Authentic Parisian Holidays: Living and Exploring like a Local
After visiting the most important monuments and museums of this city, reserve time to immerse yourself in the most authentic Parisian holidays, that of its inhabitants. Forget the clichés related to France and its capital and follow these tips, which will allow you to experience the city as real autochthonous, in the less known places of Paris. Let’s get started with our guide for authentic Paris holidays and how to live and explore like a local.
Belleville to chill like a local
After a day of work, the sunset is right to enjoy it in a park, that of Belleville, a neighborhood that allows you to have a breathtaking view of the entire French capital. It is here that the Parisians love to go as soon as they have some free time, to forget the stress and to immerse themselves in the picturesque district of Belleville, the most colorful and rich of ethnic groups in the whole of Paris.
Marchè des Enfants Rouge and its history
The real Parisians do not only eat baguettes, escargot, and perfumed croissants. They love organic, fresh products and find themselves in a symbolic place: a market dating back to 1628, located at 38 rue de Bretagne in the Marais district. It is here that the Parisians meet with friends to tease with typical products of every nation: from Italian salami to Moroccan dishes, to Tunisian desserts.
Strolling at flea markets
The vintage is back in fashion and the flea markets have become the favorite places to go shopping or strolling with old friends. The largest market is Saint-Ouen with over 2500 stalls, on which to find antiques, records and, of course, clothes. Also, take a look on Saturday or Sunday and, for sure, you will not come out empty-handed!
A leap into the unnamed library
It is well known that the French people are a great lover of reading. In Paris, it will not be difficult to fall in love with its inhabitants, immersed in fascinating readings. A place to meet them and, perhaps, exchange some opinions on a book that is untraceable, or little known is the library without a name.
An old-fashion way tea break in Paris
Tired of busy life, traffic, too many tourists, the Parisians go to the Pantheon Bouddhique. It is here that you enjoy a relaxing break while sipping tea in the Japanese garden. A few steps away from this enchantment, it is possible to go as often as the Parisians do, to the Museum of Modern Art or to the Palais du Tokyo – full of special Japanese collections.
Hiring a car for an explorative road trip
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ContributorDallas Dorrall is passionate about music and is living her dream managing and promoting Nashville/Muscle Shoals based Country Music Artist, Johnny Collier, currently touring the US. While traveling, she enjoys reviewing new artists, restaurants and nightclubs. Dallas is crazy about her family and friends and attributes her enthusiasm for life to a quote by Marianne Williamson (which she still reads every day) entitled “Our Deepest Fear”.