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Best things to do in Paris

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cemetery
“Emblematic monument of Paris. - Stunning view on Paris - It is the largest cemetery in the city with 44 hectares. With more than 3.5 million visitors annually, it is the most visited necropolis in the world. - Crowds of celebrities are resting there; Molière, Jean de La Fontaine, Honoré de Balzac, Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Eluard, Oscar Wilde, Jean Racine, Alphonse Daudet, Marcel Proust, Allan Kardec. Frédéric Chopin, Édith Piaf, Yves Montand, Alain Bashung, Jim Morrison, Mano Solo, Henri Salvador, Gilbert Bécaud, Georges Moustaki, Michel Petrucciani, Maria Callas. Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Marie Trintignant, Pierre Dac, Pierre Desproges, Sarah Bernhardt, Marcel Camus, Pierre Dac, Pierre Brasseur, Ticky Holgado.”
1042 locals recommend
Park
“Take your picnic to this beautiful park, hang out in the grass or on benches, and visit the home of Victor Hugo afterwards!”
462 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Set up near Ménilmontant Métro station and nestled in a corner of Paris that’s quickly rising to become one of the city’s hip, modern hang-outs, you’ll find La Bellevilloise. By day, it’s an art and cultural center for exhibitions, film screenings, concerts and events, with a ambiently lit café. By night, it becomes a trendy indie clubbing experience. Believe it or not, the venue was the site of Paris’s first workers’ cooperative and has been an important cultural landmark since 1877. Today, the building has two levels, a terrace and sofas to snuggle on with friends.”
558 locals recommend
Park
“Take rue de Bellevilleto clime up to this viewpoint over Paris. Busy streetlife, people from all over the world, trendy bars, chinese shops, no tourist around…”
548 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Just one of the best rooftoop bars in Paris. A very cool bar with great drinks and an outstanding view. When it's sunny and warm in Paris, great place to go with friends or whoever and have a bottle of rose, stay till late and watch the sunset. Drinks are decent, and fairly priced. They serve very good cocktails.”
382 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Walk or ride a bike along this romantic canal. It's popular place to go shopping for excletic fashion items, to have a drink in one the hip bars, cross one of the bridges like Amelie did in the eponymous movie.”
464 locals recommend
Plaza
“Every day, except Monday, you'll find EVERYTHING you need in the fresh air market as well as the covered market.”
489 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Find the decoration of your futur flat or presents in this amazing concept stores 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris – www.merci-merci.com * * *”
360 locals recommend
Plaza
“Historical and social center of the city; this place is the epicentre of almost everything that happens in the city; from gay pride to all kind of demonstrations.”
190 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Speakeasy - go at the end of the taqueria and push the door. Carefull its a very small bar!”
245 locals recommend
Cambodian Restaurant
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“Well know restaurant with Cambodgian street food - small and cosy, fab food but can be quite busy, which is why they have opened a second Petit Cambodge just of Republique.”
211 locals recommend
Opera House
“One of the best acoustic of the world. The main amphitheater will impressed you. It worths it both for classical as well as modern performance.”
174 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Paris' secret park in the sky, I suggest stocking up on produce at the Bastille markets, then joining up with the Promenade Plantée and walking along it before having a picnic at Jardin de Reuilly - Paul Pernin (which has sparkling water coming out of the drinking fountain!)”
244 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Septime is the best French restaurant, and certainly one of the best in the world. ”
218 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Lively street full of restaurants and bars. I avise you to go north, after the metro station "Parmentier".”
172 locals recommend
Trattoria/Osteria
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“A big trendy pizza and Italian restaurant, with exceptional products. Very affordable and crowdy ”
123 locals recommend