- 1st Arrondissement,
- 7th Arrondissement,
My girlfriends and I want to have another European vacation to see sites, museums and experience the culture, food and nightlife! We also want to be able to relax and hang out. So, we decided to once again rent apartments so we can cook some of the local market food, drink wine and have some nights after a busy day of siteseeing like we were at one of our own apartments. We rented them through Visit All the World (visitalltheworld.com). This time are going to Paris, Berlin & Amsterdam!
Paris 75001, France
Tel: 33 1 42 60 95 23
The unassuming Dary's bijouterie attracts not only scores of fashionable clients (who snap up everything from bone pendants to jet collars) but magpie starlets like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The double entrances are linked inside, with gold on the left and everything else on the right. You'll find Victorian steel-cut chandelier earrings, sweet solitaires, and dainty ivory bracelets. But perhaps the best thing is the charming smile of the proprietor, who, along with her mother, is also a gemologist.
Open Mondays through Fridays 10 am to 6 pm, Saturdays noon to 6pm.
Chez Les Anges, France
Paris 75007, France
Tel: 33 1 47 05 89 86
Cool jazz on the sound system, a sunny veranda, and a cool, modern bar: That's how Jacques and Catherine Lacipiere—the husband-and-wife team also behind Au Bon Accueil (14 Rue de Monttessuy; 33-1-47-05-46-11)—have reinvented this former Burgundian bastion located within a Champagne cork's flight of Les Invalides. Catherine greets guests and takes orders at lunch; Jacques does the same at dinner. This is pure market cuisine, the daily changing menu punctuated by fabulous wild fish, wild mushrooms, and seasonal game. To start, try escabèche of mackerel with capers and parsley sauce or succulent boned quail with a perfect soft-boiled egg on a bed of fresh spinach. Follow with thickly sliced pan-fried calf's liver with coarse salt and roasted shallot, or an intensely flavorful Bresse hen cooked in its own juices and served with dreamy mashed potatoes. At lunch expect politicians, journalists, and museumgoers (from the Rodin and Invalides), and at dinner, chummy regulars: a mix of ladies in designer jeans and pearl necklaces, gentlemen in blue blazers.
Open daily noon to 2:30 pm and 7:30 to 10:30 pm.