This new hotel in the 9th arrondissement embodies the alternative and cosmopolitan charm of the surrounding South Pigalle area. Retro wallpaper designs and quirky features transform this hotel into a truly individual and alluring address. The quality is of high standard and the prices are reasonable allowing you to indulge in the luxuries of a modern hotel with a touch of bohemian Paris.
Extremely fashionable and French- Louboutin is championing the shoe design business with his lavish designs. There are 4 boutiques in Paris, with the most luxurious address being 68 Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
2. Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent’s shoes are sophisticated and elegant, the true embodiment of a Parisienne. The focus on shape and line is absolutely stunning and would suit a glamorous wedding day.
Yes, Italian, but who cares? Paris is the centre of fashion after all. Valentino’s sexy and feminine designs are gorgeous and a perfect fashion item for a Parisian elopement.
4. CosmoParis & Elise Hameau
Recently Elise Hameau collaborated with CosmoParis to create a line of wedding shoes. The designs employ simple, soft colours yet remain chic and beautiful.
Lanvin is one of the oldest and most prestigious French design houses. Despite their long history, Lanvin offers a range of contemporary shoes blending traditional design with modern styles.
1. Take a class!
France is the home of many great things, cooking, art, romance. Why not join a class to immerse yourself into French culture? Learn how to make authentic French gâteaux at Bogota (classes starting from €58) or learn the secrets of haute cuisine at L’Atelier Guy Martin. (classes starting from €50)
L’Atelier Guy Martin
- L’Atelier Guy Martin
- 35 rue Miromesnil 75008
For more information contact L’Atelier Guy Martin
- 7 rue Liancourt 75014
For more information contact Bogato
2. Visit another European city
Yes, Paris has endless charm and attraction but its convenient location in Western Europe means you could be eating stroopwafel in Amsterdam or having a pint in London both within 3 hours by train. Paris is a major transport hub, you can fly to most destinations in Europe, however travelling by rail remains the most enjoyable.
For information on tickets check the following links:
3. Video your time in Paris
Having an engagement ceremony or wedding in Paris is a pretty special thing to do, but sometimes relatives and friends can’t join the celebrations. Consider documenting your wonderful experiences in Paris on video to share with loved ones when you return home.
4. Live like a local
Ditch the usual hotel room for a local apartment. There are many great finds on websites such as Airbnb where people rent out their beautiful and quirky homes to travelers. You’ll have a much more authentic experience and feel like a native Parisian. To further your local experience, bypass the supermarkets and check out the superior produce at any marché which is usually held 2-3 times a week.
For location and times of local markets follow the link
5. Rent a bike
Everyone will insist that you walk around the hidden streets of Paris, but why not do it by bike? If you have a European bank card you can use any of the Vélib bikes scattered around the city. If not there are plenty of companies which offer bike rentals as well as bike tours.
Follow the link for information on bike rentals
We’re so happy to share this sneak peek at our recent intimate Paris wedding, our couple shot by Les Secrets d’Audrey…more to come soon!
Brassaï was a Hungarian photographer who moved to Paris in the 1920s joining the ranks of many famous creative expats at the time. Brassaï’s photographs are immensely charming and cinematic, he is particularly celebrated for his sensational depictions of Parisian nightlife.
‘Couple in a bar’