Thursday, December 17, 2015

the Best of the bohemian 10eme de Paris!

Petite Pariscope
Monthly Paris Tips

DIY Walking Tour 10eme
This month we discover the 10th arrondissement

9am: Wake up enjoy breakfast at your Petite Paris B&B. Take the opportunity to chat to your B&B hosts to plan your day and get the best tips. Click HERE to pick a unique Paris home.

10.30am Marche Couvert Saint-Quentin  MAP
Visit this food market between Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est with everything: food stalls (Italian, African, Portuguese, Asian, Moroccan, Lebanese, etc.) Pick up lunch picnic supplies, cheeses, breads, cured meats etc.

11.30am: Pain et des Idees  MAP
The best bread bakeries in Paris (with lines out the door). The interior architecture is art nouveau glam and the pastries; amazing! And Paris' best. TRY: Escargot, the famous apple tart and pain des amis. OR anything! Takeaway a few goodies too !

12.00pm Canal St Martin MAP (Image above)
Enjoy a slow stroll along the iconic famous (featured in Amelie) and tranquil green leafy St Martins Canal on Quai de Jemmapes. Enjoy the boutiques, the cafes, people watching, sit down and enjoy the scene; this is the real Paris!

1pm Lunch at Jardin Villemin MAP
Picnic like a Parisian at Jardin Villemin by the Canal. A sunny, family orientated park with colourful gardens and many Parisians. Enjoy your market goodies and pastry sweets.

2.00pm: Coffee at Ten Belles  MAP or Hotel du Nord Cafe
One of the best coffees in Paris, the tiny but cosy and bohemian cafe is a great afternoon pick me up and people watching spot. Or for a traditional more old-world experience in a bookstore/cafe try Hotel du Nord - a favourite, iconic cafe with wooden art deco interior  MAP

3.00pm Passage de Brady MAP
India in Paris! Passage Brady, built in 1828, is one of the rare Parisian arcades with glass roof. A visit to Passage Brady is a visual, sensory and aromatic journey, it houses numerous Indo-Pakistani, Mauritian restaurants. People come here for a break to eat tasty, spicy food, to buy exotic products

4.00pm Musee Gourmand de Chocolate MAP
Discover the secret of Chocolate and its 4000 year old history with more than 1000 original artefacts, modern cooking methods and taste testing gourmet flavours.
Afterwards take a stroll through Cours Petite Ecuries for an unexpected tranquil street amid the rustic 10eme with traditional upscale Brasseries. MAP

5.30pm: Le Manoir de Paris MAP
Visit the first haunted show in France,  retracing 17 Parisian legends in a prestigious listed historical monument. Become a victim of the dark history of the City of Light: the Huncback of Notre Dame, the Phantom of the Opera, the Père Lachaise cemetary, La Voisin. Somewhere between a museum and theme park, 32 professional actors bring these legendary characters to life in settings inspired by real life.

7.00pm Aperitifs at Vivant MAP
A trendy and beautiful hole-in-the-wall, and iconic brasserie with amazing original art-nouveau features, long and narrow, intimate and cosy with an incredible wine list. One of Paris' best chefs heads the kitchen so feel free to stay on for dinner for delicious contemporary French fare. This is a local hidden gem, book ahead.

8.00pm Dinner @ Vivant or Le Galopin MAP
Another famed and highly recommended restaurant with another of Paris' renown chefs serving up creative contemporary French fare. Tip: go for the 6 course tasting menu with matching wines.

10pm Kick on @ New Morning Jazz MAP
For a late night live Jazz show try this institution in Paris. A small concert hall often showcasing international Jazz and Blues performers 

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