Parisians walks through Moscow’s old town
Nataly Osmann

If you ever wake up on a Sunday morning with this urge inside you to just get away, just don’t be too quick to buy a ticket out of here! Moscow is an incredible city that offers so much, so many different things, that you can easily find whole streets and bars and cafes unknown, not only, by tourists but by many locals as well.

And if you’re experiencing some romantic longings as well, then this route is definitely for you! Not so solemnly awaiting the autumn to come and bring us all its glory in the face of the upcoming fashion weeks of September, I decided to seek out the most Parisian places in the very heart of Moscow. I want to dedicate this special and dear to my heart route, inspired by the changing season, to the equally special perfume that became my new signature sent - “La Petite Robe Noire Intense” by Guerlain. This wonderfully complicated elixir has so many different notes like cotton candy and bolgarian rose, bergamot zest and blueberries - exactly what you need this time of year to motivate you, to inspire your beauty and talent.


The first thing I did was go down to the Moscow river bank and straight to the Strelka bar to have my first cup of coffee and calmly sort through my itinerary, goals and dreams. From here opens up an unbelievable view of the city and the river. Beware though that this walk can turn into a very long one, this place magically lures you in and doesn’t let go.


Shopping is what the Parisienne women call a true art form. They never buy things they don’t need and only spend money if they found something worthy. My favourite places to shop are TSUM, TSVETNOY, KM 20 and the SV Moscow boutique. Guess where I found my signature perfume La Petite Robe Noire by Guerlain?


To walk through the streets of the Patriarchiy ponds is just delightful: you have the open terraces, the narrow streets and this atmosphere of a never-ending holiday around you. The best thing about this place is that you can always meet people from all over the world. Just like in the centre of Paris.


Is there anything more perfect and tastier than the impeccably light french macaron? Perhaps the Eiffel Tower. Walk right into the Laduree shop to satisfy all your sweet cravings. The most important thing here is to remember when to stop.


Next thing - movies! I love cinema and with all the theatres this city has to offer you will most definitely find the one that has showings in French with subtitles in your native language. I think the French really know their cinema, they know how to give a soul to a movie. So at any time you should be able to find something to suit your taste. If it’s not too cold outside, you could easily grab your picnic basket and head to Ermitaz or Pioner.

The best thing about this list is that you can literally walk from one point to another! You can discover the city while walking, or grab a taxi at any point if you get tired (after all it is the main form of transportation in Paris).

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