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48 Hours in Paris

July 28, 2018

Paris almost deserves a two-part 48-hour agenda. It’s one of the cities you could spend your whole trip eating and drinking yourself silly, but still, be left with a whole second set of recommendations when you come back. Out of pure demand, I have put together a list of spots I visited and shared on my stories over the past two weeks in Paris.


The Grand National offers stunning rooftop views of the Eiffel tower. This hotel is located in a trendy area, surrounded by a mixture of great local spots.

Situated in Le Marias, Hotel Hoxton has a sensational range of rooms. With rooms on offer like affordable “shoe boxes”, to their budget blowing “Biggy” room, you’ll be sure to find a room that suits your needs. Their courtyard café and restaurant could keep you in the hotel easily, but get out there and explore! 


Du Pain Et Idees is a French institution serving up their renowned pistachio escargot pastry. However, you have to get in quickly because they sell out fast and there is often a line. If they aren’t available, be sure to treat yourself to one of their chocolate croissants.

Fragments Café offers undoubtedly the best smashed avo on toast that rivals most café’s in Australia. The coffee is outstanding and their cinnamon scroll is famous amongst Parisians and tourists alike. I would order all three at once if I was you.

Visit Chez Paul Bistro for everything typically French and delicious. This quaint restaurant situated in the heart of Paris focuses on tradition and quality to bring you delicious dishes you’ll be thinking about long after you leave. 

Hanks Pizza and Burgers is the perfect spot if you’re looking to be healthy, but also get your fix of pizza and burgers. Hanks Pizza and Burgers are all vegan and plant-based, with absolutely no compromise on flavour. This was one of my favourite quick and healthy spots that I frequented a lot.


10 Belles Coffee Bar serves up quality coffee as well as few sweet treats. If you are in the mood for some speciality stuff served up with love, this will beat the generic espresso bars around Paris.

Candelaria is a hidden speakeasy tequila bar. This hidden joint is easy to miss as its hidden deep within a taco shop. Don’t be distracted by the delicious tacos if you’re thirsty. Find this hidden gem of a bar through the back door.

Hotel De Ville is a great spot for enjoying a cocktail or two over spectacular views of Paris. Bask in the long sunlit hours and take in the 10:30 pm sunset.

If you are into your whiskies and looking for sweet, savoury or neat, this tiny little speakeasy situated through a pizzerias fridge door will knock your socks off. Moonshiner is a great starting point as you are spoilt for further drinks spots around this hidden gem.

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