Paris is amongst the most beautiful cities in the world and it’s full of so many hidden gems! To get to know the neighbourhood of 7th Arrondissement which has the Eiffel Tower and its Champs de Mars, AiSPi spoke to a stylish local, Anandita Jain.
The French local gives us her take on the best restaurants and can’t miss locations of this culturally-rich area that overlooks the Seine river. This neighbourhood is designed for long romantic walks, luncheons with your girlfriends and special shopping trips. Enjoy the many landmarks, historic museums, vibrant cafes, delicious restaurants, and eccentric bars that Paris’s 7th Arrondissement Neighbourhood has to offer.
Places To Savour & Sip
For not just an amazing meal but an extraordinary experience, stop by at Gigi Paris. This special Italian restaurant with a Milanese aesthetic is infused with French allure and cuisine as well. Located on the roof of Paris’s Golden Triangle, just a walk over the bridge from the 7th Arrondissement Neighbourhood, you can enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower while eating some divine cuisine. The upstairs neighbour of the Théâtre des Champs Élysées is the perfect spot for a fashionable brunch, lunch, and even dinner with live music. With a cocktail area for aperitivo lovers and sunny cuisine, enjoy the musical atmosphere. You can even dance and sing the night away with live music performances in the evening.
A restaurant and bellini bar, the options are limitless! Gigi is faithful to the Italian way of entertaining alla grande, so the kitchen is always ready to prepare all types of dishes with fine, fresh ingredients. La dolce vita: enjoy arancini, linguine alle vongole, osso buco, vitello tonnato, and even tiramisu. Refined and generous, this restaurant cultivates an essential quality in the kitchen with the refined sense of simplicity. This is the Italian way; this is the Italian style!
For an elevated Mediterranean-inspired culinary and mixological experience with family or friends, one cannot miss Verde! This festive restaurant and bar prides itself for being in a fabulous area of the most beautiful city in the world. It is situated near Louis Vuitton, the Bulgari Hotel, and the Champs Elysées. Uncover the clever mix of flavours and senses amongst the super chic yet rustic jungle vibe of Verde. This is a meeting place where food and drinks can be shared and authentic, celebratory moments can be created. Verde’s eclectic bar area is where all of Paris, both intellectuals and fashionistas, mingle and explore amazing cocktails. From classic drinks to the most original combinations, the head barman and mixologist tends to amaze with his cutting-edge technique and avant-garde creations.
Hungry yet? Verde offers an immersive and shared experience with its visitors who can witness just how artistic the meticulously prepared each dish is. Definitely a pleasant preface to the meal that you cannot miss out on Trendy with a touch of Parisian style and always delicious, the culinary experts at Verde assure each moment here is special and an incredible memory.
Frenchie Wine Bar
From rooftop scenes to mystic hole-in-the-walls, the 7th Arrondissement Neighbourhood in Paris is home to all types of elevated restaurants. This low-key wine cafe, wine cellar, and French restaurant is the perfect spot to chill and enjoy the local flavours that have been reworked through a contemporary lens by Greg Marchand, the starred chef himself. From small portions, dishes for sharing, veggies, meat, fish, cheese, and desserts paired with local white, red, yellow, rosé wines and other international liqueurs, explore their delicious delicacies. It promises a majorly French-based exploration fused with European, American, and other international references.
Enjoy the visible kitchen view surrounded by a light wooden French aesthetic and finely plated masterpieces. The way the plates in Frenchie’s menu have been curated is simply impressive; the space and vibe, alluring. Simple yet elegant and authentic, enjoy terrines, fresh pasta, veggies that are prepared to perfection, and any flavourful dish. You can visit the wine bar alone or with friends; it is very easy-going and friendly. This free and relaxed space promises a good times.
Places To See & Experience
Being around Paris’s 7th Arrondissement Neighbourhood, means that you must visit the Eiffel Tower. After you’ve visited the top, take a lovely stroll around the park in front of this majestic landmark to really take in the views and give into the French atmosphere. Enjoy a picnic with crepes or wine in the park in front of the Eiffel Tower. If you’re keen on bringing souvenirs for your friends, there are many places where you can get trinkets.
A local secret space is the Trocadéro, situated opposite the Eiffel Tower. Climb up the stairs for an amazing view of the entire area. Here you can relax, enjoy the scenery, and snap some amazing pictures–completely worth the climb!
Palais de Tokyo
Facing Trocadéro is the legendary museum, Palais de Tokyo. This contemporary art museum is one of the largest in Europe. It’s a dynamic space which has works from some of the biggest modern artists. Beyond hosting exhibits, this one-of-a-kind space also hosts concerts. Visit this effervescent, audacious, pioneering, and creative space to understand design in a new way.
Pont de Alexandre III and Invalides
Just near the Pont de Alexandre III and Pont de Invalides, you’ll find gardens on both sides which will give you the most amazing view of the beautiful bridge that spans the Seine and the surroundings. You can enjoy the historic architecture, mesmerising details, and stunning natural gardens.
For a romantic yet relaxed date, have a picnic at the garden as you gaze upon the Parisian landscape. Visit the outdoor spot under Pont de Alexandre III, here one can have a drink with a cool perspective near the Seine.
Places To Shop Nearby
Located in the 6th Arrondissement, Yvonne Waska is a boutique that showcases handwoven raffia shoes. These shoes merge traditional crafts with modern aesthetics, turning each pair into a contemporary artistic statement.
By Marie is a luxury multi-brand located in the 8th Arrondissement. This unique chain of boutiques offers a melange of brands, including local names and well-known designers from all the world including Philippe Lim, Bode, Isabel Marant Etoile and more. Their delightful mix results in a one-of-a-kind curation that’s hard to walk away from.
Located in the 6th Arrondissement, Caulaincourt is Paris’ most beloved shoe boutique. They make customised shoes by hand, bringing each design to life through a heady mix of time tested techniques and bold creativity, resulting in a pair of shoes that defines bespoke luxury to its finest.
Written by Hannah Gabriella Armstrong Méndez
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