Sunday, March 8, 2015

take a walk with us in the Latin Quartier...

A Day in the 5eme

Le Latin Quartier DIY Walk

7am:  Enjoy Breakfast at your Petite Paris B&B Apartment
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8.00am Walk Quai de Montebello map
    Enjoy the antique/rare booksellers along the Seine.

8.45am  Wonder to Rue Bonaparte (via Rue de Seine) Map
Drop into Laduree for macaroon treats.


9.45am Enjoy the cosmopolitan chic boutiques on Boulevard Saint Germain Map.

10.30am COFFEE STOP @ Brasserie Lipp
Address: 151, blvd Saint-Germain

World-famous Brasserie this eatery has been a popular hangout for famous writers, artists and politicians for over a century. French notables and international celebrities may be seen on any given day.

11.00am Rue des Saints Peres Map
             MUST TRY: DeBauve Gallais; oldest Paris Chocolatier.

11.30pm Rue des Sevres - go to Le Grand Epicierie Map Address: 22 rue de Sèvres 75007 Paris.

Bon Marché is the biggest left bank department store, the oldest in Paris and the best for its grocery department ‘La grande épicerie de Paris’. With over 5000 different products, from around the world. A hard-to-find bottle of mineral water from Wales, an exquisite tomato sauce from Naples! What you can't find anywhere else; you will find it there.

12.30pm Rue Cherche-midi map
This street is worth walking all the way down to Blvd Montparnasse (and back) popping in and out of the little boutiques along the way. MUST-TASTE: Polaine Boulangerie for a treat!

1.00pm Place St. Sulpice – 2nd largest church in Paris. Map. Address: 50 Rue de Vaugirard 75006.


1.30pm LUNCH @ Le COMPTOIR Map.
Address: 9 Carrefour de l’Odeon.


2.45pm Passage Cours Commerce St.André
The oldest passage in Paris and where you will find Le Procope the oldest cafe in Paris and Un Dimanche a Paris (Famous Patisserie)


3.15pm Jardin Luxembourg Map
Spend an hour people watching!


4.15pm La Sorbonne Map. The university of Paris founded in the 12thC is one of the earliest established in Europe.

4.45pm Pantheon Map An imposing 19th century building first designed as a church, later turned into a civil temple. On top of the montagne Ste-Geneviève, not far from the Sorbonne University and the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Panthéon looks over the Quartier Latin.


5.00pm Rue Mouffetard Map Wonder this lively street known for its gourmet food shops and cafes. Aperitif hour begins. You can select one of the many bars here such as La Casserole.

MUST TRY:  La Fontaine aux vins (Amazing wine and chamapgne Merchant offering tastings)

 (Because its one of our favourites – back on rue St Peres)
Address: 80 Rue des saints-Peres 75007.

7.30pm DINNER @ La Closerie des Lilas Map Website
Address: 171 Blvd Montparnasse 75006.

A literary and artistic landmark having hosted the likes of Hemingway. Enjoy the pleasant terrace for dining in the warmer months and live music most evenings, La Closerie retains the ambiance of old-world Paris.

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