If you are out for the whole season or even for more than one weeks, these guys seem to know what is happenning and where. They are also getting a 'discount card' sorted for those who are out for long enough wanting one.
Don't miss the Prix De L'Arc de Triomphe horse race at the beginning of October.
It's Ascot, French style. You can buy tickets on the gate, giving you access to most areas (cheaply). The organisation is slick, with buses from local metro stations (such as Porte Malliot) whisking punters to the Longchamps course, which is in the heart of Paris.
Visit "Le Zimmer" (a stone's throw from Notre Dame) and you'll see why this restaurant inspired the idea for "Le Tour".
If you've ever experienced more sumptuous carpets and curtains you clearly are or are related to Linda Barker!
La Rotisserie d'En Face, 2 rue Christine 75006 Paris is a magnificent restaurant.
You have never tasted spit roasted free range organic chicken like it and the mashed potato is possibly the best in the world.
I impressed them when I had the Hereford irish prime rib with bearnaise sauce by having another jug of bearnaise.
Do I need to mention the creme brulee?
Louvre blues? The antidote is Musee Jacquemart-Andre (B Haussmann, west of Gare St Lazare).
Climb the lightest of monumental staircases to a wonderful private art collection in a sumptuous Second Empire mansion. Splendid audioguide.
And when exhilarated rather than exhausted make for the tearoom, or walk back along Boulevard Haussmann for celebratory lunch at Brasserie Mollard.
Being a vegetarian in France is always a challenge - but at Le Grenier de Notre Dame, within a lentil's spitting distance from the Left Bank (18 Rue de la Bucherie, ironically enough), veggies will find on the menu not just edible, but interesting.
I enjoyed an Algerian dish - and the point is that you still get the experience and joy of a good French restaurant, without the endless array of meat. Yum!
Take a trip to the 'Jardin Tropicale' in the Bois de Vincennes. Unknown to Parisians the garden was opened in 1899 to research the viability of farming tropical crops in temperate Europe.
Bought in 2003 by the town its abanoned colonial pavilions and the floral ancestors of the long forgotton project make for a tranquil and exotic afternoon from busteling central Paris.
For some of the best views in Paris skip the eiffel Tower and it's queues and climb either the Arc De Triomphe (only 284 steps) with some fab views of the city including the Eiffel Tower & Champs Elysees or Notre Dame Cathedral (only 387 steps) for a different perspective of the city.
Or if you are feeling really energetic do both and compare and contrast the views. Paris at its best!
The best and most fun way to see the sights of Paris is to take a personal tour in an original 40-year-old Citroen 2CV complete with a bereted driver.
Besides soaking up the atmosphere you feel like a minor celebrity as tourists jostle to get a snap of this motoring curiosity. The engine stalling, dodgy gear changes and the driver's curses directed at other motorists who have cut him up along the Champs D'Elysee, all add to the Gallic charm and fun.
Pascal le Glacier specialises in some of the most luxurious ice creams in the city.
The secret of this family run business is its superb ingredients and a long tradition.
The ice creams come in a mind-boggling array of more than 50 flavours - with more flavours on the way apparently.
Rhubarb, white peach and blood orange are among the crowd favourites. Evian water is used along with fresh fruits, which makes the ingredients sparkle. The beauty of this place is that you can enjoy the ice cream in the busy but never crowded - and always beautiful - Luxembourg Gardens, which is just around the corner.
Paris dining can be an intimidating experience: the city’s culinary supremacy can easily strike fear into the hungry gut of a simple étranger.
A welcome antidote to this is Au Rocher de Cancale. This friendly bistro, with its beautiful neo-Renaissance façade, dates back to 1846 – when the oyster market was at its peak.
Thankfully, the ambience has remained: it’s easy to imagine former diners such as Balzac settling in for a satisfying feast. The food is served with integrity rather than vanity – Brittany’s best oysters, roast salmon with basil sauce, and generous, fresh salads all designed around quality ingredients.
One of the nicest ways to spend a day in Paris is to visit the beautiful Musee d'Orsay.
The restaurant on the top floor offers a very reasonably priced lunch and the tea rooms will restore you and your feet with an afternoon tea or something stronger later in the day.
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