Hotel L’amour is not your typical hotel- the rooms have no extra amenities such as a phone or T.V. but you won’t need these distractions in the 9th arrondisment of Paris, which is full of bustling cafes and restaurants as well as unique vintage and concept stores. The best part is that it is a hub for locals, rather than tourists and its great for people watching.
The hotel has friendly staff, and artistic, conceptual rooms- it is a completely unique take on a Parisian hotel.
The restaurant inside has a beautiful green courtyard, where you can sit under the canopies of shady leaves and large walls of plants. It is a must visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether or not you are staying the night at Hotel L’amour, you need to stop in for a meal! You won’t regret it!
8 Rue de Navarin, 75009
Fashion and jewelry, books and cards; Sept-Cinq is the ideal place to buy unique gifts for someone, as it is a creative design store with a twist. The back of the store is occupied by a little café area where you can sit and glance through photography and art books, or magazines while enjoying a filling lunch or simply a refreshing juice. Every small detail about the décor has been considered here, and it doesn’t go unnoticed.
The shop regularly holds expositions and meetings with young designers. The events are always fresh and exciting and can range from art to food related.
54 rue Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009
You could easily walk right past the Rose Bakery without realizing that you are passing by one of the coolest cafes in Paris- which is definitely part of its charm. Entering the glass double doors, into a simple yet modern café- you notice the
intriguing open pantry design where many of the ingredients are visible and available for sale.
There are big bowls of beautifully colored salads displayed along side the freshly baked tarts, cookies and breads. Baskets of fresh organic produce, imported teas and staples mostly from the UK -all organic of course. Whether stopping in to grab something to eat as you walk, or finding a table and staying for hours, you will leave planning your next trip to the Rose Bakery!
46 Rue des Martyrs, 75009
Musee de la Vie Romantique
This is a beautiful museum housed in the former villa of painter Ary Scheffer and filled with 19th century art & artifacts related to novelist George Sand, composer Chopin, as well as the poet Alfred de Musset and their friends
Just walking through the trees to get to the entrance of the museum you feel transported back in time into a film noir.
The admission to enter is free, and although the visit most likely won’t exceed more than 30 minutes or so, you can pass the afternoon in the Rose Garden on the side of the building, perfect for having tea or desert.
16 Rue Chaptal, 75009
Musée national Gustave Moreau
This is an art museum dedicated to the art painter Gustave Moreau
Located in the home of the painter himself, the apartment preserves the style and feeling of a nineteen-century residence. Moreau’s atelier is upstairs. The impressive staircase is a notorious symbol of the museum. Both drawings and paintings are presented, and some still remain unfinished; showing the artist’s process. This museum is one of the lesser known in Paris, and is definitely worth a visit !
14 rue de La Rochefoucauld, 75009