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
Foundation hosting temporary exhibits housed in an airy building designed by architect Jean Nouvel.
The Carrousel du Louvre is the shopping mall in the Louvre, mere steps away from the Tuillerie gardens. Large displays of art for sale are here, with organized fashion shows from time to time. A wonderful place to absorb the ever-changing Parisian art scene when visiting town, and the Louvre.
The Boutiques of the Carrousel du Louvre are near the Metro stops Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre and the Tuileries. Open daily except Sundays. Parking is available.
99, rue de Rivoli