How to Avoid a Typical Paris Vacation: A Guide for the Adventurous

With so much to see and do, it's easy to get overwhelmed. But with these tips, you'll be able to have your Paris vacation without feeling like you missed out!

How to Avoid a Typical Paris Vacation: A Guide for the Adventurous

Paris is a great city with something for everyone, but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t know what to do. Here are some pointers on where to go and what to see in Paris that will help you avoid a typical vacation.

Where to Go in Paris

Every Paris visitor should have a good basic knowledge of Paris but here is a general map of the areas. Where to Eat For breakfast: L’Atelier des Robinsons (Ninon, Champs-Élysées) The lobby of the famous Le Grand Vefour building is considered to be one of the best in Paris. It is on the corner of Boulevard des Capucines and Boulevard de Strasbourg. For lunch: Huanger-Fousse (Zobel, Rue Lafayette) Huanger-Fousse is the first Paris restaurant to serve only traditional French food, specializing in the best of Picardy. It serves the best of French pâté, bouillabaisse and boeuf au vin. For dinner: La Rouette (Place Saint-Dominique, Palais Royal) L’Atelier des Robinsons and Huanger-Fousse are both directly across from each other.

Where to Shop in Paris

Montmartre District Montmartre is a neighborhood in Paris that takes you to the heart of the French art scene and the arts. Today, it’s home to some of the most iconic landmarks of French culture. Many famous paintings of Vincent Van Gogh can be seen at the Musée d’Orsay. The Pont de St. Michel, Pont de l’Archeveche, Pont des Arts, Pont d’Iéna, and the Pont Saint-Michel are three of the most important landmarks in the French capital. The Montparnasse neighborhood, just east of the central district, is renowned for its small fashion boutiques. Shopping in Montmartre is a must for travelers who love the look of the Parisian look. Browse tiny boutiques and marvel at the original Art Deco architecture. Many of the buildings in the area are decorated with black and white wallpaper.