AFTERNOON // Bookstores
Shakespeare and Company has a generous section of the Lost Generation, while Galignani has comprehensive music and sections. shakespeareandcompany.com, galignani.com
LUNCH // de Flore
In the 1940s, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir penned some famous works at their respective tables. Being and Nothingness and The Roads to Freedom were written here. The frustrated owner even gave Sartre a direct phone line.
NIGHTCAP // Bar Hemingway at The Ritz
Sit at the bar and watch Colin Field create cocktails such as the Ritz what the mixologist ordered for weary travelers! ritzparis.com
AFTERNOON // Le Marais
Tour the Carnavalet, the former home of Madame de who published her letters to courtiers of Louis XIV. This museum houses Paris history.
LUNCH // Le Marly
The terrace at the Louvre Museum has sweeping vistas of I. M. pyramid and the courtyard. Start with a Bloody Mary or a crisp Sancerre while perusing the menu, which includes a heavenly shrimp risotto.
AFTER DINNER // Bar 228
This luxe bar nestled into Le Meurice, oldest palace, has an innovative drink menu. Salvador favorite place to stay in Paris has been treated to a dash of whimsy by Philippe Starck. lemeurice.com
EVENING // National de Paris
famed opera house, the Palais Garnier, has Gioacchino The Lady of the Lake, while Bastille, a thoroughly modern milieu, has Richard The Valkyrie. operadeparis.fr
AFTERNOON // Edith Piaf Museum
The memory of sorrowful singer is preserved in this Belleville apartment belonging to Piaf biographer Bernard Marchois. with memorabilia, including her gold and platinum records and china collection.
June 21 is the de la Musique, and this theme is in Events throughout the city range from jazz and rock concerts to music. fetedelamusique.culture.fr
AFTERNOON // Picnic at Trocadero
Romantic picnics begin on the rue des Belles Feuilles. Nab cheese from Fromager Lillo, foie gras from Agneaux, charcuterie from Boucheries Fillion and dessert from La Maison du Chocolat.
DINNER // Bateaux-Mouches LUNCH // Le Jules Verne
This Alain Ducasse restaurant in the Tower is 125 meters above the ground. With this stunning view, coquilles Saint-Jacques is but the icing on the cake! lejulesverne-paris.com It would be a sin to miss the Seine if an incurable romantic. Why not make it dinner while viewing artful architecture? Tours are in French and English.
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DINNER // La Coupole
Pink prawns and oysters on the half shell are headliners on the chill menu at this brightly lit brasserie with colorful murals. A storied clientele includes lovers Henry Miller and Nin.
AFTERNOON // Chateau
Spend an afternoon sipping wine in Les Caves du Paradis, the former private wine cellar of Louis XV. If a bit claustrophobic underground, owner Olivier Magny also directs Champagne cruises on the Seine. o-chateau.com
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deltaskymag.com June 2010