Friday, September 19, 2014

Paris DIY Walking Tour of the 2eme

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Our Monthly walking Tour of the Must-see spots in Paris' 20 Arrondissements.

This month: Paris 2eme 
aka: Day 2 in Paris 

1. 9am: Cafe de la Paix MAP

Start the day with breakfast in this classic famed cafe watching the grand Opera Garnier directly ahead.

2. 9.45am: Passage des Princes  MAP
There are a labyrinth of hidden passages across Paris built since the 18thC. Many are in the 2eme discover these gems starting @ Passage des Princes. Enjoy the boutique specialty shops and amazing architecture of these passages de Paris.

3. 10.15am: Passage Jouffroy  MAP
A quick walk from Passage des Princes above. Home to the Grevin Musee.

4. 10.40am: Passage des Panoramas MAP
A quick walk from Passage Jouffroy above

5. 11.00am: Enjoy brunch/early lunch at Organic delicious Cafe Bioboa
(amazing food in a tres chic decor and environment)  MAP

6. 12.15pm: Spot of shopping  MAP
Head towards the triangle rue d'Aboukir and rue Etienne and explore the tiny streets that link these 2 streets for speciaty, boutique local stores, fashion, art, books, jewellery. 

7. 1.30pm: Passage du Caire and
Passage du Ponceau MAP

Passage du Grand Cerf MAP

8. 2.30pm: Rue Montorgueil & Storhr MAP
Enjoy Paris' oldest patisserie on rue Montorgueil for the best patisserie pleasures (best Millefueille in Paris) and enjoy this famous, long, bustling fresh food street market lined with more cafes/restaurants that'll tempt lunch #2


9. 3.30pm: Basilique Notre Dame des Victories MAP
Quick stop and admire one of the ten minor basiliques in France

10. 4.00pm: Coffee @ Telescope MAP
One of Paris' BEST cafe spots in a narrow unassuming street.

11. 5pm: Passage Choiseul MAP
Final Passage pleasure for the day...

12. 5.30pm:  Aperitif @ Harrys NY Bar  MAP
A Paris institution!

13. 6pm: Theatre des Bouffes Parisians MAP
Check the program for this Paris theatre, shows start from 6pm  - drama, opera, theatre, symphonies (2pm kids shows)

14. 7pm: Pre-drinks @ Willis Wine Bar  MAP
Another Paris institution!

15. 8pm: Dinner @ Bistrot Vivinne  MAP
Decadent interior, ambience, service and food!

16. 10pm: Kick on @ Experimental Cocktail Bar  MAP Or at 'Frenchie' MAP
(you may like to have a dinner here too one day)!

16. 11pm: Stay up Late @ Silencio  MAP

Other spots to note:
Le Gaite Lyrique - for cultural performances, music/concerts. Check website for events and times HERE
Opera Comique - French Theartre. Program online HERE

au Revoir, until next month...Paris 3eme

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