Parisian Summer: A Parisian's Guide To Paris

Where to eat and sleep in the 'City of Lights'


Traversing through Europe, a summer visit to Paris is one stop that we can never pass up. Our trusted Parisians put together a short list of what not to miss in the cité magnifique, even if it’s only a daydream.

In the northern corner of the Marais, Jules & Jim is a moderately priced, stylish 23-room hotel that surrounds a cobblestone courtyard. The rooms, although small, are smartly designed and those on the eighth and top floor offer views of Sacré-Coeur and the Marais. Be sure to hop on their Venetian water taxi for a cruise of the Seine.

Take a break out of your day to chill out on the terrace of Rosa Bonheur in Buttes Chaumont park. It’s the ideal place for a late afternoon glass of wine and tapas to recharge. If you can’t land a reservation at Spring,take our word that it’s worth the hype, consider wine tasting at nearby Spring Boutique where you're close enough to stop in and check for last minute cancellations. Although helmed by a Chicago native, chef Daniel Rose, the food is sure to keep your taste buds and mood firmly planted in France.

As creative event spaces continue to unfold in cities around the world, Paris ups the ante with Wanderlust. Developed by the group behind the popular club Silencio, the waterfront space and its terrace, the largest in the city, is a hotspot for noteworthy deejays, films, live performances and a monthly market.


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