Europe, Inspiration

Things to do While Sitting Alone in a Bistro in Paris

October 1, 2008 • By

A Bistro in Paris


It seems silly. Why would anyone choose to spend their time this way in what is arguably the most romantic city in the world? Shouldn’t you be walking along the Seine on Pont Neuf hand in hand with your beloved?

Or surely noshing on Almond Crème Brulee at Le Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower while looking at the world below would be more appealing? Perhaps a little retail therapy at Les Galleries Lafayette or Printemps would be a more productive use of your time?

Undeniably, those are must-dos in Paris, the city of light, but there is something else that is inextricably linked to the Parisian experience: People-watching at the local café. It is as well-known and time honored tradition as ordering the requisite steaming hot café au lait and crunchy beignets.READ MORE