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Philippine, 32
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What are the Paris spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

You really have to see the Opera Garnier! It’s very very beautiful! And of course the Eiffel Tower...!

Do’s and don’ts in Paris: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Do smile in the metro :) Nobody does it, so when you do, people are surprised and they smile too! But don’t leave your bag open or something will be missing at the end...

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

I usually spend between 30€ and 60€ depending on the night (and the Uber ride when it gets late!)

Your all-time favorite musicians:

New Found Glory - Yellowcard - Gesaffelstein - Taylor Swift - Rammstein - Michelle Branch!

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

I think the Sentier is the most convenient one because it’s full of restaurants and bars, and it’s in the center of the city.

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

The 19th arrondissement is where I never go. It’s becoming hipstery but yeah, I just don’t feel it.

What’s the one place in Paris you think is underrated?

The 16th arrondissement! Everybody says it’s for old people but I absolutely love it! Ok it’s a little bit posh but the restaurants and bars are nice, and you have a lot of options when it comes to museum and shops, so why not :)

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Paris?

I usually go to McDonald’s when that happens, haha...

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

You definitely have to go to one of the Carette salon de thé and have a tasty hot chocolate! Or in any bar you can ask for a hot red wine :)

Your perfect night out in Paris includes:

Friends, food and drinks are must-haves! Clubs are really optional :)

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