Fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en.html 2. Shop like a local on the Left BankNot too far from Jardin de Luxembourg, the Left Bank offers a quintessential Parisian shopping experience. While it is known for budget-shopping, you can also take a walk down rue St-Sulpice for a high-end experience. If you get tired after a hefty day of browsing, just relax at the gorgeous fountain of Place St-Sulpice. 3. Watch a Molière play at the Comédie-FrançaiseOften referred to as the mother of French theatre, La Comédie-Française turns out classic theatrical performances as well as the occasional new production. Enjoy a showing of Tartuffe in the elegant Salle Richelieu, gilded in hues of red and gold to best express the decadence of it all.
Comedie-francaise.fr/en 4. Relax at one of the world’s most luxurious spasThe Spa de La Réserve hosts an environment of luxury, hospitality, and intimacy all at the same time. From a 16m pool with curtains for privacy to hammams and personal treatment rooms for massages and facials using the best products on the market, it’s got it all. For a star treatment, book the Très Particulier package for two, which includes a hammam session, massage, facial, and a Michelin-star brunch.
Lareserve-paris.com/en/luxury-hotel/presentation/spa/ 5. Enjoy tea and baklava at the city’s largest mosqueBuilt in the Twenties as a gesture of thanks to the Muslim soldiers who fought for France in the first world war, the breath-taking Grand Mosquée de Paris offers a truly picturesque view, with an outdoor garden filled with greenery and elegant fountains as well as lavishly decorated prayer rooms and a must-visit restaurant and café. We suggest the classic mint tea or generous amounts of couscous and tagine.
Cinemalouxor.fr 8. Frolic among Japanese cherry trees at Jardin des PlantesThe enchanting Paris Botanical Garden is home to more than 10 000 species, tropical greenhouses and winter, rose and Alpine gardens. Initiated by Louis XIII’s doctor in the 1600s, it soon opened to the public. Enjoy trees planted in the early 17th century as well as the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, which houses more than 7 000 preserved animal specimens in a 19th century hall. Pose for a photo underneath the countless Japanese cherry trees.
Oetkercollection.com 10. Fill your stomach at a historic Parisian marketFood-lovers will adore the Marché des Enfants Rouges, which takes its name from the 16th century orphanage that used to occupy the site. Although the children’s home is long-gone, the original wooden edifice is maintained in the reopened food market, making it highly atmospheric. Fill up on a range of Italian, Lebanese, African, and Japanese delicacies. If you prefer a longer stay, visit the many artisanal and organic food stalls that can be found at every corner.