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Aimee's Paris Guide
Due to popular demand, here
is a simple guide to the City of Light.
This page will be updated often so please check back
for vintage haute couture heaven and that little black dress
20-24 Galerie Montpensier
in the Palais Royal
the best felafel outside Tel Aviv, join the line and order from the outside window
L’As du Felafel
34 rue des Rosiers (Métro: St. Paul) Closed Saturday in the Marais
Shoe mecca - the street where Georges Sand was born and filled with shoe shops
rue Meslay at the edge of the Marais
steam and scrub
The real deal in a Mosque...Hammam de la Mosque, 39 rue Geoffrey St. Hilaire...and Turkish women who scrub layers of skin off your back...recover with mint tea and honey cakes on a marble slab or by the fountain!
rollerblading 'le Roller'
Every Friday night...meet at Place d'Italie 9:45 and join young Parisians
cafe' bistro and resto
Le Baron Rouge an old fashioned wine bar by the Aligre market...fill your bottle from the casks or have oysters in season...jammed after the market.
1 rue Théophile-Roussel
Cafe de l'Industrie
16 rue St-Sabin...check out the rhino head above the bar and be prepared for good food
Resto des 4 Frères
-- locals swarm to crowded and cheap couscous.
127 Bd de Menilmontant in Belleville...or try Chez Omar
47 rue de Bretagne in the Marais...couscous and intimate atmosphere in an old bistro with smoked mirrors, branché crowd (Jospin ate here)
Also check out some restaurants in Marais
Paris Historique anyone?
44-46 rue François Miron in the Marais, housed in a medieval hotel particulier
this foundation sponsors historic walks and preserves old Paris...visit. better yet, join them
Le Balajo in the Bastille
on cobbled rue de Lappe an original bal musette where Edith Piaf sang now with disco, funk and tango afternoons.
Batofar...dancing on a barge moored in the Seine in the 13th...quai de la Gare.
Try Cava Cava off rue Oberkampf in Belleville for Cubano and Brasilien
La Jungle... the Senegalese club in Murder in the Sentier is based on this place...wonderful Griot music, the rum punch packs a wallop
place of interest
Hotel Lutétia on bd. Raspail...the old German Occupation stomping grounds has spiffed up to several stars in the Michelin - out of my budget for a drink...look for the plaque mentioning victims on the side of the building.
quai de la Mégisserie for the bird market
go to a night concert at Saint Chapelle...get lost in the corridors of the Court Tribunal on the way out!
Musée de la Vie
16 Rue Chaptal 9e arrondissement.
open daily except monday
10am-17:40 Metro Blanche
Musée de la Vie Romantique in 9e
www.radioparis.com ( listen to the radio stations in Paris.)
www.abcparislive.com ( If you time it right, you may get to see the real time sunset from Eiffel Tower.)
place to stay
beg for a place on a friend of a friend's couch...
I will update this area with links to short term apartment rentals in near future.
a no brainer for those great bags everyone has (unless of course you can afford to shop at Agnés b.) ...the little luggage shops in the Metro at Auber or under the Opera or - you know those tiny shops that always have everything on sale and you get great prices for little leather backpacks or pleather type shoulder bags.
BHV for bubble wrap...one never knows when its needed
monoprix for socks