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Top bookstore recommendations from locals

Garden
“Majestic park overlooking the Luxembourg Palace. A visit here is most enjoyable at any time of the year. So much to see: the ducks swimming in front of the enormous Medici Fountain, children sending an armada of small boats across the pond, the parade of sculptures of the queens of France, the manicured Palace gardens. Take a seat and enjoy the people-watching! You can also just relax, enjoy a sandwich or read a book (plenty of chairs and benches). To do some jogging this is also a great place! Free entrance.”
  • 878 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Our Lady is still standing but got badly hurt. You can still walk around but visits are now forbidden 🙁”
  • 387 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The botanic gardens, complete with small zoo. The Natural History Museum is housed within these garden.”
  • 427 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.”
  • 272 locals recommend
Road
“Rue Mouffetard is a (mostly) pedestrian street running from the Place de Contrescarpe to Les Gobelins. It has a permanent daily food market, some curio shops and many bars and restaurants catering to local, tourist and student crowds. It's always animated, with shopping in the morning and bars and restaurants at night.”
  • 287 locals recommend
Island
“A very nicel old district of Paris at less than 10 minutes by walking, you can have a drink in a bar with view on the Seine”
  • 205 locals recommend
Mosque
“a place to get away from it all, a haven of peace to enjoy a mint tea and an oriental pastry ”
  • 234 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“One of my favorites. I highly recommend the Galerie de l'évolution featuring very impressive whale skeletons.”
  • 126 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”
  • 187 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The quaint Latin Quarter is home to the Sorbonne University and student-filled cafes. It's also famed for its bookshops, including the landmark Shakespeare & Company. Family-friendly attractions include the Jardin des Plantes botanical gardens and the National Museum of Natural History. The stately Panthéon building holds the remains of notables like Voltaire and Marie Curie. It's located in the 5th arrondissement.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Museum
“Some parts of the building are free to access, including the rooftop, with a great view. The restaurant is expensive.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Museum
“La Grande Galerie de l’Evolution has an evocative sound and light show playing all the time in the main, massive, animal-filled space. Don't miss the endangered and extinct animals wing. Get a mint tea and food across the road at the mosque.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Bookshop
“The bookstore has been at its current location since 1951 in the heart of Paris and is a must visit for all book lovers, especially for those looking for books in English. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Pantheon was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. It is an early example of neoclassicism, with a façade modeled on the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a dome that owes some of its character to Bramante's "Tempietto". Located on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon looks out over all of Paris. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great hidden Park...there, you can imagine gladiators springing and fighting for their survival: sad remambrance of the violence of the roman empire”
  • 102 locals recommend
Theatre
“Central, literary and historic district erected after the french revolution on the gardens of Catherine de Medicis. Today, it's a part of Saint-Germain-des-Pres with a lot of bars, restaurants and shops. A fantastic location !”
  • 62 locals recommend