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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.

Art Museum
“this is my favorite museum in Paris and particularly when the weather is good as you can walk in its gardens while admiring Rodin statues and enjoying a drink! 25min distance by metro: line 8 from Strasbourg Saint Denis and change on Invalides with line 13, get out at Varenne.”
  • 328 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…”
  • 554 locals recommend
Opera House
“The Palais Garnier, an architectural masterpiece inaugurated in 1875 at the request of Napoleon III, is without doubt one of the most dazzling monuments in Paris. A world of elegance, not to be missed! As for the ceiling of the theatre, it boasts a 220 m² monumental painting by the artist Marc Chagall! The fresco’s modern and contemporary look is a striking contrast to the red and gold of the auditorium below. A real high point of the visit, this auditorium brings undeniable modernity to the building and contributes to making it an outstanding monument. A visit to the Palais Garnier can be undertaken independently or with a guide. Multimedia audio guides (on smartphone or iPad) are available to the public to learn more about the building and unravel its secrets. Ideal for exploring the opera house in greater depth: anecdotes, details and documents from the era make a visit even more enriching and provide a better appreciation of the exceptional scale of this lavish ‘palace’.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the ultimate ‘hipster’ venue, the culmination of canal trendiness and a self-proclaimed temple to ghetto culture. The museum and thrift shop are decorated with typewriters, old maps, and fossils (making for delightful daytime rummaging). Meanwhile two Afro-Caribbean themed bars serving up cocktails take over the night shift. It’s a guaranteed good time, although you’ll be lucky to get a spot big enough to put down your drink – the air here is thick with hipsters. The Comptoir Général also hosts music nights, as well as various educational, cultural, and charity events.”
  • 625 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“nearby is tumb of Napoleon, The park in front of Invalides, The garden of Invalides, museum of Rodin”
  • 187 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Located on the banks of the Seine at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac houses the largest permanent collection of non-Western artworks. Offering an introductory journey through the artistic traditions of Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Americas, everyone will be able to discover fascinating works from across the world. Everything is also brought together in a single immense exhibition space, creating dialog between the different continents and across centuries of artistic history.”
  • 289 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Very warm and casual atmosphere, to dance and have drinks, right next to the Buttes Chaumont. Often old music, it depends, really fun poace. Lots of Parisians love this place...”
  • 591 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Not far away from the flat, another place to discover many bars and restaurants, see youth parisian life.”
  • 466 locals recommend
Museum
“Our French Mme Tussaud, very beautiful building with beautiful surroundings ”
  • 203 locals recommend
Road
“Rue Mouffetard is a (mostly) pedestrian street running from the Place de Contrescarpe to Les Gobelins. It has a permanent daily food market, some curio shops and many bars and restaurants catering to local, tourist and student crowds. It's always animated, with shopping in the morning and bars and restaurants at night.”
  • 293 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
Monument / Landmark
“Emblematic building of the Latin quarter, the Pantheon is not only the last residence of France's great names - Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Jean Moulin, Simone Veil and other history makers are resting in peace here - this is also a very impressive piece of art to walk through. If you look up, you'll be awed by its 3-dome ceiling, letting a zenithal light coming in to exagerate the majestic view if the main room.”
  • 272 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Luxury shops and small retailers. My favorite Italian traiteur called Pastavino is there ”
  • 232 locals recommend
Bar
“An underground bar/coffee shop. They have a nice rooftop during the summer. ”
  • 430 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
“You can found everything here, nice shopping mall. Not too crowd, 3 station away from home.”
  • 222 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.”
  • 191 locals recommend