the middle of Paris. It is nice and shady in the summer time. For winters you can sit in the beautiful decorated dining room.

Aw, I am in foodie heaven!

And there is so much to chose from! 

We enjoyed our food in the quiet courtyard with small birdies trying to pick some leftovers. It is a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone. The pastries were good. Some of them were a bit too dry for my taste. You can ask the little vendor for the best sweets, he is a good help! Make sure to ask for non-sweetened mint tea as it will give you quite a litte sugar shock haha

All about sweeeets!

I had a very moist and yummy pistachio ball and one traditional baked croissant.

Beautiful setting, great mint tea and choice of oriental sweets. Two Euros tea, cake two Euros. A beautiful place, there is also a restaurant in the inside. 


See you at:

La Grande Mosquée de Paris

La Grande Mosquée de Paris • 2bis Place du Puits de l'Ermite • 75005 Paris

 


LE PERCHOIR

All about last night

A friend of mine recommended this awesome place to me. If you are in Paris this counts definitely to one of your MUST DOs! 

You will find Le Perchoir on top of the huge shop BHV, very central situated next to Les Halles in Le Marais.

The vibe is great, especially on a warm summer night. 

G o o d n i g h t, P a r i s

You have a stunning view on the Eiffel tower, Notre Dame and the Hotel de Ville. And if you remember to pay attention - every full hour you can see the Eiffel tower blinking like a shiny Christmas tree. SO pretty!

The service is great and the drinks are how we like them. Strong and fresh. They offer homemade lemonades and ginger beer (which was great) as well as a variety of special drinks and cocktails.

Cheers to good friends!

There is nothing better than good drinks in good company.