Beautiful But…

Parisian subway stinks. The Parisiens are…like the Parisiens. The weather doesn’t spoil so many time. The prices are cosmic. How  survive in Paris?

If you visit Paris for the first time


1) Wear comfortable shoes and walk, walk, walk. Paris is a city of endless walks. You can walk along the Seine river. Otherwise, It’is good to have someone who will show you directions.


2) Don’t go straight to the Eiffel Tower. In the line for tickets and the security check You’ll lose at least 1 H. At this time you can see all Paris and the Eiffel Tower for free from the Montmartre hill. 

3) Even if the sun is shining always have an umbrella. The weather in Paris is variable as a humor of Parisians.

4) On sidewalks, in parks, simply everywhere in Paris be careful not to enter into dog poo. Sometimes is a moment of inattention. Look up at Haussman’s 19th-century apartment architecture, and poof, you’ve mussed up a mutt’s chef d’oeuvre of the morning.

5) Don’t leave love lock on any of the Parisian bridges. Paris city authorities every year are organizing cleaning actions of  bridges from love padlocks. On some bridges they are already bans to hanging padlocks. Weight of love turned out to be too big for bridges of Paris.


2) Don’t waste  time and fortune to the Moulin Rouge Cabaret

The cancan was invented here,that’s true but that was a long time ago. Now the shows have gained a reputation for their lack of originality, the same like  champagne dinners which are an insult to French cuisine and part of the city in which  cabaret is located.

If by any chance you dont know what to do in Paris or in any other case  go to Shakespeare and Co !


Imagine a place where you can read literary classics, discuss with the people from all over the world, play the piano and sleep on a mattress between shelves of books. This is Shakespeare and Company. Here everyone can feel the inspiration of creation. It’s sort of temple for  all who love the books and the nicest bookshop in the world  with the windows that look onto Notre-Dame and to the quintessentially Parisian park of St.-Julien-le-Pauvre.

– I created this bookstore like a man would write a novel, building each room like a chapter, and I like people to open the door the way they open a book, a book that leads into a magic world in their imaginations.

George Whitman

  Need good place to stay in Paris ?

The answer can be – Pavillon des Lettres. Provided that you have an appropriate budget. According to owners behind each door of this hotel hides the soul of a poet or a writer  who give a special atmosphere to each room. Including  help of selected pieces printed on the walls. In addition, you have at your disposal a bicycle to explore the city for free. This is useful when calluses on feet prevents you from walking.

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    PAVILLON DES LETTRES                          Rue des Saussaies 75008 PARIS 

  1. If you don’t have an adequate budget for this hotel,  you can take with you a tent and spreading it on  in a nook of Montmartre.


3)What to do? Where to go?  Before taking  decision drink a cup of hot chocolate !

Generally I don’t have bad habits. Except one. In search of a real cup of  hot chocolate I’m able to walk the entire length and breadth of Paris. I remember how on my first tourist trip to Paris I ordered chocolat chaud (cup of hot chocolate in french) in one bistro. Nobody can’t imagine how I was disappointed when  the waiter gave me the cup steamed milk mixed with a touch of cocoa powder.  I  didn’t know yet Angelina and Dimanche a Paris – the temples of true hot chocolate in Paris. I found Angelina one day strolling street Rivoli. I sat at the table number 10.

Next to the mirror like Coco Chanel, who was a permanent guest here. It’s said that she used it to observe what was happening around.

I ordered cup of  The Africanthe most famous Angelina’s product.And it was this! I found myself in chocolate heaven. And I was convinced that  nothing better doesn’t exist. Until one day, when late for a meeting with one painter, I decided to buy a small cup of hot chocolate at the Un Dimanche a Paris.




If you want to start life in Paris : Think twice !

Excited You sign a contract for your tiny Parisian flat for which you will paid astronomical rent amounts from now. Excited handle all formalities and what you feel around is : Nobody care. From now :

1) Forget about everything what you read about Paris before settling here.

2) Hide or send to your parents as a souvenir diploma from the university in your country. Without French equivalent is invalid.Trying to get the equivalent of is a waste of time and money.

3) Be multipurpose- No matter that you are a philosopher, scientist, a journalist. In Paris  nobody care. Don’t reject the proposal being a waiter. It’s  a good way to get to know the city and real Parisians. It’s also the best way to survive in horribly expensive city-Paris.

If you need the hairdresser in Paris

Finding a good hairdresser in Paris is like looking for a needle in a haystack. You can explain to him (her) a hundred times what style you want to have on your head. He (she) still does his own way. Doesn’t matter whether you are a reputable salon or at low cost one. The solution to this problem you can find …on the street –Rue de la Verrerie, in the heart of Le Marais district. Almost every afternoon one guy cut here anyone who wants with a small price and fun.  He does it quite well.


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