Pastries and Picasso in Paris

2F8A4691One of the things I was looking forward to most during our time in Paris was visiting local cafés for coffee and croissants. It’s how we began each day, and something I mastered ordering in French. On this morning, we were going to a fashion show at 11, which gave us plenty of time to meander down to the Le Marais neighbourhood, find a boulangerie and enjoy a café au lait.2F8A4687Picasso and Pastries 82F8A4686Pastries and Picasso 4Lattes in ParisPastries and Picasso 3I like to research a lot when we travel, but I didn’t plan this day. You’re only given the show locations for Paris Fashion Week shortly before the event. We decided that where ever the shows were, we would arrive early to explore the neighbourhood and find a café to sit and relax.

You can’t really go wrong in Paris, but Au Petit Versailles du Marais turned out to be an absolute gem. The interior looked like a jewel box, complete with crystal chandeliers and beautifully decorated ceiling and walls. I found out afterwards, it is created by Christian Vabret, a boulanger and pastry chef who is also the founder of a prestigious French Bakery & Pastry school. No wonder we loved it so much! Complete with a patio featuring marble tables on a quaint Parisian street, this darling café will definitely be on the top of our list next time we’re in Paris.

Picasso and Pastries 12F8A48432F8A4852After our first show, we had a few hours before our next appointment. We spotted a sign for the Picasso Museum, and immediately made a bee line to the entrance. We had wanted to visit this gallery, but decided we probably wouldn’t have time. I had forgotten it was located in this neighbourhood, so we were delighted to stumble upon it. The museum itself is a piece of art. The former Hôtel Salé was a private mansion owned by the City of Paris before it became the Museé Picasso in 1974, a year after the artist’s death. It has so many incredible pieces on display, along with wonderful details about Picasso’s life and his influences.

At the end of the day, we popped by a favourite photo spot, the Palais Royale to take a few shots. Located near the Louvre, down a cobbled street, you’ll find the yard of pretty pillars. This was one of the things I had researched and I’m so glad I did. We would have walked right by it if I hadn’t made a note.

It’s a fine balance between planning to make the most of your trip and over scheduling. On this day we struck the perfect balance – but then I think that might of been because we were in Paris.Picasso and Pastries 2

LOCATION DETAILS

Café Au Petit Versailles du Marais
1 Rue Tiron

Museé Picasso
5 Rue de Thorigny

Palais Royal
8 Rue de Montpensier

 

  • Such a cute look babe, I love the pics !

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    • Thank you! Have you been to this cafe before? It’s such a goodie. I”ll definitely go back next time we’re in Paris

  • This is such a lovely post – your photos are absolutely gorgeous! 🙂

    Layla x

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    • Thankyou so much Layla! xo

  • I love all of your pictures! It looks amazing!!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Thank you Jennifer! It was such a fun day

  • Love your photos, this post has me feeling all kinds of wanderlust x

    franklyflawless.com

    • Thanks Lady! Paris is always a good idea xo

  • Oh my gosh, pretty please can I have one of those tasty pastries!? This is a beautiful post and I adore your chic outfit; very Parisian indeed!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Thank you so much Gabrielle! You’ll have to try go next time you’re in Paris

  • Great post, thanks for sharing! 🙂
    p.s.croissants in paris are a must!

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    • I couldn’t agree more! Can’t go to Paris without having a few croissants 🙂

  • You definitely know how to hit all the hotspots in Paris for photos! That cafe seems super cute and I love the marble. Will have to bookmark it for my next trip!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • Ah, thank you Emily! I’m so glad we stumbled upon this spot. The marble tables were such a bonus 🙂

  • Looks lovely! Have a great week.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Thanks Gemma! You too xo

  • Dominique

    Ahhhh you had me at pastries! Looks like you had an amazing day, I do love pastries! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

    • Thank you Dominique! Paris is so wonderful, and they really do have the best pastries xo

  • It looks amazing! Love these photos!

    Nina
    xox
    http://www.thecrispylipstick.com

  • Oh, girl? It looks and sounds like you had such a wonderful time! Paris is so rich in history and the details in their architecture never cease to amaze me. I’m glad everything intertwined perfectly, allowing you to stop by the museum and other tourist spots in between shows. Thanks for sharing and have an amazing week ahead, beauty!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

    • Ah thank you Jalisa! It was such a magical day in Paris.
      I can’t to go back again

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Such an amazing look dear!!

    xx

    Mónica Sors

    NEW POSTS: MES VOYAGES A PARIS FASHION BLOG

    • Thank you Mónica! It was such a lovely day in Paris

  • YUMMY !
    LOOOVE PARIS Nice pics too 😉
    Happy Monday <3
    Olivia Poncelet
    http://www.oliviaponcelet.com

    • Thank you Olivia!! xo

  • LOVE that you still have photos to share from your trip. I’ll never tire of seeing Paris, pretty outfits, or pastries for that matter. And so excited for your upcoming trips too. Yay! Not sure we’re going anywhere this summer (though we’re thinking Hawaii for Xmas) but I’d love to get out for a few local adventures in the meantime. My fave!!

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    • Ahh right?! Editing these photos just makes me want to go back again. Pastries really do taste better in Paris 🙂
      I have lots of Hawaii tips – remind me next time I see you xo

  • Hillory Renkema

    Omg you really found the cutest places when you went to Paris!! I definitely need to check some of these places out!

    xo,

    H

    http://firsttimethings.com/

    • Thank you Hillory! Its such a cute cafe. A must next time you’re in Paris xo

  • I love the pictures you share from your trip to Paris. They make me miss Paris so much. Can’t wait to go back soon for café au lait and croissants. <3

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