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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cemetery
“The nearby Père Lachaise Cemetery, known widely as the place where Jim Morrison is buried, is filled with the tombs of so many famous people that it's best to get a map just before you enter so you will be sure to see everything you want to see.”
  • 1058 locals recommend
Park
“It makes you work out a little (too many stairs) but it's worth it, beautiful view and cute bars.”
  • 554 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Cosy place, good vibes, tasty food and amazing outdoor options on summer time !”
  • 561 locals recommend
Plaza
“Every day, except Monday, you'll find EVERYTHING you need in the fresh air market (in the morning only) and in the covered market (for fish and meat).”
  • 488 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“People cross all the city to come to this 5 minute walk from the appartment bar ! One of the only rooftop in Paris. pretty expensive but it's a must go when the sun shines.”
  • 385 locals recommend
Hotel
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“A hotel with a pizzeria, a restaurant, a bar with a terrasse and even a rooftop on sunny days. Prices are a bit expensive but the atmosphere is cool.The decor is designed by Philippe Stark ”
  • 262 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
Bar
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“Good for reasonably priced drinks and people watching. This is a local hotspot that's super popular with Parisians. ”
  • 217 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is our neighborhood! It's lively and pretty, full of surprises. Spend time walking around, enjoying its cafés and restaurants, exploring its parks and scenic side streets. ”
  • 165 locals recommend
Music Venue
“La Maroquinerie's former life as a leather factory is little in evidence these days. It's now a bright café and bar in competition with La Bellevilloise, with a coveted downstairs concert venue that hosts the odd literary debate and a wealth of cool music acts. It's home to the Inrocks Indie Club nights, but there are still traces of its world music roots. The food is excellent - you can eat your way through the menu quite reasonably for around €25 - and wine sourced from across France starts at €3 a glass. The interior, with exposed brick, is cosy, and in summer chirpy locals invade the shaded terrace.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Dive into the spirit of Belleville. Meet the locals. Enjoy a spectacular view on Paris, the Eifell towel and many more. Tip : perfect for the sunday brunch, having a drink in the evening, or for a romantic view of the sunset.”
  • 190 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“A clean and simple modern restaurant with an open kitchen, Little Hanoï is a breath of fresh asian air. Delicately scented dishes arrive on your table still steaming, fresh out of the oven and free from MSG – huge salads, bo bun, pho, beef with onions and much more. There are some nice touches, like the mint leaves in the water carafe, and the excellent egg rolls and deep-fried prawns that can be ordered by the piece (€1 and €0.90), and dishes costs around €10, with rice and vegetables included. There is a price, however: patience. You can’t reserve, so you’ll may have to queue, locals love to go there :) Monday to saturday, lunch and diner”
  • 183 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Independent Movie Theater. All films in original version. Subtitled in French of course. Special sessions for kids on week-end mornings.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Nice italian restaurant! No bookings so you need to go there early to book and then have a drink just in a bar next to it if you want to eat later !”
  • 140 locals recommend
Bar
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“Casual French cafe with patio dining serving traditional fare in stylish, airy environs. Friendly good value and tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great happy hour drink. This bistrot is a drinking institution of the neighborhood. Outdoor seating. Live music some evenings.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“My favorite thai restaurant in Paris. There is often a line outside, so best to either go early or late, and avoid weekends and rainy days. But it's worth it, because everything is absolutely delicious, and seems very authentic (I've never been to Thailand, so I can't be sure). It's a very busy restaurant but the staff is usually very friendly and efficient. ”
  • 142 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Cosy place, good vibes, tasty food and amazing outdoor options on summer time !”
  • 561 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“People cross all the city to come to this 5 minute walk from the appartment bar ! One of the only rooftop in Paris. pretty expensive but it's a must go when the sun shines.”
  • 385 locals recommend
Hotel
“A hotel with a pizzeria, a restaurant, a bar with a terrasse and even a rooftop on sunny days. Prices are a bit expensive but the atmosphere is cool.The decor is designed by Philippe Stark ”
  • 262 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Septime is the best French restaurant, and certainly one of the best in the world. ”
  • 218 locals recommend
Music Venue
“La Maroquinerie's former life as a leather factory is little in evidence these days. It's now a bright café and bar in competition with La Bellevilloise, with a coveted downstairs concert venue that hosts the odd literary debate and a wealth of cool music acts. It's home to the Inrocks Indie Club nights, but there are still traces of its world music roots. The food is excellent - you can eat your way through the menu quite reasonably for around €25 - and wine sourced from across France starts at €3 a glass. The interior, with exposed brick, is cosy, and in summer chirpy locals invade the shaded terrace.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dive into the spirit of Belleville. Meet the locals. Enjoy a spectacular view on Paris, the Eifell towel and many more. Tip : perfect for the sunday brunch, having a drink in the evening, or for a romantic view of the sunset.”
  • 190 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“A clean and simple modern restaurant with an open kitchen, Little Hanoï is a breath of fresh asian air. Delicately scented dishes arrive on your table still steaming, fresh out of the oven and free from MSG – huge salads, bo bun, pho, beef with onions and much more. There are some nice touches, like the mint leaves in the water carafe, and the excellent egg rolls and deep-fried prawns that can be ordered by the piece (€1 and €0.90), and dishes costs around €10, with rice and vegetables included. There is a price, however: patience. You can’t reserve, so you’ll may have to queue, locals love to go there :) Monday to saturday, lunch and diner”
  • 183 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Nice italian restaurant! No bookings so you need to go there early to book and then have a drink just in a bar next to it if you want to eat later !”
  • 140 locals recommend

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