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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Landmark
“The Palais Garnier, an architectural masterpiece inaugurated in 1875 at the request of Napoleon III, is without doubt one of the most dazzling monuments in Paris. A world of elegance, not to be missed! As for the ceiling of the theatre, it boasts a 220 m² monumental painting by the artist Marc Chagall! The fresco’s modern and contemporary look is a striking contrast to the red and gold of the auditorium below. A real high point of the visit, this auditorium brings undeniable modernity to the building and contributes to making it an outstanding monument. A visit to the Palais Garnier can be undertaken independently or with a guide. Multimedia audio guides (on smartphone or iPad) are available to the public to learn more about the building and unravel its secrets. Ideal for exploring the opera house in greater depth: anecdotes, details and documents from the era make a visit even more enriching and provide a better appreciation of the exceptional scale of this lavish ‘palace’.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Museum
“Our French Mme Tussaud, very beautiful building with beautiful surroundings ”
  • 203 locals recommend
Opera House
“Attend Classic ballet or Opera songs - Bus N° 20 Direct or by foot through Malsherbes boulevard then Printemps haussmann and Galeries Lafayette Mall nearest Opera Garnier”
  • 229 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Mythical and funny restaurant, good cuisine of grand-mother ! 7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris”
  • 277 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“This movie theater is part of Paris' history for sure ! In the Art Nouveau style, the cinema still has on of the biggest auditorium in France.”
  • 171 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Lively market with nice terrasse to have a drink and enjoy Parisian life style ”
  • 236 locals recommend
Route
“Lined with restaurants, bistros, cafés, bars, bakeries, stores (fish, cheese shops, wine, fruits and vegetables) shops, rue Montorgueil is one of the famous places in Paris, where Parisians like to have a drink after work”
  • 151 locals recommend
Plaza
“For brilliant jewels and haute-joaillerie start at the Rue Castiglione side and curve right, around the Place, taking in Dior, Mikimoto, Patek Philippe, Chaumet, Chanel, Mauboussin,Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron, the first jewelry shop to set up on the Place Vendome 120 years ago. Louis Vuitton jewelry, Cartier and Rolex are on the other side of the Place where the Ministry of Justice is also located (a state building not open to the public)”
  • 104 locals recommend
Bistro
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“As they say is the "quartier populaire" so large variety of cheap shopping. There is even a Lidl closely for those travelling on a budget”
  • 120 locals recommend
Café
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“Chez Jeanette is an old Parisian corner bistrot gone hip - younger bobo crowds with life music on weekends. Good food and fair prices on the drinks. Plenty of opportunities to show-off you tattoo collection and test your latest second hand outfit. Busy on weekends.”
  • 181 locals recommend
Landmark
“May be the nicest "passage" in Paris, near the old National Library and the Place des Victoires. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“There are many options of bars in the neighbourhood. This is a good option for cocktail lovers. It has a nice ambiance and a good crowd. ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“ Between 1798 and 1850, covered steets like the Passage des Panoramas were borned. As architecturaly novators as socially necesary, they could shelter luxury shops, restaurants, theatres, bookshops far away from the tumult and the transports of the city. 15 still exist among 60 in that remoted time, that is why they are classified in the repertory of Historical Monuments. The fist Gas lightning of the city happened in 1816 in the Passage des Panoramas, today stamps and postcards collectors get their treasures there, the others fall in love with the parisian atmosphere of the ancient times seating in a terrace of one of the very trendy restaurants. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A place of art but also a place to live, where you can eat and have a drink at the bar, study at the ressource center, and appreciate a concert, a debate or a projection in a one day time.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“the best hot chocolate in the world (although it’s closer to drinking chocolate). Their pastries are also wonderful; I recommend eating breakfast there. You’ll probably need to reserve or else queue for ages, as this has blown up since I used to go as a student.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“The Rue Sainte Anne area is well known for its authentic Japanese restaurants (and a smattering of Chinese and Korean places). If there are queues outside the place, you're on to something good! It all depends on how hungry you are and if you're willing to wait... Excellent ramen and gyoza at Hakata Choten in the rue des Petits Champs. ”
  • 78 locals recommend