red|guide Tipps: Paris
EAT in Paris: L'As du Fallafel
Another must-east in Paris: a fresh Falafel. As there is one Falafel stand after the next in the Rue des Rosiers, it may take a bit of trial and error before you find the perfect falafel. So we will give you a tip: you won't be sorry at L'As du Fallafel as they whip up one of the best falafels in town. The formidable queue at the counter confirms our belief, but thank top organisation, the falafel masters here won't keep you waiting long. Whilst you are waiting in line, your order and money is already taken, so by the time you make it to the counter, everything is ready and waiting to go. Fresh bread, crispy falafel and crisp salad with perfect spices. Remember: This is your one and only chance to find lunch under 5 euros in Marais.
SHOP in Paris: Andrea Crews
No, it's not about one designer, but about a whole collective of artists, that also brings together designers, stylists and video artists. Making something new out of something old. Second-hand clothing is completely transformed and given a new life. What results os unique, creative and entertaining. In short: there's works of art to be worn here. Andrea Crews doesn't just design fashion, but also serves as a platform for everything. Also on the program are workshops in which clothes are tinkered with, quirky performances and musical projects. Basically anything unconvential. There's always the latest funny and inspiring mini-collection on display, too. Well worth a look!
STAY in Paris: Hotel Bel-ami
The design hotel Bel-ami is found in the western wing of the former Saint Germain abbey. You wouldn't even realise that Pope Alexander III entered the monastery through what is today the hotel lobby. Instead of the dreary monastery atmosphere; modern design, straight-forward style and earthy tones mean that you will never want to leave this hotel again. Placed in the artistic and intellectual centre of Saint Germain, it's the perfect place for those who want to walk in the steps of Satres. A perfect place to philosophise is the remarkable Café de Flore, which is well worth the visit. And head to the brand-new wellness area with gym equipment, a sauna and treatment rooms. Double rooms from ?360 and suites from ?620 per night.
SEE in Paris: Schauen & Shoppenred|guide Paris
There are shops as far as the eye can see at the Boulevard Haussman, but you will find everything under one room at the elegant Galeries Lafayette. And if you're searching for a trendy garment, perfum, book or some exclusive souvenirs to take home, then you've found the right place. So marvel at the coloured-glass dome and the sheer convenience of it all. To enjoy the view, we recommend a break on the top floor, where there is solid French cuisine to be had at reasonable prices. You will dine well above the rooves of Paris; the Madeleine is over there, with the green roof, further in the background you will spot the Grand Palais and a bit further, the tower of all towers is right there - yes, the Eiffel Tower. You can even see the Sacré Coeur from up here! Enjoy!