red|guide Tipps: Paris
EAT in Paris: L'As du Fallafel
Another must-east in Paris: a fresh Falafel. As there is one Falafel stand after the next in the Rue des Rosiers, it may take a bit of trial and error before you find the perfect falafel. So we will give you a tip: you won't be sorry at L'As du Fallafel as they whip up one of the best falafels in town. The formidable queue at the counter confirms our belief, but thank top organisation, the falafel masters here won't keep you waiting long. Whilst you are waiting in line, your order and money is already taken, so by the time you make it to the counter, everything is ready and waiting to go. Fresh bread, crispy falafel and crisp salad with perfect spices. Remember: This is your one and only chance to find lunch under 5 euros in Marais.
SHOP in Paris: Andrea Crews
No, it's not about one designer, but about a whole collective of artists, that also brings together designers, stylists and video artists. Making something new out of something old. Second-hand clothing is completely transformed and given a new life. What results os unique, creative and entertaining. In short: there's works of art to be worn here. Andrea Crews doesn't just design fashion, but also serves as a platform for everything. Also on the program are workshops in which clothes are tinkered with, quirky performances and musical projects. Basically anything unconvential. There's always the latest funny and inspiring mini-collection on display, too. Well worth a look!
STAY in Paris: Hotel Eldorado
Is a hotel just for tourists? Not necessarily. The small and chamrming Hotel Eldorado, with an attached bistro is loved by Parisians, for good reason! The green inner courtyard is so appealing and inviting that you never want to leave, and the location is very quiet and peaceful, which makes the Eldorado the ideal place to stay, eat and feel good! The rooms are charming, even if they are simply furnished. But be warned, some rooms do not feature their own bathroom! But the prices here are very modest for Paris standards. Double rooms are available from 50 euros per night.
SEE in Paris: Wanderlustred|guide Paris
Exhibitions and performances, yoga lessons during the weekend, vintage design flea markets, open air film nights, wild parties and dinner on the biggest terrace in the whole of Paris (1,600 square metres!) - life is becoming more vibrant on the left bank of the Seine in Paris since the end of March 2012 in a new creative space. It's called Wanderlust and meeting point for artists and creative heads, designed by architectural team Jakob + MacFarlane - with French cook Benajmin Darnau's cuisine. Wanderlust is part of the Docks en Seine - Cité de la Mode et du Design. The design and fashion district between Gare d'Austerlitz and the library François Mitterand, also designed by Jakob + MacFarlane and likewise coloured in green and white, unites Wanderlust with boutiques, pop-up and design shops. Since 2008 the former industrial grounds are also home to the Institut Français de la Mode.