The Monocle Travel Guide series reveals their favourite places in each city they cover, from the ideal route for an early-morning run to the best spots for independent retail. Full of surprises and quirks, they also feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks to get you away from the crowds and their favourite places to eat everything be it tasty fast food or something truly celebratory.
Few cities evoke the same level of sentiment as the City of Light, the City of Love, Gay Paree. The iconography runs deep: baguettes; paint palettes; breton shirts and berets; supercilious waiters in white aprons. Most of Paris’s charms are so obvious that it hardly requires a guide to find them; the problem is how to create an itinerary in the face of its array of museums, dining spots, historical sites and independent boutiques.