October in Paris is one of my favorites times to do lots in Paris. So much so that I’ve also been slow on the trigger to post this one – sorry! The weather here is starting to get out of jackets and into light coats. There is no shortage of annual?events and some new restaurants and coffee shops to discover.



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STAY Restaurant

Famed Chef Yannik Alleno opens a new restaurant with a lovely terrace in the chic neighborhood of the 8th

Address:?15, rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 44 94 14 14

From 40 Euros a meal



Les Affames

A tiny little restaurant located on Rue Saint Augustan in the Palais?Royal/ Bourse area serves fresh re-imagined French classics like a beef cheek ragu we had on our visit. Open for lunch and dinner.

Address:?7 Rue Saint-Augustin, 75002 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 42 60 22 80

Credit Card accepted.

17 Euros set lunch for appetizer, or dessert with meal.


Michalak Pastry Shop

Trendy French chef opens his first pastry shop after his first pastry shop in the 10th arr.

Address:?16 rue de la Verrerie,?75004 Paris?


Krishna Bhavan

Authentic Indian vegetarian food in the Gare du Nord / La Chapelle hood. Love the cardamom tea!

Address:?24 Rue Cail, 75010 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 42 05 78 43





Rue Saint Denis has a sexshop reputation but believe it or not you can find many of the local hip hang outs all up and along here if you walk from Rue Etienne Marcel to the top of Gare de L?Est.? Pubs and bistro bars that mix an after work crowd with locals and expats a like such as



known for their Korean style chicken and large cocktail selection

Address:?289 Rue Saint-Denis, 75002 Paris, France


Ma Cave ?Fleury

A fan of natural wines ? be sure to stop by here.

Address:?177 Rue Saint-Denis, 75002 Paris, France


La T?te Br?l?e?

A local spot for after work drink right on the corner of Etienne Marcel.

Address:?45 Rue Claude Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 47 07 86 32

Frog + Rosbif

Pubs that are popular in Paris and no matter what night of the week there is always an international vibe and sport TV on.

Address:?116 Rue Saint-Denis, 75002 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 42 36 34 73


La Cordonnerie

Lively place that gives out free?Couscous







Apartment ?hunting?

A cool neighborhood to rent an apartment is Menilmontant/ Pere Lachaise

Not only is this north hood of Belleville a young / hipster hub it still has affordable housing or roommate options. You?ll find that you?re in good company with

  1. Caf? oberkampf
  2. Al taglio
  3. Caf? Charbon
  4. P?re Lachaise Cemetery?
  5. Clint

Le Bristol Hotel

If you?re looking for an absolute decadent experience Le Bristol has reopened

Address:?112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honor?, 75008 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 53 43 43 00



Play/ Kids


Website for parents ?in Paris

Check out for tons of inside things to do with kids in Paris, reviews and mommy interviews




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Dallas, Normandie

Like the name suggests a mix of USA country and French country living items with lots of vintage?furniture and homewares from rugs tables to mugs and more?

Address: 13 Rue Reaumur , 75003

They also have an e-shop and their oriental rugs are seriously so gorgeous!





L?expo Contre Attaque- Darth Vader at Galerie Sakura

6 October to 15 Jan

21 Rue de Bourg Tibourg 75004



The Grand Palais gives a special show to the GRAND?dad?

7 October to 14 February

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Martin Scorsese

14th Oct to 14 Feb -? at La Cinemateque Francaise? 75012

12 Euros

Closed Tuesdays




For this edition of this international contemporary art fair show. Outside of the wall of the Grand Palais it is possible to see exhibitions all over Paris outdoors in the Tulleries Garden, Jardin des Plantes, Place Vendome and Berges de Seine.

Grand Palais

3 Avenue du General Einsenhower 75008

Metro: Champs elyseee Clemenceau

October 22 to 25, 2015


F?te des Vendanges de Montmartre 2015

Is a lively time for the Montmarte neighborhood of Paris where artisans from all over the country gather to celebrate the wine season and specifically the vintage of the Parisian grapes on the hill.

Lots of walking tours, classes and activities during the four day celebration ? many in English as well.

October 7 to 11

Saturday there is will be fireworks at the Sacre Couer/ Sacred Heart Church at 9:45pm


Halloween in Paris

Check out this old blog post on some places to buy costumes.

and you can visit one of Paris Haunted house Le Manoir de Paris from the 16th of October?to the 1st of November for a special?scary treat!

Disneyland Paris may also be a good choice if you?re with the kiddies in Paris at this time, as Paris has a very small appreciation for Halloween compared to the US.

You can also visit the very popular Paris catacombs.







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