Tips & Tricks
Aquarium de Paris (5 av. Albert de Mun, Champs-Élysées, Paris)(Metro: Trocedéro) – located within Trocadéro gardens, this aquarium has a large collection of exotic fish (over 10,000) from various underwater regions of the world that has a French presence – from the French Caribbean islands and French Guiana, to French Polynesia (including Tahiti), Reunion/Mayotte (Indian […]
Au Printemps (64 bd. Haussmann, Opéra/Grands Boulevards, Paris)(Metro: Havre Caumartin, Opéra) – this department store, in business since 1865, is reminiscent of Saks 5th Avenue and Macy’s in New York. It is housed within three buildings and divided accordingly: 1.) Printemps Mode: this is the main store for women’s fashion and accessories, and has hundreds […]
Arènes de Lutèce (47 rue Monge, Latin Quarter, Paris)(Metro: Pl. Monge, Cardinal Lemoine) – this amphitheater is one of the few artifacts from the Roman era. Rediscovered in 1869, what remains is part of the stage and tiered seating. These days, the area is either used by student soccer players or by retirees playing boules.
404 Restaurant (69 rue des Gravilliers, Paris) (Metro: Arts et Métiers) – located adjacent to “Andy Wahloo” bar, this restaurant showcases North African cuisine, complete with the Moroccan décor. Patron can order chicken, preserved lemon & olive tangine, lamb skewer couscous, and sweet pastry of dates for dessert.
Le Jules Verne Restaurant Paris: located on the Eiffel tower’s second level, the quality of the French cuisine is assured by the presence of world-class chef Alain Ducasse. Because of demand for seating (in part to enjoy the city view from that level of Eiffel Tower), reservations (if possible weeks in advance) are recommended. Reservations: […]
Arc de Triomphe (Pl. Charles de Gaulle, Champs Élysées, Paris)(Metro: Étoile) – this 164-foot monument was built by Napoleon to commemorate his military victories. On the Arc’s sides are sculptures by François Rude, such as The Departure of the Volunteers in 1792 (a.k.a. La Marseillaise), to the right of the arch when viewed from […]