Sandra's Guide to Paris

1. Baguettes at Poilâne

When in France, you can find my favorite bakery on the Rue Cherche-Midi. Poilâne shares its neighborhood with the Barefoot Contessa's Parisian apartment, testament in itself that they have
 the best bread!

2. French antiques

In French, brocante means flea market. Though there are many to choose from, I always head to the Foire de Chatou. It's namesake comes from the market's tradition of roasting a pig on site.

3. Dinner at L'Entrecôte

Located in St. Germain, L'Entrecôte is a must for dinner. Don't be deterred by the long line; it's absolutely worth the wait! After you are seated, you're served a basket of bread and a bottle of wine. There is no menu! Everyone is served their famous steak frites.

4. Coco Chanel's apartment

Located at 31 Rue de Cambon, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's private apartment rests above the company's flagship boutique. Her apartment was preserved after her death in 1971, and the iconic staircase that held many of her fashion shows is open for visitors to explore.

5. Coffee at Café di Flore

Not too far from L'Entrecôte, Café di Flore is one of the oldest coffee shops in Paris. It is famous for its noteworthy regulars such as Pablo Picasso.


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