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My Favourite Things To Do In Paris
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My Favourite Things To Do In Paris


I am back to regular posting on the blog after taking a few months off to just explore and enjoy the summer.

For those who don’t follow me on Instagram (what are you waiting for?) Florian and I hired a car back in July and drove 8,996 km around Europe (I know is the exact number because Flo contemplating driving 4 km to reach 9000 km) for the summer and it was MAGIC.

I decided to not put too much pressure to write at every stop, seeing as we visited 24 cities, and thought I could always write and reflect when I returned to Sydney.

The first cab off the rank is my favourite things to do in Paris. With borders opening up and international travel looking more possible next year, I thought I’d write up the places Flo and I loved to visit for you to enjoy if you’re thinking of visiting (or revisiting) Paris in the future.

I’ll just add a caveat to the below by saying this is just MY opinion of great things to do/try/visit. I think it’d take a lifetime to try all the eateries and museums in the city.

Here are a few of my favourite things…

Pain au chocolat

It started off as a daily ritual, however after a month and a growing waistline, we decided to only indulge in a pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant) once a week instead.

Now, we took our research of finding the best pain au chocolat in our neighbourhood VERY seriously and after some difficult and really trying times, we both agreed Boulangerie Gana was the winner.

Think flakey pastry with a delicious dark chocolate centre, these pain au chocolat are the real deal.

Best of all, they have locations sprinkled across the city so no matter where you’re staying, there’s one close by!


Boulangerie Gana

Address can be found on their website.


I’m not normally a big éclair fan but after a friend said he’d found the best éclair he’s ever eaten, I thought, well when in Paris!

And my goodness was he right. The chocolate éclairs at The French Bastards are next-level.

The custard filling is rich and creamy and the pastry is firm and very flavoursome.


The French Bastards

61 Rue Oberkampf, Paris 75011 and 181 Rue Saint-Denis, Paris 75002


Le Peloton cafe feels more like spending time at a friend’s place than a cafe. Run by an Aussie and Kiwi duo, the cafe always has loads of fun and exciting people hanging around, and best of all, when I asked for non-dairy milk there was no confusion!

In those moments you’re craving a good coffee that isn’t your standard espresso, Le Peloton is your go-to. If you’re looking to indulge in something a little naughty, be sure to check out the ham and cheese waffles, think a jaffle but instead of bread, it’s waffle!

If you love cycling, the cafe also hosts rides around the city and beyond as well as road riding courses to get familar with navigating Parisian streets.


17 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe 75004


Sure, you’ve come to Paris and chances of you wanting a plate of ramen are low, but when the mood strikes, it’s good to know a good restaurant to visit.

Ippudo ramens are rich in favour and jam packed with umami that’ll leave you trying to spoon up every last drop.


74-76 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau 75001 and 14 rue Grégoire de Tours 75006 and 6 place Jacques Bonsergent


After living in Paris for a few months, I started to miss dumplings real bad! However this dumpling-shaped hole in my heart was filled when I discovered Mao’s Dumpling Bar.

I first came across the restaurant during the lockdown as they were selling noodle meal kits to recreate at home, which were divinely tasty. So when lockdown lifted, this was one of the first places I visited.

With all your favourites and many new ones, Mao’s is perfect for both quick bite or sharing a dumpling feast with your friends.


28 Rue de Saintonge, 75003

Fancy restaurant

Situated in Gare de Lyon, Le Train Bleu transports you back in time as you dine on the dishes that put France on the map as a culinary destination in the world.

Florian treated me to a special lunch for my golden 29th birthday and the experience did not disappoint. It’s easy to fall into the tourist traps when looking for traditional French food but Le Train Bleu is anything but a trap.

Opened to celebrate the Universal Exposition in Paris in 1900, the restaurant has a real sense of old-world charm that’s steeped in history and culture.

The standout dish was the steak tartare for sure!


Gare de Lyon, Pl. Louis-Armand, 75012


With nearly 40 bridges in Paris, it’s seems a little odd to have a favourite, but when you see Pont Alexandre III you may change your mind.

Also built for the Universal Exposition in 1900, the steel bridge is a must-see when in the city.

Sandwiched between Pont des Invalides and Pont de la Concorde, this beautifully ornate bridge spans 160m and is adorned with beautiful street lamps and a beautiful shade of duck egg blue.

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