Born in Paris but raised in the Caribbean and in the South of France, Margaux came back to her birth place in 2008. She studied Art History at the École du Louvre and is passionate about contemporary creators. She loves to write, read, and eat, and she spends way too much time in galleries and museums. She currently works as a social media manager and content editor. She shares her love for Paris on her Instagram account @margauxbrugvin.
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO PARIS IN THE FIRST PLACE?
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH PARIS?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT PARIS IN GENERAL?
ARE THERE ANY OF ASPECTS OF PARIS THAT YOU DISLIKE?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DAYDREAMING SPOT IN PARIS?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PARISIAN MOVIE SCENE?
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE FRENCH AUTHORS?
IF PARIS WERE A SONG?
- Sightseeing: I’m not really into Impressionism so I rarely go to Orsay. If there is only one museum to visit in Paris, I would definitely say it’s the Louvre. I would recommend the sumptuous apartment Napoléon III and the Chardin’s paintings rather than the crowded Mona Lisa room. Pick the periods of Art History you like the most on the map because you could spend days in the museum! Also, I love the Centre Pompidou and the Palais de Tokyo. Even if you’re not into Modern Art, the view from the top floor of the Centre Pompidou is worth the visit. The Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by architect Frank Gehry, is stunning and the exhibitions rarely disappoint. And finally, check out the events in the Grand Palais, the Grande Verrière is unforgettable.
- Stroll: If you have only one day in Paris, you should definitely have a long walk from the Jardin du Luxembourg to the North of Le Marais. Wander in the streets of the Quartier Latin, make sure to cross the river on the Pont de l’Archevêché in between the two islands on the Seine, get lost in the quartier Saint Paul, have a coffee on the place Sainte Catherine and head over to the Carreau du Temple. In my opinion you’ll have seen most of the prettiest places in Paris.
- Cocktail bars: I’m more into a glass of wine on a nice terrace than in cocktail bars but I do like to sip a fresh mix from La Candelaria once in a while!
- Restaurants: Definitely the Chateaubriand if you’re into high gastronomy. Otherwise, there are too many choices to pick only a few favorites! The last restaurant I’ve tasted and loved is Les Vinaigriers. If you’re on a budget, go to the Bouillon Julien, their motto is “everything is good, beautiful, and cheap,” and it’s true!
- Gigs: There’s a place called La Gare in the north of Paris where you can listen to good jazz for free. It’s in an abandoned station of the Petite Ceinture. Beautiful during summertime!
- Experience: You don’t need much to fall in love with the city. A long stroll and a café terrace to write read and do some people watching is the perfect Parisian experience to me!
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