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July 1, 2023

Experience Paris like a Parisian: insider tips from a local guide


Clara Thenvot
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Paris, the “City of Love,” is world-famous for its landmark, culture and cuisine. But how do you experience Paris off the beaten track and feel like a true Parisian? That is the question we want to answer today with some insider tips.

Table of contents

  • Café culture
  • Hidden gardens
  • Local markets
  • The art of flânerie
  • nightlife
  • eSIM by BuddySIM

Café culture

“A Parisian café isn't just a place to drink coffee, it's a way of life.”

Enjoy a café au lait in one of the lesser-known cafés, for example in the Marais district or in the Latin Quarter student district. Here are a few insider tips:

  • Le Saint Regis: A charming café on Île Saint-Louis.
  • Café de Flore: A historic café where philosophers such as Sartre and de Beauvoir used to hang out.

Hidden gardens

Paris isn't just concrete and stones; the city is also full of green oases.

  1. Jardin des Plantes: A botanical garden with exotic plants.
  2. Buttes-Chaumont Park: A hilly park with breathtaking views.

Local markets

Visit local markets such as Marché Bastille or Marché d'Aligre. Here you can find fresh produce and experience Paris from a whole new perspective.

  • fruit and vegetables
  • cheese and baguettes
  • flowers and plants

The art of flânerie

A real Parisian strolls around. Just stroll around town without a destination and discover street artists, bookstores, and more.


Explore up-and-coming districts such as Oberkampf or the Canal Saint-Martin area. Don't forget the Paris metro Used until around 1:30 a.m., but there are also night buses.

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