Valli Little spends the day in
Paris and wants to stay forever.
BReakfaSt at the inteRContinental
After a night at the InterContinental Paris
Le Grand, enjoy a café complet breakfast in
the sumptuous Café de la Paix (pictured).
2 Rue Scribe, 9th arr, +331 40 07 32 32.
CheeSe & wine taSting at fauChon
Ask the InterContinental to book “The
Fauchon Experience” where you’ll enjoy a
private cheese and wine tasting (I know it’s reasonably priced wine in barrels (locals Many counters offer tastings on request.
early but this is Paris!), followed by a tour come to fill jugs), and plates of oysters and Look out for the likes of Catherine
of the store. 24-26 Place de la Madeleine, saussicons (sausages). 1 Rue théophile Deneuve wheeling their trolleys around.
8th arr, +331 70 39 38 00. Roussel, 12th arr, +331 43 43 14 32. 22 Rue de Sèvres, 7th arr, +331 44 39
80 00 (m. Sèvres-Babylone).
kitChenwaRe at e. dehilleRin lunCh at the RoSe BakeRy 4.00pm
The easiest way to explore the city is by I know it’s strange to choose a place run by Middle eaSteRn afteRnoon tea
metro, so buy a carnet de dix (book of an English couple, but this unpretentious Do afternoon tea at Mariage Frères (17
10 metro tickets) and head to Les Halles cafe is an institution, with savoury tarts, Place de la Madeleine, 8th arr, +33 1 42
station. From here, walk to renowned soups and housemade cakes on offer. 46 68 18 54), or try my favourite restaurant
kitchen shop E. Dehillerin, packed with Rue des Martyrs, 9th arr, +331 42 82 12 80 at La Grande Mosquée de Paris for mint
utensils, moulds and copper pans. 18-20 (m. notre-dame-de-lorette). tea and divine Middle Eastern pastries.
Rue Coquillière, 1st arr, +331 42 36 53 13. 2 Place du Puits-de-l’ermite, 5th arr,
1.00pm +331 45 35 97 33 (m. Censier daubenton).
10.30am tRy MaCaRoonS at PieRRe heRMe
exPloRe Beauvau MaRket Prepare to queue for these exquisite treats, 8.00pm
I just love Beauvau market. Be sure to flavoured with anything from fruit to black dinneR at BRaSSeRie BofingeR
visit cheesemonger Philippe Langlet, truffle (some come sprinkled with gold This traditional brasserie, established in
butcher Michel Brunon, Le Pain au Naturel dust!). The most popular is chocolate and 1864, seats 300 and is always full! Try the
for organic bread and Les Caves Augé passionfruit. 72 Rue Bonaparte, 6th arr, seafood platter, which is a spectacle in
(Paris’ oldest wine shop). Place d’aligre, +331 43 54 47 77 (m. Saint-Sulpice). itself, or specialities such as choucroute
12th arr (metro ledru-Rollin). and andouilette. 5-7 Rue de la Bastille,
2.00pm 4th arr, +331 42 72 87 82 (m. Bastille). d.
11.30am ShoP at Bon MaRChe Thanks to Singapore Airlines for assistance.
Buy wine at le BaRon Rouge Paris’ oldest department store, Bon Singapore Airlines flies the A380 superjumbo
Around the corner is Le Baron Rouge, a Marché, is home to La Grande Epicerie to Paris daily from Sydney (and Melbourne
gorgeous old working-class wine bar with – one of the world’s finest food halls. from next month). Visit: singaporeair.com.au.