Île Saint-Louis at dusk (Christmas lights and holiday ambiance) – Plus some fun shopping locations & unusual facts about this island in the middle of Paris.
I am still laughing over my intro – my sentence structure in English is horrible these days. Franglais brain!
@letiquette.paris – for great organic and natural wines. Say hi to Hervé and Elaine for me!
@pierrehermeofficial recently moved onto the island. They make my fav macarons!
@le_saint_regis_paris and @lefloreenlile are great casual dining options with views of Pont Saint Louis and Notre Dame.
@78isl is a wonderful clothing store on the island that is affordable and offers French brands.
La Ferme Saint-Aubin – the island’s go-to cheese monger! Franck will also vacuum seal your choices for the plane ride home.
And across from the cheese shop is @noir_coffeeshop , a cozy coffee shop option on the island. There’s additional tables in the basement.
@fleuryan_paris is an organic shop & option for picking up picnic goodies – they have some ready made items, fresh yogurt, cheeses, charcuterie, produce, and wine. It’s a one-stop shop!
Chef @alain_pegouret alain_pegouret is also the owner of @lesergentrecruteurparis a one-star Michelin restaurant on the island. Reservations can be booked through their website.
And let us not forget a classic @berthillon_officiel ice cream! At Christmas time, they offer ice cream yule logs (Bûche de Noël).
Île Saint-Louis fun facts:
In the Middle Ages, its inhabitants were cows, a pasture area for the herd of the canons of Notre-Dame. It also serves as a warehouse for the construction of boats.
Throughout the 17th century, parliamentarians, magistrates, and financiers wanted to have private mansions on the banks of the Seine. Under the direction of the architect Louis le Vau, the stunning Hôtel Lambert (recently sold for $226 million) and Hôtel de Lauzun (public tours are held by RDV about once a month) was constructed.
What are the inhabitants of Île Saint-Louis in Paris called?
The Ludovisiens (or Ludoviciens)!
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