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Where we get lost on the Left Bank - and elsewhere
Hôtel du Petit Moulin (expensive to very expensive)
This boutique hotel from fashion
designer Christian Lacroix is an explosion of colors, fabrics,
furniture, and fixtures that offers, in his own words, a "journey
around a room."
Sport Hotel (inexpensive to moderate)
The rooms may not
feature 300-thread-count linens and other luxuries, but you still
get a lot for your euro here, including a quiet location near a
park and a lake.
It's easy to get your fill of bread in Paris,
but don't let that stop you from trying this focaccia that's filled
with whatever ingredients your heart desires and cooked right at
your table. Sandwiches and wine round out the menu.
Krung Thep (inexpensive to moderate)
Parisians will tell you there aren't many
places to get good Thai in town - with this exception. The menu is
masterful, and the decor is divine.
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
library/public space, nicknamed the TGB, has its detractors, but so
did the Eiffel Tower at one time. Still, it is an architectural
curiosity worth checking out the next time you're in the trendy
Marché aux Fleurs
(on Place Louis-Lépine behind the Tribunal de Commerce)
Springtime in Paris - an ideal
time for a visit to one of Paris's flower markets. This one has the
adjacent Seine for added scenery.