69 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris, France
69 Rue des Gravilliers Paris Île-de-France 75003 FR

Metro: Arts et Métiers (lines 3 and 11)

It’s not often that you walk into a restaurant that looks like you’re in a shabby chic, Parisian apartment; but when you do, you’re in for a real treat. Here, you’ll find guests drinking, dining and flirting in the bedroom, living room, dining room or boudoir, making themselves quite literally “at home”. There’s even a Ping-Pong table and a smoking room hidden behind a mirrored wardrobe… très chic.

60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris, France 0.25 km
+33 (0)1 53 01 82 00+33 (0)1 53 01 82 00

Metro: Arts et Métiers (line 3)

A wonderful little museum exhibiting over 2,400 inventions, from scientific instruments to energy to communication and transportation. Guided tours and numerous demonstrations and workshops are organized regularly throughout the year.

5-7 Impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris, France 0.31 km
+33 (0)1 42 72 73 11+33 (0)1 42 72 73 11

Metro: Rambuteau (line 11)

Make a dream come true for doll lovers by taking them to the Musée de la Poupée in the Marais. Imagine finding over 500 of the finest French dolls, from 1800 to today, on display in their best finery and accessories! Admire the furnished miniature dollhouses. From baby dolls to Barbie, learn about the evolution of the doll and understand why she is your little girl’s eternal best friend.

As mentioned in our Guide to After School and Weekend Activities and 15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days!

141 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris, France 0.4 km
+33 (0) 1 42 78 35 00+33 (0) 1 42 78 35 00

Metro: Rambuteau (line 11)

Try Riad Nejma in the heart of the 4th arrondissment of Paris for a hot, cold and sugary brunch buffet Middle Eastern style. Buffet means you can try all the delicious offerings from Barh’il (thousand hole crepes) to Seffai (sugared semoule with almonds and raisins, and briouats (flake pastry filled with tuna, cheese or chicken) as well as a variety of salads.

For more brunch recommendations, read our article:  “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”!

37 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris, France 0.48 km
+33 (0)1 45 08 88 90+33 (0)1 45 08 88 90

Metro: Sentier (line 3)

One of the city’s most eccentric and hip bars for single people, The Experimental Cocktail Club is proof that Paris has finally taken a leaf out of New York’s classy and creative cocktail bars book. This cocktail bar is one of the city’s most sophisticated places to mingle and serves delicious, unique cocktails that will blow you away. Forget mojitos and Cuba libres, this bar creates cocktails that you couldn’t even dream up!

41 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France 0.54 km

Metro: Hôtel de Ville (line 1)

The Centre Danse du Marais offers over 40 different dance disciplines for children and adults, from beginners to the most advanced dancers. Choose from Classical ballet, African, Bollywood, Balinese, Belly dancing, Tap, Flamenco, Salsa, Tango, Hip Hop, Martial arts, Pilates, Yoga and much more. English is spoken.

Get more ideas about after-school and weekend activities in our ultimate guide to kid’s activities!

84 Rue d'Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France 0.61 km
+33 (0)1 42 33 67 38+33 (0)1 42 33 67 38

Metro: Sentier (line 3), Bonne Nouvelle (line 9), Les Halles (line 4)

You may think it’s hard to imagine why anyone would crave American food in Paris, a city known for its scrumptious and refined cuisine. But sometimes there’s just no substitute for the nostalgic associations that come with savoring certain culinary mainstays—like a perfectly baked American-style cookie. And we know just where to find them in Paris!

Read INSPIRELLE‘s interview with owner and extraordinary cookie baker, Jean Hwang Carrant HERE.


5 Rue du Cloître Saint-Merri, Paris, France 0.65 km
+33 (0)1 40 29 89 99+33 (0)1 40 29 89 99

Metro: Châtelet (lines 1,4,7,11), Hôtel de Ville (line 1)

In a cute house just a few steps from the Centre Pompidou art museum, you’ll find the friendly Happy Families, where everything is considered for your children no matter what their age. Relax and have a coffee while young bubs can play in a safe and secure soft playroom, and then order healthy kid-friendly snacks from their cafe, which is equipped with high chairs. Need a break from the little ones? Their friendly staff will watch them while you have a haircut, a manicure, or a massage — and your kids can get their hair coiffed too. It’s also a great birthday party venue, where they offer value packages for up to 10 children with special themes and a party leader.

77 Rue d'Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France 0.65 km
+33(0) 1 45 08 84 02+33(0) 1 45 08 84 02

Metro: Sentier Line 3

Boneshaker serves up not-just-any-ordinary donuts. We’re tasting and talking about plump, hand-rolled sweet pastries with flavors ranging from a simple sugar glazed to inventive maple syrup and bacon. READ MORE ABOUT BONESHAKER HERE

208 Rue Berger, 75001 Paris, France 0.73 km
+33 0800 80 40 20+33 0800 80 40 20

This large chain with 250 stores in France and around Europe, offers a huge variety of styles for all your home decorating needs. Whatever your preference the Maisons du Monde’s own team of furniture designers imagine their exclusive and unique collections of furniture and decor each year in 3 different catalogues – indoor, outdoor, and junior.

30 Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris 0 km
+33 (0) 1 42 82 12 80+33 (0) 1 42 82 12 80

Homesick Brits love this popular, English style bakery-cafe with four establishments around Paris serving a wide variety of homemade cakes, scones, quiches and fresh bread. A favorite treat is the carrot cake with icing made from organic quality ingredients. They also serve organic salads and soups and brunch on weekends. The original Rose Bakery is located on the rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissement, a street made popular by its numerous resident artisans and specialty shops.

For more brunch recommendations, read our article:  “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”

25 Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75002 Paris, France 0.73 km
+33 (0) 1 79 75 71 17 (then press #4)+33 (0) 1 79 75 71 17 (then press #4)

Metro: Bonne Nouvelle (lines 8 and 9)

The largest in the family of Viva Fiesta stores, this location has three floors packed with all of your favorite party costumes and themed party decorations. Whether you’re looking for a generic disguise or superhero characters, or famous cartoon character costumes for you or your kids, they have a wide selection for you to choose from. Perhaps you prefer to mix and match to create your own look? No problem, you’ll find plenty of wigs, make-up, and even special effect contact lenses. Order online for home delivery (4.99€ or free over 40€) or pick-up in the store.

52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France 0.74 km

Metro: Filles du Calvaire (line 8)

A small Mexican restaurant in the third arrondissement where the lack of space (and maybe the strength of the frozen margaritas) means that you naturally get to know your neighbor. There is even a small speakeasy hidden at the back of the restaurant behind a white, unmarked door.

9 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France 0.74 km

Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11), Châtelet (lines 1, 4 and 7)

You’ll find all your costume and party supply needs in this jam-packed little gem in the heart of the Marais district, just beside the BHV department store. Look through their online catalogue first, then go imagine yourself dressed as a banana at your next side-splitting party!

65 Rue Montmartre, 75002 Paris, France 0.77 km
+33 (0)1 83 95 46 77+33 (0)1 83 95 46 77

Metro: Sentier (line 3)

For a unique spa experience, try Spa Dans le Noir, where trained personnel with sight disabilities perform massages and spa treatments in the dark. The concept began in 2004 with Restaurants in the Dark and now includes spas in Paris and Bordeaux.

Tarifs:  49€ for 30 mins, 90€ for 60 mins and 135€ for 90 mins.

52 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France 0.8 km
+33 (0)9 77 40 14 00+33 (0)9 77 40 14 00

Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11)

We could spend hours in one of Paris’s original department stores, where you can find everything from high-end art supplies and stationery to an eclectic selection of lighting for your home, to curtains and doorknobs, or specialty items for home maintenance, decoration and repair, to clothing, shoes and accessories for the whole family. And in the summers you can enjoy evening drinks on the rooftop at the Perchoir Marais (entrance at 37 rue de la Verrerie)

5 Cité du Wauxhall, 75010 Paris, France 0.82 km

Metro: République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11)

Missing those tea and crumpets from back home? Located on the east side of Paris, this specialty grocery store offers more than 800 products not only from the British isles, but also some well-liked yearned for American specialities. The boutique was established in 1993 and now offers online shopping, too.

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Paris, France 0.89 km


Paris for Seniors

Planning a visit to Paris for yourself, or someone who needs a bit of extra TLC? This unique Parisian tour operator makes the City of Light an accessible travel option for seniors and people who may have mobility or health issues by working with you to create personalized and comfortable travel plans.

Paris for Seniors will ensure you have a blast while helping you avoid cobblestones, curved staircases, uneven surfaces and maniacal drivers.

Read more about the founder of Paris for Seniors HERE and more about their travel services HERE.

Paris, France 0.89 km

Alannah is passionate about demystifying the world of website creation. She runs workshops to show ordinary, not especially technical people how they can create their own website or blog. Her books are available on Amazon (her latest, Create Your Own Website The Easy Way, will be out in Spring 2016) and you can visit her website at

Paris, France 0.89 km

Gift IT card is the ideal present for anyone who’s hard to shop for. You can personalize a gift card in the denomination of your choice and allow them to select from one of Gift It’s unique Parisian partner boutiques.

Read more about this unique, time-saving website and it’s founder, Gillian Szaga, here: Too Busy to Shop for the Perfect Present? Try Gift IT

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