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Guidebook for Courbevoie & Paris

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Guidebook for Courbevoie & Paris

Food Scene
Really lovely food and great tagine. Nice atmosphere that caters for everyone. We stopped by for lunch and the staff were great
Le Mizane
121 Boulevard de Verdun
Really lovely food and great tagine. Nice atmosphere that caters for everyone. We stopped by for lunch and the staff were great
Nice pizzas!
Mamma Mia
6 Rue de Bezons
Nice pizzas!
Nice creperie!
Crêperie Ker-Lili
17 Rue Sainte-Marie
Nice creperie!
Despite the line up they are pretty fast at serving your salad. These salads are HUGE! The ingredients are fresh and delicious.
Mongoo
18 Allée de l'Arche
Despite the line up they are pretty fast at serving your salad. These salads are HUGE! The ingredients are fresh and delicious.
Amazing Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Relatively cheap and very tastefull!
Vietnam Kitchen
10 Rue de Bezons
Amazing Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Relatively cheap and very tastefull!
Libanese food: it's a small, friendly, family affair and not trying to be any different than that. I have to say the quality of what we ate was simply splendid ! Truly delicious food and a lovely, comfortable, smiling welcome from the patronne
Restaurant Serge
101 Rue de Colombes
Libanese food: it's a small, friendly, family affair and not trying to be any different than that. I have to say the quality of what we ate was simply splendid ! Truly delicious food and a lovely, comfortable, smiling welcome from the patronne
Fresh sashimi for a decent price!
Sushibar
59 Avenue Marceau
Fresh sashimi for a decent price!
Quiet and beautiful terrace
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Le Bistrot des Dames
18 Rue des Dames
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Quiet and beautiful terrace
Cheap restaurants: Delicious, Korean cooking is worth going out of your way for. A great place to sample it is Bibimbap, by the Jardin des Plantes
Bibimbap Restaurant
32 Boulevard de l'Hôpital
Cheap restaurants: Delicious, Korean cooking is worth going out of your way for. A great place to sample it is Bibimbap, by the Jardin des Plantes
Cheap restaurants: opposite the Centre Pompidou, the Bistrot de Beaubourg serves traditional dishes at competitive prices.
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Bistrot Beaubourg
25 Rue Quincampoix
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Cheap restaurants: opposite the Centre Pompidou, the Bistrot de Beaubourg serves traditional dishes at competitive prices.
Cheap restaurants: At Bec Fin, generous portions of couscous are served at very modest prices. Choose from Berber couscous, roasted couscous, chicken couscous and beef couscous. This is an unmissable address for fans of oriental cuisine.
Le Bec Fin - Chez Saïd
15 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin
Cheap restaurants: At Bec Fin, generous portions of couscous are served at very modest prices. Choose from Berber couscous, roasted couscous, chicken couscous and beef couscous. This is an unmissable address for fans of oriental cuisine.
Cheap restaurants: Pasta to take away or eat in. Quick service. You choose everything: pasta cooked on site, sauces (a dozen on the menu), cheese and additional ingredients (fresh tomatoes, olives, fried onions, spices, herbs, etc.), a wide range of desserts ranging from delicious pastries (donuts, brownies, cookies) to lighter desserts (apple compote, fruit salad, fromage blanc) or more original desserts made daily on site (tiramisu, cupcakes, etc.).
Nooï
15 Rue Danielle Casanova
Cheap restaurants: Pasta to take away or eat in. Quick service. You choose everything: pasta cooked on site, sauces (a dozen on the menu), cheese and additional ingredients (fresh tomatoes, olives, fried onions, spices, herbs, etc.), a wide range of desserts ranging from delicious pastries (donuts, brownies, cookies) to lighter desserts (apple compote, fruit salad, fromage blanc) or more original desserts made daily on site (tiramisu, cupcakes, etc.).
Cheap restaurants: Pizza Rustica was created in 2007 by Italian gourmet chefs who wanted to bring the traditional rectangular pizza slice, originally invented in Rome, to Paris. Our team and service remain authentically Italian: friendly and dynamic. Our pizzas are made with extra virgin olive oil, today considered the very best in olive oil, for the very best taste experience! This is where the taste sensations were born!
Pizza Rustica
24 Rue Saint-André des Arts
Cheap restaurants: Pizza Rustica was created in 2007 by Italian gourmet chefs who wanted to bring the traditional rectangular pizza slice, originally invented in Rome, to Paris. Our team and service remain authentically Italian: friendly and dynamic. Our pizzas are made with extra virgin olive oil, today considered the very best in olive oil, for the very best taste experience! This is where the taste sensations were born!
Cheap restaurants: A sandwich for €1. The Goûtu offers fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches for the modest price of €1. Other more elaborated sandwiches cost up to 3 euros. On the menu: Egg Mimosa, cucumber, tomatoes, salad; Ham, butter, etc.
Goutu Peletier
51 Rue le Peletier
Cheap restaurants: A sandwich for €1. The Goûtu offers fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches for the modest price of €1. Other more elaborated sandwiches cost up to 3 euros. On the menu: Egg Mimosa, cucumber, tomatoes, salad; Ham, butter, etc.
Cheap restaurants: You only have to look at the queue outside to see how popular this modest establishment in rue Sainte-Anne is. No sashimi here, the focus is on popular family-style Japanese dishes at reasonable prices. Taste the ‘lamen’soup (wheat noodles) or ‘udon’ (rice noodles) at the counter, opposite the chefs, tuck into a katsudon (escalope of pork schnitzel on a bed of onions) or sauted noodles. The most popular Japanese canteen in rue Sainte-Anne
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Higuma
32bis Rue Sainte-Anne
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Cheap restaurants: You only have to look at the queue outside to see how popular this modest establishment in rue Sainte-Anne is. No sashimi here, the focus is on popular family-style Japanese dishes at reasonable prices. Taste the ‘lamen’soup (wheat noodles) or ‘udon’ (rice noodles) at the counter, opposite the chefs, tuck into a katsudon (escalope of pork schnitzel on a bed of onions) or sauted noodles. The most popular Japanese canteen in rue Sainte-Anne
Cheap restaurants: Il Goto is a little slice of Italy in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Run by a couple of Italians passionate about food, this trattoria offers a brilliant menu, served in an understated, welcoming setting. On the menu: antipasti, carpaccio, gnoccis, etc, all at affordable prices.
Il Goto
212 Bis Rue de Charenton
Cheap restaurants: Il Goto is a little slice of Italy in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Run by a couple of Italians passionate about food, this trattoria offers a brilliant menu, served in an understated, welcoming setting. On the menu: antipasti, carpaccio, gnoccis, etc, all at affordable prices.
Cheap restaurants: Specialists in Tonkinese soup! The Pho Banh Cuon 14 is one of the only places to serve this soup made from rice noodles and beef. And it’s a winning recipe: at all times, it is not uncommon to see customers queuing up outside this “Pho” soup temple.
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Pho Bàhn Cúon
129 Avenue de Choisy
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Cheap restaurants: Specialists in Tonkinese soup! The Pho Banh Cuon 14 is one of the only places to serve this soup made from rice noodles and beef. And it’s a winning recipe: at all times, it is not uncommon to see customers queuing up outside this “Pho” soup temple.
Cheap restaurants: Welcome to the most famous Chinese canteen in the Chinese district! Don't be put off by the queue, the fast turn-around or the proximity with others at your table! This is well-liked, home-style cooking at affordable prices. The menu offers no less than a hundred typical dishes from several Asian countries (China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, etc.): soups, steamed specialities, noodles or fried rice dishes, roast meat, etc, at only a few euros. The success of the restaurant has led to the opening of another nearby. The decor is simple but effective with the seats arranged in tables of six, and the service is unbelievably fast.
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Tricotin
15 Avenue de Choisy
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Cheap restaurants: Welcome to the most famous Chinese canteen in the Chinese district! Don't be put off by the queue, the fast turn-around or the proximity with others at your table! This is well-liked, home-style cooking at affordable prices. The menu offers no less than a hundred typical dishes from several Asian countries (China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, etc.): soups, steamed specialities, noodles or fried rice dishes, roast meat, etc, at only a few euros. The success of the restaurant has led to the opening of another nearby. The decor is simple but effective with the seats arranged in tables of six, and the service is unbelievably fast.
Cheap restaurants: This organic canteen has a refined style and the service couldn't be more attentive. Most of the pictures on the walls feature cows grazing in meadows. From the soups and salads to the cheeses and desserts, the cheeseburger and the red kuri squash risotto: everything is fresh, organic and home-made.
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Supernature
8-12-15 Rue de Trévise
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Cheap restaurants: This organic canteen has a refined style and the service couldn't be more attentive. Most of the pictures on the walls feature cows grazing in meadows. From the soups and salads to the cheeses and desserts, the cheeseburger and the red kuri squash risotto: everything is fresh, organic and home-made.
Cheap restaurants: The rue Saint-Anne has a reputation for good Japanese restaurants. The Yasube is no exception and offers traditional cuisine in a zen and simple decor. The classics of Japanese cuisine await you: bento, tempura, skewers, grills, sushi ... In the evening, the scenery is complete with the opportunity to dine on Japanese tatami mats.
Yasube
9 Rue Sainte-Anne
Cheap restaurants: The rue Saint-Anne has a reputation for good Japanese restaurants. The Yasube is no exception and offers traditional cuisine in a zen and simple decor. The classics of Japanese cuisine await you: bento, tempura, skewers, grills, sushi ... In the evening, the scenery is complete with the opportunity to dine on Japanese tatami mats.
Eclectic, easy-going venues like this are more common in Barcelona than in Paris, but here in an old 600 square-metre barn is this offbeat, shabby chic bar, touched with colonial stylings in its black and white tiled floors, stylish chandeliers, red carpets and African souvenirs piled up in every corner. As you walk in, the size of the space blows you away – two enormous, shadowy rooms connected by a smoking area formed from a tropical garden in an enormous greenhouse that creates a well of light in the centre of the venue. In another corner sits a cabinet of curiosities, full of neat rows of skeletons, rare bird feathers and stuffed animals.
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Le Comptoir Général
80 Quai de Jemmapes
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Eclectic, easy-going venues like this are more common in Barcelona than in Paris, but here in an old 600 square-metre barn is this offbeat, shabby chic bar, touched with colonial stylings in its black and white tiled floors, stylish chandeliers, red carpets and African souvenirs piled up in every corner. As you walk in, the size of the space blows you away – two enormous, shadowy rooms connected by a smoking area formed from a tropical garden in an enormous greenhouse that creates a well of light in the centre of the venue. In another corner sits a cabinet of curiosities, full of neat rows of skeletons, rare bird feathers and stuffed animals.
Housed in a former warehouse for art deco construction materials, the Point Ephémère organises exhibitions, concerts & evenings of independent music (mostly cutting edge pop, rock, electro & hip hop)
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Point Éphémère
200 Quai de Valmy
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Housed in a former warehouse for art deco construction materials, the Point Ephémère organises exhibitions, concerts & evenings of independent music (mostly cutting edge pop, rock, electro & hip hop)
Oldest inner market of Paris, amazing place to shop fresh fruits and vegetables, and perfect for lunch as there are many open stands serving delicious food from various nationalities ....
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Marché Des Enfants Rouges
33 Bis Rue Charlot
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Oldest inner market of Paris, amazing place to shop fresh fruits and vegetables, and perfect for lunch as there are many open stands serving delicious food from various nationalities ....
Bar and restaurant in this recently-renovated 18th century building that pre-dates the French revolution. Offers brunches, evening meals and apéritifs. Club nights on saturdays with guest DJs.
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La Rotonde Stalingrad
6-8 Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad
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Bar and restaurant in this recently-renovated 18th century building that pre-dates the French revolution. Offers brunches, evening meals and apéritifs. Club nights on saturdays with guest DJs.
This bakery has been elected « best bakery of Paris. It is is famous for its « pain des amis » ( friend’s bread). Christophe the inventive baker uses organic farines and no machine.
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Du Pain et des Idées
34 Rue Yves Toudic
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This bakery has been elected « best bakery of Paris. It is is famous for its « pain des amis » ( friend’s bread). Christophe the inventive baker uses organic farines and no machine.
Cheapest Brasserie in town, classic dishes, cheap and good food and wine, 30min wait everyday, no reservation, very touristic, must see ! ( a bit noisy , 500seats) 10pm last order
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Le Bouillon Chartier
7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre
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Cheapest Brasserie in town, classic dishes, cheap and good food and wine, 30min wait everyday, no reservation, very touristic, must see ! ( a bit noisy , 500seats) 10pm last order
The very famous café "Cafe Des Deux Moulins" (from the movie "Amelie Poulain" is 5min walk. Typical Parisian cafe, very good to get a brunch
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Café des Deux Moulins
15 Rue Lepic
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The very famous café "Cafe Des Deux Moulins" (from the movie "Amelie Poulain" is 5min walk. Typical Parisian cafe, very good to get a brunch
Mythical film set for Marcel Carné's masterpiece Hotel du Nord (1937 ): Saint-Martin Canal, locks and footbridges... Formerly, den of iniquity; nowdays, promenade on sundays and picnics...
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Hôtel du Nord
102 Quai de Jemmapes
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Mythical film set for Marcel Carné's masterpiece Hotel du Nord (1937 ): Saint-Martin Canal, locks and footbridges... Formerly, den of iniquity; nowdays, promenade on sundays and picnics...
Hotel Amour, it's mainly a restaurant and a garden where Parisians like customers of all nationalities gather around a glass, brunch, dinner. At the same time you see hipsters, family with children.
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Hôtel Amour
8 Rue de Navarin
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Hotel Amour, it's mainly a restaurant and a garden where Parisians like customers of all nationalities gather around a glass, brunch, dinner. At the same time you see hipsters, family with children.
We love this cafe with a old worldy colonial feel. You can either sip an expresso or go for lunch and enjoy a tasty and typically french 12-euro 3-course meal. A MUST in the Bastille area!!
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Café de l'Industrie
16 Rue St Sabin
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We love this cafe with a old worldy colonial feel. You can either sip an expresso or go for lunch and enjoy a tasty and typically french 12-euro 3-course meal. A MUST in the Bastille area!!
Named after a classic Louis de Funès film, Septime offers food that is close to perfection in an unassuming decor, deep in the 11th arrondissement. Pleasant for lunch, expensive for dinner. Reserve...
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Septime
80 Rue de Charonne
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Named after a classic Louis de Funès film, Septime offers food that is close to perfection in an unassuming decor, deep in the 11th arrondissement. Pleasant for lunch, expensive for dinner. Reserve...
Small cellar wine bar with quality products. It accompanies his glass with terrinesn cheeses, meats or meats. French products carefully chosen. Small and very famous so try to book your table!
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Le Verre Volé
67 Rue de Lancry
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Small cellar wine bar with quality products. It accompanies his glass with terrinesn cheeses, meats or meats. French products carefully chosen. Small and very famous so try to book your table!
The best lunch bargain in Paris--Big yum! Grab a falafel and enjoy it at Place de Vosges. Go to the (free!) Musée Victor Hugo and Musée Carnavalet while you're in the neighborhood.
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L'as du Fallafel
32-34 Rue des Rosiers
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The best lunch bargain in Paris--Big yum! Grab a falafel and enjoy it at Place de Vosges. Go to the (free!) Musée Victor Hugo and Musée Carnavalet while you're in the neighborhood.
Here it's the best ice cream in Paris! People comes all over the world to try this delicious ice cream from Berthillon! Even in winter I feel in the mood for ice cream.
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Berthillon
29-31 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île
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Here it's the best ice cream in Paris! People comes all over the world to try this delicious ice cream from Berthillon! Even in winter I feel in the mood for ice cream.
The best terrasse ever. Very nice for an aperitif or a brunch in the sun. The crowd : bobo families on the week-end for brunches and lunches, bob and hipsters in evening during the week.
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Les Petites Gouttes
12 Espl. Nathalie Sarraute
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The best terrasse ever. Very nice for an aperitif or a brunch in the sun. The crowd : bobo families on the week-end for brunches and lunches, bob and hipsters in evening during the week.
If you go visit the market "Les Puces de Saint-Ouen" its a good place to eat, to drink, to brunch... "A restaurant, bar, café, farm and vegetable garden featuring daily DIY workshops,...
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La Recyclerie
83 Boulevard Ornano
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If you go visit the market "Les Puces de Saint-Ouen" its a good place to eat, to drink, to brunch... "A restaurant, bar, café, farm and vegetable garden featuring daily DIY workshops,...
Super-cheap viet restaurant, always crowded because it's so good and so nice inside. Go around 7 pm or wait 10 so you don't have to wait outside (especially on rainy days).
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Paris Hanoï
74 Rue de Charonne
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Super-cheap viet restaurant, always crowded because it's so good and so nice inside. Go around 7 pm or wait 10 so you don't have to wait outside (especially on rainy days).
Café Lomi is an UFO in our area, an brooklyn-like café in one of the most multicultural area of Paris. It's the spot for the local hipsters but they have very good quality cofee and food.
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Lomi
3 ter Rue Marcadet
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Café Lomi is an UFO in our area, an brooklyn-like café in one of the most multicultural area of Paris. It's the spot for the local hipsters but they have very good quality cofee and food.
La Grande Epicerie de Paris occupies an area just short of 3,000m2 and sells 30,000 gourmet products. La Grande Epicerie de Paris consists of 3 main departments: groceries, fresh produce, and wines
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La Grande Epicerie de Paris
38 Rue de Sèvres
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La Grande Epicerie de Paris occupies an area just short of 3,000m2 and sells 30,000 gourmet products. La Grande Epicerie de Paris consists of 3 main departments: groceries, fresh produce, and wines
Come and dine on stage at the Bel Canto Restaurant. Every evening, the Bel Canto restaurants combine Opera and fine dining with an elegant twist. All evening, Rigoletto, Figaro, Violetta and Carmen come to the table at the Bel Canto. The proximity of their voices creates a real sensation of excitement and enchants with a same sunshine the Opera lovers and a less initiated public. Formula Dinner & Show without drinks, from 85€ Vat included per person, including : the show, the semi gastronomic dinner with an “à la carte” 3 course menu starters /main course /cheeses or dessert. Reservation required.
Bel Canto Neuilly
6 Rue du Commandant Pilot
Come and dine on stage at the Bel Canto Restaurant. Every evening, the Bel Canto restaurants combine Opera and fine dining with an elegant twist. All evening, Rigoletto, Figaro, Violetta and Carmen come to the table at the Bel Canto. The proximity of their voices creates a real sensation of excitement and enchants with a same sunshine the Opera lovers and a less initiated public. Formula Dinner & Show without drinks, from 85€ Vat included per person, including : the show, the semi gastronomic dinner with an “à la carte” 3 course menu starters /main course /cheeses or dessert. Reservation required.
Drinks & Nightlife
The infamous Café de Flore is perched quaintly in the 6th arrondissement of Paris on the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue St. Benoitand. It is praised by visitors from around the globe for its ambient atmosphere, delicious dishes and it being the perfect place to lose yourself whilst watching the passers by. If you aske yourself about where to eat in Paris – this place could be the answer. Café de Flore is the place to see, and be seen. The fact that it is packed both day and night simply reflects the popularity of the place and also gives it a brilliant buzz of life.
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Café de Flore
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain
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The infamous Café de Flore is perched quaintly in the 6th arrondissement of Paris on the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue St. Benoitand. It is praised by visitors from around the globe for its ambient atmosphere, delicious dishes and it being the perfect place to lose yourself whilst watching the passers by. If you aske yourself about where to eat in Paris – this place could be the answer. Café de Flore is the place to see, and be seen. The fact that it is packed both day and night simply reflects the popularity of the place and also gives it a brilliant buzz of life.
Time out : An enormously popular new bar in Menilmontant, opened on a huge rooftop with a 360 degree view of the capital. Despite ‘speakeasy’ pretentions (the street entrance is unmarked), the place is becoming a victim of its own success, with queues out of the front door to be endured before you take the lift to the 7th floor. But once you do make it up there, you’ll find a vast space surrounding a handsome bar, comfortable sofas strewn with cushions, colourful plants and scented herbs planted in pots around the seats or hung from railings.
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Le Perchoir
14 Rue Crespin du Gast
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Time out : An enormously popular new bar in Menilmontant, opened on a huge rooftop with a 360 degree view of the capital. Despite ‘speakeasy’ pretentions (the street entrance is unmarked), the place is becoming a victim of its own success, with queues out of the front door to be endured before you take the lift to the 7th floor. But once you do make it up there, you’ll find a vast space surrounding a handsome bar, comfortable sofas strewn with cushions, colourful plants and scented herbs planted in pots around the seats or hung from railings.
Nice place for going out in Paris, as this musical bar is located right in the middle of Parc des Buttes Chaumont. The house is a 19th century "ginguette" style house. Many tables outside with park view. Very nice, friendly atmosphere, mix of locals and foreign people, gay and straight, all ages. Music is a bit cheesy but fosters as well to the "relax & enjoy" atmosphere
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Rosa Bonheur
2 Avenue de la Cascade
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Nice place for going out in Paris, as this musical bar is located right in the middle of Parc des Buttes Chaumont. The house is a 19th century "ginguette" style house. Many tables outside with park view. Very nice, friendly atmosphere, mix of locals and foreign people, gay and straight, all ages. Music is a bit cheesy but fosters as well to the "relax & enjoy" atmosphere
A concert hall, restaurant & much more La Bellevilloise invites you to relax with its wooden tables and Chesterfield couches, tropical plants including centenary olive trees, people talking all around the bar and talented artists on stage. It's the place to go for sipping cocktails, seeing an exhibition, listening to live music, enjoying homemade meals and partying in alternative style.
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La Bellevilloise
19-21 Rue Boyer
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A concert hall, restaurant & much more La Bellevilloise invites you to relax with its wooden tables and Chesterfield couches, tropical plants including centenary olive trees, people talking all around the bar and talented artists on stage. It's the place to go for sipping cocktails, seeing an exhibition, listening to live music, enjoying homemade meals and partying in alternative style.
Incredible rooftof and view of Paris
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Terrass Hotel
12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre
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Incredible rooftof and view of Paris
Though the name alludes to the neighborhood’s somewhat scandalous past, the only lascivious woman you’ll find here is the one pictured in the large central painting in this Polynesian cocktail bar, where the drinks are delicious and the value for money impressive.
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Dirty Dick
10 Rue Frochot
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Though the name alludes to the neighborhood’s somewhat scandalous past, the only lascivious woman you’ll find here is the one pictured in the large central painting in this Polynesian cocktail bar, where the drinks are delicious and the value for money impressive.
With its nice terrace, wide selection of teas and coffees, cozy ambiance and metal-and-wood Arte Povera design, KB Cafeshop has earned a name as a neighborhood must. Its organic brunch also pulls in a crowd.
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KB CaféShop
53 Avenue Trudaine
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With its nice terrace, wide selection of teas and coffees, cozy ambiance and metal-and-wood Arte Povera design, KB Cafeshop has earned a name as a neighborhood must. Its organic brunch also pulls in a crowd.
L’Inter," as it’s often dubbed, puts on up to three concerts each evening, with an eclectic lineup: folk, rock, pop, hip-hop, electro, world music, French chanson and more. Free concerts, affordable drinks and a long happy hour, from 6 to 9 p.m.: everything you need for a great night out!
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L'International
5/7 Rue Moret
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L’Inter," as it’s often dubbed, puts on up to three concerts each evening, with an eclectic lineup: folk, rock, pop, hip-hop, electro, world music, French chanson and more. Free concerts, affordable drinks and a long happy hour, from 6 to 9 p.m.: everything you need for a great night out!
Now this is one amped-up bar! Les Disquaires, is the land of records and home to those who like to groove: DJs and concerts ranging from jazz to hip-hop are on the lineup almost every night. On certain nights hors-d’oeuvres are on the house, and it’s crowd’s choice for music!
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Les Disquaires
4-6 Rue des Taillandiers
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Now this is one amped-up bar! Les Disquaires, is the land of records and home to those who like to groove: DJs and concerts ranging from jazz to hip-hop are on the lineup almost every night. On certain nights hors-d’oeuvres are on the house, and it’s crowd’s choice for music!
With its old yet authentic decoration (long live the brown Formica of the 1970s), big, welcoming tables and affordable prices, Le Mauri7 is an institution! Things get wild on the weekend… The perfect place for a drink with friends.
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Le Mauri 7
46 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
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With its old yet authentic decoration (long live the brown Formica of the 1970s), big, welcoming tables and affordable prices, Le Mauri7 is an institution! Things get wild on the weekend… The perfect place for a drink with friends.
Comrades, raise a glass! In the middle of this working-class neighborhood, behind a window covered in union posters, Le Syndicat stands and defends the art of traditional French spirits! The bar gives our grandparents’ favorite tipples pride of place! A piece of advice: try “Le Sudiste” cocktail and you’re sure to hear cicadas singing, whatever the weather.
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Le Syndicat
51 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
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Comrades, raise a glass! In the middle of this working-class neighborhood, behind a window covered in union posters, Le Syndicat stands and defends the art of traditional French spirits! The bar gives our grandparents’ favorite tipples pride of place! A piece of advice: try “Le Sudiste” cocktail and you’re sure to hear cicadas singing, whatever the weather.
This is not just another hip bar, it’s the hippest bistro in Paris! Its reputation has made its way around the world, and it’s easy to see why: at Chez Jeannette you’ll find a mixed crowd there to enjoy the period bar and the extensive, inexpensive wine list.
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Chez Jeannette
47 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
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This is not just another hip bar, it’s the hippest bistro in Paris! Its reputation has made its way around the world, and it’s easy to see why: at Chez Jeannette you’ll find a mixed crowd there to enjoy the period bar and the extensive, inexpensive wine list.
The door may be little, but you’re in for a big surprise! If you’re into cocktails and sophisticated liquors and can dig a mysterious yet friendly atmosphere, don’t miss this charming (nearly) clandestine bar, voted among the best in the world every year…
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Little Red Door
60 Rue Charlot
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The door may be little, but you’re in for a big surprise! If you’re into cocktails and sophisticated liquors and can dig a mysterious yet friendly atmosphere, don’t miss this charming (nearly) clandestine bar, voted among the best in the world every year…
They say this bar holds a hidden treasure. Here’s the scoop: it’s a beautiful vaulted cellar where wild parties attract those who appreciate good cocktails, Basque charcuterie, gourmet cheeses (the truffle-infused gouda is divine) and Spanish wines—all at amazingly reasonable prices.
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Max y Jeremy
6 Rue Charles-François Dupuis
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They say this bar holds a hidden treasure. Here’s the scoop: it’s a beautiful vaulted cellar where wild parties attract those who appreciate good cocktails, Basque charcuterie, gourmet cheeses (the truffle-infused gouda is divine) and Spanish wines—all at amazingly reasonable prices.
A mandatory stop! To enter the intimate bar and enjoy its Mexican ambiance, find the hidden door at the back of the taqueria. Rumor has it their margaritas are the best in the capital… And if you’re into star sightings, Kim Kardashian has been seen here with her family.
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Candelaria
52 Rue de Saintonge
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A mandatory stop! To enter the intimate bar and enjoy its Mexican ambiance, find the hidden door at the back of the taqueria. Rumor has it their margaritas are the best in the capital… And if you’re into star sightings, Kim Kardashian has been seen here with her family.
Sightseeing
Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in Paris. It is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe. Today, the Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. The club's decor still contains much of the romance of fin de siècle France. Stop Metro line 2 "Blanche" Bus : 2, 30, 54, 68, 74
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Moulin Rouge
82 Boulevard de Clichy
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Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in Paris. It is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe. Today, the Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. The club's decor still contains much of the romance of fin de siècle France. Stop Metro line 2 "Blanche" Bus : 2, 30, 54, 68, 74
Great for people watching at any time of the day - particularly in summer when everyone sits by the canal in the late afternoon with wine and cheese for impromptu evening picnics. Lots of good coffee spots, restaurants, bars and shops in the streets close by
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Canal Saint-Martin
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Great for people watching at any time of the day - particularly in summer when everyone sits by the canal in the late afternoon with wine and cheese for impromptu evening picnics. Lots of good coffee spots, restaurants, bars and shops in the streets close by
Visiting the iconic symbol of Paris usually ranks as the number one thing to do for most tourists. Towering more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) high in the Champ de Mars park, this iron structure was constructed for the 1889 World Exposition. One of the world’s most photographed tourist attractions, the Eiffel Tower presents an excellent photography opportunity for both day and night times. Visitors can ride the elevator to see incredible views of the city or dine in one of the two fine restaurants that are situated within the tower.
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Tour Eiffel - Parc du Champ-de-Mars
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Visiting the iconic symbol of Paris usually ranks as the number one thing to do for most tourists. Towering more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) high in the Champ de Mars park, this iron structure was constructed for the 1889 World Exposition. One of the world’s most photographed tourist attractions, the Eiffel Tower presents an excellent photography opportunity for both day and night times. Visitors can ride the elevator to see incredible views of the city or dine in one of the two fine restaurants that are situated within the tower.
Biggest cemetery of Paris, le Père Lachaise cemetery is also one of the most famous of the world. Many celebrities are buried there, like Edith Piaf, Eugène Delacroix, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Jean de la Fontaine or Molière. You will then be able to pay your respects to these icons! The Père Lachaise cemetery is open every day from 8 am to 5:30 pm (the hours may vary) and the entrance is free. Access: 16, rue du Repos, 75020 Paris. Metro Philippe Auguste (line 2) For more information on the opening hours of the Père Lachaise cemetery, you can check the official website of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Père Lachaise Cemetery
16 Rue du Repos
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Biggest cemetery of Paris, le Père Lachaise cemetery is also one of the most famous of the world. Many celebrities are buried there, like Edith Piaf, Eugène Delacroix, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Jean de la Fontaine or Molière. You will then be able to pay your respects to these icons! The Père Lachaise cemetery is open every day from 8 am to 5:30 pm (the hours may vary) and the entrance is free. Access: 16, rue du Repos, 75020 Paris. Metro Philippe Auguste (line 2) For more information on the opening hours of the Père Lachaise cemetery, you can check the official website of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Built after the Franco-German war of 1870, the Sacré-Coeur basilica was to be dedicated to the Heart of the Christ. Indeed, it was supposed to expiate the sins committed by the French people during the war. Located at the top of the Montmartre Hill, the Sacré-Coeur is the second most visited religious monument, right behind the Notre-Dame cathedral. Not only is the inside absolutely stunning, with its white stones and the painting of the Christ inside the Heart, but the view from the top of Montmartre is breathtaking! The Sacré-Coeur basilica is open every day with no exceptions, from 6 am to 10:30 pm and the entrance is free. Access: Metro Anvers (line 2) or Abbesses (line 12) then take t
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Parvis du Sacré-Cœur
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Built after the Franco-German war of 1870, the Sacré-Coeur basilica was to be dedicated to the Heart of the Christ. Indeed, it was supposed to expiate the sins committed by the French people during the war. Located at the top of the Montmartre Hill, the Sacré-Coeur is the second most visited religious monument, right behind the Notre-Dame cathedral. Not only is the inside absolutely stunning, with its white stones and the painting of the Christ inside the Heart, but the view from the top of Montmartre is breathtaking! The Sacré-Coeur basilica is open every day with no exceptions, from 6 am to 10:30 pm and the entrance is free. Access: Metro Anvers (line 2) or Abbesses (line 12) then take t
An absolute masterpiece, the Château de Versailles is the symbol of the French monarchy and used to be the home of the Sun King Louis XIV as well as his descendants Louis XV and Louis XVI. Originally a simple hunting pavilion for King Louis XIII, it was transformed into the marvel it is today under Louis XIV’s orders as a means to establish dominance over the nobles and to leave his trace upon the world. Spend a day out of time by visiting the Château de Versailles, but also its gardens, the Petit Trianon, the Grand Trianon and the Hameau de la Reine! The Castle is open every day except on Monday, from 9 AM to 6:30 PM. The Trianons and the Hameau only open at noon.
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Château de Versailles
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An absolute masterpiece, the Château de Versailles is the symbol of the French monarchy and used to be the home of the Sun King Louis XIV as well as his descendants Louis XV and Louis XVI. Originally a simple hunting pavilion for King Louis XIII, it was transformed into the marvel it is today under Louis XIV’s orders as a means to establish dominance over the nobles and to leave his trace upon the world. Spend a day out of time by visiting the Château de Versailles, but also its gardens, the Petit Trianon, the Grand Trianon and the Hameau de la Reine! The Castle is open every day except on Monday, from 9 AM to 6:30 PM. The Trianons and the Hameau only open at noon.
Synonymous with Parisian glamour, the Champs-Élysées cuts through one of the city’s most exclusive districts, studded with luxury hotels and top fashion boutiques. The avenue forms part of a grand, 9km-long axis that extends from the Louvre, at the heart of the city, to the Grande Arche de la Défense, in the west. Referred to as the Voie Triomphale, or Triumphal Way, it offers impressive vistas all along its length and incorporates some of the city’s most famous landmarks – not only the Champs-Élysées but also the Tuileries gardens, place de la Concorde, and the Arc de Triomphe.
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Champs-Élysées
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Synonymous with Parisian glamour, the Champs-Élysées cuts through one of the city’s most exclusive districts, studded with luxury hotels and top fashion boutiques. The avenue forms part of a grand, 9km-long axis that extends from the Louvre, at the heart of the city, to the Grande Arche de la Défense, in the west. Referred to as the Voie Triomphale, or Triumphal Way, it offers impressive vistas all along its length and incorporates some of the city’s most famous landmarks – not only the Champs-Élysées but also the Tuileries gardens, place de la Concorde, and the Arc de Triomphe.
Another symbol of the French power, the Arc de Triomphe was ordered by Napoleon Bonaparte to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Austerlitz in 1806. Today it commemorates the First World War and holds the flame of the Unknown Soldier. The Arc de Triomphe also overlooks Paris, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées in particular, known to be the most beautiful avenue in the whole world. The Champs-Elysées are also great for shopping, because they gather the biggest French and international brands!
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L'Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile
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Another symbol of the French power, the Arc de Triomphe was ordered by Napoleon Bonaparte to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Austerlitz in 1806. Today it commemorates the First World War and holds the flame of the Unknown Soldier. The Arc de Triomphe also overlooks Paris, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées in particular, known to be the most beautiful avenue in the whole world. The Champs-Elysées are also great for shopping, because they gather the biggest French and international brands!
A lot of Courbevoie’s high income residents make the short commute to Paris’ modern business district just next door. La Défense came to life in the 1960s and grew over the next 30 years, adding the sort of futuristic skyscrapers that wouldn’t get planning permission in the centre of Paris. New record-breaking structures are in the pipeline, but for now it’s a district to wander and get some photos of the eccentric architecture and sculptures. If there’s a emblem for La Défense it’s the Grande Arche, a hollow cube-shaped building on an axis with the Arc de Triomphe several kilometres to the southeast.
Paris La Défense
13 Place des Reflets
A lot of Courbevoie’s high income residents make the short commute to Paris’ modern business district just next door. La Défense came to life in the 1960s and grew over the next 30 years, adding the sort of futuristic skyscrapers that wouldn’t get planning permission in the centre of Paris. New record-breaking structures are in the pipeline, but for now it’s a district to wander and get some photos of the eccentric architecture and sculptures. If there’s a emblem for La Défense it’s the Grande Arche, a hollow cube-shaped building on an axis with the Arc de Triomphe several kilometres to the southeast.
A JOURNEY OUT OF TIME A veritable labyrinth in the heart of underground Paris, the Catacombs have been converted into galleries of ancient quarries whose stones were used to build the capital. At 20 meters underground, the ossuary brings together the remains of several million Parisians, transferred between the end of the 18th century and the middle of the 19th century, as the cemeteries closed for reasons of insalubrity - the first was the cemetery Innocents in the current district of Les Halles in 1785.
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Catacombs of Paris
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy
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A JOURNEY OUT OF TIME A veritable labyrinth in the heart of underground Paris, the Catacombs have been converted into galleries of ancient quarries whose stones were used to build the capital. At 20 meters underground, the ossuary brings together the remains of several million Parisians, transferred between the end of the 18th century and the middle of the 19th century, as the cemeteries closed for reasons of insalubrity - the first was the cemetery Innocents in the current district of Les Halles in 1785.
Famous place for impressionnist painters (major works from Van Gogh, Seurat, Monet...). Very nice promenade nowadays. Island in the middle of Seine river.
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Ile de la Jatte
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Famous place for impressionnist painters (major works from Van Gogh, Seurat, Monet...). Very nice promenade nowadays. Island in the middle of Seine river.
Discover the majesty of the grand staircase and the beautiful foyer, built to replicate the Galerie des Glaces of the Palace of Versailles, surrounded by a ring of light.
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Palais Garnier
8 Rue Scribe
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Discover the majesty of the grand staircase and the beautiful foyer, built to replicate the Galerie des Glaces of the Palace of Versailles, surrounded by a ring of light.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Château de Fontainebleau is one of the largest, most beautiful and yet still the least well-known of the France's great chateaux. A royal palace, and known as the "house of the centuries", all of France's rulers have left their mark on Fontainebleau, from Francis I to Louis XV, and from Henry IV to Napoleon III. Napoleon Bonaparte said of Fontainebleau that it was a home fit for kings. In architectural terms, the chateau embraces the reigns of every French king and emperor. It all means that when you tour the Château de Fontainebleau, it's like taking a walk through the centuries. You will absorb the charm of a palace that is at once grand and quiet, bei
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Château de Fontainebleau
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Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Château de Fontainebleau is one of the largest, most beautiful and yet still the least well-known of the France's great chateaux. A royal palace, and known as the "house of the centuries", all of France's rulers have left their mark on Fontainebleau, from Francis I to Louis XV, and from Henry IV to Napoleon III. Napoleon Bonaparte said of Fontainebleau that it was a home fit for kings. In architectural terms, the chateau embraces the reigns of every French king and emperor. It all means that when you tour the Château de Fontainebleau, it's like taking a walk through the centuries. You will absorb the charm of a palace that is at once grand and quiet, bei
Parks & Nature
Concorde, the Jardin des Tuileries was designed by André Le Nôtre, famous royal gardener (he created the gardens of the Château de Versailles) to accompany the Palais des Tuileries, which was burnt down in 1871. Favorite meeting place among the Parisians, the Jardin Des Tuileries is not only very pleasant, with its large alleys and its fountains, but it also has statues made by the greatest French sculptors like Rodin or Maillol! It is also close to the Musée de l’Orangerie, where you will find the famous Water Lilies by Monet. The entrance to the park is free. Opening hours: From 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
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Tuileries Garden
113 Rue de Rivoli
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Concorde, the Jardin des Tuileries was designed by André Le Nôtre, famous royal gardener (he created the gardens of the Château de Versailles) to accompany the Palais des Tuileries, which was burnt down in 1871. Favorite meeting place among the Parisians, the Jardin Des Tuileries is not only very pleasant, with its large alleys and its fountains, but it also has statues made by the greatest French sculptors like Rodin or Maillol! It is also close to the Musée de l’Orangerie, where you will find the famous Water Lilies by Monet. The entrance to the park is free. Opening hours: From 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
Located in the northeast region of Paris, the Buttes Chaumont Park is one of the biggest parks of Paris. Its setting in a pit gives you access to some beautiful views of the city, especially of the Montmartre neighbourhood. With its caves and cascades, it might make you forget that you’re still in Paris! You will easily be able to organize a picnic in the park with your family or friends. The entrance of the park is free. Opening hours: The Buttes Chaumont Park is open every day from 7 am to 10 pm in summer and 8 pm in winter. Access: 1, rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris. Metro Buttes Chaumont (line 7 bis)
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19th arrondissement of Paris
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Located in the northeast region of Paris, the Buttes Chaumont Park is one of the biggest parks of Paris. Its setting in a pit gives you access to some beautiful views of the city, especially of the Montmartre neighbourhood. With its caves and cascades, it might make you forget that you’re still in Paris! You will easily be able to organize a picnic in the park with your family or friends. The entrance of the park is free. Opening hours: The Buttes Chaumont Park is open every day from 7 am to 10 pm in summer and 8 pm in winter. Access: 1, rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris. Metro Buttes Chaumont (line 7 bis)
If you need one reason to hop on the Transilien and come to this park, it’s for the romantic panorama of Paris from the terrace at La Lanterne. When the weather is clear you can pick out the individual landmarks on the horizon. But there’s more besides the view: The gardens in the Parc de Saint-Cloud were plotted by none other than André Le Nôtre, who earned his place in history designing the grounds at Versailles. This terraced parterre was for the royal Château de Saint-Cloud, obliterated in the Franco-Prussian War and now marked out by rows of yew topiaries.
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Parc de Saint-Cloud
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If you need one reason to hop on the Transilien and come to this park, it’s for the romantic panorama of Paris from the terrace at La Lanterne. When the weather is clear you can pick out the individual landmarks on the horizon. But there’s more besides the view: The gardens in the Parc de Saint-Cloud were plotted by none other than André Le Nôtre, who earned his place in history designing the grounds at Versailles. This terraced parterre was for the royal Château de Saint-Cloud, obliterated in the Franco-Prussian War and now marked out by rows of yew topiaries.
If you’re visiting Courbevoie with children then the Jardin d’Acclimatation isn’t the only day out nearby. You could venture into the enormous Bois de Boulogne, which is spread over 845 hectares. Here, the Lac Inferieur offers boat rental, and you can row out to the island at the centre where there’s a monument to Napoleon III, who ordered the park’s transformation in the 1850s. There’s also the Château de Bagatelle, a compact but cultivated hunting lodge for royalty when they were in the Bois de Boulogne. The formal gardens are as refined as ever and even have peacocks roaming in them.
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Bois de Boulogne
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If you’re visiting Courbevoie with children then the Jardin d’Acclimatation isn’t the only day out nearby. You could venture into the enormous Bois de Boulogne, which is spread over 845 hectares. Here, the Lac Inferieur offers boat rental, and you can row out to the island at the centre where there’s a monument to Napoleon III, who ordered the park’s transformation in the 1850s. There’s also the Château de Bagatelle, a compact but cultivated hunting lodge for royalty when they were in the Bois de Boulogne. The formal gardens are as refined as ever and even have peacocks roaming in them.
By car or metro you won’t need more than a few minutes to get to this attraction on the northern cusp of the Bois de Boulogne. This is music to children’s ears as they’ll be treated to rollercoasters, fairground rides, a miniature train, mini golf and animal attractions. The Jardin d’Acclimatation was opened by Napoleon III in 1860 and still has an traditional air about it: There are landscaped gardens, many of the buildings go back to the 19th century and a lot of the entertainment is old-school and innocent, so think pony rides and puppet shows.
Jardin d'Acclimatation railway
By car or metro you won’t need more than a few minutes to get to this attraction on the northern cusp of the Bois de Boulogne. This is music to children’s ears as they’ll be treated to rollercoasters, fairground rides, a miniature train, mini golf and animal attractions. The Jardin d’Acclimatation was opened by Napoleon III in 1860 and still has an traditional air about it: There are landscaped gardens, many of the buildings go back to the 19th century and a lot of the entertainment is old-school and innocent, so think pony rides and puppet shows.
On the right bank of the Seine is a fun little souvenir from the Ancien Régime. The Folie Saint-James is a house and Anglo-Chinese garden ordered by Claude Baudard de Saint James, the Treasurer of the French Navy in the late 1770s. He gave the architect permission to do whatever he wanted, provided the it was expensive! And the outlandish result is a miniature mountain in the centre of the garden with rocks that would have been transported here at huge cost. At the foot is a Doric temple and pond, and inside there used to be a network of tunnels covered with glimmering crystals.
Folie Saint James
On the right bank of the Seine is a fun little souvenir from the Ancien Régime. The Folie Saint-James is a house and Anglo-Chinese garden ordered by Claude Baudard de Saint James, the Treasurer of the French Navy in the late 1770s. He gave the architect permission to do whatever he wanted, provided the it was expensive! And the outlandish result is a miniature mountain in the centre of the garden with rocks that would have been transported here at huge cost. At the foot is a Doric temple and pond, and inside there used to be a network of tunnels covered with glimmering crystals.
These pavilionss decorate the peaceful Parc de Bécon, which slopes down to the left bank of the Seine. And there are a few other things to look out for: You can see the facade of the Charras Barracks, which housed the Swiss Guard, mercenaries that protected the King from the 17th century to the Revolution and were famously massacred at the Tuileries Palace. You can also ponder the memorial to the National hero Maréchal Leclerc who died in a plane crash in 1947 and was posthumously awarded the title Marshal of France. There’s a dreamy view of the river from the monument’s terrace.
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Park Becon
156 Boulevard Saint-Denis
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These pavilionss decorate the peaceful Parc de Bécon, which slopes down to the left bank of the Seine. And there are a few other things to look out for: You can see the facade of the Charras Barracks, which housed the Swiss Guard, mercenaries that protected the King from the 17th century to the Revolution and were famously massacred at the Tuileries Palace. You can also ponder the memorial to the National hero Maréchal Leclerc who died in a plane crash in 1947 and was posthumously awarded the title Marshal of France. There’s a dreamy view of the river from the monument’s terrace.
A very nice parc with free sporting infrastructure, its the perfect place for a jog or a week-end outing
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île de Puteaux
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A very nice parc with free sporting infrastructure, its the perfect place for a jog or a week-end outing
Arts & Culture
The Parc de La Villette is the biggest urban cultural park of the capital. The 55 hectares of the park, among which 35 outdoors, mix nature and modern architecture, areas and spaces of leisure activities for children and adults, cultural places and theaters. Open of 6 hours at 1 o'clock in the morning, we reach it in subway, by bus, on foot, by bicycle and even by boat. The visitor strolls at the edge of the channel of Ourcq or takes advantage of numerous green spaces, ponds and fountains. The cultural places are many: Museum of Science and Industry, the Geode, Top of Paris, museum of the Music, the Philharmonic society of Paris …
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La Villette
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès
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The Parc de La Villette is the biggest urban cultural park of the capital. The 55 hectares of the park, among which 35 outdoors, mix nature and modern architecture, areas and spaces of leisure activities for children and adults, cultural places and theaters. Open of 6 hours at 1 o'clock in the morning, we reach it in subway, by bus, on foot, by bicycle and even by boat. The visitor strolls at the edge of the channel of Ourcq or takes advantage of numerous green spaces, ponds and fountains. The cultural places are many: Museum of Science and Industry, the Geode, Top of Paris, museum of the Music, the Philharmonic society of Paris …
The Centre Pompidou's 40-year-old post-modern design that was so shocking when it was first built – criss-crossing primary coloured pipes and a diagonally rising tube escalator – still stands out today. The gargantuan edifice houses a significant collection of modern art, as well as a a café, art shop and library. The programming is generally excellent and in 2018 includes a Cubism retrospective and an exhibition on Chagall and the Russian avant-garde.
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The Centre Pompidou
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The Centre Pompidou's 40-year-old post-modern design that was so shocking when it was first built – criss-crossing primary coloured pipes and a diagonally rising tube escalator – still stands out today. The gargantuan edifice houses a significant collection of modern art, as well as a a café, art shop and library. The programming is generally excellent and in 2018 includes a Cubism retrospective and an exhibition on Chagall and the Russian avant-garde.
Royal residence for 300 years, the Palais du Louvre has been hosting the Louvre Museum since 1793. Gathering thousands of pieces of artwork from Ancient Egypt to the Romantic Period, the Louvre is the symbol of the History of France. You will find there some classic works, like Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace or even the Venus de Milo. The Louvre Museum is open every day except on Tuesdays, from 9 am to 6 pm. On Wednesdays and Fridays, the museum closes at 9:45 pm. Prices: The full price ticket costs 15€ but the entrance is free for people under 26 years old and living in the Euro
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Musée du Louvre
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Royal residence for 300 years, the Palais du Louvre has been hosting the Louvre Museum since 1793. Gathering thousands of pieces of artwork from Ancient Egypt to the Romantic Period, the Louvre is the symbol of the History of France. You will find there some classic works, like Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace or even the Venus de Milo. The Louvre Museum is open every day except on Tuesdays, from 9 am to 6 pm. On Wednesdays and Fridays, the museum closes at 9:45 pm. Prices: The full price ticket costs 15€ but the entrance is free for people under 26 years old and living in the Euro
In the western 16th Arrondissement, on the other side of the Bois de Boulogne from Courbevoie, is the greatest Monet museum in the world. And that is no exaggeration: In 1966 Michel Monet, the artist’s son , left his collection of his father’s works to the museum, instantly giving it the largest collection of Monet’s works anywhere. What’s so special about this exhibition is that you can track every phase of Monet’s career, and see the epochal, Impression, Sunrise. Michel Monet’s one of several donations in the 20th century that lavished impressionist art on the museum. So Monet is accompanied by Renoir, Sisley, Degas, Manet, Signac, Pissarro and lots more.
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Musée Marmottan Monet
2 Rue Louis Boilly
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In the western 16th Arrondissement, on the other side of the Bois de Boulogne from Courbevoie, is the greatest Monet museum in the world. And that is no exaggeration: In 1966 Michel Monet, the artist’s son , left his collection of his father’s works to the museum, instantly giving it the largest collection of Monet’s works anywhere. What’s so special about this exhibition is that you can track every phase of Monet’s career, and see the epochal, Impression, Sunrise. Michel Monet’s one of several donations in the 20th century that lavished impressionist art on the museum. So Monet is accompanied by Renoir, Sisley, Degas, Manet, Signac, Pissarro and lots more.
Although you’ll be instinctively looking towards Paris for sightseeing, there’s also lots to see in the western outskirts. If the traffic is quiet you can reach this outstanding Imperial palace in around ten minutes. For a time at the start of the 19th century the château even shared the seat of the French government with the Tuileries, while it was Napoleon’s final residence before he went into exile after the 100 Days. The woman who will forever be linked with Malmaison is Joséphine de Beauharnais, the first wife of Napoleon. She lived at this property from 1799 up to her death in 1814, and invested huge amounts of cash on its grounds and interiors.
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Château de Malmaison
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Although you’ll be instinctively looking towards Paris for sightseeing, there’s also lots to see in the western outskirts. If the traffic is quiet you can reach this outstanding Imperial palace in around ten minutes. For a time at the start of the 19th century the château even shared the seat of the French government with the Tuileries, while it was Napoleon’s final residence before he went into exile after the 100 Days. The woman who will forever be linked with Malmaison is Joséphine de Beauharnais, the first wife of Napoleon. She lived at this property from 1799 up to her death in 1814, and invested huge amounts of cash on its grounds and interiors.
Also on your doorstep is one of the newest cultural attractions in the city, and it’s pretty hard to miss. The museum was designed by Frank Gehry, and despite only being here since 2014 has recently been transformed. The vaulting canopies suspended over the main structure of the building have been given a multicoloured makeover by the French conceptual artist Daniel Buren. The collection inside is enriched by works from the big names in contemporary art, like Gilbert & George, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Coons. There are also installations by the likes of Olafur Eliasson and Ellsworth Kelly, as well as a permanent show about the project to construct this striking building.
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Louis Vuitton Foundation
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
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Also on your doorstep is one of the newest cultural attractions in the city, and it’s pretty hard to miss. The museum was designed by Frank Gehry, and despite only being here since 2014 has recently been transformed. The vaulting canopies suspended over the main structure of the building have been given a multicoloured makeover by the French conceptual artist Daniel Buren. The collection inside is enriched by works from the big names in contemporary art, like Gilbert & George, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Coons. There are also installations by the likes of Olafur Eliasson and Ellsworth Kelly, as well as a permanent show about the project to construct this striking building.
Also from the Exposition Universelle in 1878 is the Pavillon des Indes. This enchanting pavilion was actually commissioned by the future Edward VII, then the Prince of Wales, to represent British India at the exhibition. As with the Musée Roybet Fould pavilion it was originally set on the Champ de Mars in front of the Military Academy. They were both transferred to Corbevoie’s Parc de Bécon in the 1880s where the Pavilion des Indes remains protected as a “monument historique”. After falling into disrepair the pavilion was restored in 2013 and reopened as an atelier and gallery for emerging young artists, together with a small exhibition about Courbevoie during the Third Republic
Pavillon des Indes
Also from the Exposition Universelle in 1878 is the Pavillon des Indes. This enchanting pavilion was actually commissioned by the future Edward VII, then the Prince of Wales, to represent British India at the exhibition. As with the Musée Roybet Fould pavilion it was originally set on the Champ de Mars in front of the Military Academy. They were both transferred to Corbevoie’s Parc de Bécon in the 1880s where the Pavilion des Indes remains protected as a “monument historique”. After falling into disrepair the pavilion was restored in 2013 and reopened as an atelier and gallery for emerging young artists, together with a small exhibition about Courbevoie during the Third Republic
A forgotten fragment of Paris history, the venue for this museum is the wooden pavilion built by Norway and Sweden for the Exposition Universelle in 1878. It’s a fusion of the old and new, because it’s in a traditional Scandinavian-style house, while also standing as an early piece of prefab architecture. The permanent displays inside are mostly from the time that the pavilion was built. And as the museum’s name suggests these entail paintings by Ferdinand Roybet and Consuelo Fould. On top of that there are paintings and sculptures by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and lots of riveting little curios from the 19th century, like toys, dolls, postcards and posters.
Roybet Fould Museum
178 Boulevard Saint-Denis
A forgotten fragment of Paris history, the venue for this museum is the wooden pavilion built by Norway and Sweden for the Exposition Universelle in 1878. It’s a fusion of the old and new, because it’s in a traditional Scandinavian-style house, while also standing as an early piece of prefab architecture. The permanent displays inside are mostly from the time that the pavilion was built. And as the museum’s name suggests these entail paintings by Ferdinand Roybet and Consuelo Fould. On top of that there are paintings and sculptures by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and lots of riveting little curios from the 19th century, like toys, dolls, postcards and posters.
Welcome to Espace Dalí, close to the Place du Tertre, in the artistic district of Montmartre. The permanent exhibition offers the largest collection in France of sculptures, engravings and lithographs created by Salvador Dalí, the master of Surrealism. Here we can discover an artist who wished to capture the great themes as he saw them in such works as The Persistence of Memory, but also the Venus Spatiale, an embodiment of beauty, Dali-style. Here we can also enjoy the designer who applied his unique visionary conceptions to everyday objects, as demonstrated by his Boca Canapé, the famous Mae West Lips Sofa.
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Dalí Paris
11 Rue Poulbot
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Welcome to Espace Dalí, close to the Place du Tertre, in the artistic district of Montmartre. The permanent exhibition offers the largest collection in France of sculptures, engravings and lithographs created by Salvador Dalí, the master of Surrealism. Here we can discover an artist who wished to capture the great themes as he saw them in such works as The Persistence of Memory, but also the Venus Spatiale, an embodiment of beauty, Dali-style. Here we can also enjoy the designer who applied his unique visionary conceptions to everyday objects, as demonstrated by his Boca Canapé, the famous Mae West Lips Sofa.
The Dome of the Invalides resembles a golden crown, a tiara that sits on more than 300 years of history. Behind its imposing façade, the complex unfolds itself, with its wings, courtyards, churches and infirmary. One of the major architectural creations of the reign of Louis XIV, today the Invalides welcomes guests to the Musée de l'Armée and its incredible historical treasures: armour and cuirasses from the royal collections, artillery and trophies from all ages, as well as ultra-realistic miniatures of French victories. But the museum is also worth visiting for its architecture and its dome, which soars to a height of more than 100 metres. The renown of the Invalides also owes much to an i
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Les Invalides
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The Dome of the Invalides resembles a golden crown, a tiara that sits on more than 300 years of history. Behind its imposing façade, the complex unfolds itself, with its wings, courtyards, churches and infirmary. One of the major architectural creations of the reign of Louis XIV, today the Invalides welcomes guests to the Musée de l'Armée and its incredible historical treasures: armour and cuirasses from the royal collections, artillery and trophies from all ages, as well as ultra-realistic miniatures of French victories. But the museum is also worth visiting for its architecture and its dome, which soars to a height of more than 100 metres. The renown of the Invalides also owes much to an i
Stepping inside the Musée de l'Orangerie you will be awed into silence by the Sistine Chapel of Impressionism and its extensive panoramic Water Lilies paintings. The Musée de l'Orangerie is most famous for the works of Claude Monet, but there is more to this superb museum, which offers the entry point into 20th century art that Paris previously lacked. It’s not coincidental that this museum shares links with the Musée d'Orsay and that establishment’s 19th century focus. Here you can find the Post-Impressionist collections of Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume, comprised of paintings by Matisse, Renoir and Picasso. This museum is also renowned for excellent temporary exhibitions.
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Musée de l'Orangerie
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Stepping inside the Musée de l'Orangerie you will be awed into silence by the Sistine Chapel of Impressionism and its extensive panoramic Water Lilies paintings. The Musée de l'Orangerie is most famous for the works of Claude Monet, but there is more to this superb museum, which offers the entry point into 20th century art that Paris previously lacked. It’s not coincidental that this museum shares links with the Musée d'Orsay and that establishment’s 19th century focus. Here you can find the Post-Impressionist collections of Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume, comprised of paintings by Matisse, Renoir and Picasso. This museum is also renowned for excellent temporary exhibitions.
This majestic neoclassical building with its 19th century paintings and sculptures stands proudly in the midst of the world-famous Latin Quarter. Discover its imposing nave, explore its crypt and pay homage to the greats of France, of which Voltaire and Rousseau, as well as Victor Hugo and Emile Zola, are among the most renowned. The choice of those laid to rest here reflects the sensibilities of their times. Finally, you can marvel at the superb duplicate of Foucault’s Pendulum, the original of which was used in 1851 by Leon Foucault to demonstrate the Earth’s rotation.
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Panthéon
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This majestic neoclassical building with its 19th century paintings and sculptures stands proudly in the midst of the world-famous Latin Quarter. Discover its imposing nave, explore its crypt and pay homage to the greats of France, of which Voltaire and Rousseau, as well as Victor Hugo and Emile Zola, are among the most renowned. The choice of those laid to rest here reflects the sensibilities of their times. Finally, you can marvel at the superb duplicate of Foucault’s Pendulum, the original of which was used in 1851 by Leon Foucault to demonstrate the Earth’s rotation.
The Jacquemart-André museum is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful museums in Paris. Built by architect Henri Parent, the majesty of this former private mansion belonging to Edouard André and Nélie Jacquemart, is definitely worthy of a visit from any lover of art passing through France's capital. The museum, now taken over by the Institut de France, and located at 158 boulevard Haussmann, is home to a number of permanent collections originally gathered together by these two admired of 19th century collectors. Visitors to the museum can admire works by the likes of Canaletto, Boucher and Fragonard, as well as Rembrandt and Botticelli.
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Musée Jacquemart-André
158 Boulevard Haussmann
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The Jacquemart-André museum is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful museums in Paris. Built by architect Henri Parent, the majesty of this former private mansion belonging to Edouard André and Nélie Jacquemart, is definitely worthy of a visit from any lover of art passing through France's capital. The museum, now taken over by the Institut de France, and located at 158 boulevard Haussmann, is home to a number of permanent collections originally gathered together by these two admired of 19th century collectors. Visitors to the museum can admire works by the likes of Canaletto, Boucher and Fragonard, as well as Rembrandt and Botticelli.
Occupying a fabulous location directly opposite the Eiffel Tower on the Esplanade du Trocadéro, the Musée de l'Homme houses over 700,000 items, tracing the history of man. Three deep mysteries intertwine at the heart of this cultural project: who are we, What are out origins, and where are we going? At this wonderful interdisciplinary museum, you will discover answers from prehistorians, biologists, the world of culture, geneticists, ethnographers and anthropologists. There's no collection like it in the entire world.
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Homme Museum
17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
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Occupying a fabulous location directly opposite the Eiffel Tower on the Esplanade du Trocadéro, the Musée de l'Homme houses over 700,000 items, tracing the history of man. Three deep mysteries intertwine at the heart of this cultural project: who are we, What are out origins, and where are we going? At this wonderful interdisciplinary museum, you will discover answers from prehistorians, biologists, the world of culture, geneticists, ethnographers and anthropologists. There's no collection like it in the entire world.
Nestled at the heart of Paris' 7th arrondissement, the Musée Maillol presents a comprehensive collection of Maillol's works. When you enter the building, which itself is full of history, you will be able to contemplate some of his most important canvases and sculptures, such as the intriguing "Woman Sitting with an Umbrella" or the graceful "Monument to Debussy". At the same time, the museum also houses a large collection of 20th century modern art, including paintings, sculpture, and drawings. It also frequently hosts lavish temporary exhibitions.
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Musée Maillol
59-61 Rue de Grenelle
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Nestled at the heart of Paris' 7th arrondissement, the Musée Maillol presents a comprehensive collection of Maillol's works. When you enter the building, which itself is full of history, you will be able to contemplate some of his most important canvases and sculptures, such as the intriguing "Woman Sitting with an Umbrella" or the graceful "Monument to Debussy". At the same time, the museum also houses a large collection of 20th century modern art, including paintings, sculpture, and drawings. It also frequently hosts lavish temporary exhibitions.
The Picasso Museum of Paris is one of the largest museums of painting in the world. Inaugurated in 1985 by the President of the Republic, François Mitterrand, it is set in the magnificent Hotel Salé at the heart of the Marais district, and is entirely filled by an extraordinary collection of works by the Spanish master. This museum has a refined style and is chronologically laid out around a magnificent staircase. Visitors travel through the 20th century, starting in 1895 and concluding in 1972, following the master artist step by step, and charting the progress of the founding father of the great currents of modern art. The diverse collection of Picasso's works is unparalleled worldwide, a
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Musée National Picasso-Paris
5 Rue de Thorigny
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The Picasso Museum of Paris is one of the largest museums of painting in the world. Inaugurated in 1985 by the President of the Republic, François Mitterrand, it is set in the magnificent Hotel Salé at the heart of the Marais district, and is entirely filled by an extraordinary collection of works by the Spanish master. This museum has a refined style and is chronologically laid out around a magnificent staircase. Visitors travel through the 20th century, starting in 1895 and concluding in 1972, following the master artist step by step, and charting the progress of the founding father of the great currents of modern art. The diverse collection of Picasso's works is unparalleled worldwide, a
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.
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Quai Branly Museum
37 Quai Branly
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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.
The Musée d'Orsay is one of Paris’ most popular museums, attracting almost three million annual visitors. Its first incarnation was as the Gare d’Orsay, built to coincide with the Universal Exposition of 1900. The station was protected as a historical monument in 1978, and converted into the museum, which opened its doors in 1986. A superb example of the Beaux Arts style, the Musée d'Orsay is dedicated to 19th century artists, with pre-Impressionists and Impressionists to the fore. As you wander the halls you will discover great names like Pissarro, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Millet and Degas, and don’t forget to admire the beautiful original station clock, which still adorns the main hall of
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Gare Musée d'Orsay
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The Musée d'Orsay is one of Paris’ most popular museums, attracting almost three million annual visitors. Its first incarnation was as the Gare d’Orsay, built to coincide with the Universal Exposition of 1900. The station was protected as a historical monument in 1978, and converted into the museum, which opened its doors in 1986. A superb example of the Beaux Arts style, the Musée d'Orsay is dedicated to 19th century artists, with pre-Impressionists and Impressionists to the fore. As you wander the halls you will discover great names like Pissarro, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Millet and Degas, and don’t forget to admire the beautiful original station clock, which still adorns the main hall of
Opened in October 2017, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris welcomes fashion lovers to what used to be the headquarters of the prestigious label. Located at 5 Avenue Marceau in Paris' 16th arrondissement, it is a magnificent tribute to Yves Saint Laurent, where visitors can see some of his iconic haute couture designs, as well as accessories, photographs, sketches and films. And, at the heart of the museum you'll find the designer's studio - the place where he worked for almost 30 years and created many of his greatest collections. The museum offers both a comprehensive retrospective of Saint Laurent's life and constantly changing temporary exhibitions based around specific themes.
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Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint-Laurent
3 Rue Léonce Reynaud
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Opened in October 2017, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris welcomes fashion lovers to what used to be the headquarters of the prestigious label. Located at 5 Avenue Marceau in Paris' 16th arrondissement, it is a magnificent tribute to Yves Saint Laurent, where visitors can see some of his iconic haute couture designs, as well as accessories, photographs, sketches and films. And, at the heart of the museum you'll find the designer's studio - the place where he worked for almost 30 years and created many of his greatest collections. The museum offers both a comprehensive retrospective of Saint Laurent's life and constantly changing temporary exhibitions based around specific themes.
Discover the Château de Vincennes, at the gates of Paris. A former hunting lodge, a royal residence and then a state prison that equalled the Bastille, the Château de Vincennes enables visitors to trace the history of the great kings of France, from Saint Louis and Louis XIII, through to Charles V and Louis XIV. Its 52 metre high donjon is the highest in Europe and provides breathtaking views of Paris. Thanks to your priority tickets, you will gain access the castle, its holy chapel, the donjon as well as any temporary exhibitions taking place at the time of your visit.
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Château of Vincennes
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Discover the Château de Vincennes, at the gates of Paris. A former hunting lodge, a royal residence and then a state prison that equalled the Bastille, the Château de Vincennes enables visitors to trace the history of the great kings of France, from Saint Louis and Louis XIII, through to Charles V and Louis XIV. Its 52 metre high donjon is the highest in Europe and provides breathtaking views of Paris. Thanks to your priority tickets, you will gain access the castle, its holy chapel, the donjon as well as any temporary exhibitions taking place at the time of your visit.
Did you know that the northern suburbs of Paris contain one of the most beautiful of France's historical treasures? The Basilica of Saint-Denis houses the tombs of every French king since Dagobert, and is the most incredible royal necropolis in the world. Within the basilica, you will discover more than 1,500 years of history, featuring the tombs of no less than 43 kings and 32 queens. Their monumental tombs are arranged underneath both the Gothic vaults of the cathedral and the Romanesque vaults of the crypt. Largely unknown to the general public, the Basilica of Saint-Denis truly deserves to be visited in the same way as the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Often overlooked, it is the finest monu
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Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
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Did you know that the northern suburbs of Paris contain one of the most beautiful of France's historical treasures? The Basilica of Saint-Denis houses the tombs of every French king since Dagobert, and is the most incredible royal necropolis in the world. Within the basilica, you will discover more than 1,500 years of history, featuring the tombs of no less than 43 kings and 32 queens. Their monumental tombs are arranged underneath both the Gothic vaults of the cathedral and the Romanesque vaults of the crypt. Largely unknown to the general public, the Basilica of Saint-Denis truly deserves to be visited in the same way as the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Often overlooked, it is the finest monu
Located in the heart of Paris, a few steps from the Eiffel Tower and the Ile aux Cygnes, the Musée du Vin is housed in vaulted cellars that you would not suspect from the street. Inside, you will discover the history and the development of this typical French heritage product. The vault was built on ancient limestone quarries in the thirteenth century and is worth the visit on its own. The museum in general offers a real journey through a collection of more than 2,200 functional and unusual objects, such as this crossbow using soil bolts, enabling people to hunt in vineyards without leaving heavy metals behind. Discover the art of cooperage, as well as the secrets of what makes a great champ
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Wine Museum
5 Square Charles Dickens
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Located in the heart of Paris, a few steps from the Eiffel Tower and the Ile aux Cygnes, the Musée du Vin is housed in vaulted cellars that you would not suspect from the street. Inside, you will discover the history and the development of this typical French heritage product. The vault was built on ancient limestone quarries in the thirteenth century and is worth the visit on its own. The museum in general offers a real journey through a collection of more than 2,200 functional and unusual objects, such as this crossbow using soil bolts, enabling people to hunt in vineyards without leaving heavy metals behind. Discover the art of cooperage, as well as the secrets of what makes a great champ
Visit of Giverny Monet's House and the gardens. You leave Paris by the western districts of the city and take the Normandy motorway. After crossing the River Seine at Vernon you will reach Giverny which is located approximately one and a half hours from Paris. The guide will give an enlightening visit of the gardens before leaving you to visit Monet's home and studio on your own.
Monet Garden
84 Rue Claude Monet
Visit of Giverny Monet's House and the gardens. You leave Paris by the western districts of the city and take the Normandy motorway. After crossing the River Seine at Vernon you will reach Giverny which is located approximately one and a half hours from Paris. The guide will give an enlightening visit of the gardens before leaving you to visit Monet's home and studio on your own.
Discover the Grand Musée du Parfum, nestled in a private mansion in one of Paris' most exclusive neighbourhoods, the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. It pays homage to French parfumry, with a wonderful exhibition that is both instructive and playful. For example, you will be able to discover the first fragrances of Ancient Egypt, as well as unsuspected odours from the common rose. When we visit this museum, it feels as if we were five years old again: we touch, we feel, and we have fun with objects. Visiting the museum is a wonderful experience for all lovers of perfume, but also a great occasion to share with family. Throughout the museum, you will be able to create your olfactory profile with
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Musée du Parfum
3-5 Square de l'Opéra-Louis Jouvet
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Discover the Grand Musée du Parfum, nestled in a private mansion in one of Paris' most exclusive neighbourhoods, the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. It pays homage to French parfumry, with a wonderful exhibition that is both instructive and playful. For example, you will be able to discover the first fragrances of Ancient Egypt, as well as unsuspected odours from the common rose. When we visit this museum, it feels as if we were five years old again: we touch, we feel, and we have fun with objects. Visiting the museum is a wonderful experience for all lovers of perfume, but also a great occasion to share with family. Throughout the museum, you will be able to create your olfactory profile with
Shopping
New parisian shopping mall with french deco and fashion brands, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, and a big M&S food store. Don't miss the Pâtisserie des Rêves (talented pastry chef Philippe Conticini) and ask for their iconic Paris-Brest (not cheap but inforgettable !).
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Rue Beaugrenelle
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New parisian shopping mall with french deco and fashion brands, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, and a big M&S food store. Don't miss the Pâtisserie des Rêves (talented pastry chef Philippe Conticini) and ask for their iconic Paris-Brest (not cheap but inforgettable !).
Shopping Mall & Rooftop Terrace: You can see the hill of Montmartre up close, so close it’s as if you can almost touch it. On the other side is the Eiffel Tower – there are Parisian icons and amazing rooftops in every direction. You’ll have amazing views no matter where you choose to sit! Special tip Don't take a pram as the escalator to the last floor is quite narrow and you’ll need to fold it up. Similarly, there’s no disabled access.
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Printemps Haussmann
64 Boulevard Haussmann
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Shopping Mall & Rooftop Terrace: You can see the hill of Montmartre up close, so close it’s as if you can almost touch it. On the other side is the Eiffel Tower – there are Parisian icons and amazing rooftops in every direction. You’ll have amazing views no matter where you choose to sit! Special tip Don't take a pram as the escalator to the last floor is quite narrow and you’ll need to fold it up. Similarly, there’s no disabled access.
Considered to be a monument, the department stores of the Boulevard Haussmann gather the Galeries Lafayette and the Printemps Haussmann and make the first shopping center in Europe. You will find there every major brand, whether it be clothes, shoes, leather goods, perfumes or jewelry wise… Whatever you’re looking for, you are guaranteed to find it! You will also have the opportunity to witness the great architecture, and you will even be able to go to the roof of the Galeries Lafayette and enjoy a beautiful view of Paris. Opening hours: from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm from Monday to Saturday and from 11 am to 7 pm on Sunday. Access: Boulevard Haussmann, metro Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette (lines
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Galeries Lafayette Paris
40 Boulevard Haussmann
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Considered to be a monument, the department stores of the Boulevard Haussmann gather the Galeries Lafayette and the Printemps Haussmann and make the first shopping center in Europe. You will find there every major brand, whether it be clothes, shoes, leather goods, perfumes or jewelry wise… Whatever you’re looking for, you are guaranteed to find it! You will also have the opportunity to witness the great architecture, and you will even be able to go to the roof of the Galeries Lafayette and enjoy a beautiful view of Paris. Opening hours: from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm from Monday to Saturday and from 11 am to 7 pm on Sunday. Access: Boulevard Haussmann, metro Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette (lines
One of the world’s shopping and fashion capitals is a quick ride away on the Métro, but La Défense competes well in this respect too. In fact it has the most visited shopping mall in France, Les Quatre Temps, which pulls in a staggering 50 million shoppers a year. The size of this mall is also mind-boggling, with 300 stores over four levels for almost any popular brand you can name, from Sephora to Uniqlo. And it goes without saying that all these shops are complemented by a whole directory of restaurants and leisure facilities including a 16-screen UGC cinema.
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Les Quatre Temps
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One of the world’s shopping and fashion capitals is a quick ride away on the Métro, but La Défense competes well in this respect too. In fact it has the most visited shopping mall in France, Les Quatre Temps, which pulls in a staggering 50 million shoppers a year. The size of this mall is also mind-boggling, with 300 stores over four levels for almost any popular brand you can name, from Sephora to Uniqlo. And it goes without saying that all these shops are complemented by a whole directory of restaurants and leisure facilities including a 16-screen UGC cinema.
In this street, from Place du Marché to Avenue du Roule, you will find anything you need (shoe shop, grocery store, bakery, catering, butchery, wine shop...)
Rue Madeleine Michelis
In this street, from Place du Marché to Avenue du Roule, you will find anything you need (shoe shop, grocery store, bakery, catering, butchery, wine shop...)
Fan of branded items at discounts, the Vallée Village experience is for you. Spend a few hours in one of the few shopping outlet you can access from Paris. Great bargains, great European brands but not only. Get at least 30% off the original prices of your favorite designer stores and if non European resident, you may claim tax refunds at the Airport when leaving Paris. The Shopping Express Bus will take you to this shopper’s haven around one hour away from central Paris.
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Starbucks
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Fan of branded items at discounts, the Vallée Village experience is for you. Spend a few hours in one of the few shopping outlet you can access from Paris. Great bargains, great European brands but not only. Get at least 30% off the original prices of your favorite designer stores and if non European resident, you may claim tax refunds at the Airport when leaving Paris. The Shopping Express Bus will take you to this shopper’s haven around one hour away from central Paris.
Getting Around
RER A Stop : La Défense Grande Arche TRANSILIEN : Stop : La Défense Grande Arche Line U Line L TRAMWAY : Stop : La Défense Grande Arche MÉTRO : Stop : La Défense Grande Arche or Esplanade de La Défense BUS : Bus lines by day : 141 / 144 / 159 / 246 / 272 / 275 / 378 / 262 / 161 / 174 / 360 / 160 258 / 541 / 73 / Balabus The Noctiliens (only the night) : N24 Châtelet / Bezons - Grand Cerf N152 Gare Saint-Lazare / Cergy Le Haut RER
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Gare de La Défense
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RER A Stop : La Défense Grande Arche TRANSILIEN : Stop : La Défense Grande Arche Line U Line L TRAMWAY : Stop : La Défense Grande Arche MÉTRO : Stop : La Défense Grande Arche or Esplanade de La Défense BUS : Bus lines by day : 141 / 144 / 159 / 246 / 272 / 275 / 378 / 262 / 161 / 174 / 360 / 160 258 / 541 / 73 / Balabus The Noctiliens (only the night) : N24 Châtelet / Bezons - Grand Cerf N152 Gare Saint-Lazare / Cergy Le Haut RER