- 23, Jul 2020
- Theatre in Paris exclusives
- Aysha Ferullo
With the lifting of confinement restrictions in Paris, we now have more freedom to explore the city and experience it for what it does best: providing us with the art and culture we so crave. Paris is truly a city of inspiration, and we’re delighted that we're able to immerse ourselves in all that it has to offer once more. It truly is to be a season like no other, and as the streets are less busy this summer, it's entirely yours to enjoy. Today, we’ve rounded up how you can best enjoy Paris in the coming weeks.
Fuel up for the day ahead
Starting the day off with the perfect brunch is bound to set you up for a successful journey through the city. One of our favourite places to go for a chilled out, mid-morning munch is Loulou. It’s regarded as one of the best brunch spots in the city, meaning it’s usually bursting with hungry travellers, but now is the perfect opportunity to enjoy it like never before! With the reduced number of tourists in Paris, you’ll be able to skip the queues, even on a weekend. Located just off of Boulevard Saint-German, you’re starting your day right in the city centre if you pay a visit to this key spot.
Loulou will also put you a stone’s throw away from the Sainte-Chapelle, one of Paris’ most celebrated locations. We are proud partners of the Sainte-Chapelle concert series, a spectacle open to audiences this summer in Paris. We recommend you pay a visit to the beautiful church and consider attending the breath-taking concert series! For more information, head on over to our website.
For any vegan/vegetarian friends out there, we also recommend Soya, another one of our favourite spots for brunch in the city. Located in the 11th district of Paris, it’s right on the cusp of République, one of our favourite neighbourhoods.
Pop to the shops
The Parisian shopping scene is truly second to none, and we're thrilled to be able to experience it once more. As long as you’ve got a mask and sanitiser handy, there’s nothing to stop you from safely getting stuck in. Our favourite places to shop until we drop are Boulevard Haussmann and Place de la Madeline. Galeries Lafayette and Printemps are two lavish department stores that are bound to satisfy your every shopping desire. What’s also special about this area is that it’s home to Les Arcades, which are essentially covered passageways decorated with luxury boutiques, an opportunity to find and take home truly valuable pieces to remember your time in Paris.
Located near The Louvre, you’re also in perfect distance of visiting the monument yourself, something we highly recommend during this period due to the decrease in tourists. Click here to see which other monuments we recommend visiting this summer!
Have lunch with a star
Still hungry? Consider having lunch with one of our favourite Parisian comedians, Julie Collas. Julie is the star of the hilarious one-woman show Oh My God She’s Parisian and we’ve partnered with her to grant you the opportunity to dine with the star herself. Julie will prepare you a traditional Parisian lunch in her apartment, where you’ll be able to have a chat and ask her all of your burning questions about what it truly means to be a Parisian. You’ll then have VIP access to her show, along with a complimentary glass of champagne. It’s certainly dining in style! Check out our website for more details.
Interested in more VIP experiences? Have a read of this blog post.
See a Show
If you’re wanting to spend your afternoon immersed in theatrical activity, we’ve got just the thing for you. Contact is a new, outdoor theatre experience that will enable you to literally be immersed in the heart of the spectacle’s action. Follow the gripping story through the streets of Paris on this app-based experience, uniquely tailored to you. It’s truly the perfect way to enjoy the theatre in Paris this summer without risking your safety or the safety of others. It’s entirely anglophone friendly, so language won't be a barrier either! You’re unlikely to experience anything else like it. We’ve proudly partnered with this show to bring you tickets, so head on over to our website if you want to find out more.
Soak up The Seine
Another way to let the afternoon gently pass you by is to have a stroll or a cycle along the Seine. Our favourite river currently runs through Paris with far fewer people dotted along it, so it’s the perfect opportunity to take it in in all its tranquillity.
If you’re looking for more things to do outdoors in Paris this summer, click here.
Dinner with a view
After a long day strutting the Parisian streets, a sit-down dinner is greatly necessary, so why not dine with a view? Le Perchoir is one of our favourite spots in the city to enjoy a meal, and it’s bound to offer a truly unforgettable experience. You’ll be able to eat under the stars and gaze out at the beautiful veins of the city as you’ve never seen them before. It’s recommended that you book in advance, so head on over to their website and have a browse for yourself!
See another show
If you’re in the mood for some classical theatre to end your day, we suggest you take a trip to the Théâtre de la Huchette and watch the works of Eugene Ionesco in the flesh. The Lesson and The Bald Soprano are both on the agenda, separated by a short interval, so you’ll be able to enjoy an evening full of classical drama at its finest. What better way to celebrate the return of the theatre than by paying a visit to this charming location? It only houses 85 guests, making for a uniquely intimate experience you’re unlikely to forget. Head on over to our website for more information.
Extra tip: Any French speakers, or fanatics of French cinema, will be thrilled to learn that the Cinématheque is screening classic films every evening until the end of August. See your all-time favourites as they were originally projected for a truly unforgettable experience!