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Walk & Lunch: Paris, FranceCoffee and croissants, a walk, a long lunch, more strolling and a liquid supper...
A flâneur is the perfectly French word for someone who saunters around town observing society and not doing much of anything else – apart from eating and drinking. Being a flâneur for a day in Paris is one of the perfect ways to spend 24 hours. You could of course wander anywhere in this fine city and find exceptional sights and fun walks. This one involves starting in Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement near Château Rouge for coffee and croissants at the exceptional Hardware Société, then checking out the morning view from the Sacré Coeur, breathing deep, and walking down towards the rebuilt Les Halles via the multicultural neighbourhood of Barbés and its vibrant market, past the Folies Bergère and the shops of the Grands Boulevards, before reaching the stunning Alain Ducasse restaurant Champeaux for a long, long lunch and lots of wine. Afterwards, stroll around the corner to the Pompidou and enjoy the incredible modern art on offer. And relax. Roll down to the Pont Neuf over the Seine and gaze at one of Paris's most beautiful spots before wandering across to the Île de la Cité for more strolling and taking in the view. As it gets dark return back to the north side and walk up to your eventual destination, The Little Red Door, an intimate bar in the city for exceptional cocktails, people watching and maybe more... Paris at its best.
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