The city of love has so much to offer and we all know about the famous spots - the Eiffel tower, love-lock bridge, the Louvre Pyramid - but where do you go to soak up the real Paris? Now based in London, French disco band The Penelopes, were born and raised in the city of lights so we thought we'd take a trip round the famous city to uncover some of its hidden gems.
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First Place You Go When You Get to Paris
Le Wepler. A traditional brasserie in the 18th district, Place de Clichy, near Montmartre where I was born. Loving the fact you get this art deco brasserie in the middle of our hood which is very cosmopolitan, mixed and popular.
Best Place in Paris to Cure a Hangover
It definitely has to be a picnic with a lot of cheese in the Buttes Chaumont park. Such a great place to chill and get your head together.
Place You'd Go for One Drink or a Few Too Many
Silencio club. It’s a the bar/venue designed by David Lynch in the heart of Paris the cocktails are ace! Also, if you get in the mood, after a few drinks, you can go to the social club which is the electronic club upstairs. Great music and a cool vibe.
Top Spot for a Coffee
“Le Marine” by the Canal St Martin. It’s a proper old school bistro where years ago sailors went regularly. From the terrace you can see the barges & the series of locks, it’s really peaceful. In the bar, you can play pinball while you drink your double espresso, very vintage!
Where to Go for a Working Lunch
Le Perchoir, a rad rooftop spot/bar/restaurant in Menilmontant, East Paris. Perfect spot to grab a bite, enjoy the views and talk business!
Best Place for a Shave and Haircut
Again, back in our hood. We would pick any small salon on Boulevard Ornano in the 18th district, behind the Montmartre hill. Good Arabic music, nice people, mint tea & haircut – what else could you need?