photography by @RUERODIER
"Hello! Marissa from @ruerodier here, a British photographer and blogger based in Paris. I’m going to show you around a few of my favourite places during the holiday season. First up is Claus. @claus_paris is one of my favourite breakfast destinations in the French capital—they do a mean oeufs à la coque (soft boiled eggs), and during the holidays the facade morphs into one of the most festive in Paris, complementing its name!" Photo by @ruerodier #SOdomino
As if the name wasn’t festive enough, Cox swears by the authentic Parisian breakfast assortment from this adorable cafe. Perfectly situated at the heart of the capital, be sure to check this place out for its festive holiday decor, along with the most delicious homemade pastries.
When you're done brunching, head to this pretty square located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris near the Tuileries gardens. The holidays are the perfect time to admire the lights that line the Rue de la Paix, along with the spectacular sparkling trees that are truly a sight to see.
"Le Bon Marché was Paris’ first modern department store, and to me, embodies the epitome of Parisian chic when it comes to shopping. I could happily spend hours browsing through the clothes, homeware, and shoe sections, followed by a stop at their La Table restaurant for lunch. This year they’ve dressed the iconic stairs for the holidays in red and gold." Photo by @ruerodier #SOdomino
Le Bon Marché
This iconic department store is worth the trip no matter the season, but it's even more magical over the holidays. If you're a window shopper, plan on spending a few hours browsing their holiday section, floors of designer clothing, housewares, and so much more. As Paris’s first-ever department store (it opened in 1852!), it doubles as a historical stop.
"Finally, there's @merciparis – it might be an obvious one, but it’s still my favourite store for interior and style inspiration. And over the holiday season, the famous red fiat (probably the most photographed car in Paris), which stays parked in the courtyard all year round, is kept company by dozens of Christmas trees! Once you’re done admiring, snapping, and shopping the three floors filled with everything you might want to furnish your home with, go and enjoy a tea in their cosy Book Café." Photo by @ruerodier #SOdomino
This shop holds a special place in the hearts of Parisians and visitors alike. Between the picturesque red Fiat outside, floors of incredible and unique home goods, and two perfectly cozy cafes, there's something here for everyone. Plan on picking up some treats for yourself, and your friends and family back at home!
(Pssst, we love this spot so much we featured it in our Winter Issue, on newsstands now!)