Paris RECOMMENDATIONS See all

How to Enjoy Cafe Culture in Paris

By Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012

No reviews, be the first!

First, have the right attitude. Paris is a city that likes to be watched. Parisians dress well and promenade past the cafes where the rest of the city sits for hours just watching people go by. In Paris you are expected to linger over one cup of coffee for up to an hour or so, just looking, reading, writing in your notebook so don’t ever feel rushed. Next you’ll want to find the café that is right for you. Each neighborhood has a slightly different flavor:

Marais
This lovely old medieval district, the oldest part of Paris, is just buzzing with cafes and chic shopping. This is a great place to take time out from the museums and must-see sights to experience life as the Parisians live it. Head for the Au Petit Fer a Cheval (Horse Shoe Bar) at 30 Rue Vieille du Temple , 75004 (the main street through the district) and see if you can bag one of the highly desirable outside tables. Opposite is La Belle Hortense – a bookshop which doubles as a bar.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Paris Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Paris.

Photo courtesy of Tim Walker via Flickr.

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message