Bonjour, Paris!

View on Paris at sunsetWhen it comes to romance, fine dining and amazing sights there’s only one city worth visiting…

While the Eiffel Tower is great and the Louvre is a must, we’ve got the insider’s scoop on what to see and do in the city of love.

Part sleepy suburb, part industrial centre, the 10th Arrondissement is where it’s at in Paris right now. Not only has it got booming nightlife (courtesy of the neighbouring 11th, home to venues such as Le Caveau des Obliettes, 5* on Trip Advisor, and Pop In, 4* on Google+ Local reviews), but it’s also go great cafes, boutique shops and cyclist-friendly streets.

Here’s what we suggest:

Eat and Drink

From wine shop to restaurant, Le Verre Volé does it all! Reserve a table, come by for dinner and stay for drinks (as one reviewer on Trip Advisor said: “it looks like a library except all the shelves are stocked with bottles of wine.”)  – we’re sure you won’t regret it.

With its Art Nouveau style and listed as an historical monument, don’t miss out on Brasserie Julien. It’s got 4* on Google+ Local, and we hear the menu fixe-price is a good value for money.

See

The streets in the 10th Arrondissement are car-free for on Saturday afternoons and all day Sundays, which means it’s the perfect time for you to explore the beauty of Paris.

Canal Saint Martin - ParisStroll or cycle to the Promenade Canal Saint Martin, which Napoleon I ordered built in 1802 and funded by a tax on wine. (Normally we’d say this is unfair taxation, but the canal is just too beautiful to argue!) Back then the canal was built to support Paris’ growing population with fresh water to avoid diseases such as dysentery and cholera, and today it offers a picturesque view that’s popular with Parisians and tourists alike.

If you need some time inside, stop by the Musée de l’Éventail (a private museum of fans and fan-making, complete with a collection of more than 400 fans from the 18th century to the present day) or see a show at the Palais des Glaces, which specialises in dinner theatre.

Shop

Located along the banks of Canal Saint Martin, Artazart offers art books and sometimes organises exhibitions. This is the perfect place to pick up a beautiful coffee table book to show off your Parisian getaway!

If you’re looking for something more unique, head over to Marché Saint Quentin, the biggest covered market in Paris. Here you’ll find an assortment of goods including flowers, produce, antiques and sweets.

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