#AdventuresOfAnthro: Get Lost in Paris with Veron Zee

“Where should we go?” is a question often posed and one rarely answered with ease. Grapple with the pros and cons of a destination for long enough and poof, the joy of adventure is gone. Thankfully, avid traveller and French photographer Veron Zee reminds us that often enough, the best places are right under our noses.

“Travelling opens up my mind and makes me feel connected” says Veron, who takes us on a trip to Paris. From the grandeur of Versailles to hidden gems tucked away in the heart of the city, consider your checklist ticked and your itinerary full.

What to Pack

“Always carry a camera to capture the beauty you encounter. And travel light. It’s a good excuse for shopping! I tend to wear layers whilst on the move such as a maxi dress, straw hat and blazer to throw on in the evenings.”

Best Time of Year to Visit

“The summer months are always busier and more expensive in France. Visit in the spring (April to June) or the autumn (September to November). There are far less tourists and it’s more affordable.”

Where to Stay

“If you want to wake up looking at the best view of the city, I recommend Hôtel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel. Literally a stone’s throw away from the city’s most famous monument, you can eat your breakfast whilst taking in its beauty.”

Where to Sightsee

“Paris is full of culture. Some might tell you to avoid the tourist spots but I like to get lost in the Musée du Louvre or sail down the Seine River enjoying dinner on the Bateaux Parisiens.”

Where to Eat

“If you want great food head to Roxie, a restaurant inspired by Roxie Hart from the musical Chicago. The food is to die for and the interiors are very Wes Anderson. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch some of the live music.”

Where to Drink

 The Little Red Door is one of Paris’ coolest cocktail bars. Try their Con-Tiki cocktail which is made from rum and pineapple syrup.”

Where to Dance

“Concrete in Paris is a definite must-see, it’s located on three levels and is a boat that’s been docked on the Seine since 2011. La Machine du Moulin Rouge has a great atmosphere and is a nightclub meets concert hall.”

Where to Wander

 “Walk along the Seine and then jump on a train and wander Versailles. The beautiful gardens and architecture are not to be missed.”

Where to Photograph

“My favourite thing to capture in Paris is the ‘sinking house’ in Montmartre. It feels like another world.”

Where to Shop

“Stylish boutiques are around every corner in Paris. But for different brands under one roof, pay Galeries Lafayette or Printemps a visit.”

Best off-the-beaten-track Gem

“Most people visit Montmartre for its cafes, shops and night life but Le Clos Montmartre is its best kept secret. The only working vineyard in Paris since the 1930’s, it’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle and plunges you straight into the country.”

Wherever your next trip takes you, take us with you: #AdventuresOfAnthro