Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The 10 most Secret Places in Paris

Here is an interesting video about the 10 most secret places in Paris.

And the good surprise is that all these places are FREE to visit: nothing to pay, no tickets, no waiting lines, no dress codes, just a little bit of curiosity and an open mind.

Thank you for this video to Mathieu Stern , a Paris lover and Parisian Art director and TV series producer who can organize for you private visit of these secrets places   


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A new “cats café” opens in Paris near the Bastille

Further to the success of the first bar Parisian cats, "Le Café des Chats" rue Michel-le-Comte (Paris 3rd) who regularly receives 250 customers a day, the owner Margaux Gandelon decided to open a second “cat café”. 

This “cats café” is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Cats have also their day off on Monday !

Indeed, the success of this first  “cats café” in Paris is such that you have to book three days in advance on weekends but also on weekdays. 

The new "Coffee Cats" is located 9 rue Sedaine, Paris, 11 th and is already home of 13 cute cats. This new “cat café” do not need any reservation.

In both places, hot and cold drinks and food service at meal times. 

Cats who are at home in these places are provided  by animal welfare association .Very  often , they are cats born in the streets or abandoned. Part of the profits is donated to the feline protection and retire fee is accrued each month for each cat in anticipation of his old age. 

Http://www.lecafedeschats.fr/ on the website ( in French only), you will find many tips on what and how  to do with cats during your visit. 

These “cats café” are highly recommended to people who dream of having a cat but do not have the opportunity and to all those who wish to relax amidst the purring

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Very nice romantic view on Paris and the Sacré Coeur at the sunset

With Paris Museum Pass you have FREE entry in more than 60 parisian museums and monuments

Visiting Paris Museums and monuments may you cost a lot but there is a good solution to pay really less.

 With Paris Museums Pass , you have free entry, without queuing and for unlimited number of visits, to 60 museums and monuments in and around Paris.

 The more you visit, the more you save! Three options are possible 2, 4 or 6 consecutive days.

 Prices are 42,56,69 euros according to the number of consecutive days .

You can order your pass on line and receive it at home anywhere in the world

 List of museums and monuments are order online are on http://en.parismuseumpass.com

Free entry in Paris Museum

Some of famous but also unknown Paris Museum are totally FREE at some date and at some hours; If you organize your visit according to free time you will save a lot of money because Paris Museum are quite expensive

 Here is a guide of free entry museum in Paris.

 Totally free all year round :

  -Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
-Maison de Balzac
 -Musée Bourdelle
 -Musée Carnavalet
- Histoire de Paris
 -Musée Cernuschi
 -Musée Cognacq-Jay
-Petit Palais,
- Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris
 -Maison de Victor Hugo/Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée
-Musée de la Vie Romantique
 -Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace
 -Musée Zadline

 Free on 1st sunday of each month, all year round
 -Musée national d'art moderne
- Centre Pompidou
 -Musée de l'Assistance Publique
 -Musée des Arts et Métiers
 -Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
 -Musée national Eugène Delacroix
 -Musée national Gustave Moreau
 -Musée national Ernest Hébert 
-Musée national du Moyen Âge
- Thermes de Cluny
 -Musée national de l'Orangerie
 -Musée d'Orsay
 -Musée national Picasso
 -Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
-Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration
 -Musée du Quai Branly
 -Musée Rodin

 Free on the first sunday of each month from october to march
  -Musée du Louvre

  Free on the first sunday of each month from november to march
 -Arc de Triomphe
-Tours de Notre-Dame
-And Chateau de Versailles

 On Wednesday evening
 -Maison Européenne de la Photographie

 On thursday evening
 -Musée des Arts et Métiers

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Where to have a Picnic in Paris ?

During spring and summer , it is quite nice to have a picnic in Paris . many places are fantastics for that . Some of them in quiet and greens places, some in trendy spot or near hitorics places Amongst the best places : -The Champ-de-Mars with fantastic view on Tour Eiffel -The banks of the Seine - Buttes-Chaumont Park - Monceau Park -Bercy Park - André-Citroën park - The Cité Universitaire - The Ourcq canal - The St Martin canal The Paris Municipal has publish a detailled list and a maps of best places to picnic in Paris. You may see it here the best spot for Paris Picnic

Free wifi everywhere in Paris

If you stay in Paris , you can use more than 400 free wifi access spot in more than 260 places in Paris as differents as gardens, squares, museums, libraries , town houses, subway stations . This free service is unlimited and open from 7h to 23 h every days and provide by Paris municipal . All the spot are marked by a "Paris Wifi" sign but you can also find them on a map on Paris city official website :http://www.paris.fr/english/english/how-to-access-the-wi-fi-free-of-charge-in-paris/rub_8118_actu_109289_port_19237 To connect you at the hopspot, nothing more easy : just open a web page and follow instructions. Also, more and more shops, shopping centers, bars and restaurants of Paris are offering free wifi for customers.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Le Ptit Bar

The "Ptit bar" is an institution in the eleventh arrondissement of Paris. An unrealistic bar : tiny, 9 m2 with just enough place to put three bar stools, intact like 50 years ago , an old cat on a leash at the door and the most surprising, a bar run by a woman over 80 years ! When you walk into the bar, the first thing the bar tender tell you is to close the door not the cat escape. Perhaps the smallest and oldest autentic bar in Paris. The cheapest bear in the city. With a little luck, Mrs. Paulo, the bar owner, will sort the books she just bought and she will start a great conversation about books. Experience to do so soon , before the bar do no longer exist . The little bar 7 rue Richard Lenoir , 75011 Paris Open every day until 2am

The secret garden lovers

Here is an address that very few Parisians know.
In the Faculty of Pharmacy of Paris lies a lovely botanical garden.

Established in 1884, it still has a pedagogical purpose: to allow pharmacy students to learn the names and recognize the medicinal and poisonous plants.

But the garden is open to the general public! A very good idea to bring a couple vote in a quiet, unusual and romantic.

Stroll hand in hand through the 400 species of this garden like no other, and end by asking you on the stone bench in the garden.

This beautiful garden open to the public, by appointment every Thursday afternoon from 14 am to 16 pm for guided tours

To go there : in front the 4 Avenue de l'Observatoire, follow the driveway and turn left.
Address: 4 Avenue de l'Observatoire, 75005 Paris
Public transportation  RER: Port Royal