Atelier BLANCHE is the dynamic French duo combining minimalist design, a sense of proportion and sensitivity that gives each design its unique character. Anastasia and Pamela are dedicated to French know-how, working with the best craftsmen to create pieces of exceptional quality. Only precious fabrics are used including silk crepe, silk satin, organza, Calais lace for a fashion-forward, yet timeless aesthetic. You can see information on their stunning collection HERE.
To celebrate our collaboration with Atelier Blanche at Carte Blanche Bride, I asked Pamela and Anastasia - the BLANCHE founders - to share their favourite spots to visit in Paris, with you.
I am definitely adding a few of these to my list, as not even I have been to all of these places!
Enjoy! Anastasia xo
Pamela + Anastasia - founders of Atelier BLANCHE
"Paris is really a magical city, full of life and at every crossroad you can find a gem."
First of all a little culture with the museums and art galleries which are really small architectural, cultural and artistic jewels. But art in Paris is not only found in museums. In fact, it is everywhere: look up from time to time, you may have some surprises :) La Maison européenne de la photographie - 4e To learn more about artistic photography and its history.
L’Institut du Monde Arabe - 16e To discover the Arab world and its cultural and spiritual values
Le Palais Galliera - 16e If you want to learn more about the history of clothing and La Haute Couture
La Fondation Louis Vuitton - 16e A place dedicated to modern and contemporary art
La Fondation Pinault - 1e To stroll between architecture and contemporary art
Le Musée Bourdelle - 15e To learn more about the artist Antoine Bourdelle, take a tour of his apartments, workshops and gardens transformed into a museum
Le Musée des Arts Forains - 12e To discover a collection of 19e and 20e century entertainment objects
Le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature - 3e This museum exposes the relationship between man and animal through the ages
Le Palais de Tokyo - 16e If you don't go there for its modern and art collection, you can go there to appreciate its architecture.
Le Jeu de Paume - 8e In the heart of the Jardin des Tuileries, you can find an art center dedicated to French heritage
TERRACES, CAFES, RESTAURANTS
Obviously, the must-see places in Paris are the terraces, cafés and restaurants. You can choose it according to your desires (salty or sweet), your favorite district (calm or full of life) and even the style (chic or artistic)...
Restaurant Les Pâtes Vivantes - 1e To discover the real Chinese noodles.
Restaurant Maison Sauvage - 6e If you are looking for a good Parisian brunch
Restaurant L’Avant Comptoir du Marché - 6e For an aperitif with small bouchées
Restaurant Le Moulin de la Vierge - 2e To enjoy a perfect croissant or a typical Parisian lunch
Restaurant Daroco - 2e For a good pizza in the former store of Jean-Paul Gaultier
Terrasse de l’hôtel Grand Amour - 10e A moment out of time for lunch
Terrasse de l’hôtel Le Hoxton - 2e To have a drink in the center of Paris
Terrasse L’hôtel Particulier Montmartre - 18e Find a small piece of countryside in the middle of Paris
Bar Le Hasard Ludique - 18e Enjoy an early evening drink on the rails of the Petite Ceinture
Bar L’épicier - 3e Nestled behind a grocery store, L'Épicier invites you to experience a journey to the Orient
DISTRICTS (Les Arrondissements)
In Paris, the pleasure of walking resides in the fact that each district, arrondissement, has its own style ! From one street to the next, you can go from a bucolic and calm neighborhood to a trendy street full of life.
Le Marais - 3e & 4e A historic district of Paris ideal for a walk
La Cité Florale et la Butte aux Cailles - 13e To stroll in small flowery streets
La place de Furstenberg - 6e One of the most romantic places in Paris, to discover at nightfall for an atmosphere full of charm
La Galerie Vivienne - 1e Discover a historical gallery with a fashion, architectural and Parisian spirit.
Les Batignolles and all its hidden streets - 17th Pour découvrir un village au cœur de Paris : petites impasses fleuries, marché local, boulangerie typique...