Of course, as I read this article in NY Times , I was reminded once again, the democratic pleasures of Paris... that the Proustian aspects of Paris need not be costly.... IF YOU GO HOW TO GET AROUND The Vélib’ bicycle-rental system has become exceedingly popular. ... Le Bar à Soupes, 33, rue de Charonne; (33-1) 4357-5379; www.lebarasoupes.com, offers an excellent lunch deal: a fresh market soup, two types of cheese, bread and a glass of wine for 9.90 euros.
Located in a two-storey loft, Bon Ton on Rue de Grenelle is a real charm. ... The place also houses an art gallery with rotating exhibitions, not forgetting the top floor with its display of funky furniture, bed + bath, and objets.