What are some places to get something other than French food? "There's 404. It's a Moroccan restaurant that's really fun. My favorite drink is there, and it's called a 404 Cocktail. It's sort of like a mojito with vodka. They have it in London as well, at a place called Momo's. It's the same owner. Really good, really fun. And really good couscous. The seating's pretty low, very bohemian, a little more funky. There's also a wonderful Italian place called Stresa. I love it. I always get the pasta with caviar - just a flat pasta with butter and caviar. That's my favorite. And then a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso over it. As you can tell, food is a big part of my time in Paris. Oh, then there's Bofinger, the brasserie that has all the big platters of seafood. It's a famous place. It's two floors …"

And? "Uh-oh. There goes my baby. My baby needs me, so I've got to go."

MARK SEAL is an American Way contributing editor whose work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Playboy and Time

Rue Meslayin

in the third arrondissement.
An entire street devoted to shoes - what could be better? The fact that it's also a discount-shopping street. Imagine store after store of everything from clodhoppers to four-inch satin sling pumps. Heaven.

Bateaux Parisiens

011-33-1-44-11-33-44, www.bateauxparisiens.com.
Book a lunch, dinner, or strictly sightseeing cruise and set sail on the Seine. You can enjoy the sights of the Right Bank with its spacious and formal boulevards and the more carefree Left Bank.

Hippodrome de Longchamp,