Paris is a city of surprises. Like all surprises, they present when you least expect them. They respect neither place nor time. Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois was one such experience hard to forget.
Inspired by the Karaouine Mosque in Fez, the old capital of Morocco, the Grande Mosquée de Paris combines ceramics, engravings, sculptures and calligraphy to provide a peaceful retreat amid the hustle and bustle of the French capital.
Rue Montorgueil is a foodie’s paradise, a gluttonous array of the best food-shopping that Paris has to offer, and one of the better street markets in Paris where residents and tourists alike compete for a place in the queues that form outside many of its famous shops.
The Château de Vincennes is a former fortress and royal residence in the town of Vincennes, on the eastern edge of Paris, next to the Bois de Vincennes. It was a preferred residence, after the Palais de la Cité, of French Kings in the 14th to 16th century.
Sit down on the north steps of Saint-Étienne du Mont at midnight, wait for the chime of the bells, and dream of a Paris long-gone. Perhaps, a 1920 Peugeot Landaule will drive by and whisk you away to a lively party at a timeless location in the City of Light.