Carrie Anne James is a Paris-based writer and the founder of French Is Beautiful.

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Le Bar du Moulin

Bar
10 Pl. des Petits Pères, 75002 Paris, France
Le Bar du Moulin

"This cafe overlooks a 17th century basilica, nestled between the Parisian architecture that we all love. Go there for a morning coffee and a pastry or for apéro in the late afternoon or early evening — especially when it’s sunny and the light is magical. Get there before 5pm to get a table outside."

Carrie Anne JAMES

Carrie Anne James

La Belle Hortense

Bar
31 Rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75003 Paris, France
La Belle Hortense

"This book shop, cafe and wine bar has long been one of my favorite spots in Paris. I love to sit at the bar to read, eavesdrop and maybe order dinner or dessert."

Carrie Anne JAMES

Carrie Anne James

The gardens at Musée Rodin

Sculpture museum
77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
The gardens at Musée Rodin

"There are many reasons to make time for this museum while in Paris. You can go for the art, for the building (Rodin lived and worked here) or for the gardens (which have been the home of many a Dior fashion show). I often go just to have a stroll and a coffee in the gardens."

Carrie Anne JAMES

Carrie Anne James

Café de Flore

Haute french restaurant
172 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
Café de Flore

"This historical place is to be enjoyed in the early morning if one wishes to avoid the crowds and really understand how much it is still part of the fabric of its quartier. Get there early for breakfast or for a coffee and sit in the covered terrace for some authentic Parisian people-watching."

Carrie Anne JAMES

Carrie Anne James

Bibliothèque Mazarine

Library
23 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris, France
Bibliothèque Mazarine

"If you love to read or write, this is definitely the place to do. The architecture and the decor will enchant you as you sit amongst the Parisians who are also aware of this very public, yet still fairly secret, place. Created in the 17th century, it is the oldest public library in France."

Carrie Anne JAMES

Carrie Anne James

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