T+L's Guide to Secret Paris
Guide to Paris
The easiest—and most affordable—way to get around the city is with a weeklong Passe Navigo Découverte (available at most Métro stations). The pass also allows you to uses Paris’s bicycle-rental program, Vélib’, which was until recently off-limits to nonresidents.
Eat and Drink
À la Mère de Famille; pastries for two $25.
Astier; lunch for two $86.
Chapeau Melon; dinner for two $77.
La Mosquée; tea for two $20.
La Muse Vin; lunch for two $30.
La Régalade; dinner for two $80.
Le Bistral; dinner for two $110.
Le Bouchon et l’Assiette; dinner for two $85.
Le Verre Volé; lunch for two $50.
Marché des Enfants Rouges; lunch for two $30.
Miroir; dinner for two $80.
Pain de Sucre; pastries for two $15.
Quedubon; dinner for two $85.
Rosa Bonheur; wine and snacks for two $28.
Alistair Horne’s The Seven Ages of Paris (Knopf; $18) brings alive the history of the city, from the 12th century to the death of Charles De Gaulle.
Great Value: Denotes a hotel with a rack rate of $250 or less.