JULIE CAILLEUX MIALET
OCCUPATION: Director of La Tour Camoufle, an antique gallery that specializes in 18th century French furniture, tapestry, and paintings. I'm also a gemologist with my own jewelry line, Les Pierres de Julie.
MY STYLE: Classic colors with high heels and a hint of craziness (colored butterfly glasses, colorful necklaces) and one of a kind pieces of jewelry.
I LOVE PARIS BECAUSE: Paris is magic. The light is beautiful. I love to cross the Seine for the fantastic view of the city.
Jardin des Tuileries
The gardener of King Louis XIV re-designed Catherine de Médici's palace grounds in the mid-1600s, creating the quintessentially French Jardin des Tuileries we know and love. In the 19th century, the park became a place to see and be seen, and remains one of the most visited parks in the city. This is due to both its pristine beauty and its location — the park is situated just outside the Louvre, making it the perfect spot to digest the museum's extensive collection (and perhaps a café au lait).READ MORE
Musée en Herbe
Even adults will enjoy this wonderfully sophisticated children’s museum. Exhibits are art-based and include interactive guides and activities for kids, and the staff engages with children, keeping them on their toes with cute stories and creative questions. Workshops are offered weekly at the museum for €10 per child. Be sure to call ahead to ask if the workshop will be led in French or in English.READ MORE
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Although physically linked to the Louvre, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is very much its own institution, focusing on accomplishments and movements within the world of decorative arts and design. Within the museum, the Atelier de Carrousel offers popular courses of study, where children under the age of 13 can develop a keen visual understanding.READ MORE
This small Japanese noodle joint offers incredible freshness and incredibly low prices for huge servings. It's an ideal lunch—cheap, quick, and consistent. And what kid doesn't love noodle soups?READ MORE
La Fontaine Gaillon
This restaurant may not be trendy, but it sure is a classic. The food is exquisite and traditional French fare, and the atmosphere is upscale but not too stuffy. Foie gras is a crowd favorite, and the service is consistently wonderful.READ MORE