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Paris's hidden gems


Rather than thinking of the city in terms of districts or iconic monuments, let's think of how you would like to visit Paris.


You want to feel like a true Parisian?

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Assist to the Bordelais comedian Olivier Giraud’s English show “How to become a Parisian in one hour” at Théâtre des Nouveautés. He will tell you everything you need to know to act like a real Parisian in every situation you will encounter during your trip: shop, restaurant, taxi, metro, night club… Even your intimacy with your partner will never be the same!
 
Try some Parisian sweets at the “Pastry Library” of the famous French chef Yannick Alléno located inside his restaurant Stay of the Sofitel. This is a true “sweet show”: You can see your dessert being made and then put your own signature on it by choosing the final ingredient – A sweet and luxurious experience!
 
Taste some of the world’s finest champagne at the Dokhan’s champagne’s bar. In a historic but elegant atmosphere, you can sample over 70 varieties of champagne.
 
Enjoy a good friendly time playing petanque in a charming hidden playground in Montmartre. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of rosé wine and “saucisson”! – It doesn’t get more French and chic than this.
Have dinner aboard the Bustronome, a high-end double decker bus with a panoramic glass roof. It is a delightful way to discover the most beautiful monuments of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon, the Louvre museum, the Arc de Triomphe, while enjoying the best of its gastronomy.
Participate to the “Ride Béret Baguette 2016”. It is an extremely picturesque bicycle ride that takes place every year in May in Paris. Hundreds of Parisians on a “retro look”, wearing berets and riding vintage bicycles with a basket full of crispy baguettes. Attend this event which ends with a giant picnic in one of Paris’ gardens. 

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Seduced by an Arty week-end?

Discover a special exhibiton at The Paris Museum of Modern Art devoted to the world famous pop artist Andy Warhol and based around his monumental series, Shadows, from 2nd October 2015 to 7th February 2016. Warhol’s largest work will be at the heart of this exhibition: an enormous installation that is over 700 square meters and 130 meters long, presented for the first time outside the USA.
 
Eat a burger at H.A.N.D (“Have A Nive Day”) – an unmissable place where to taste the best burgers in Paris! There, you’ll find classic hamburgers, such as the cheeseburger, but also more original one, like the “duckburger” or a burger with foie gras!
 
Walk through the streets of Le Marais or Butte aux Cailles district and discover a variety of outstanding works of art. Learn to recognize the style of Parisian and international street artists, and enter the fourth dimension of urban art!
Stop at Sergeant Paper Art Store for a special shopping session in a shop dedicated to street art and buy a street artist’s work to decorate your house.
 
Visit Paris aboard the authentic and legendary Citroën 2CV – It is the coolest way to move in the city but also an unusual way to discover the city’s wonderful iconic monuments.
 
Embark on board a yacht for a private romantic cruise at sunset and sail down the Seine river, a glass of champagne in your hand – Or choose a boat tour along the lovely Saint Martin canal. You will get a different perspective of all the famous landmarks of the city of love.
 
Have a break at the colorful Pavillon des Canaux. Here you will feel as if you were at someone’s house: you can drink and eat in the living-room, kitchen, bedrooms and even in the bathroom! – And it is also a perfect place, very convivial, where to work. This “restaurant” is ridiculously cute:  A must-see, must-go, must do!
 
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Time for a Romantic Escapade?

Visit Paris aboard the authentic and legendary Citroën 2CV – It is the coolest way to move in the city but also an unusual way to discover the city’s wonderful iconic monuments.
 
Embark on board a yacht for a private romantic cruise at sunset and sail down the Seine river, a glass of champagne in your hand – Or choose a boat tour along the lovely Saint Martin canal. You will get a different perspective of all the famous landmarks of the city of love.
 
Have a break at the colorful Pavillon des Canaux. Here you will feel as if you were at someone’s house: you can drink and eat in the living-room, kitchen, bedrooms and even in the bathroom! – And it is also a perfect place, very convivial, where to work. This “restaurant” is ridiculously cute:  A must-see, must-go, must do!
 
Visit the Musée Rodin which will re-open on the 15th of September 2015 after three years of renovation – Or assist to the “Fragonard in love” exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg from 16th September 2015 to 24th January 2016 and admire the artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s works. But most of all: Don’t forget to go for a walk in the marvellous Luxembourg gardens!
 
Enjoy a dinner at the very antique restaurant Le Coupe Chou that Marlene Dietrich, the renowned German star, experienced in 1962. Located in a famous and quiet little street of the beautiful Latin Quarter near the Pantheon, this stunning place is full of history, with details such as vintage lamps, clocks and soda siphons – You will feel like in the times of Shakespeare.

Ready for experiences off the beaten tracks?

Enjoy an entertaining puzzle game in the streets of Paris. You will be involved in a real investigation that you will have to resolve through evidences. This live city game is fun and original – Perfect for team building!
 
Have dinner in the total darkness at Dans le Noir restaurant. Strange, but at the same time exciting, this is a unique sensorial experience… and internationally renowned: When you eat in the dark, your remaining senses are heightened to savour the smell and taste of food.
 
Enjoy a guided night tour of hidden Paris on an electric bike and learn about the secrets of the capital.
 
Discover the “Musée des Arts Forains” or funfair museum with its private collection of funfair rides and memorabilia dating back to the 1850s. Entrance is by appointment only.
 
See Skeletons at the Paris Catacombs beneath the Paris city streets in a series of disused old tunnels stretching for some miles. 
-Select fresh food at the colourful Marché d’Aligre before enjoying a wine tasting at the great bar Baron Rouge and head for picnic in a park.
 
Assist to the Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary at the Centquatre public cultural centre on the 31st October 2015 for Halloween. This is a very unusual show during which you can sing, throw rice or water and dance the “Time Warp”, the Rocky Horror Picture Show traditional dance.
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You want to bring exoticism to your trip?

Watch a film in the true Japanese cinema La Pagode – A unique and stunning place in Paris,
adorned with golden murals and chandeliers, before enjoying  a tea, coffee or cocktails in the small relaxed bamboo garden attached to the cinema. If you want more Japanese experiences during your trip in Paris, you can also participate to a “chanoyou”, a Japanese tea ceremony, at the Maison de la Culture du Japon, or you can learn how to draw a manga!
 
Visit the Zadkine Museum before discovering the traditional Russian atmosphere of the Cantine Russe restaurant with its amazing Russian cuisine. The dinning-room of this restaurant, which is wonderfully located in front of the Eiffel Tower, is decorated with authentic Russian dolls and pictures – You will love this typical Russian ambiance!
 
Relax in a true oriental hammam at Les Cent Ciels. Scented candles, essential oil, lanterns… This is the ideal place, cozy and calm, where to enjoy hammam, sauna and massages - You will feel as if you where in another world. Complete your day with a visit to the Grande Mosquée de Paris where you can enjoy fabulous oriental pastries with a traditional mint tea.
 
Walk through the Passage Brady, often called the “Little India”. It is the longest covered walkway in Paris! You will find there a multitude of inexpensive Indian and Pakistani restaurants such as the Pooja or the New Delhi, but also shops selling strange fruits and vegetables, rice, spices, special teas, Bollywood DVDs, traditional gold jewels and colored clothes.
 
Rent a Vespa and go for an exciting ride on the Parisian streets to discover places of historical, cultural and artistic interest. Then, end your day in a casual Italian restaurant, East Mamma, where you can enjoy home-made dishes prepared with great produces directly imported from Italy.
 
Taste some delicious Greek specialities at the restaurant Mavrommatis. The first Greek restaurant in Paris stands out for its authentic, refined and creative cuisine.
 
Dance on the banks of the Seine River and spend a friendly and magical moment. From May to September, when the weather is fine, the Saint Bernard Quay is transformed in an open-air dance floor: Tango, salsa, traditional dances from Latin America and elsewhere are performed.
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Focus on the Parisian village of Montmartre

Long lovely alleyways, cozy little cafes, adorable bourgeois houses, charming little souvenirs shops… Montmartre is an absolute beauty. This district has charm, history, character – It is a true representation of what Paris is, and at the same time, it is unlike anywhere else in the capital.
 
We don’t call it the “cultural quarter” of the city for nothing. Montmartre was the Paris of Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Le Corbusier, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas and Langston Hughes! But if today they’ve all moved on, Montmartre still holds their souls.
 
Montmartre is first of all renowned for the marvellous Sacré-Coeur Basilica, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Paris. But there is much more to discover in this magic district, some truly amazing and secret places away from the crowds, such as the Moulin Rouge, where the popular French “Can Can” was founded, the famous Café des Deux Moulins where the film “Amélie Poulain” was filmed, the house of Van Gogh and his brother Théo, the last windmills in Paris, the prestigious Avenue Junot, the Passe-Muraille, the delightful Jardin Sauvage Saint Vincent, the Place Dalida close to the Château des Brouillards, where you can find a life size bronze statue of the Egyptian star, the last vineyard of the capital, one of the oldest cabaret, Au Lapin Agile, where Picasso exchanged his paintings for foods, the Parc des Turlures and the artists’ square at Place du Tertre.
 
You will also find in Montmartre unique places where to eat. The Hotel Particulier, located at Avenue Junot, serves French creative cuisine with traditional gourmet in a quiet and intimate ambiance. The interior dining room has a lot of charm but the best way to appreciate this venue is by sitting in its lovely garden. The restaurant Chamarée is another destination that you shouldn’t miss! Chef Antoine Heerah combines perfectly French and Mauritian gastronomy and creates surprising tastes. The restaurant also has one of the most beautiful terraces of Paris.
 
Moreover, Montmartre celebrates each year the Fête des Vendanges. From 7th to 11th October 2015 a parade will take place in Montmartre’s streets, with samba dancers, musicians, groups representing brotherhoods or societies, and end with wonderful fireworks.

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Whether you wish a classical program with the famous landmarks of Paris or one off the beaten tracks, Sanbao Events will be delighted to create a tailor-made program for your company.