Best table for the view: The Pain Quotidien for the view on the Palais Royal Gardens

  Le Pain Quotidien – 5 rue des Petits Champs 75001 Paris: I like going there in the afternoon to work and enjoy a nice cup of tea. Lovely place! Near the old Stock Market and the Louvre Museum, the café/restaurant has an unique view of and direct access to the Palais Royal Garden. Let the place charm you with its large windows on two oposite sides, on the dynamic Rue des Petits Champs and the beautiful garden. The two central pillars were discovered during the construction and witness the beauty of this historical building.

3 Paris institutions for a romantic dinner!

Exquisite taste with incredible attention to detail in this place full of history! Le Restaurant – L’hôtel – 13 rue des Beaux Arts – 75006 http://www.l-hotel.com/le-restaurant/le-restaurant.htm. Magic! Le Train Bleu (“The Blue Train”) is a restaurant located in the hall of the Gare de Lyon railway station and has been serving drinks and meals since 1901 –  1st floor, Gare de Lyon, Place Louis Armand, 75012 Paris http://www.le-train-bleu.com/ The oldest restaurant in Paris!  The Procope: cosy and intimate atmosphere in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. http://www.procope.com/ – 13 Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris

Last sunny days of October! What about a picnic at the foot of the Eiffel Tower?

Picnics in Paris is dedicated to creating unique dining experiences for visitors in the City of Light. Chef Justin Kent, a French-trained chef, has worked in some of the city’s best restaurants. He’s been creating romantic, gourmet picnics for couples in Paris whom are celebrating special moments such as proposals, engagements, honeymoons or anniversaries. Justin works with only same producers and everything is made fresh daily with ingredients from the local markets. He also works with a wine distributor to provide unique wines from France. http://private-homes.com/en/paris/f-service/What-about-a-picnic-at-the-foot-of-the-Eiffel-Tower

If you are in Paris this week-end (26th and 27th Sept), do not miss the Paris Garden Festival

As autumn comes to Paris, the city’s parks and gardens invite you to celebrate the beauty of nature during the Fête des Jardins (Garden Festival). For almost 20 years, this annual event has been bringing together thousands of nature-loving visitors. Explore and rediscover the green spaces of the French capital over one weekend. In total, over 150 places will be open to the public including very secret gardens which are normally not. Please check the program