What better way to visit Paris than by bike? Relatively flat, the capital is perfect for a bicycle tour. Follow the guide to find out how to (re) discover Paris by bike! Continue reading “Discover Paris by bike” »
Montmartre is one of the nicest areas of Paris for a pleasant walk. With its steep alleys, panorama of the capital and good restaurants, the butte de Montmartre delights tourists and locals alike. Let’s take a closer look at the must-sees in the vicinity. Continue reading “Must-sees in Montmartre” »
The Butte Bergeyre is a small district perched on a hill in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. Unaffected by mass tourism, the hillock is one of the best kept secrets of the city. A sneak peek on this unique place. Continue reading “A small village in the heart of Paris – la butte Bergeyre” »
Celebrating a romantic getaway in Paris for Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to rediscover the beauties of the capital and its romance at every corner. Introducing the most romantic places in Paris to visit as a couple. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day: The 5 most romantic spots in Paris” »
Clothing and perfumes of Parisian department stores aren’t the only things that attract the public. Their store windows along the busy avenues attract crowds of people each year including amused onlookers and truly impressed tourists. Although animated window displays are visible all year, it’s at Christmas that they really shine. Below, you’ll find the ones not to be missed. Continue reading “Animated window displays of the Parisian department stores” »
The Eiffel Tower is a symbolic monument of the capital. At a height of 325 meters and a total weight of 10,100 tons, it was built and inaugurated on the occasion of the World Expo in 1889. It is visited each year by millions of visitors from all over the world. to discover it. Continue reading “THE EIFFEL TOWER” »
The booksellers of Paris are part of the Parisian landscape and offer various old and second hand books. They are gathered on both banks of Paris. These are some 200 booksellers settled on the banks of the Seine in the open. Continue reading “The booksellers of quays- the Parisian emblem” »
When you visit Paris there are many places not to be missed including the famous Parisian passages mostly hidden and located in the North of Paris.
Here is a sketch of the most beautiful Parisian passages to visit and not to be missed.
The Cairo Passage is the oldest since it dates back to the 18th century and is the longest and tightest of all. You will find mainly outlets.
The Choiseul passage connects the rue des Petits Champs to rue Saint Augustin. With its 190 meters long, it is the longest. Writer Louis Ferdinand Céline even lived there at the end of the 19th century.
The Colbert Gallery is the property of the National Library of France. It houses the National Institute of the Arts and the National Heritage Institute.
The passage of Grand Cerf has a glass roof that overlooks it with several shops of craftsmen and creators.
The passage of princes meanwhile was inaugurated in 1860 and was destroyed in 1985 and was rebuilt.
The Vivienne gallery is the most elegant with its glass roof and mosaics on the ground.
The passage Véro-Dodat in the 1st district of Paris is in the street Jean Jacques Rousseau and in the street of the Bouloi. On the ground the black and white tiles give an impression of depth.
The passage Molière meanwhile is located in the 3rd neighborhood and is covered at its ends. The numbers of the passage do not respect the traditional Parisian order.
The passage Jouffroy is located not far from the museum Grevin in the 9th district and is made of metal and glass except the decorative elements made of wood.
During your stay in Paris, make a detour to the 15th neighborhood and book a room in our hostel Aloha.
The thrift shop is a place for fashion lovers looking to find vintage clothes or chic clothes in different price ranges. From shoes, to jackets to coats, all categories of clothing are sold.
Here is a list of the main Parisian thrift stores not to be missed during a shopping day.
This thrift shop is open from 10:30 to 20:00 from Monday to Saturday. The shops are present in the 17th, 8th, 9th neighborhoo among others. The articles of Kenzo and Ralph Lauren brands are sold between 2 and 10 euros and arranged by style or color all in an industrial decoration.
These thrift stores located on both sides in Paris (in the Marais, in the Luxembourg district) also offer series of vintage clothes arranged by colors mainly. The concept is to pay clothes per kilo (30 euros per kilo of dresses or 20 euros per kilo of T-shirts for example) by weighing his clothes like vegetables at the market!
The Marais district store is open from 11am to 9pm and is located rue de la Verrerie.
These are vintage thrift stores cheap at very low prices. The goal: to search while being patient to find the rare pearl. You will find the shops in the 18th and 13th neighborhood in particular.
They are open from 10am to 7 :30 pm / 8 :00 pm mainly.
These two stores offer items between 4 and 400 euros: from old lingerie to ankle boots and handbags … all vintage too. The specialty of the shops ; a selection of Dr. Martins and style dresses of the 80’s. Opening hours vary between 10am and 12pm opening and closing at 8pm.
During your stay in our hostel, have a look at one of these traditional Parisian thrift stores.