Paris Journals

Paris for advanced

A travel journal to Paris by Lepettitprince

Quote: Have you been to Paris a couple of times and are you bored of the major tourist sights and activities? At least it’s very easy to find information about this city, but maybe I´ve got some suggestions which are not in every guide and you might find them interesting.

Paris for advanced

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Overview

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So what would a different trip look like? Ours started with French breakfast at the outskirts (St. Maurt), best value for your money comparing to the rip off in the centre. Saturdays there’s a market with food and mixed goods, you will understand why God likes to live in France when you see all the specialities for even reasonable prices! Also you won’t find big supermarkets in the centre, to safe money it’s worth to visit an outer shopping centre. Back in the centre you find a huge arena in a nice area called Bercy. Check out who’s playing or what kind of events there’ll be during your stay. We had an unforgettable concert with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers!! Try to book well in advance for acts like...Read More

Shakespeare and Company

Attraction | "Shakespeare & Co"

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This is actually a second hand book shop in the Quartier Latin close to Notre Dame. The American owner George Whitman is 89 years old and obsessed by reading the books in his shop. But he his open minded and always needs help in his shop, and there’s your chance: if you are interested in free accommodation without breakfast, a bed, or service, but with other young people, nice discussions, and wine in the evening and a sleepover between millions of books, you can ask him to stay. The only thing you have to do is get up in the morning and clear up your sleeping space. During the day you should find two hours to work in the shop. That’s the only thing he asks you for one night. Maybe it sounds weird ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 18, 2003

Shakespeare and Company
37, Rue De La Bûcherie
Paris, France 75005
+33 1 43 25 40 93

Droits Des Hommes (Les)

Restaurant | "Les droits des hommes (St. Maurt) "

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This boulangerie is a part of a hotel in this quarter of Paris. It’s one of the thousands of places the Parisians go for their Croissant or Baguette and a coffee in the morning, read the newspaper, and discuss the latest gossip and events in the area or world. Why do I recommend it? It’s part of French life style in Paris. Because it’s in the outskirts you’ll get half a baguette with French cheese, tasty paté, or what else they offer for around 2 Euros! We paid six for a quarter baguette not half as tasty in the center (it was an emergency) and sadly this kind of rip off is standard. The baguette is usually from the bakery next door and the coffee is like the one you know from home. You’ll find pla...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 18, 2003

Droits Des Hommes (Les)
St. Maurt (Hotel)
Paris, France

Casa Ragili

Restaurant

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The quarter next to the metro station "Chateles les Halles" is very popular with the locals. The restaurant we chose has a nice atmosphere and is huge, which is the main reason why you don’t need a reservation. The staff speaks mainly French but tries to communicate in other languages if it’s necessary. The menus are all written in French, but you will understand the basic Italian courses and meals. We had no starter this time. We ordered pizzas and we have been really surprised about the quality and the size of them. In fact, we ended up discussing which pizzas were better, the ones we had in Italy or these ones. The desserts we ordered were evil - tasty and fresh. In addition 0,5 bottle of wine w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 18, 2003

Casa Ragili
Close to les Halles
Paris, France

Catacombs of Paris

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Attraction | "Le Catacombs"

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This is Paris from another side. It’s the biggest historical graveyard of this town. Doesn’t sound very interesting. But in fact you dive 30 meters below the formally know Victualien market, and you find parts of the catacomb system of Paris.This system is partly older than the metro, it’s a huge tunnel system covering the entire area of the historic centre. It caused a lot of problems in the past, not only because it weakened the towns surface and randomly caused breakdowns (once a whole street cracked down), but also because people discovered it for their adventure and some even lived or hid there for some reason. The officials tried to close the entrances to this system. There’s only one ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 18, 2003

Catacombs of Paris
1, Place Denfert-Rochereau
Paris, France 75014
33 (1) 43 22 47 63

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Saturday is the day to get the best and freshest food. Markets will be held in each quarter, as well as in the center of Paris. It’s the best chance to get the “smelly” and delicious French fromage, you can even taste it beforehand. Together with a fresh baguette and a bottle of wine, you will know the reason why French people seem to be more relaxed than many others. Of course, you get more than cheese: you will find all sorts of fresh food and mixed goods. One market is next to the Dupleix Metro station, another I know for sure in St. Maurt. But just keep your eyes open, ask at the reception of your hotel, or follow the smell of the fromage; for sure there will be one close to you!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 18, 2003