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MINI PARIS GUIDE

 

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Ahh, the city of Love, Romance and crème brûlée. What is there more to see and do apart from what you know already – the Eiffel Tower, The Mona Lisa and eating freshly baked baguettes. Well hopefully a bit more and perhaps some you may not have heard of.

1. ARC DE TRIUMPHE
We know about this one, its world famous’ I hear you cry. Well the Arc is not just for busy motorists to drive around but you can go up it to! There is a visitor center and if you have the legs you can take the stairs to the roof to give you one of Paris’ best views.

2. THE MUSEE DES ARTS FORAINS
This hidden, amazing museum is tucked away in the 12th Arr. Easy to access by subway you will need to arrange in advance to book a scheduled visit. The museum holds exhibits for old carnival rides and games, restored beautifully and for you to ride and play with. The tour is extremely fun and informative and the museum sits on some stunning grounds that used to be a wine warehouse.

3. LE DINDON EN LAISSE
One of my personal favourite places to eat, it is in the 4th Arr and sits opposite where Jim Morrison used to live up until his death in 1971. This bistro is the last place he ate before his death (don’t worry it wasn’t because of the food!) and it is always top of my list for some genuine classic french food.

4. WALKING
Thomas Jefferson is quoted as saying ‘A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life’. So get your walking shoes on as Paris is a truly beautiful city. From the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter, the Promenade plantée, and to its highly inventive and eclectic street art, Paris is a city that needs to be seen and breathed in.

5. VINTAGE SHOPPING
To me vintage shopping is about getting bargain clothes and home wares at bargain prices. Unfortunately due to its popularity, this once cheap shopping experience used by students and the poor has now a mass following driving prices right up to the point where the second hand price is now higher than when it was first sold. Fortunately, Paris still has some very good vintage stores at prices from yesteryear. The Marais is home too many of these stores. Check out Free ‘P’ Star as a starting point – they currently have 3 stores of bargain priced clothing.

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By Steven Parker

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