Hey Brush Babes ! As an advocate of art and always seeking inspiration I decided to take a trip and what’s better than Paris to get inspired and get content. If you haven’t followed the adventures of the Ruler Bag in Paris through our instagram posts and stories, here is something for you.
In this blogpost, I’m going to take you through my trip by sharing with you 5 sights to see, going from the must-see tourist destinations to hidden gems that make this city so special.
1 Hotel Flannelles Paris 17ème
The 17th arrondissement is a corner of Paris that seduces with its blend of elegance and discretion. The Flanelles Hotel, located at 14 rue Brey, is at the image of this arrondissement, the many intimate spaces of this new spot invite you to relax, starting with the library that can be privatized to read, write, and work in peace; the subdued lounge and its many sofas, or the Honesty Bar where you can enjoy, seated in a large armchair, cocktails à la carte and a restaurant run by chef Thierry Alix. A bit hidden between the Arc de Triomphe and the avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Flanelles hotel, tailor-made by its owner Pascal Donat, is not only a good address, but also a state of mind. “Flanner” is the pleasure of taking the time, of strolling with curiosity, of being seduced by the chances of walks.
Few Parisian cafés can boast such a prime people-watching spot as Le Nemours. Located just across from the Metro Palais-Royal, steps away from the Louvre, and not far from the Comédie-Française, Le Nemours offers the perfect vantage point for soaking the beauty of everyday parisian life in the charming 1st Arrondissement. Perched under roman columns, round tables surrounded by wicker chairs line the pretty Parisian terrace where tourists, local businessmen, and famous personalities come to enjoy a cappuccino served in classic Café Richard cups or to have a typical French breakfast with viennoiseries or lunch, which we did not miss every morning. Although they serve traditional French cuisine, the inside of this freshly remodeled brasserie under the leadership of Michael Malapert exudes a clean, modern vibe.
3 Champs Elysées
Nicknamed “the most beautiful avenue in the world”, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is an essential stopover in the visit of the capital. Tourists and Parisians stroll at all hours of the day, every season included on this emblematic avenue of nearly 2 kilometers, located between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe.
A symbol of Paris, just like the Eiffel Tower, it is full of restaurants, luxury brands, various flagship stores various and clubs. Each year, it serves as a setting for the biggest popular events including July 14 parade,Christmas lights, among others. The Avenue des Champs-Elysées is also marked by the presence of major museums: the Grand and Petit Palais, the Palais de la Découverte and the Louis Vuitton cultural space.
Going down the Champs elysee you might come across one of the six Ladurée stores.. A trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Ladurée , known for producing the best macarons in the world. Ladurée became a place for people to gather and socialise way back in the 1860s. It all began when Louis Ernest Ladurée opened his shop in Paris in 1862. After opening the shop, Ladurée’s became known as a place to enjoy beautiful food and have a pleasurable, social experience as well. “Parisian tea rooms” are now considered to be closely tied with the history of the Ladurée family. Today, Ladurée sell over 15,000 of their famous double-decker macarons every day. They have become the most famous maker of these delicious sweet treats in the world.
5 Arc de Triomphe
At the end of the Champs Elysées, you will L’arc de Triomphe, a large monument rising over 50 meters. This arc was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806 to honor those who fought and died during the rench Revolution and wars. The arc is today the highlight of the visit of this part of the french capital, its ascent offering a spectacular panoramic view!
6 Le musée du Louvre
Every visit to the capital deserves a visit to the Louvre, as the largest museum in Paris and in the world is full of treasures. It brings together works of Western art from the Middle Ages to 1848, ancient Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman civilizations, graphic arts, and Islamic arts. From room to room, the former royal palace unveils its masterpieces including the Mona Lisa, The Raft of the Medusa, the Venus de Milo and many others.
7 Loulou Restaurant – Musée des arts décoratifs
After a visit to the Louvre you can stop by LOULOU, the new restaurant of the Musée des Arts décoratifs enjoys a unique location and a privileged setting in the heart of the Louvre Palace. LOULOU is a decor signed Joseph Dirand, with a unique universe that was built in a natural mix between the culture of beauty and aesthetics, a sense of hospitality and a sense of authenticity.LOULOU offers his friends the happiness of an urban and enchanted break to snack, lunch, have tea, dinner, sip a cocktail or dance.