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Best things to do in Les Halles, Paris

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“SAFETY GUIDE DURING YOUR STAY IN PARIS : Please do read carefully Most Common Problems: - Thefts of backpacks on RER from CDG to Paris. - Pickpockets are active on the Metro network ( particularly in line 1 : the most touristic one) & at Les Halles station junction section - Theft of hand bags : these are usually snatched from the victim by a person outside the train as the automatic doors are closing or while entering or exiting through turn-stylesTheft of wallets/personal effects from jackets · Theft of wallets from trouser back pockets * · Theft of personal effects from hand bags · Theft of money directly from a person's hand - some people actually remove money from their wallets whilst on the Metro. The following stations have been reported as having a higher risk: -Châtelet Les Halles - This is a very large station which adjoins a shopping centre. - Charles de Gaulle Étoile - The station is at one end of Champs Elysées directly below the Arc de Triomphe. It is a very busy station and thieves are 'expert' at identifying tourists. - Gare du Nord - This station is served by Eurostar, Thalys, SNCF, RER and the Paris Métro. - Gare de l'Est - Metro and SNCF trains, use caution when walking from Gare de l'Est to Gare de Nord. Pigalle- This station serves the Pigalle "Red Light" district. - Anvers - This station is close to the Montmartre funicular and the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur. - Republique Upon reaching street-level, you will often be approached by women asking, "Speak English?" " Sign a petition" in giving some money ". Be tough and Don't answer and keep walking. Thieves are good « expert » at what they do. They are a team (young kids, women from Easten countries). Be Vigilant! ”
174 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Lively market with nice terrasse to have a drink and enjoy Parisian life style ”
236 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Long street full of high fashion stores - great for a long shopping day out!”
103 locals recommend
“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
Shopping Centre
“Parfait pour faire du shopping, voir un film, manger rapidement / Perfect for shopping, see a movie, eat fast”
56 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
“Meilleure pâtisserie. C'est également la plus ancienne pâtisserie de Paris ! Best and oldest bakery in Paris!”
125 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Fine food, cosy atmosphere and a stunning view of the Louvre castle. You can also just take a cocktail or Champagne at the counter.”
87 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“$$$ Bar dessiné par Starck. On y va pour la vue magnifique sur Paris. $$$ Bar designed by Starck. We go for the magnificent view of Paris.”
76 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Jazz club with excellent musiciens, jam session every Thursday night till 5pm.”
56 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“From its opening in 1947, this splendid brewery welcomes guests in a very friendly atmosphere. The onion soup is one of their specialties.”
49 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Grand-Cerf covered arcade was created in 1825, not far from Turbigo (Montorgueil district). It is almost 12 m tall, making it one of the largest covered arcades in Paris. It is made of metal and wrought iron with a beautiful glass roof allowing light to shine through it. Visitors can stroll through it and discover the pretty shops selling handmade jewellery, furniture and and fashion. And amateurs will discover edgy shops selling kitting items, lighting, and many other items. It is also accessible via Rue Dussoubs. A must-see typically Parisian covered arcade!”
52 locals recommend
“Every self-respecting Parisian shops at this temple for new brands and vintage! There are so many rooms, each with interesting decor like wooden logs stacked next to sweaters and telephone receivers hanging from the ceiling. It’s all well organized, too: Scarves are tied to poles, plaid shirts are rolled in baskets, and denim is folded on shelves. Go straight to the back for high-waisted leather pants, Levi’s jackets, or 501 shorts for the summer. Anything used is marked with a black tag.”
47 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Famous French restaurant. Ideal if you want to try "Escargots" (snails)! Desserts à la carte from Stohrer (famous and most ancient bakery in Paris): excellent "Baba au rhum". 4min walking distance”
46 locals recommend
“This is one of the most astonishing churches and the sculpture of the head in front marks the centre point of Paris ”
30 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Incredibly delicious Chinese ravioli. The institution is iconic in the Belleville district, here is the same restaurant but closer to home.”
43 locals recommend
“Perfect place to eat meat! You can have cocktails in the bar downstairs (Ballroom). ”
41 locals recommend