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How to spend the perfect Sunday in Paris

Sabri Beny
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At first glance, a Sunday in Paris can appear to be a little deserted.

However, behind the façade of closed signs on every corner is a bustling scene waiting to be discovered.

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The Adelaide-born founder and author of the recently launched Sundays in Paris City Guide, Yasmin Zeinab, shares her tips on how to spend the perfect Sunday in Paris.

10.00am

Boot Cafe has all your coffee needs covered. Photo: Instagram
Boot Cafe has all your coffee needs covered. Photo: Instagram

First things first, coffee! Boot Café is top of my list for a morning caffeine fix. Its owner Phil has cleverly converted this old cobblers shop into a charming space nestled in the heart of the Le Marais.

After coffee, take a stroll through the neighbourhood and make sure to stop in at Marché Les Enfants Rouges  – a small market tucked off Rue de Bretagne.

11.30am

Once a upon a time, brunch options were few and far between in Paris. Thankfully, the brunch scene has come a long way in recent years thanks to a few restaurateurs pushing the agenda.

Run by French duo Nico and Sarah, Holybelly has come to embody the Parisian brunch scene. The menu changes monthly and features brunch staples like pancakes and hash browns. These guys can do no wrong.

This place is popular and for good reason, so if you have to wait to be seated, pop across Canal Saint-Martin to Ten Belles for a second coffee before you dine.

Brunch at Holybelly Cafe. Photo: Instagram
Brunch at Holybelly Cafe. Photo: Instagram

Buvette (home to the best-ever croque monsieur) is another great spot for brunch perched up in the ninth arrondissement. For those venturing up this way, make sure to stop into KB Café – another excellent spot for coffee.

2.00pm

After brunch, take a leisurely stroll through Paris and cross the river to Shakespeare and Co for an afternoon spent in one of the most beautiful bookshops in the city.

In 2015, they took over the space next door and opened up a café, so after you’re done perusing the bookshop pop in for a coffee and treat. All the baked goodies are supplied by Bob’s Bake Shop so you know you’re in good hands.

6.00pm

For a pre-dinner drink head to Clown Bar located right next door to Cirque D’hiver, a winter circus opened by Napoléon III in 1852.

Shakespeare and co is a dreamy bookstore. Photo: Instagram
Shakespeare and co is a dreamy bookstore. Photo: Instagram

For many years the space served as a canteen for the clowns and performers of the circus before it was reopened as wine bar and restaurant in 2014.

8.00pm

Clamato is a great choice for dinner. The third venue of celebrated chefs Betran Grebeaut and Theo Pourriat, it boasts high quality food and a great atmosphere.

Enjoy a Sunday night dinner of fresh seafood.

10.00pm

End the night at Little Red Door, a cosy and lush bar with a great cocktail list and super friendly bartenders.

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