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2nd ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS GUIDE: SPEND LESS, DO MORE

Welcome to the 2nd ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS 

2nd-Arr-Bourse-de-Paris-buildingAlso known as Montorgueil, the second arrondissement of Paris is known for providing an overview of the daily lifestyles of Parisian nationals. It is largely referred as the financial district, but the style of the architecture you will find here will give you a good indication of how many local Parisians live in their daily working lives. Here you will also find historical streets lined with bakeries and delicatessens as well as a medieval tower and one of the best open markets in Paris.

First things first!

Embark on a foot tour of the neighbourhood. The Bourse de Paris or stock exchange building is a fine example of historical French architecture and well worth a look if you are on a walking tour. Among other surrounding buildings, it will give you a good indication of the traditional Parisian architecture. Also be sure to check out some of the twelve glass roofed commercial galleries and passageways (‘passages’) such as the Passage du Grand-Cerf or Passage des Panoramas. And while you’re out, stop by the shopping mall at Rue Montorgueil to enjoy shopping in Parisian style where you will find many bakeries, florists, fish and cheese stores that you will find there. If you’re feeling like cuisine with a difference then head to Rue Saint Anne frequently referred to as the Japanese Ghetto or Little Tokyo, where you can find an array of fantastic Asian cuisine. Gyozas at Higuma is a good choice. There is always has a queue of local residents outside which is never a bad sign! Or if you prefer to make your own recipes try Jujiya where you will find a broad range of Japanese ingredients.

After some fun?

2nd-Arr-Butcher-on-Rue-MontorgueilIf you’re travelling with family and friends, a great place to visit is Lock Academy. It provides escapism crime game fun which ranges from investigations suitable for young ones to more critical thinking advanced games for older participants. Or if you have a sweet tooth? Then indulge in a chocolate walking tour. It’s a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the best gourmet specialties the city of passion has on offer. If you fancy some savoury French cuisine then one of the best places to explore is Librairie Gourmande. It offers a selection of French culinary cookbooks that are sure to entice you to delve further into the world or Parisian cuisine.

Or if you’re after some night time fun, head to the trendy Club Silencio. Designed by famed director David Lynch this ambient and mysterious club was designed in honour of the dark film, Mullholland Drive. During the day entry is restricted to members only but as soon as the clock strikes midnight the doors open for all to enjoy the groovy concerts and performances in this vibrant hotspot.

Tempt your taste buds

Wine tasting at O Chateau is a great place to start. Treat your palate to a range of some of the city’s best wines while learning about the making process in a setting that resembles a cave. You can book a wine and cheese lunch or just learn more about wine from a knowledgeable sommelier while enjoying

With its identifiable red façade, restaurant ‘Aux Lyonnais’ is an authentic Parisian bistro which prepares traditional French food in a contemporary atmosphere. For something a little more fancy meal head to Passage 53 which is a Michelin starred restaurant which features contemporary cuisine in a minimalist atmosphere.

Spend Less, Do More

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

Also known as Montorgueil, the second arrondissement of Paris is known for providing an overview of the daily lifestyles of Parisian nationals. It is largely referred as the financial district, but the style of the architecture you will find here will give you a good indication of how many local Parisians live in their daily working lives. Here you will also find historical streets lined with bakeries and delicatessens as well as a medieval tower and one of the best open markets in Paris.

First things first!

Embark on a foot tour of the neighbourhood. The Bourse de Paris or stock exchange building is a fine example of historical French architecture and well worth a look if you are on a walking tour. Among other surrounding buildings, it will give you a good indication of the traditional Parisian architecture. Also be sure to check out some of the twelve glass roofed commercial galleries and passageways (‘passages’) such as the Passage du Grand-Cerf or Passage des Panoramas. And while you’re out, stop by the shopping mall at Rue Montorgueil to enjoy shopping in Parisian style where you will find many bakeries, florists, fish and cheese stores that you will find there. If you’re feeling like cuisine with a difference then head to Rue Saint Anne frequently referred to as the Japanese Ghetto or Little Tokyo, where you can find an array of fantastic Asian cuisine. Gyozas at Higuma is a good choice. There is always has a queue of local residents outside which is never a bad sign! Or if you prefer to make your own recipes try Jujiya where you will find a broad range of Japanese ingredients.

After some fun?

If you’re travelling with family and friends, a great place to visit is Lock Academy. It provides escapism crime game fun which ranges from investigations suitable for young ones to more critical thinking advanced games for older participants. Or if you have a sweet tooth? Then indulge in a chocolate walking tour. It’s a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the best gourmet specialties the city of passion has on offer. If you fancy some savoury French cuisine then one of the best places to explore is Librairie Gourmande. It offers a selection of French culinary cookbooks that are sure to entice you to delve further into the world or Parisian cuisine.

Or if you’re after some night time fun, head to the trendy Club Silencio. Designed by famed director David Lynch this ambient and mysterious club was designed in honour of the dark film, Mullholland Drive. During the day entry is restricted to members only but as soon as the clock strikes midnight the doors open for all to enjoy the groovy concerts and performances in this vibrant hotspot.

Tempt your taste buds

Wine tasting at O Chateau is a great place to start. Treat your palate to a range of some of the city’s best wines while learning about the making process in a setting that resembles a cave. You can book a wine and cheese lunch or just learn more about wine from a knowledgeable sommelier while enjoying

With its identifiable red façade, restaurant ‘Aux Lyonnais’ is an authentic Parisian bistro which prepares traditional French food in a contemporary atmosphere. For something a little more fancy meal head to Passage 53 which is a Michelin starred restaurant which features contemporary cuisine in a minimalist atmosphere.

Spend Less, Do More

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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