22nd Enero 2016

¡Shhh! Los cinco secretos mejor guardados por los parisinos

Au revoir Eiffel Tower! À bientôt Moulin Rouge! The next time you travel to Paris, avoid queues, crowds and tourist traps with exorbitant prices thanks to our alternative guide from the French capital. We have met five Parisians who have revealed some of the best kept secrets in the city, from secret gardens to cocktails at excellent prices. You will not find them in any travel guide!


A picnic at the Jardin des Rosiers Joseph Migneret


Garden rosiers marais

Photographs: Abby Gordon, Paris Weekender


“The Luxembourg Gardens appear in all the Paris guides, and rightly so. But few people know the park Jardin des Rosiers – Joseph-Migneret, a small oasis of greenery in which I love to spend time. It is not easy to find if you are not looking for it, but it is far from hidden: it is in the heart of Le Marais! And this is precisely what makes it special. You can spend the day strolling through the medieval streets of the area, shopping and relaxing in lively Parisian cafes and then, just a few steps from the bustling Rue des Rosiers, in the heart of the old Jewish quarter, enter the Jardin des Rosiers , Where the commotion of the city disappears suddenly. The mansions that completely surround this double patio will protect you from the rest of the world. Access by the Maison de l’Europe, at 35-37 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois or by the new entrance of the number 10 Rue des Rosiers. Take a book, lunch or ice cream from nearby Pozzetto (39 Rue du Roi de Sicile) and give yourself a few moments of rest »

Metro stop: Saint-Paul.

Recommended by Abby, from Paris Weekender.


Lunch in Le Marais



Photos: Miznon


“Most of the people who visit Paris go directly to the Rue des Rosiers in Le Marais to eat a good falafel, but I would approach Rue des Écouffes for lunch at the Miznon, the Israeli-style pitas Of reference of the city, where they serve vegetables (like “ratatouille”) and dams devilishly good apt for vegetarians and vegans and that prepare before the client in its open kitchen. However, I am fond of their versions of great French classics such as boeuf bourguignon, chicken salad, filet with egg and lamb kebab, served with pita bread. Do not forget to try the cauliflower and the roasted sweet potatoes. As you usually find a place, you can always order a dish to take and stroll through Le Marais, equipped with some of the creations of one of the best gourmet food in the city.

Miznon, Rue de Écouffes, open Monday to Thursday until late and on Fridays from 12:00 to 15:00 Closed Saturdays on the Sabbath.

Metro stop: Saint-Paul.


Recommended by Lindsey Tramuta, food writer and blogger at Lost in Cheeseland.


Shopping by Palais Royal


Shopping in Palais Royal

Photographs: Paris Tourist Office / Author: Stéphanie Rivoal



“Everyone goes shopping on the Champs Elysées and Avenue Montaigne, but I advise avoiding these areas and going to Palais Royal. The Champs-Elysees are always crowded and full of shops you can find anywhere in the world, and the nearby Avenue Montaigne, although pretty, hosts boutiques of major fashion brands such as Dior and Louis Vuitton, which are also present throughout Great city that boasts. I would run away from the crowds and go to discover the little shops of Palais Royal, where you will find jewelry artisans, perfumes, hats and footwear, as well as vintage clothing and smaller brands that you will not see anywhere else on the planet. . In other words, you will enjoy a genuinely Parisian experience and it is a peaceful area to walk that also has a park. Among my favorite stores are Serge Lutens, Didier Ludot and Miss Bibi. And if you want to stop for coffee, go to Café Kitsuné. ”

Underground stations: Palais Royal / Musée du Louvre / Tuileries


Recommended by Haleigh, by Making Magique



Tango in the middle of the square Tino Rossi


Paris dancers tino rossi square

Photographs: Paris Tourist Office / Author: Amélie Dupont


“Many people believe that the most romantic site in Paris is the Eiffel Tower, but in my opinion, the mini-theater that border the Seine, in the V district, surpasses it. There, whenever time permits, tango aficionados (experts and novices) come together to dance this sensual dance until dusk. Even if you do not join in, sit with a bottle of wine on the steps, watch them and let yourself be fascinated by the romanticism of the environment. A little man sits on the bank of the river and plays tango music on the radio. The audience gazes silently at the sensual turns of the dancers and hears the sound of their footsteps on the stones; The perfect setting for an appointment in Paris. ”


Place Tino Rossi, Quai St. Bernard, in district V. Metro stops: Jussieu or Gare Austerlitz.

Recommended by Vanessa, from Messy Nessy Chic.

Cocktails at the Red House


Red house cocktails

Photographs: red house cocktails


“Travel guides will tell you that if you want to have a drink, go to the Harrys Bar, but I recommend you try the Red House happy hour because it is a good way to catch up on trends in cocktails and because the bar fuses The French and American sensibilities without charging high prices and without crowds of tourists. The Red House is a lively and lively place that always fills the lists of the best bars, despite which keeps your feet on the ground and a relaxed atmosphere. In the early evening offer a selection of cocktails for 7.50 EUR, and it is the only place in the city where you can take a Negroni for 5 EUR ».

Red House Cocktail Bar, 1 rue de la Forge Royale, 75011 Paris: Tube Stations: Ledru Rollin / Bastille / Faidherbe – Chaligny

Recommended by Forest Collins of 52 Martinis


Do you live in Paris and would you like to give us some advice? Have you just returned from the French capital? Leave a comment below. We are looking forward to hearing about your Parisian secrets!

Fiona Hilliard

Fiona Hilliard

El amor por nuevas culturas es lo que lleva a la escritora de viajes dublinesa Fiona Hilliard a explorar ciudades de Europa y mas allá.

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