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Museum
“While you visit Montmartre or Covered Galleries, mind to have a stop at Grévin Museum. You will find their many celebrities and modern politicians represented in wax ( and you can take a photo with them!). ”
  • 203 locals recommend
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’.”
  • 126 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”
  • 231 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.”
  • 163 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Cult adress if you wanna experience a truly old Parisian way of eating: a canteen straight from the 50's with a small menu but only typical dish. Very very affordable (that's also part of the concept).”
  • 287 locals recommend
Café
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“Nice place where parisian are going to have a drink. Good atmosphere and cheap”
  • 177 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“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”
  • 377 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“A cocktail bar if you want a break from wine. Small place but great drinks ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A gallery for digital and media art lovers. Check the programmation to experience nice exhibition.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Plaza
“Place Vendôme was built on the orders of Louis XIV, as a grandiose setting that would embody absolute power in the very heart of Paris. Napoleon replaced the statue of the king, dismantled in 1792, with a bronze column made from 1,200 enemy canons. During the Second Empire, however, the octagonal square – a marvel of classical urban design – gradually became a showcase for luxury goods rather than political power.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Mythic parisian night club. Can be crazy or disappointing, depends on the music, so check first to make sure you’ll enjoy your night. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“A casual restaurant with several choices of burgers at reasonable prices and good service. Often packed, so there may be queues and they don't take reservations. ”
  • 98 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”
  • 116 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“very nice and cool restaurant with a ping pong table inside and nice terrasse in summer”
  • 92 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
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“Meilleure pâtisserie. C'est également la plus ancienne pâtisserie de Paris ! Best and oldest bakery in Paris!”
  • 123 locals recommend