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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.
Department Store
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“Galeries Lafayette is not far away and nice if you want to do some shopping ! ”
  • 585 locals recommend
Comedy Club
“If you have the opportunity to book a show at the « Moulin Rouge » go for it ! ”
  • 569 locals recommend
Department Store
“Built in 1865, this landmark venue houses an upscale department store over 25 floors & 3 buildings.”
  • 252 locals recommend
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!). ”
  • 202 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’.”
  • 123 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”
  • 227 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.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Art Museum
“incredible sweet museum, all set in romantic house, and courtyard! grest durinf spring, summer an indian summer!”
  • 259 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Typical french bistrot (the older of paris) good and cheap. It's better to go early or late otherwise you will have to wait in the line.”
  • 286 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“An ancient traditional street with lots of bakeries, restaurants and shopping stores”
  • 233 locals recommend
Hotel
“Though the seeds of change had been sown as far back as the late 2000’s, Pigalle’s neighbourhood makeover was sealed in 2015, with two milestone hotel openings. Jacques Garcia, arguably the most celebrated Parisian interior architect of our times, spectacularly transformed a Belle Époque pleasure house into what is now the chic, five-star Maison Souquet hotel. Meanwhile, Romée de Goriainoff, Pierre-Charles Cros, and Olivier Bon, the trio behind the Experimental Cocktail Club (ECC), also unveiled their first hotel, Grand Pigalle. The neighbourhood was finally shedding its once-florid image and blossoming into one of the hottest nightlife destinations in Paris. Now it’s positively de rigueur among the cool Parisian bobo set (bourgeois bohemians).”
  • 215 locals recommend
Music Venue
“La cigale very close to our flat is a legendary scene where many concerts are performed When you come check out their programme! ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Brasserie
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“Very conveniently located and spacious. Not my top recommendation but if you smoke, you might enjoy its separate bar/dining area for smokers.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Plaza
“Many bars, pubs, restaurants, cinema and even a night-club ! Very lively, just a few steps from Pigalle and the Moulin-Rouge. Try the brasserie "Wepler" well known in Paris for its seafood ! ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Very famous nightclub with French variety and rock'n roll. Funniest parties of my life !”
  • 99 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“La Mascotte - best place at any time of the day Coffee and a croissant in the morning A coupe de champagne to celebrate / Oysters and wine at night ”
  • 97 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Department Store
“Galeries Lafayette is not far away and nice if you want to do some shopping ! ”
  • 585 locals recommend
Bistro
“Typical french bistrot (the older of paris) good and cheap. It's better to go early or late otherwise you will have to wait in the line.”
  • 286 locals recommend
Brasserie
“Very conveniently located and spacious. Not my top recommendation but if you smoke, you might enjoy its separate bar/dining area for smokers.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Very famous nightclub with French variety and rock'n roll. Funniest parties of my life !”
  • 99 locals recommend
Bar
“Very cool french bistrot. They have great french food. Quite gourmet. I love the easy going atmosphere where you find music player and young actors having a quick lunch or a beer. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Very good burgers, revisited with the French touch. You can eat on site or take away.”
  • 105 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Lovely place to eat and really cheap. You can eat for 10 euros. Be careful because long queue and no reservation possible but it is worth it.”
  • 74 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“The place to go for fine dining in the neighborhood. Bistronomique type. All this for an affordable price. check the web site, but if you like good food, it's worth a visit”
  • 96 locals recommend

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