Things to do in Paris this Spring

Paris comes to life in the springtime. With delicate pink cherry blossoms and other buds bringing color to the lingering grey sky, the public parks begin to fill and on sunny days the rooftop bars are where it's at. Going to Paris this Spring? We asked most stylish girlfriends where to go.

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Pink Mama

Pink Mama is an ultra-cool authentic Italian trattoria and the latest by the Big Mamma Group. Located in Pigalle, in a pink tiled building, it's instantly recognizable by the people lining up at the door- go for dinner and combine with a killer cocktail in their underground speakeasy.

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YC Café

Yann Couvreur's philosophy? Bringing haute couture to the world of Parisian patisseries. With some of the best millefeuilles in town and famous blackcurrant and chestnut éclairs, he's an Instagrammer's dream and has just opened a new location, inside Galeries Lafayette Gourmet, a short walk from the Paris Opéra.

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Savvy insiders are calling it 'the best new place in Paris.' Serving South American-inspired tapas, alongside rather well concocted cocktails, it's the type of place you'll want a long meal with friends. Situated in Châtelet/Les Halles, 1er.

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Le Perchoir

Perfect for Sunday afternoon sips, this ever-trendy rooftop bar in the Marais offers charming views across Paris (including a killer one of the Sacré-Coeur). Go for sunset and see the whole city aglow below.

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Just round the corner from The Four Seasons, this new light flooded hotel (with interiors by Phillips Starke) is set to open this Spring. With terraces, a rooftop vegetable patch, it's from Evok, the group behind the cool hotel Le Nolinski, and it's set to be a new hotspot.

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Martin Margiela Exhibit

Go see the major first retrospective in Paris devoted to Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela. Featuring over 100 designs, house archives and special installations, it offers a unique insight into the thought process of a man who remains the creator without a face.

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Eiffel Tower

A picture of the Eiffel Tower, amidst blush pink cherry blossom, is Instagram gold. Head to the corner of the Avenue Gustave Eiffel and Allée Adrienne Lecouvreur for a great bloom angle. Then grab lunch with a panorama city view at the Michelin-starred Le Jules Verne.

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Grands Boulevards Hotel

The second Paris-based hotel from the collective behind Experimental Group opened in January. Close to Faubourg Poissonnière’s hip restaurants, the 50 bedroom hotel is beautifully styled by Dorothée Meilichzon and the perfect spot for a cocktail and cool design hit.

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Restaurant Derrière

From the owners of the instantly recognizable Sketch in London, you arrive at Restaurant Derrière through an unmarked entrance on Rue des Gravilliers. Opening into a courtyard, and an eclectic apartment, you can eat and drink wherever you like - in the salon, the dining room, the terrace or even the bedroom.

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Lounging on a sage-green deckchair in Jardin du Luxembourg is a Paris spring essential. The biggest park in Paris, covering a massive 22.5 hectares (55.6 acres), it's famed for its calm atmosphere. Go walk the lawns, fountains, flowerbeds, model sailboats, and tree-lined promenades.

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