Parc des Buttes Chaumont – Fresh air and relaxation



Description The Parc des Buttes Chaumont is a public park located in the 19th District. With a size of almost 25 hectares it is the fifth biggest park in Paris after the Bois de Vincennes, the Bois de Boulogne, the Parc de la Villette, and the Tuileries Garden. But it is by far the most romantic one!Created in 1867, this urban park has roads and paths so that you can easily cross it even with a pushchair..

The most famous feature of the park is the Temple de la Sibylle, a miniature of the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli (Italy), perched at the top of a cliff thirty metres.

This park is the perfect place to enjoy the sun and have a break after a long day of visits. You can sit on the grass along the artificial lake.

During the evening you can go to the famous guinguette called Rosa Bonheur and have some drinks.

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Price Free entrance
Address Rue Botzaris / Rue Manin / Rue de Crimée 75019 Paris
Hours Mon. to Sun.: 7 a.m to 8 p.mMon. to Sun.: 7 a.m to 22 p.m (during the summer)
How to go there ? Metro 7bis Buttes Chaumont or BotzarisMetro 11 Pyrénées (5 min walk)

Bus lines – Paris


bus lines paris


Buses are a great transport solution to move and discover at the same time. But be careful with the ticket system! You need to buy a ticket if you have a connection with the subway and you sometimes even need to buy another ticket if you have a connection with another bus.

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Rue de Buci (Saint Germain des Prés) – Shopping Street


Rue de Buci

Description Rue de buci is a little hidden street between Mabillon and Odeon. Food shop, winery, clothings, café and pastry shops come one after the other for our biggest pleasure.First stop at Yellow Korner (40 rue de buci), a photo gallery where you can buy affordable and great quality photos. From celebrities photos such as Serge Gainsbourg portrait to landscape and nature photos, you will want to get one of these for your home.Henri Leroux located on 1 Rue de Bourbon le Château, 75006 Paris, France (+33 1 82 28 29 80) is the creator of the well known caramel au beurre salé (CBS). You will find exquisite classic CBS but Henri Leroux also designs according to the seasons for example: tatin (caramelized apples), Orange-Ginger, tea, bitter chocolate, Pineapple-Pink peppercorns, blackcurrant, raspberry, buckwheat, Pina colada. Henri Leroux also sells the finest chocolate, dark or milk, with hazelnuts, almonds or pistachios.


Le Café Germain (25-27 rue de buci) is a trendy yet accessible restaurant. Very avant-guardist, the design reminds us the 80’s. It is owned by the famous Costes family, in Germain, they serve the famous Costes recipes (truffles and ham macaronis) but also french classics such as chicken and mashed potatoes or tartare de boeuf.

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Price €€€
Address Rue de Buci 75006 Paris
How to go there ? Metro 10 Mabilon / Metro 4 Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Le Dépanneur – South Pigalle


Le dépanneur - Pigallele-depanneur-burger

Description Located in the South Pigalle area which has been changing really fast in the last years, this california inspired restaurant made almost entirely of wood, is a very cosy place to eat burgers (try their veggie burgers) or tacos. But you can also go upstairs and try their amazing cocktails (especially the Cowel Ice Tea) til late in the night! Great atmosphere, beautiful design, and good food. Try it!

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Price €€
Address 27 Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009 Paris
Phone +33 (0)1 48 74 48 74
Hours Mon. to Tue. & Sat. to Sun.: 12 am – 2 pm / Wed.. to Thu.: 12 am – 3 pm
How to go there ? Metro 2 Blanche

Marché des Enfants Rouges – Marais


Marché des Enfants Rouges

Description This market, founded in 1615 and located in the area called Le Marais, is known to be the oldest market in Paris. It was supposed to be torn down in 1995 and replaced by a car park. But thanks to the local population this place has been saved. Now you can do groceries there or have a lunch in one of the numerous market restaurants.  Middle-Eastern, Italian, Afro-Caribbean, Moroccan or Japanese, you can taste food from all around the globe. And at a descent price! It is also a great place to have a drink during sunny days.

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Price €€
Address 39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Hours Tue-Sat: 9 am – 8 pm
How to go there ? Metro 8 Filles du Calvaire / Metro 3 Temple / Metro 8 Saint-Sébastien – Froissart

Metro Paris – Plan

All metro and regional train lines in and around Paris

All metro and regional train lines in and around Paris

A few tips for your journey in the metro of Paris:

In Paris, the metro is quite easy to use: the price is the same for every trip, the metro stops at every station etc. With about 300 metro stations, it is probably the fastest way to move. But here are a few rules you need to respect to avoid troubles:

  • With one ticket you can do an unlimited number of transfer (within 1 hour 30) but if you go out of the metro (by crossing the metallic door) you can not use it anymore, even if it is to take a bus or a tram. This mechanism will be explained in details in another post.
  • Be very careful, the number of pickpockets has increased a lot, especially around the most touristic areas such as Trocadéo, Franklin Roosevelt or Havre-Caumartin! So close your bag and keep your wallet close to you.
  • Stay away from the door when the buzeer goes on
  • Be careful, if you go outside of Paris by RER . The tarification is no more the same and you need to buy a specific ticket


1 ticket: 1,70€ / 10 tickets (a “carnet”): 13,70€ (6,85€ for children under 10 years old)

if you stay a week or more, or if you plan to move a lot, maybe you should check this out:

Chez Moune – Club South Pigalle


chez Moune

Description Chez Moune is one of the symbol of Pigalle’s renewal in one of the hottest nightlife area in Paris. In this basement hangout there’s a great atmosphere all the way through until the morning after and the clientele is mainly 20-something hipsters. The music here is eclectic and trendy with an emphasis on electro-rock.Discover this place and other great tips on My Travel Mate !
Price Free entry (but if you go there at midnight on Saturday it might cost you one hour of queue)Drinks: €€
Address 54 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 75009 Paris
Phone +33 (1) 45 26 64 64
Hours Mon. to Tue.: closedWed.: 00 a.m. to 6 a.m., 11 p.m to 6 a.m.Thu. to Sun.: 11 p.m to 6 a.m.
How to go there ? Metro 2 Pigalle