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Three Offbeat Interesting Things to do in Paris


1. Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie


Parc de la Villette, 30, avenue Corentin Cariou - A.P. 75930 Paris cedex 19 , 75019 Paris 
33 1 36 68 29 30 Groups: 33 1 40 05 12 12, Res. 33 1 40 05 80 90 
 Porte de la Villette 
 75, 139, 150, 152, PC

One of the world's most respected science museums is Paris's La Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie. The museum is located in the Parc de la Villette.  The museum is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture.

Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie

Among the museum's top attractions are:

  • Experience the Explora where you can step inside of a camera or travel through the human body, and much more.
  • Board the Argonaute, a former attack submarine.
  • The Geode, one of the world's largest geodesic domes (pictured above), and France's first Omnimax movie theatre equipped with a giant 1,000 square meter screen.
  • A world class Planetarium.
  • The Cinaxe - a flight and rail simulator with the same equipment used to train airplane pilots and railway engineers.

2. Bon Marche Market - Paris


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Go traveling! Bon Marche's grocery department offers over 5,000 different products from around the world. A hard-to-find bottle of mineral water from Wales, jams made by a local French artisan, an exquisite imported tomato sauce from Naples! What you can't find anywhere else, you will find at Bon Marche.

Bon Marche offers almost 2,000 different varieties of wine, with an unparalleled choice of Bordeaux, a collection of rare magnums, and special sales of new vintages. A selection of imported wines and a range of old vintage cognacs are also available. Bon Marche offers wine tastings every Friday and Saturday with wine growers and producers. Wine tastings take place in the wine cellar.

The center of Bon Marche features an amazing selection of the best fruits and vegetables. There are over 200 cheeses from France and abroad, poultry from Bresse, fresh fish and veal. In short, the freshest produce, dairy, meat and fish available to make your mouth water.

The Great Parisian Grocery Store (La Grande Epicerie de Paris) at Bon Marche :

38, rue de Sevres - 75007 Paris
Monday to Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Telephone: 01 44 39 81 00 - Fax: 01 44 39 81 17

Metro Station: Sevres-Babylone

3. Tea in Paris


Each has its own speciality: macaroons at Ladurée, traditional hot chocolate at Angelina’s or tea at Mariage Frères. Whether you are there for the chimney place, the home-made desserts or the comfortable leather armchairs, Parisian tearooms make an essential outing in winter.

Tea in Paris, France

ANGELINA 226 rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st Tel +33 (0)1 42 60 82 00 Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm Saturday and Sunday, 9am-7pm

DALLOYAU 5 boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris 4th Tel +33 (0)1 48 87 89 88 / www.dalloyau.fr Daily, 10am-9pm 2 place Edmond-Rostand, Paris 6th Tel +33 (0)1 43 29 31 10 Daily, 9am-7.30pm 101 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th Tel +33 (0)1 42 99 90 00 Monday to Friday, 8.30am-7.30pm Saturday and Sunday, 9am-7.30pm

LADURÉE 21 rue Bonaparte, Paris 6th Tel +33 (0)1 44 07 64 87 / www.laduree.fr Monday to Saturday, 8.30am-7.30pm Sunday, 10am-7.30pm 16 rue Royale, Paris 8th Tel +33 (0)1 42 60 21 79 Monday to Saturday, 8.30am-7pm Sunday, 10am-7pm 75 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris 8th Tel +33 (0)1 40 75 08 75 Daily, 7.30am-12.30am

LADURÉE PRINTEMPS On the first floor of Printemps de la mode 62 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9th Tel +33 (0)1 42 82 40 10 Daily except Sunday, 9.35am-7pm Thursday, 9.35am-10pm

JEAN-PAULHÉVIN 231 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris 1st Tel +33 (0)1 55 35 35 96 // www.jphevin.com Monday to Saturday, 12-noon-7pm

MARIAGE FRÈRES 30 rue du Bourg-Tibourg, Paris 4th Tel +33 (0)1 42 72 28 11 // www.mariagefreres.com 13 rue des Grands-Augustins, Paris 6th Tel +33 (0)1 40 51 82 50 260 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th Tel +33 (0)1 46 22 18 54 Daily, 3pm-7pm

TORAYA 10 rue Saint-Florentin, Paris 1st Tel +33 (0)1 42 60 13 00 // www.toraya-group.co.jp/paris/ Daily except Sunday, 10.30am-7pm

LAFOURMI AILÉE 8 rue du Fouarre, Paris 5th Tel +33 (0)1 43 29 40 99 Daily, 12-noon-midnight

L’APPAREMMENT 18 rue des Coutures-Saint-Gervais, Paris 3rd Tel +33 (0)1 48 87 12 22 Monday to Friday, 12-noon-2am Saturday, 4pm-2am Sunday, 12.30pm-midnight

L’HEURE GOURMANDE 22 passage Dauphine, Paris 6th Tel +33 (0)1 46 34 00 40 Daily, 11.30am-6.30pm

LE LOIR DANS LATHÉIÈRE 3 rue des Rosiers, Paris 4th Tel +33 (0)1 42 72 90 61 Monday to Saturday, 11am-7pm Sunday, 10.30am-7pm

LE ROSTAND 6 place Edmond-Rostand, Paris 5th Tel +33 (0)1 43 54 61 58 Daily, 8am-1am