Sarl Castafiore

Sarl Castafiore sits tiny in its charming spot on l’Ile St. Louis. No overdone decor, condescending wait staff. Just sponged peach walls and Ed. He does everything to welcome you. For 16 years, I have made this restaurant my private dining room in Paris. With friends or alone, it has always drawn me back.

The pastas are supreme. Sauces to dream of the rest of the year. And intimate and welcoming. The Tiramisu is rated 9 on a worldwide tiramisu website rating but 10 by me. Explore Sarl Castafiore when you want to feel at home and eat wonderful food. Not to be compared with any other restaurant. Unique and I will always return there. More than once in a trip.

Parson’s Paris School of Design

Located at No. 14, Rue Letellier, Parsons Paris facilities include a gallery open to the public with student exhibitions, the Sussman Computer center, printmaking facilities, photo lab, sculpture and painting studios, as well as classrooms for Liberal Studies and Design Marketing courses.

The facilities include a fully equipped color and black and white darkroom, and generous studio space to accommodate courses in painting, drawing and printmaking. A recent investment in technology has resulted in fully outfitted computer lab, the site of classes at all levels in graphics, and multi-media arts.

Parts of the buildings are “ateliers,” or studios dating to the last century. The atmosphere of the old Parisian work spaces in the skylit studios is a unique place to study art.

Address:
14 Rue Letellier
Paris

Carrousel du Louvre

The Carrousel du Louvre is the shopping mall in the Louvre, mere steps away from the Tuillerie gardens. Large displays of art for sale are here, with organized fashion shows from time to time. A wonderful place to absorb the ever-changing Parisian art scene when visiting town, and the Louvre.

Info:
The Boutiques of the Carrousel du Louvre are near the Metro stops Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre and the Tuileries. Open daily except Sundays. Parking is available.

Address:
99, rue de Rivoli
Paris 75001