Make the most of your trip to Paris with friends with these 4 great activity ideas

October 28, 2021

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Heading to Paris for a weekend or a mini-break? The Moulin Rouge has a magical show planned for you! But before the Revue show, enjoy a day out with friends in the capital with our made-to-measure itinerary.

Brunch in Oberkampf

The Oberkampf district is bursting with bountiful brunch spots come Saturday or Sunday, and some are open in the week, too. Our favourites include, Abaita, a must-visit café opened by the globetrotting Laura, that feels like a home from home. On the menu are delights such as Eggs Benedict with melting hollandaise sauce, avo on toast with young lemon shoots, French toast-style brioche topped with plant-based yoghurt and seasonal fruit…accompanied by a frothy latte or cup of homemade hot chocolate, of course!

Looking for an original outing with friends and a brunch that’s a little bit different? Head to Kokotte, serving up eggs every which way! Old school hard-boiled egg and soldiers, scrambled with pastrami, fried on top of pancakes or scrambled in a bun – there’s something for everyone!

Enjoy an afternoon shopping in the Opéra district

In Paris for a hen-do? It’s time to hit the shops! On Boulevard Haussmann in the Opéra district, Galeries Lafayette is your go-to destination. At Christmas time, old and young alike flock to admire the festive window displays. This is a great place to go with friends or family during the school holidays! Inside, the departments are brimming with the very best in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and fragrance.

And for something a little more quirky, head East down Boulevard Haussmann to the Boulevard des Italiens, then dive into the Passage des Princes – a cute covered passage lined with old-fashioned shopfronts. This passage is predominantly famous for its children’s toy shops – although it’s not short of adults looking on in wonder either!

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Have a drink outside in Saint-Michel

You can’t go on a night out with friends without stopping off at the Latin Quarter. Sip a cocktail on an outdoor terrace, just a stone’s throw from the Seine and Notre-Dame cathedral. Le Petit Pont café, right near to the famous English bookshop Shakespeare and Company, is a definite must if you want to enjoy a drink in a buzzy atmosphere. Or maybe you’d prefer to wander the area’s winding streets in search of a more intimate venue? Then l’Hirondelle bar could be just the ticket. Tucked away on its street of the same name, try this upbeat spot and enjoy a drink in its quirky vaulted cavern. A former cabaret during the Roaring Twenties it hasn’t lost any of its original soul. A great place to really impress your friends!

Round off your day with the spectacular Revue show “Féerie” at the Moulin Rouge in Montmartre.

Finish on a high note and take your friends on an unforgettable night out to the Moulin Rouge, where the spectacular show Féerie awaits. The teams at the joyful, celebratory setting that is the Moulin Rouge have prepared a sublime Revue show for your enjoyment, packed with show-stopping numbers performed by its talented artists. Dressed in costumes made from Paris’ most famous Maisons d’Art, the dancers are adorned in feathers, sequins and rhinestones to truly dazzle and delight. The sumptuous stage-scenery will transport you into the magical world of the show. Book your tickets now!  

So call up your friends and tell them the good news: you’re off to Paris!

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