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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.
Museum
“Step inside the Centre Pompidou to fall under the spell of Picasso, Magritte, Duchamp, Pollock, Warhol and Tinguely! Your kids won’t be bored because there is specials areas for them and my girls even learn to walk in a Dubuffet cave. It open until 11 PM on thursday so it’s a good way to really see art pieces without any head hidden them! Place Georges-Pompidou, Paris – www.centrepompidou.fr * * *”
  • 974 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Very hip area in Paris. It would be the equivalent of Soho in New York City. The lower part of the neighborhood is more touristy with high end boutiques while the upper area has great restaurants and fun to walk around during the day. I recommend walking down Rue de Bretagne which is my favorite street in Paris!”
  • 714 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The cathedral is consecrated to the Virgin Mary and considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.”
  • 381 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“An old mansion house that hosts an amazing collection of Picasso and some other artists "connected" to him.”
  • 304 locals recommend
Landmark
“Take your picnic to this beautiful park, hang out in the grass or on benches, and visit the home of Victor Hugo afterwards!”
  • 455 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Emblematic building of the Latin quarter, the Pantheon is not only the last residence of France's great names - Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Jean Moulin, Simone Veil and other history makers are resting in peace here - this is also a very impressive piece of art to walk through. If you look up, you'll be awed by its 3-dome ceiling, letting a zenithal light coming in to exagerate the majestic view if the main room.”
  • 268 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Find the decoration of your futur flat or presents in this amazing concept stores 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris – www.merci-merci.com * * *”
  • 361 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Department store (Mondays to Saturdays 9:30 am - 8:00 pm and Sundays 11 am - 7:30 pm)”
  • 165 locals recommend
Island
“Nice walk this island. Less tourists here than close to Notre-Dame. Very calm, some shops, and one on the best ice cream in Paris at Berthillon. ”
  • 200 locals recommend
Falafel Restaurant
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“The very famous Fallafel in Paris, long queue almost everyday except on Saturday of course :)”
  • 187 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“best ice cream in town stop at the café for the nice view on the bridge best place to sit on the Island Saint Louis”
  • 188 locals recommend
Church
“Download the “Sainte-Chapelle windows” app and unlock the secrets of the stained glass windows in the monument built by Saint Louis. ”
  • 146 locals recommend
City Hall
“Since 1357, the Paris City Hall has been the seat of the Paris municipality. The current building, in neo-renaissance style, was rebuilt by the architects Théodore Ballu and Edouard Deperthes on the site of the old Hôtel de Ville, burnt down during the Paris Commune in 1871. It is possible to visit the Town Hall, place of power and prestige. Guided tours, by reservation, are organized by the Protocol Service. The visitor discovers in particular the Salle des Fêtes, designed as a replica of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Large free exhibitions are also organized and are very successful.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Museum
“Photographic exhibitions, library, bookstore, visits, workshops and internships.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Museum
“Some parts of the building are free to access, including the rooftop, with a great view. The restaurant is expensive.”
  • 137 locals recommend
Provençal Restaurant
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“Possibly the best french cuisine place in this district to be in the "reasonable" pricing zone”
  • 142 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Falafel Restaurant
“The very famous Fallafel in Paris, long queue almost everyday except on Saturday of course :)”
  • 187 locals recommend
Provençal Restaurant
“Possibly the best french cuisine place in this district to be in the "reasonable" pricing zone”
  • 142 locals recommend
Bar
“Great cocktails, plus delicious deviled eggs and other bar snacks (and oysters!) ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Bistro
“Few know that the bar has opened an art installation. Called the Kiss Room, it's a single hotel room that guests can book for a single night only. The tiny space is absolutely covered in 1,000 mirrors so that it appears endless.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Crêperie
“For sweet and savory crêpes. There is a new larger location in Odeon with outdoor seating or you can go to the original location in The Marais. Expect a wait on a Sunday for brunch.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Best pizza ! Better take away or reserve in advance. If you would like to eat there without reservation, try to go there early to have a place at the bar.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Brasserie
“Great location in the Marais often frequented by celebs and fashion people. Good price for French food.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Tea Room
“My absolute favorite place for brunch! They have the BEST homemade cakes in Paris and their coffee and atmosphere is amazing.”
  • 115 locals recommend

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