Metro: Europe (line 3), Liege (line 13)
A lung specialist who also specializes in sleep apnea. With obstructive sleep apnea, your breathing pauses while you are asleep because your airway has become narrowed or partly blocked. Book an appointment and start getting some proper sleep.
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”
You know Zara Women’s and Men’s affordable clothing stores so visit the chain’s home furnishings boutiques throughout Paris. Discover attractive collections of small furniture, decorative objects for the bathroom and kitchen and a textile selection (bed linen, tablecloths, towels, throw covers).
Metro: Miromesnil (lines 9 and 13)
“A place of peace and expertise where everything is for you.” Includes swimming pools, 8 treatment rooms, a Russian Banïya and a private couples suite. Leave the kids in the Kids Club while you have your treatment!
The Canadian Bilingual School of Paris is the first school to offer a Canadian curriculum in France. Its goal is to provide students from kindergarten through 12th grade (ages 3 to 16) a truly bilingual and bi-cultural experience that will develop the language skills students need as 21st-century learners. In adopting British Columbia’s Education Plan, the ECB-CBS provides students with a personalized approach to learning.
Metro: Opéra (lines 3, 7 and 8)
Craving Peking duck? This quintessential dish (order in advance) is served here over three courses: starting with the duck skin you wrap with a plum sauce in thin rice pancakes, then as a main course sautéed with vegetables, and finally as a delicious soup. It also has a decent dim sum (Chinese dumplings and hors d’oeuvres) menu, available for lunch and dinner.
With more than 15 shops across 4 continents, Maison de Famille furniture and decor are a fusion of classic, ethnic and modern styles. This blending of new and old, local and exotic immediately wins over a clientele of all ages and styles.
Other locations in Morocco, Italy, USA, Russia, and Japan.
Metro: Madeleine (lines 8, 12 and 14)
Christopher Mesnooh is an American attorney from New York who has lived in Paris since 1989. Specializing in American investments in France, he was educated at Columbia (BA) and Yale (JD). He has dual qualifications to practice law in both France and the United States. Christopher is frequently called upon by both the French and international media to decrypt legal, economic and political issues involving France, and has appeared on all French television stations as well as the BBC, SkyNews, NBC, Bloomberg, Reuters and the New York Times.
Metro: Opéra (lines 3, 7 & 8)
Just a few meters away from the beautiful Opéra Garnier, the Grand Hotel serves a delicious hot chocolate in its adjoining restaurant and bar, Café de la Paix. You can ask for the chocolate to be fort en goût (very strong) or touché delicate (delicate touch) depending on your preference. Hot chocolate is served all day and even late into the evening, so it’s perfect for that late night craving. It’s another pricey venue but the place itself is stunning and the hot chocolate is wonderful.
Read The Hot Chocolate Challenge for other great spots to satisfy your chocolate craving.
Ecole Internationale Bilingue (EIB) Paris is a network of bilingual schools which welcomes international students of more than 70 nationalities in its co-ed and secular campuses around Paris. EIB offers a bilingual education to students from preschool (maternelle) through high school, according to the British, American and IB qualifications.
EIB’s four campuses in the 8th, 16th and 17th arrondissements follow the official program of the French Ministry of Education (hence it is sous-contrat with the government e and tuition is partially subsidized), with daily lessons in English at various levels.
EIB Victor Hugo follows an English-language, international curriculum, with daily French lessons, from pre-school through high school. Students can earn an internationally-recognized High School Diploma or IB Diploma.
Contact individual schools for further information.
Metro: St-Phillipe-du-Roule (line 9)
A social and cultural club open to women who are, or who are married to, British or Commonwealth nationals. Their clubhouse in the heart of Paris includes a lending library of English books for its members, as well as space for their many regular weekly activities.
Be My Nou Nou offers different childcare options for 3 to 12-year-olds in the Parisian region. They recruit and pre-screen native or bilingual English-speaking nannies and babysitters for after school, Wednesdays, school holidays, occasional babysitting, shared childcare with another family, or just to help with homework. They also hold creative activity-based English workshops for children and young adults.
Metro: Wagram (line 3)
The Salésienne is a French cultural and sports association for children and adults in Paris, offering a wide range of activities for adults and children throughout the year, including performing arts (dance, singing, theater) and sports (basketball, football, pilates, tennis, yoga and more). They also run popular camps during the school holidays. Consult their website for details and enrollment.
Alexandre de Paris always said, “Every woman is a queen in my chair” and indeed at this luxurious salon near the Grand Palais, you can enjoy a relaxing moment while being pampered. You can even pick up one of their beautiful hair accessories while you’re there.
Insider’s Tip: our friends love Vietnamese hairdresser PHUC, especially for weddings.
Metro: Wagram (line 3)
A true family-run restaurant, loved by the locals and off the beaten path in the 17th arrondissement. Here you will find authentic southwestern French dishes such as foie gras, or duck and bean cassoulet.
On top of the typical fare and relaxed atmosphere, you will love their boutique at the entrance of the restaurant for something, including bottles of fine Armagnac, to take-away.
Metro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9), Le Peletier (line 7)
Wondering whether you really have space in your closet for another Halloween party costume? No need to worry. Just rent it for the night! Au Fou Rire has two floors packed with costumes and accessories to get you dressed to impress for almost any theme. Or, if you want to add another costume to your collection to whip out for the next fancy dress party, you can shop online and have everything delivered to your home. Rental for adults, sales for kids and adult costumes.
Metro: Franklin Roosevelt (lines 1 and 9)
Fiery-hot Northern Chinese food, smack in central Paris. Serves mainly Pekingese and Sichuanese regional specialities including soups, dumplings, seafood (marmite of spicy prawns) and poultry (try the crispy spicy chicken and their scrumptious Peking duck), meat dishes like Shanghainese lion’s head, water-cooked beef, and braised pork with vermicelli noodles. Casual atmosphere. Conveniently located near the Champs Elysées.
Metro: Quatre Septembre (line 3)
For a fabulous haircut that falls naturally without fuss, book with YUJI at his hair salon embedded in the Japanese quartier in the heart of Paris. Yuji worked at two of the city’s most prestigious coiffeurs before opening up his own Zen inspired salon. It’s a bit pricey but if you think your hair is worth it, you definitely won’t be disappointed.
Metro: Courcelles (line 2)
Conveniently located in the 17th and steps from the EIB International School, this British-born GP, has regular daily office hours here, as well as at the Franco-British hospital once per week. Over the past 2 decades, she has served the expat and French community with a smile and an understanding of both English and French medical trends.
Charlotte Debeugny is a UK-Registered Nutritionist providing nutrition and health advice for individuals, groups and companies in the Ile-de-France region. She is a published author, and an authority on nutrition, health and diet. Charlotte co-authored the best-selling 5:2 Lifestyle: More Than 100 Recipes Plus 4 Weeks of Menu Plans and Comment J’ai décroché du Sucre.
Metro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9)
This restaurant and épicerie (grocery) offers a unique and tasty experience for those gluten-intolerant, yet discerning gourmets. Some of their dishes are also lactose-free and/or vegetarian.
Read full review here of gluten-free bakeries in Paris by INSPIRELLE contributor Chloe Martin.