Has anyone been to Paris recently? We are going in October without Milo and are not sure what area to stay in. We don’t mind being a bit further out as won’t be doing the typical sights. Somewhere that’s nice to walk around in, windowshop and have coffee/drink/food.
We went in 2010, from then I remember the area around the start of Canal st Martin being really nice, but that was in the summer, not sure how it’ll be in the autumn cold. I also wish I could remember what area we stayed in back then! Our favourite bar/resto from last time is in Bastille, which I don’t really remember as an area.
I know everyone will say Montmartre, but we actually want to avoid that! It was one of our least favourite parts last time, It’s obviously pretty but so touristy, and we couldn’t find anywhere interesting to eat. I’m happy to be persuaded otherwise this time round, but I don’t want to stay there in case I’m not.
Oh and while we’re here, any recommendations for stuff to do gratefully received! my personal list so far includes that new cite de la mode museum, and a yarn shop. Dave wants to go back to that massive fleamarket by the peripherique. And that’s pretty much it, so we’re open to suggestions!