Anne Peron & Alex Lagarde

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Our 24 Hours in Paris

Hi Stranger, now that you’re here, the thing you have to know is that with us, you’re going to eat, walk and get lost. Here’s our perfect 24 hour guide for Paris:

We like to start our morning with good vibes and some walking. Put your sneakers on, we’re climbing to the top of butte Montmartre, with a stop at Le Relais de la Butte. The breakfast here is pretty cool and the view is just stunning. Walk around the cobblestone streets of the 18th arrondissement and catch a velib (Parisian city bikes). Start cycling towards the 10th arrondissement. You’ll pass by the Canal Saint Martin where you can shop around and chill in the sun.

Have a stop at Le Bichat and enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch prepared with love. The people will make you feel like friends. It’s already afternoon, so we walk into the Marais (4th arrondissement) and hang around in the heart of the old Paris. Get lost and try some doors, Paris hides a lot of little public gardens and squares. Enjoy rummaging in typical Parisian design and second-hand shops around Rue de la Verrerie. Watching the people and trying on clothes yourself, you won’t wonder why Paris still has its fashion reputation.

Now we are making our way to the European House of Photography, we assure you this is a nice dose of art from yesterday and today.

Next stop is the Jardin du Palais Royal where you can pass by the impressive art installation Les Colonnes de Buren and eventually take a rest sitting on one of these particular Parisian benches.

Finally, the time has come to taste French wine and cheese. Le Pas Sage has a selection of these delicacies which will make you say “eh sir, may I have some more!”. Plus, the location has a lot of surprises. Cheers!

Slowly but steadily the sun is setting which means it is time for you to make some plans for the night. And if your stomach is not too full from all this cheese, let’s have dinner at either Le Bistro du Passage in the 17th, La Bascule in the 18th, Le 52 in the 10th or La Cantine California in the 3rd for a good burger.

Now that your belly is full, time to move your body. In terms of that, Paris has a lot to offer! Go for a cold beer and a cool DJ set at La petite Chaufferie, try a cocktail at the hidden Le Syndicat and have a secret experience in the weird-funny cabinet of curiosities Le Comptoir Général.

Want some more? Before you come over, start following these kick-ass Parisian crews who throw the coolest electronic music parties (they can take place in the close suburbs of Paris but there’s always a metro or express train –RER- to take you back and forth): Alter Panam, Otto 10, La Mamie’s, Souk machines, Le Camion Bazar… we’ll meet you there!

Finish your night in the jazz cave of the Le Caveau de la Huchette where you’ll watch bands playing live swinging jazz until dawn. As you’re probably in a festive mood now, dance with people older than your parents but as fun as your kids.  Come back home when the birds have already started singing, get some sleep and hit “repeat“.

Locations



Le Relais de la Butte12 Rue Ravignan, Paris, Frankreich

From here you’ve got the perfect view from the terrace and it is a cool and easy way to start the day - even when it is already noon.
Canal Saint-MartinCanal Saint-Martin, Paris, Frankreich

It is a nice chill-out zone where you can walk along the river leisurely by day or have a good aperitif with friends towards the day’s end.
Le Bichat11 Rue Bichat, Frankreich

A quiet, friendly place where you can drink tasty juice and get some work done while feeling at home at the same time.
Rue de la VerrerieRue de la Verrerie, Paris, Frankreich

This street and those surrounding it are where we like to shop.
Maison Européenne de la Photographie5/7 Rue de Fourcy, Paris, Frankreich

This is one of our favorite museums as their exhibitions are always very well prepared. It doesn’t take too much time to get a nice overview. It’s situated in an old private hotel and their selections gather old and new photographs.
Jardin du Palais Royal8 Rue de Montpensier, Paris, Frankreich

The impressive art installation Colonnes de Buren is located inside the courtyard of the palace.
Les Pas Sage1 Passage du Grand-Cerf, Paris, Frankreich

David, the owner, runs his restaurant with a lot of passion. He likes to support small producers of wine, cold meat and cheese. It is located at the corner of an old Parisian passage and a street famous for prostitution - two worlds meet.
Le Bistrot du Passage14 Passage Geffroy-Didelot, Paris, Frankreich

Typical French food located in a little cobblestone street.
La Bascule24 Rue Durantin, Paris, Frankreich

Beautiful bistro with a typical French atmosphere, cool and noisy.
Le 5252 Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis, Paris, Frankreich

The bistro has a modern look and you are served in a nice and cosy atmosphere. It is a little bit on the expensive side but the food is always fabulous.
La Cantine California46 Rue de Turbigo, Paris, Frankreich

Best burger in town. Either choose to go to the restaurant or check out where and when their food truck is to be found.
La Petite Chaufferie32 Rue de l'Échiquier, Paris, Frankreich

We love this bar for its laidback and easy going Parisian crowd. They love organic ingredients and electronic music and so do we!
Le Syndicat51 Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis, Paris, Frankreich

Cool little hideout offering funny and yummy cocktails.
Le Comptoir Général80 Quai de Jemmapes, Paris, Frankreich

Hidden place at the end of a courtyard where you can either walk around the different rooms and look at their very special interior or sit and drink with friends.
Le Caveau de la Huchette5 Rue de la Huchette, Paris, Frankreich

In the heart of the Latin district – close to Notre-Dame- this is a famous but far-from-snobby jazz spot. It has kept a very welcoming spirit and the underground cave where the concerts take place will make you feel lucky to know this place.
‘Paris is a never ending playground.’
  • Having breakfast at Le Relais de la Butte means enjoying your pain au chocolat with a view. Nothing beats that!
  • The two most important things in the morning: coffee and croissant. © Flora Panarioux
  • Le Bichat is perfect for a healthy and delicious lunch.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at Le Pas Sage. © Flora Panarioux
  • Le Comptoir Géneral offers a bunch of secret corners, funny interior decoration and fancy drinks. © Flora Panarioux
  • Go up Montmartre and enjoy the view of the city!
  • We love checking out the latest exhibition at La Maison de la Photographie! © Flora Panarioux
  • Mouth-watering dishes at the restaurant Le Pas Sage! © Flora Panarioux
  • © Flora Panarioux
  • Some days need a little celebration - have it at Le 52! © Flora Panarioux
  • The vibrant area around the Canal St. Martin is full of fantastic little gems. © Flora Panarioux
  • Where to have a yummy burger? At La Cantine California, of course! © Flora Panarioux
  • Le bistro du passage is another lovely restaurant we love to go to. © Flora Panarioux
  • Get your swing on at Le Caveau de la Huchette. © Flora Panarioux
  • Looking for the hidden bar Le Syndicat is definitely worth it! © Flora Panarioux
  • The bar Le Syndicat is such a cool place, we love hanging out here. © Flora Panarioux
  • Le Caveau de la Huchette is situated in the city centre and still remains a very secret spot. © Flora Panarioux
  • Treat yourself to those wonderful desserts at Le 52. © Flora Panarioux

Our thoughts about Paris

What do you love about your destination?

It’s a never ending playground. It looks like a museum city but it is a museum where you’re allowed to drink, eat and make noise.

Which music fits best to your destination?

Anne: Serge Gainsbourg and Édith Piaf’s music for the French charm as well as “L’amour en solitaire” by Juliette Armanet.

Alex: The “Victoria” soundtrack by Nils Frahm.

What‘s a "must do" in your destination?

Stray from the tourist’s path!

Take a vacation into Our life

What’s your background?

Two people who met each other at a concert. Also, we both have been travelling and meeting people since birth, and we just can’t get enough.

What is the best moment of the day?

The evening, when the sun sets and we’re meeting friends and drinking good wine. Yes, admittedly, we’re French.

What inspires you?

Anne: A green spirit, people who change the world, art.

Alex: The stories people tell. People always have a good story to tell you.

How would a good friend describe you?

Crazy adventurers and experiment addicts.

Your lifestyle in 5 words?

Anne: Spiritual, healthy, creative, unpredictable, busy.

Alex: Busy, instinctive, inquisitive, well-surrounded, ahead.

Which books, newspapers or magazines do you read?

Anne: Neon Magazine, novels by Wajdi Mouawad, newspapers online.

Alex: Alessandro Baricco.

Which films blow your mind?

Anne: Moonrise Kingdom, Jeu d’enfant, Les amours imaginaires, Into the Wild / New Girl, Breaking Bad.

Alex: Wes Anderson’s universe.

Person you’d like to sit next to in an airplane?

Anne: Dalaï-Lama.

Alex: God, but I’m not sure that he would take the plane.

What are your favourite destinations around the globe?

Anne: Mongolia.

Alex: South Africa has held my heart for the last fifteen years.

Your life philosophy?

Anne: Listen to your mind and follow it.

Alex: If you can imagine it, then you can achieve it.

Suitcase, Backpack or Weekender?

‘Where we are going, we don’t need a suitcase’.

What else should we know about you?

Anne: Once, we missed our flight to Norway, so we went to Great Britain instead. And it was fun. We got piercings there. True story!

Alex: We’ve hiked 56 kilometers in Kyrgyzstan’s mountains, with three pieces of bread, six bars of snickers and only one sleeping bag. We are never very well prepared, but always ready to try.

Travelling is…

Anne: Essential to understanding the world .

Alex: Realizing that the world is quite large.

Life is…

Anne: Precious. More than the prettiest jewels of your grandma.

Alex: A pretty funny moment.

Photos by Flora Panarioux, http://happyflousing.com/

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