Creative City Guide: Paris, France

Paris is a city full of inspiration for artists, designers and architects, and I have finally put together a city guide for travellers or expats that document my favourite places as a creative professional. Having lived and worked in Paris for almost 2 years until 2014, I have put together a comprehensive catalogue of my favourite sources of inspiration, whether it’s innovative concept stores, galleries, bookstores, beautiful buildings or co-working cafes. 

Le Marais

Rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75004 | Cafes & Boutiques
Possibly my favourite area of Paris. Le Marais is the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon when the rest of the city has shut down for the day. Famous of it’s avant-garde reputation, the narrow streets play host to many contemporary boutiques and cafes. It’s also great for people watching and browsing the chic window displays of stores such as AesopJimmy Fairly and Acne Studios. For the best falafel you’ve ever tried, stop at the famous L’As Du Fallafel. You won’t regret it.
 

Anti-Cafe

79 Rue Quincampoix, 75003 | Co-working cafe
Open daily, usually from 9.30am – 10pm.

One of my favourite co-working cafes right in the heart of Paris is Anticafé. You pay by the hour and have access to good wifi, unlimited tea, coffee, juice and snacks (cakes, biscuits, bread etc.) It’s a great spot for meeting and collaborating with other creatives in the city.

 

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