Take the metro to Pere-Lachaise cemetery to see amazing array of tombs dating back centuries - Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and Colette to name a few.
Plus amazing war and concentration camp memorials. Peaceful, beautiful, and inspiring in a weird way. An opportunity to refine your thoughts on what you would like your eventual memorial to be.
Get off the metro at Gambetta for the entrance closer to more modern dead. Pere-Lachaise stop for the more historical monuments.
The top of the "Parc de Belleville" is incredible and unspoilt by throngs of tourists. The view of the city is breath-taking and there is a nice little café to sit and have a coffee or wine as Paris stretches out infront of you.
For a special whimsical evening try Chez Raymonde. It is unclassifiable - an "alternative" mix of cabaret and musical hall.
Friday and Saturday evening feature classical ballroom dancing and cabaret on a postage stamp size stage.
Reservations are essential.
On your next metro journey take a detour to Line 14 for a space-age theme park ride.
The high-speed "Meteor" line is driverless so you can sit at the front and enjoy an exhilerating driver's eye view along the eerie twisting tunnels.
It is much faster and better than London's Docklands Light Railway. Get off at Bercy Station to admire the platform's lush underground jungle.
Paris is not known for its vegetarian fare so check out L'As du Falafel on the Rue de Rosiers in the Jewish quarter.
Their falafel would turn even the most dedicated carnivore into a veggie!
Encased in pitta bread, the chick pea balls, humous, pickled red cabbage and salted cucumber make an excellent (healthy) pick me up for the foot-sore weary tourist.
Eating out in Paris? A must visit is the Au Virage in rue Lepic (a stone's throw from the Terrass Hotel in Montmatre).
It is a tiny, unassuming place which spills out onto the pavement. We sat between the scaffolding on the pavement & enjoyed every minute of it! It has great food, hospitality & is very reasonable in terms of price.
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