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Article: Nicky’s Travel Guide: Paris l’edition

Nicky’s Travel Guide: Paris l’edition

Nicky’s Travel Guide: Paris l’edition

Calexico Director Nicky Charman travels to Paris at least once a year for buying trips and to rendezvous with upcoming designers and brand creatives hoping to win over an Australian audience.
It’s not all work and no play though! In true French style, Nicky and the team always make time for food, fun and exploration.
Here’s an abridged list of winners when you’re looking for places to eat, stay and stay well.   



Hotel Bachaumont, 18 Rue Bachaumont 75002 
“Contemporary design hotel hidden in the heart of Paris. You’ll find it on a narrow street in the Montorgueil area – one of the city’s most lively and typically Parisian neighbourhoods.”
Hotel 9Confidentiel, 58 Rue du Roi de Sicile 75004
“Elegant and poetic digs in the Marais district with a look and feel dreamed up by designer Philippe Starck.”

Soho House Paris, 45 Rue la Bruyère 75009
“Beautiful bedrooms in the trés cool former red-light district of Pigalle. You don’t have to be a Soho House member. Non-members can access accommodation by adding a Soho Friends membership when booking.”
Hotel Les Bains, 7 Rue du Bourg-l'Abbé 75003
“Historic bathhouse turned incredible boutique hotel in a neighbourhood where there’s a lot going on in terms of food, bars and shopping.”




La Poule au Pot, 9 Rue Vauvilliers 75001 
“Classic French fun in central Paris recently overhauled by Michelin-starred chef Jean-François Piège.”

Le Mary Celeste, 1 Rue Commines 75003
“Amazing hip restaurant and bar beloved by locals and fashion insiders.”

Brasserie Lipp, 151 Bd Saint-Germain 75006
“Upbeat eatery across the road from Café de Flore serving French favourites with a classic interior of mirrors and decorative tiles.” 

Pink Mamma, 20bis Rue de Douai 75009
“Get your pizza and pasta in this light-filled trattoria with glass ceiling in Pigalle.” 

LouLou, 107 Rue de Rivoli 75001
“For lunch after the Louvre, everyone loves this elegant restaurant in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.”

Le Bistrot Paul Bert, 18 Rue Paul Bert 75011
“Bistro at its best with a cute dining room and delicious steak frites, andouillette, soufflé and tarte tatin.” 





Rose Bakery, 46 Rue des Martyrs 75009

“My go-to for a healthy breakfast and coffee.”

Café Kitsuné, various locations around town

“French-Japanese lifestyle brand doing exceptionally good coffee.”






Hoy Paris, 68 Rue des Martyrs 75009

“Love the vibe of this yoga and wellness hotel yoga serving up delicious plant-based meals.”

Studio Rituel, 16 Rue de la Grande Chaumiere 75006
“Recover from your flight at this yoga and Pilates destination, which also does Xtend Barre and Gyrotonic classes involving fluid movement and targeted stretches.” 

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