Tips & Tricks
Théâtre du Châtelet (1 Place du Châtelet, Paris) (Metro: Châtelet) – housed within a 19th century châtelet (or small castle) in the center of town, this is a theater & opera house that currently holds various productions and events. This 2,500-seat venue was acoustically remodeled in the late 1980s, and is currently the home of […]
Parc Zoologique de Thoiry (Parc et Château de Thoiry 78770 Thoiry) — this was Europe’s first wildlife park and is situated in the Ile de France region, only 35 minutes from Paris and is home to uncaged animals that include species such as giraffes, elephants, zebra and antelopes, that can live an almost perfect life […]
Stade de France (ZAC du Cornillon Nord, Saint Denis) – this stadium, located just north of Paris, is for local and international football fans. This is the same stadium where France defeated Brazil for the World Cup in 1998. Both the French national football team and the French rugby union team play here during international […]
Paris Canal / Cruises on the Canal St-Martin (departure points from the Musée d’Orsay/River Seine and Parc de la Villette – near Canal St-Martin) – this service provides morning and afternoon cruises from these two point into the four-kilometer-long Canal St-Martin, which was originally built by Napoleon to provide Parisians with fresh drinking water. Factories […]
Piscine d’Auteuil (Bois de Boulogne, 1 Route des Lacs à Passy, Allées des Fortifications, Paris) (Metro: Ranelagh) – this indoor public pool, located by the Auteuil race track within this popular park, is a good place for relief from Summer humidity within the city, since there are no beaches in the Paris area. Admission: €3.00 […]
Tennis Luxembourg (Jardin du Luxembourg, Boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris) (Metro: Rennes; RER Luxembourg) – for those interested in playing a couple of rounds of tennis (as opposed to watching it on a stadium), this municipal court lets one play on a first-come, first-serve basis. Price: €7.50/hour. Call for more details: +33 01 43 25 79 18.