Hip Guide to France
Paris is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world. An ancient city, it has evolved into the one of the world’s cultural, economic, and gastronomy capitals. A trip to Paris is often a major highlight of many a visitor’s lifetime.
With it’s broad boulevards, grand monuments, wealth of museums, world class shopping and culinary excellence, it’s no wonder legendary Paris embodies the sophistication and joie de’vivre envied around the world.
This site will help you explore all Paris has to offer the visitor including Hotels, restaurants, museums, shopping, an event calendar, Paris and France Forum and a photo gallery.
Browse around our site and let us know what you think!
Bercy Park is another major venue for Parisians from the same architects that brought glass pyramids back in vogue during the 1980s.
Major concerts, exhibitions and other spectacles occur regularly.
Easily reached via public transportation. It is a city park with mature trees, a vineyard & an orangery, plus a duck pond & 3 old wine warehouses.
Sunset & Sunside is a fine establishment catering to the Jazz and Blues crowd, ever-present in Paris…
Metro: Les Halles
60 rue des Lombards
Phone: 01 40 26 46 60
Permanently closed, sorry.
Piccolo Teatro is one of Paris’ nice little secrets, a vegetarian restaurant that can’t be beat…
Located in the fashionably gay Marais district, and next door to hot bar Les Scandaleuses, this place is all the rage with the younger, hip crowd.
Delightfully casual interior, resaonable prices and good food are quite welcome to this vegetarian reviewer.
Metro: St. Paul – Closed Mondays.
6 rue des Ecouffes
Phone: 01 42 72 17 79
Arts et Metiers is a museum that doesn’t usually make it on the Paris visitor’s must-see list. But for anyone with even a passing interest in technology and design, it’s a rare treat. The permanent collections are vast and beautifully presented. (Our favorite part is the multi-level installation on the evolution of the automobile in the jewel-like chapel).
For more about the arts in Paris, visit Paris Muse,
offering private museum tours for the creative traveler.
60, rue Reamur, 3eme
Metro: Arts et Metiers
Located at No. 14, Rue Letellier, Parsons Paris facilities include a gallery open to the public with student exhibitions, the Sussman Computer center, printmaking facilities, photo lab, sculpture and painting studios, as well as classrooms for Liberal Studies and Design Marketing courses.
The facilities include a fully equipped color and black and white darkroom, and generous studio space to accommodate courses in painting, drawing and printmaking. A recent investment in technology has resulted in fully outfitted computer lab, the site of classes at all levels in graphics, and multi-media arts.
Parts of the buildings are “ateliers,” or studios dating to… Continue reading