by Jason Oliver Nixon
by Sarah Elbert
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Dessert at Hotel du Nord, 10th arrondissement
Photo: Amber Procaccini
Formerly a rock quarry, the hilly Parc des Buttes Chaumont in the 19th arrondissement has broad lawns, towering waterfalls and a view that rivals those from Montmartre.
Stop into Artazart bookshop in the 10th arrondissement for vintage Polaroid cameras and a selection of art and design books.
Hotel du Nord in the 10th arrondissement has an upscale retro vibe.
Along the Canal Saint-Martin in the 10th arrondissement, explore the quaysides while the occasional tour boat navigates the locks and drawbridges, past picnicking families, guitar-strumming hipsters and sunbathing young couples.
Antoine & Lili in the 10th arrondissement is a wildly colored minivillage of storefronts, offering bold and exotic printed dresses and decorations.
A good walking tour starts at Merci in the 3rd arrondissement.
Stop at Rosa Bonheur, a pavilion at the Parc des Buttes Chaumont in the 19th arrondissement with cheap eats and drinks that fills up on summer Sunday evenings with a large, trendy (and largely gay) crowd.
Like NYC's Lower East Side, the Left Bank has seen its bohemian edge soften. So where do the artistes and academics now gather?—Misha Pinkhasov
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