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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Garden
“Majestic park overlooking the Luxembourg Palace. A visit here is most enjoyable at any time of the year. So much to see: the ducks swimming in front of the enormous Medici Fountain, children sending an armada of small boats across the pond, the parade of sculptures of the queens of France, the manicured Palace gardens. Take a seat and enjoy the people-watching! You can also just relax, enjoy a sandwich or read a book (plenty of chairs and benches). To do some jogging this is also a great place! Free entrance.”
  • 880 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Le Bon Marché is a department store in Paris. Founded in 1838. It's food section "L'epicerie" is the biggest food market in Paris. 12min by uber or 24min by metro (line 4 , 11 stops to Saint-Placide)”
  • 557 locals recommend
Building
“Tour Maine-Montparnasse (Maine-Montparnasse Tower), also commonly named Tour Montparnasse, is a 210-metre (689 ft) office skyscraper located in the Montparnasse area of Paris, France. Constructed from 1969 to 1973, it was the tallest skyscraper in France until 2011, when it was surpassed by the 231-metre (758 ft) Tour First. As of April 2019, it is the 19th tallest building in the European Union. Access by the station "Gare Montparnasse" on the line 4, 6, 12 or 13”
  • 287 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Luxury shops and small retailers. My favorite Italian traiteur called Pastavino is there ”
  • 234 locals recommend
Café
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“The Café de Flore became a popular hub of famous writers and philosophers. Georges Bataille, Robert Desnos, Léon-Paul Fargue, Raymond Queneau were all regulars, and so was Pablo Picasso. The classic Art Deco interior of all red seating, mahogany and mirrors has changed little since World War II. The Prix de Flore, a literary prize inaugurated by Frédéric Beigbeder in 1994, is awarded annually at the Café de Flore.”
  • 240 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Magnificent food court at the Bon Marché department store. Excellent selection of brands and products. to buy to eat in Paris or to bring back home. ”
  • 179 locals recommend
Bridge
“To take beautiful pictures of the center of Paris and a nice way to cross the river to reach the unique Place Carré entrance of the Louvre”
  • 144 locals recommend
Café
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“ Legendary Café overlooking the Place Saint Germain des Prés disclaimer: one of the most expensive coffee in Paris ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Best place to eat traditional french food. It’s a very touristic neighborhood but not expensive. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Lingerie Store
“Rue commerçante, avec beaucoup de boutiques ! Its a street where you can find a lot of shops like Zara, H&m, Kiko Milano, Mac ...”
  • 78 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“They have shops in a few other places in the city, but I like the one in the 6th best. This is the place to buy your macarons in Paris. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Theatre
“This impressive theater is the home of the Comédie-Française, a theater company that performs classic French theater such as comedies by Molière and drama by Victor Hugo.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Brasserie
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“A beautiful and famous parisian brasserie. You can enjoy fish, shellfish, choucroute and many french specialities.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Museum
“Beautiful local museum, ancient Roman Baths, now museum of Medieval History, houses the famous Unicorn Series Tapestries (seen in the setting of Harry Potter films).”
  • 59 locals recommend
Church
“Organ concerts are performed at the St. Sulpice, mostly works for the Organ. On Sundays you can actually climb the stairs and find yourself "inside" an organ with about 7000 pipes going full blast. Try to get there around noon to be included in this, or arrive at 10:30 if you are simply interested in the public mass. The organ was considered to be one of the best three in the French Kingdom.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
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“Very well known pastry. The emblematic cake is the Ispahan and the Rose Macaron. But so many other nice things... There is a new shop Pierre Hermé just in front our building Bd St Germain, not yet registered for this guide. ”
  • 76 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“ Legendary Café overlooking the Place Saint Germain des Prés disclaimer: one of the most expensive coffee in Paris ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“They have shops in a few other places in the city, but I like the one in the 6th best. This is the place to buy your macarons in Paris. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Brasserie
“A beautiful and famous parisian brasserie. You can enjoy fish, shellfish, choucroute and many french specialities.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Bistro
“An iconic establishment. It serves to those seeking an original and hip atmosphere. Dating back to the Bohemian stage of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, La Palette is the Parisian Café to discover. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“One of the best grilled meat in the Capital! No menu suggested to choose in! All you should do is to tell how you like your meat !”
  • 61 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
Brasserie
“The Brasserie LIPP founded in 1880 by Léonard LIPP has become over the decades the meeting place for artistic, literary, political and journalistic Paris. Where the film stars and theatre meet, you would need to go late though if you hope to see some one famous!!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“There are no tables, you'll stay at the bar and try nice wine with sea food tapas”
  • 67 locals recommend

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