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How to be parisian wherever you are: things to do in Paris

How to be parisian wherever you are
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Paris fulfills every need and desire. It seems that while living in Paris, there is no such a problem that it is impossible to solve. For Parisians every place in Paris has its own function. They wouldn’t go with their lover for dinner to the same place their go with a great-aunt. The authors of the book "How to be Parisian wherever you are" Caroline de Maigret, Anne Berest, Sophie Mas and Audrey Diwan share the secrets of a purely French pastime.

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THE END OF THE NIGHT (extract from the book "How to be parisian wherever you are"):

How to be parisian wherever you are: A La Cloche D'or

Legendary and old-fashioned restaurant "A La Cloche D'or" is open at any time of the day or night. Actors rush here right after bows and applause on the stage, and couples satisfy their hunger in the middle of the night.

The restaurant is located on the street Mansar 3.


Always nice to know a place that is bursting with history, where you can arrange a picnic in fine weather, or take a romantic promenade.

Les Arènes de Lutèce street Monge 47-59.


No matter if you love steak, you will always have friends, which tastes should not be ignored.

Street Lucien Sampe 13, Paris


How to be parisian wherever you are: french CLOTHING Shop Thomsen Paris

Shop Thomsen-Paris where shirts, sweaters, dresses instantly make you look like a Parisian. Vaguely, poetic and style.

Touraine 98 Street, Paris

Early bird

This is the place for breakfast in the royal style. It's always good to start the day in a blaze of glory. Moreover, it is near the train station, so you can suddenly feel an overwhelming desire to escape.


Gare de Lyon (Square Louis Armand)

Place for kisses

City Place Dauphine in the form of a triangle to the erotic kiss.


The restaurant «Amour», where you can spend a lovely evening at dinner. And at the bar you can make friends with somebody if you get tired of your lover.

Hotel «Amour» (8 Navarro Street, Paris)

The hotel with a private garden

How to be parisian wherevr you are: hotel L'Hôtel Particulier

The boutique hotel L'Hôtel Particulier is located in the heart of Montmartre, where you can dine away from prying eyes and imagine that you are in your own private garden.

Hotel L'Hôtel Particulier (23 Avenue Junot, Paris)

When you got the blues again

The bar of a luxury hotel Rafael where you can have a beer in the company of your  brokenhearted best friend. Because there's no heartbreaks that luxury drink can not fix.

English bar Rafael (17 Avenue Kleber, Paris)


Local Viennese pastry shop where you’ll run into students from the Sorbonne and their teachers, and where you can eat comfortably and enjoy a delicious hot chocolate.

Street Medsin 8 Ecole de Paris


This place is perfect for tea time with your mother or best friend. The garden is so beautiful that you can pretend you are a heroine in a Jane Austen novel.

The museum is located on 16 Chaptal, Paris

Smart rendezvous

How to be parisian wherever you are: Smart rendezvous

You can  arrange to meet your date in front of a painting to make it clear to your beloved about your true desires. For example, Eugene Delacroix painting "Liberty Leading the People" suggests that you do not hesitate to expose your chest.


After party

Restaurant "Joe Allen" is your place «must go», where you can eat a cheeseburger in the morning and where you can drink  ‘Bloody Mary’ as a stress release.

The restaurant is on the street Rue Pierre Lescot, 30.


The tiny cinema Le Reflet Médicis, where you feel as comfortable as at home, especially when you want to see an old Italian classics.

Cinema Champollion Street 3.

Your HQ

This restaurant is an extension of your apartment and office at the same time. You greet the owner, plug in your laptop, order a lemonade and ask to turn the volume down.... and, of course, enjoy a simple and delicious meal.

Cafe at Villa Leandre 1.

THE PERFECT GIFT (extract from the book "How to be parisian wherever you are"):

How to be parisian wherever you are gifts

When you’re short on time, here is a list of places where you can always find a gift that will make someone happy.

Book - La Hune on the rue de l'Abbe 6-18.

Jewellery / Home Decor La Boutique de Louise Street Dragon 32.

Candles - Cire Trudon the Rue Saint 78.

Bookstore of fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld (7 L) on the street Rue de Lille 7.


Vintage FINDS

Even if you come away from the vintage market in Clignancourt empty-handed, you will be satisfied of having traveled through time and space.

Spontaneous DINNER

Grocery with local specialties, which is open late in the evenings and on weekends, where you will always find all the most delicious. It is a  place «must go» for Parisians when they invite friends for dinner at the last minute.

Grocery «Julhès» on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 54.

A royal affair

Terrace where you are the queen. Yes, you pay more for coffee, but there is no view like this anywhere in the world - and that's priceless.

Café Le Café Marly at 93 Rue de Rivoli.

A place "with taste"

How to be parisian wherever you are

A place where you rediscover the cooking of your grandmother: roasted vegetables à l'Ancienne, steamed fish and traditional meringue. Dining here, you get a lesson in good taste.

Restaurant "Petrelle" is located on 34 Petrer.

IN THE BACKWOODS (from the book "How to be parisian wherever you are"):

Bar, where everything is possible. The temperature rises as soon as you walk through the door. The dark corners inflame your imagination.

Bar / Restaurant L'Embuscade the street Rue de la Rochefoucauld, 47.

Vintage weekend in Saint-Ouen

After searching for antiques in the best Parisian market, head to this restaurant to enjoy mussels, French fries and live jazz.

Favorite Proust’s cakes

Here you'll get a return to childhood and discover the best cakes and pies in Paris.

Tarterie Les Petits Mitrons at 26 rue Lepic.


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