Christmas in Paris 2017: the wishlist!
The best way to celebrate Christmas this year? Jump in a plane and fly to Paris! No need to carry heavy presents, you can do your Christmas shopping in town with local gifts! Here is our selection for 10 Parisian Christmas presents, a nice excuse for a walk through the city :-)
1) a gourmet Christmas tree in Bastille
Tasting chocolate places in Paris is of our favorite hobby and Alain Ducasse factory in Bastille is still one of our favorite provider. Not too sweet and not too fancy, the cacao balance is just right, and the kraft design very appealing. The chocolate Christmas tree is just irresistible, presented in a lovely box with a pair of gloves to do it yourself! Dark or milk chocolate, which one will you choose?
La Fabrique Alain Ducasse, 40 rue de la Roquette. Christmas tree at 58 euros.
2) Christmas boots in Canal Saint Martin
One of the most trendy and original Parisian shoes brand is located on Canal Saint Martin. Patricia Blanchet, a free spirit in the fashion sphere, creates fun and exclusive models such as those beautiful red boots, perfect for a rock'n roll Christmas!
Patricia Blanchet, 20 rue Beaurepaire, boots at 215 euros.
3) A Parisian jacket near le Louvre
Bleu de Paname is the most "Bobo" men brand in Paris! If you want to be cool, you have to wear the famous blue jacket inspired by workwear, that used to be this strong and unique blue.
Bleu de Paname, 68 rue Saint Honoré, fu jacket from 420 euros
4) A Parisian tea time
One of the best way to enjoy the luxury side of Paris is to spend a couple of hours in a comfy chair, in a beautiful hotel, facing the famous obelisk in the middle of Place de la Concorde... It is time to rediscover the Crillon Palace hotel, which has just reopened after 4 years of renovation. In the winter garden, a complete tea time is ready for you. Chef Jerome Chaucesse has conceived a special menu starting with an original Croque Madame, before getting to serious stuff: amazing and creative patisseries, from Religieuses to Paris-Brest, in a "open bar" way, you can eat as much as you want :-)
Hôtel Crillon 10 place de la Concorde, goûter moment de détente à partir de 14h
5) Skating with style
During Christmas holidays, many free ice-skating tracks will be open in Paris. But the real freedom is to decide whenever you want to put your wheels on and cross the city in a stylish way! The Parisian trendy brand Flaneurzhas conceived a revolutionary system to click the wheels on your shoes, so easy! A perfect way to circulate in the city, and the sneakers selection is just amazing!
6) A personalized bracelet in le Bon Marché
One of the best shopping spot in Paris is still this institution of the left bank, the so chic Bon Marché! This year, you should go there to have your own bracelet designed by Atelier Paulin. Pick up the word that inspires you and go! Will it be your beloved name, your favorite value or simply Paris?!
Atelier Paulin au Bon Marché, , bracelet from 125 euros
7) A little shot of caviar in le Marais!
For any caviar lovers, there is a new amazing place to visit. Located between le Marais and Bastille, this old caviar manufacture has recently reopened. It is now a spacious boutique and workshop where you could discover this secret world, everything is explained from the sourcing to the tasting itself. Kaviari brand is the official caviar provider of many Michelin star restaurants, and they also organize degustation in their lovely tasting space. And if you want to have a little "shot" of caviar back home, their pocket size case is just perfect and really affordable.
Kaviari, 13 rue de l'Arsenal, K box from 25 euros
8) A lovely jewelry box in République
Among the numerous jewelry Parisian brands, Tassia Canellis found the right balance between an original design and a reasonable rate, you can spoil yourself or your fiancée without asking for a bank loan! Famous for her colorful earrings, Tassia is presenting this lovely porcelain box, so cute! Only on sale in her cute boutique, 153 rue Amelot 75011.
Tassia Canellis, 153 rue Amelot, jewelry box at 69 euros.
9) A pair of slippers at la Madeleine
Even if the French lover is supposed to be irresistible all day long, once he's back in his home sweet home, he puts on his slippers, the famous charentaises! The one designed by Saint Jamesusesq the iconic blue layers. Slippers is the new chic!
Saint James, 5 rue Tronchet, slippers at 55 euros
10) Find your way in Paris at Opéra
If you are in love with cities maps, the best way to go is Librairie Voyageurs du monde, the most famous traveller bookshop in Paris! We pick up this lovely map designed by The New Voyager, for kids or growing up, a great way to see Paris!
Librairie voyageurs du monde, 48 rue Sainte Anne, map at 10 euros