Insiders’ Guide: What to do in an Atypical Day in Paris
Have you ever thought about going to Paris and not necessarily following the traditional touristic route? In case you have an extra day in the city, or if you want to discover amazing places, try following our suggestions, we are confident that you will not regret it!
Breakfast and morning walk to the park
Start the day having your breakfast at Season, a restaurant that serves gourmet, healthy and delightful dishes. They have delicious pancakes and yummy beverages!
Photo credits: Season
Once you are done with your breakfast, head to Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, one of the largest parks in the city, most loved by locals and often out of the tourist circuit. With cascades, cliffs, temples and a breathtaking view, this place is a must-go in Paris if you want to have a quieter and relaxing day.
Photo credits: Le Parisien
Unexpected flavors for lunch, please
If you are willing to skip the French cuisine for the day, why don’t you try a Japanese burger in Paris, then? As ironic as it may sound, the Shiso Burger is a restaurant chain that offers the best of two worlds: burgers made with traditional Asian cooking, such as the Wagyu Beef. If you are vegetarian, don't worry, they also have options for you: portobello mushroom burger or the veggie burger.
Photo credits: Shiso Burger
Typical shopping stroll
A must-go place is definitely the department store, La Samaritaine. This store has everything to be on the typical tourist guide, but because it remained closed for 16 years due to safety concerns and the consequent renovation, people may forget to include it on their list. Don't miss the chance to explore the building that combines both Art Deco and Art Nouveau in a unique shopping area, with the best fashion brands.
Photo credits: Matthieu Salvaing / Surfacemag
Dinner with a view
Nothing better than finishing your day with the Eiffel Tower view. We could not take this classic from our list, but our suggestion is a bit unusual: go to the Italian restaurant, Bambini, at Palais de Tokyo and enjoy the sight.
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