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Indagare Picks: The One Place in Paris Where I Always Return

Indagare staffers have visited Paris dozens of times through the years, but there are some special places that deserve a pilgrimage on every trip. Here are the Indagare team’s most beloved spots in the City of Light, from delicious cafés and wine bars to one-of-a-kind boutiques.

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  • Île Saint-Louis, the perfect microcosm of a Parisian neighborhood, right on the banks of the Seine, home to Au Lys D’Argent (for crêpes), Berthillon (for ice cream) and the Quai de Bourbon (for picnics) ~ Melissa Biggs Bradley
  • Au Sauvignon, a wine bar with some of the best people-watching in Paris ~ Marley Blandori
  • Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Paris, where the history, ambience and cocktails are the perfect way to start any night ~ Sarah Levine
  • Huitrerie Régis for oysters, Legrand Filles et Fils for wine and Cire Trudon for candles ~ Alex Clifford
  • La Palette bistro, Place des Vosges and Mélodies Graphiques stationery shop ~ Missy Weil
  • Musée Rodin to revisit the Camille Claudel room and take a walk in the garden; La Palette for a great croque monsieur and people-watching on the terrace; Merci for vintage scarves that complete the Parisian look; and the Medici Fountain, in the Jardin du Luxembourg, for sinking into one of the iconic green-painted chairs with a good book ~ Simone Girner
  • Palace of Versailles, where there is always something new that has been restored and opened to the public, and the gardens are a dream to explore in the afternoon ~ Ried Stelly
  • Poilâne Bakery, founded in 1932 and known around the world for its special wheat breads ~Eliza Harris
  • Sainte-Chapelle, which was my grandmother’s favorite building in the world and is now one of mine ~ Emily Pariseau
  • The corner of Rue de l’Université and Avenue de la Bourdonnais, the best spot for a photo op ~ Holden Rhodes

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– Nikki Erlick on February 6, 2020

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