5 new ways to vacation in Paris
Holly V. Kapherr
Headed to the most romantic city in the world? Obviously, you’ll scale the Eiffel Tower, lunch on the Seine in a
, and ogle priceless art at the Musee D’Orsay, but there’s plenty for those who prefer rock ’n’ roll and brewskis to Renoir and Bordeaux.
For the cardio queen …
Lace up your kicks, hit the cobblestone, and earn every creamy calorie with
. Jog past the Louvre’s glass pyramids on the Right Bank tour, or follow the Paris cathedral trail past Saint-Sulpice and Notre Dame.
For the mixology maven …
Even if you can’t foot the bill to stay at the five-star
, expertly crafted cocktails and celeb-spotting at its bar fit any budget. Mixologists pour your poison in a coupe of your choosing from the wall of vintage glassware.
From $1,100 per night.
For the soccer hooligan …
Take the 20-minute metro ride to the home of celebrated club Paris Saint-Germain,
. Hourlong tours are offered Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and include a lingering stop in the trophy room to celebrate the French side’s glory days.
For the Spotify groupie …
You can’t beat a bar, restaurant, nightclub and concert hall all rolled into one. The dance floor at
fills quickly as dinner tables empty, and live bands and world-class DJs take the stage until 5 a.m.
For the craft-beer connoisseur …
IPA lovers can swill at
, a microbrewery with beers sporting clever monikers (a roasty Dark de Triomphe, anyone?) and burgers to quell any craving for home.