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Fix a date with these Parisian cafes

Paris, apart from being known for its wonderful vibe, architectural wonders, fashion amongst everything else, is also known for its food! And more importantly food in the cutesy cafe’s, the ambiance and warm atmosphere of which you’ll fall in love with! Plus, they’re perfect to satiate those untimely touristy hunger pangs, which are frequent visitors when you’re going around a huge city like Paris! Here we go:

Le Consulat:
After you’re done with exploring the Sacre Couer, head straight to this cafe! It’s one of the most popular cafes here – and is frequented by a lot of tourists and localities alike! The chic interiors of this forever crowded cafe and the outdoor seating area are the highlights here. And oh, the food! Choose your spot (if you do get the opportunity to do so amidst the hustle!) either in the interiors or in the exterior of this cafe, basking under the mild sunlight. Order your favorites from the French cuisine, sit back and enjoy your meal!

Maison Kayser:
The name itself sounds so regal – so is the cafe. It’s not located in any of the mainstream hotshot locations of Paris, but is tucked away into a tiny lane – which makes its presence almost equal to negligent! But once you discover this cafe, I’m sure you will want to keep coming back here! Also, it’s super cute to look at – so make sure you have your camera handy! Now a known and acclaimed multinational chain, Maison Kayser is well known across the world.

Odette:
A typical cafe in Paris, with a hint of French architectural influence, the first look at this cafe tempts to enter right away into it! This tea room has managed to create a name amongst all its counterparts despite being set up long after all of them. Head in here to sip into tea and gorge on some pretty delectable sweets!

Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole:
This will undoubtedly top the list of the cutest cafes in Paris! Its entrance itself is so enchanting –straight out from a fairytale! The bright purple chairs and the tall flowering shrubs and the creepers all over make this cafe super inviting and a sight to behold too! Not far away from the Notre Dame Cathedral, make sure you drop in here after you’re done with all the sigh-seeing. The food here is just as good as the cafe is – so dig in!

List of off-beat activities to do in Paris

Tonnes of people visit Paris every year – and do what they are supposed to do in Paris. Visit the museums, admire the cathedrals and palaces, shop a while and leave. But the truth is that there’s a lot more to Paris than only the classy, elegant and laid-back stuff! How about including some off-beat activities in your itinerary on your visit to Paris? Well, well sounds fun! Here are the whacky things you can do in Paris!

The bylanes of Paris:
Apart from the busy, sophisticated streets of Paris, there’s another side to Paris too! And guess what, you can totally revel in this other side of Paris by exploring the inside streets of Paris. The graffiti art, street food, interaction with the locals and some cheap thrill shopping – what else do you require to make your day? So get into the streets and enjoy yourself to your heart’s content! Also, don’t forget to take along your camera to capture some off-beat, interesting sights you’re sure to come across.

 

The network of canals:
While the boat tour on the River Seine will be on the most preferred options list of most tourists, why not do something out of the way? Paris has a network of canals and waterways, which otherwise lay unexplored and untouched, get away from the hustle of the city and get into the boats that will take you through these unexplored canals in Paris – and trust me, this is an even more thrilling experience!

Annual festivals:
You need not be all uptight and sophisticated walking around the top streets of Paris – you can even let yourself loose in one of the annual events that are frequently hosted by this city! Why go in for routine when you can revel in whacky? Get into the crowds that have the time of their lives witnessing the variety of parades and events that happen all around the year in Paris and make memories that will last with you for a lifetime!

Urban farms:
The quirky urban farms are a pretty sight! Veer off from the mainstream locations of Paris into these urban farms that are scattered all across Paris! These urban farms put on display a wide variety of plants – both of native species and others too. The USP here? These plants are well-maintained but are placed haphazardly – making this display a work of art in itself!

Parisian Etiquette you must know

If you really want to enjoy your journey and stay to any new place, it’s always best to research it a bit in advance. Not only about the food you get there and the places you must visit while you’re there, but also about the standard etiquette and general customs that the people residing there follow. So this is a guide of all the things you need to keep in mind when you’re visiting Paris – read on if you’re planning an amazing trip with a luxury car rental from Apex Luxury Car Hire Paris!

Language:
No one’s asking you to master French and converse like a pro while you’re in Paris, but you can definitely pick a few phrases and words that will not only get you around Paris but will also help you warm up to the locals there. It’s always good to make an effort to know a little about the language in the place you’re visiting – the locals too are impressed by your effort and go out of the way to help you around the city.

 

Fashion:
The French are super fashion conscious – so get used to being looked at from top to bottom! They’ll observe everything – your shoes, your overcoat, accessories – so don’t get offended! They’re just checking out if this new tourist has dressed up as per the fashion standards of their beloved city! This also doesn’t mean you dress up as the French do – just dress up like a tourist would do, in breezy, comfortable wear.

English:
Keep in mind that although the people here are pretty good at English, French is their language – it’s opted for over English any day by the people here. So, if you’re speaking in English here, don’t rattle it out like you would do back home – talk slowly so that the people understand what you’re trying to say and answer you accordingly. If you try to show off your English skills here, and if they don’t get what you’re trying to speak, don’t be surprised if you get a cold, blank stare in return!

Greetings:

Apart from the usual greetings, it’s always considered warm to shake hands with the person you’ve met. Also, kissing is an essential part of French culture. Not the French kiss, but two light kisses, with no lips involved – only cheeks barely brushing past each other! Keep this in mind, and you’ll win the hearts of the French!

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Food you must try out when in Paris

When in Paris, eat as the locals would do! The cuisine here is subtle, mild and yet able to tickle your tastebuds! When you travel, it’s best to eat the street food – you get the real, authentic taste of not only the food but also of the culture which greatly influences the cuisine there. So what must you try when in Paris? Let’s take you on a food trail!

Macarons:
You should try the macarons here – you’ll forget eating the macarons in the rest of the world! And though the French cuisine is more towards the subtle and bland, when it comes to desserts, boy, do they compromise? No! And the delectable macarons are proof of this! Bitefuls- sized, these pastries taste like heaven once in your mouth!

Baguette:

The unmissable loaf of bread, without which the French cuisine is probably incomplete – the humble baguette is a must try here! And even though you must have tasted baguettes all over the world, the real ones with the best taste are here, in Paris! Crunchy and chewy, these baguettes are best when accompanied by whatever they serve it with, in the cafe you’ve entered! Let’s leave it in their hands?

Eclairs:
I really don’t understand what happens to the authentic taste of these sweetums when they step outside France! But when you’re here, you will get served the way you should, with the taste and all intact! The same thing applies to Eclairs – although filled with cream and covered with a layer of chocolate, the éclairs here still manage to be fluffy and crispy in Paris! And yes, a sincere suggestion – don’t attempt eating these anywhere else, they just don’t do the justice to the wonderful piece of heaven!

Falafel:

A total misfit in the impeccable French cuisine, the falafel is that weird yet wonderful member of the family you cannot do without! And the long lines of people waiting outside the falafel carts in Paris are proof to this! And you won’t be disappointed at all – after the long, long wait, you’ll finally have something in had that will tickle your taste buds!

Chocolates:
Why miss out on these bites of wonders when you’re here? Especially when you’re in a city that has an acclaimed name all over the world for its culinary skills?  For those who’ve been to Paris, experimented with the chocolates here will swear that this experience they have was entirely on another level – the French chocolates can easily beat those famous chocolates from other parts of the world.

Must visit places in Paris

Paris is one of those places in the world which most of us have on our bucket list. And why not? This city has a charm of its own – all quaint and quintessential! The elegance and chicness of this fashion-conscious city is something that wins our hearts –and that’s enough a reason for Paris to feature on a globe-trotter’s bucket list. So here’s what you should be visiting when you’re in the City of Light:

Eiffel Tower:
A proud member of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Eiffel tower is one of the most visited even more than six of its other counterparts! And we need no reasons to wonder why – it is indeed a magnificent structure – one that will leave you mesmerized the minute you lay your eyes on it! Just make sure you don’t end up getting looted under the guise of visiting the tower – book your entry passes at the official website of the Tower or at the Tower itself.

Sacre-Coeur:
Towering over the city of Paris, this church stands at a height of 130 meters! Walking up the stairs of this church is nothing less than a mini-hike in itself – so take your energizers packed along! Also, once you reach the top, not only will you be rewarded with the calmness inside the church, but also with breathtaking views of the city of Paris bustling with activity. Easily one of the best places to escape the otherwise fast pace of the city of Paris.

The Louvre:
There’s no need to even tagging the Louvre with the word ‘museum’! That famous is this museum! After all, the largest museum in the world needs no introduction. This museum is beautiful inside out – apart from being an architectural wonder itself, it is also home to some of the stunning works of art from across the world. And who would miss the opportunity to visit Mona Lisa when in APris – no sane tourist would! Fix up your date with the Louvre and feed your artist’s soul with all the works of wonder here!

Versailles Palace:
This palace was once home to King Louis XIV – and requires you to spend an entire day to take in its beauty and grandeur! Set aside a whole day and explore this palace through and through! Don’t, in any case, miss the beautiful Palace gardens. Also, if you feel hungry walking around the mansion, there’s the lovely Angelina Bakery right inside the Palace that’s fully functional and doles out wonderful delicacies for all visitors!

Must-visit museums in Paris

The City of Light – apart from being known for its eternal charm and classy quotient, is also known for being a great treasure holder of art. Some of the most popular museums are in this city – tucked away in the bylanes of this city, left to be discovered by curious tourist, just like jewels hidden away in a chest somewhere! So when in Paris, you have to visit these museums – art lover or not, make it a point to drop in here!

The Louvre:
The world’s largest museum deserves a visit! And well, apart from that fact, you have to visit the Lovre because of the immaculate works of art it has on display. Every single day, this art museum has a number of visitors, who when step in are entirely lost in the mesmerizing array of art here. With around 35000 works of art on display here, it’s food for any art lover’s soul! Just keep in mind that certain galleries are shut on specific days of the week – so check the details before you visit this epitome of magnificence.

Galeries Nationales du Grand Palace:
The architecture of this museum itself is worth admiring – you’ll be spellbound at the entrance itself! And even more incredible are the sights in the interior! Home to some of the best works of art from across the world, the museum doesn’t disappoint when it comes to variety! The steel-framed glass roof adds a level to the existing charm of the museum. Indeed, a stunner, both in terms of interiors and exteriors!

Petit Palais:
Housing some of the most beautiful paintings and sculptures in the world, the Petit Palais deserves a visit from you! Some of the acclaimed artists in the world have put their work on display here – the works are indeed appreciable, making you cherish your visit to this museum.

 

Don’t miss out on the floor below the main museum – all the beautiful jewellery is displayed there.

Musee du Quai Branly:
The exteriors of this museum too, are lovely! The entire building is lined with greenery, giving it a refreshed look altogether. More importantly, this museum is dedicated to the authentic ethnic work from Africa, Asia, and the Americas – making this museum a symbolic representation of the culture of the three continents! This museum is home to works of art dating back to the 10th century. At the same time, it has ample of modern and contemporary stuff too!