Paris – 5 Feel Good Addresses in Paris

Happy Friday to all of you. I hope you are all feeling great and better than I did this week.

I have survived one of the worst flu’s of my life. I don’t remember ever having the flu before where I didn’t get out of bed for 3 days and had temperatures soaring through the ozone layer and then plummeting to the Antartic.

So I feel like doing something nice for myself and thought I would share some addresses in Paris that don’t cost a fortune but put that little skip back in our step and a little shine in our eyes.

1. Bar A Chignon

Hell, I have always wanted a messy, sexy French chignon that I see my wonderful hair and make-up artist Veronique give to some of my beautiful portrait subjects (see above). Well, Vero isn’t available tonight but hey there is a Chignon Bar just down the road where for 20 Euro’s you get a quick Chignon for Friday night! LURRVVEE IT..

Bar à chignon au Salon de coiffure Marianne Gray
52, rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris 6e
Tel : 01 46 33 72 32.

2. Popelini

I love my food and for 4 days I have barely touched a piece of toast so I can always tell when I am on the mend because my hunger comes back and for some reason I just keep thinking about those ‘Choux’ balls down at Popelini. Little mouthfuls of flavour creme like mini bites of an eclair.


29, Rue Debelleyme

Paris 75004


3. Massage

Massagggggggggggggggeee… If I could have one everyday I would. Francesco bought me an hour and a half oil massage at the Thai home spa for my birthday and it was the perfect present. I might indulge in a foot massage today or two!

Thai Home Spa

68, Rue de la Verrerie

Paris 75003


4. Mariage Freres

I almost live in front of this lovely shop but I rarely go and sit in their tea salon out the back and have a beautifully brewed cup of tea. But when I do this I feel like I am a ‘lady’ (doesn’t happen often) in an exotic world in eastern India with white linen napkins and fruit scones. Currently loving the ‘Madame Butterfly’ tea.

MarIage Freres

30 Rue du Bourg Tibourg

Paris 75004


5. Musee Jacquemart-Andre’

Seeing an exhibition for me is a treat, kind of like having a foot massage or certainly an inspiration massage. I love to go to some of the smaller quieter museums in Paris and in my current mode the Musee Jacquemart-Andre would be perfect. A beautiful mansion in the 8th houses a private collection of some of the worlds biggest artists and has the prettiest tea salon to boot! Currently showing the lovely paintings of Eugene Boudin.

Musee Jacquemart-Andre’

158, boulevard Haussmann

75008 PARIS

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27 Responses to Paris – 5 Feel Good Addresses in Paris

  1. Vicki Archer says:

    Sorry you have been so unwell…:(
    Have a better weekend and sending lots of love… xxv

  2. Giselle Rowe says:

    Perfect, perfect, perfect!
    They all sound so wonderful, a pity I am a world away.

    I am glad you are feeling better and hope you are back to full strength soon.

    Giselle xoxox

  3. Carla, I am so very sorry to hear that you have been so terribly sick! Whatever this new flu virus is, it sure is a mean one.

    Sending good energy for you to be on the mend and stay on it!!!
    With a warm hug,

  4. hum . if I had only known you were floating between ozone and antartic.. I would have…
    from your list, I have experienced the Jacquemart – André and wholeheartedly agree

  5. Loved your list of places + Feel better soon sending you warm hugs for this weekend.

  6. Oh, that yucky flu, so glad to hear you are on the mend Carla. The worse is that you are sick for days then never seem to lose weight after all that suffering! Such a lovely list of ways to spoil yourself in Paris………..starting with a flight to Paris, right? Love to you and handsome guy, hope you were better for some Valentines Day kissing. XX00

  7. Carolyn Menadue says:

    Glad to hear that the hunger pangs mean you are on the mend!! You are a girl after my own heart. Just love your 5 Feel Good Addresses. C xx

  8. Krista says:

    So sorry you’ve felt so terrible! Ugh, that flu sounds just ghastly. Truly hoping you get healed up very soon. I love these different ideas of spoiling ourselves! I’ve never been to any of them but would love to try them out next time I’m in Paris. Wonderful. :-)

  9. Sharlene says:

    Love a massage also – Wish I was over there to experience those lovely pleasures also. Glad you are on the mend xx

  10. Sounds like you had it really bad…yep, time for some serious pampering! xoxo

  11. Catherine says:

    I’ve been enjoying this site for a short while – lovely tips from my favourite city. Sorry to hear you’ve caught the dreaded flu. It takes so much out of you. Bon courage! Xcatinitaly

  12. Sorry you’ve been under the weather, Carla. I have a friend who’s been knocked around with a rotten bout. As for massages, one of my very favourite things. If I had a live-in masseur, I’d be a contented sausage. Enjoy catching up on some eating now that you’re feeling sparkier!

  13. Mary Jo says:

    Carla, so sorry to hear you’ve been down with the flu–hopefully you’re on the mend for good. I had the same kind of thing flying home from London, truly awful and lasted for weeks on and off. Hopefully yours won’t be so severe. Love all your pretty suggestions, truly some good ways to lift the spirits!

    xo Mary Jo

  14. Such a great post, Carla! Love these recommendations.

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