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Shh, because we can't keep a secret, the Square's team opens its address book and takes you with it to its favorite places. Come and discover with us where to have a drink after a nice exhibition, or where to stroll on a nice spring Sunday. It will stay between us, I promise?

Talented and self-taught photographer, Vladimir Antaki is a globe trotter in search of a story to tell. Passionate about cinema, always in a good mood and a visual genius, this Franco-Lebanese living in Montreal is back in Paris for our greatest pleasure after a stay in Beirut. Dreamer, traveler, Vladimir makes us discover the French capital from his point of view: the one who wanders with his head in the air. Reassured by a certain effervescence, he prefers to walk on the Right Bank, on the side of the Grands Boulevards, where "all Paris" meets.

The 1st Arrondissement

Le Louvre - Palais-Royal - Place Vendôme
If you choose me, you will be able to

♦ Jog in the Tuileries garden
♦ Stroll in the garden of the Palais Royal sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city
♦ Take the Pont des Arts if you feel like joining the left bank
♦ Regularly visit the Mona Lisa
♦ Have a hot chocolate on Place Colette

This royal district with its historic charm is home to major emblematic thoroughfares: the Avenue de l'Opéra, which links the Palais Garnier and the Comédie Française, and the very chic Rue Saint-honoré. However, one must dare to stroll there to let him reveal his secrets to us.
Venturing into the maze of small streets is to be surprised by numerous passages and galleries, a real enchantment.
 The inhabitants feel here as if they were in a village in the heart of Paris.
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The 2nd Arrondissement

Sentier - Bourse - Montorgueil
If you choose me, you will be able to 

♦ Stroll through the lively streets of the Montorgueil district
♦ Shop on rue Etienne Marcel
♦ Admire the majestic Place des Victoires 
♦ Enjoy the nightlife on the most popular boulevard Poissonnière

The Stock Exchange, La Presse and the Textile industry used to be the lifeblood of this district, which still retains the scars of its past, particularly with the imposing buildings on Rue Réaumur.
Nowadays it is famous for its numerous glass roofs and passages, under which, craft shops and cafés create an almost magical animation.
A particular favourite for the Galerie Vivienne, a real jewel.
You can find tea rooms, antique shops, bookshops, florists, wine shops... No wonder this was the favorite passage for Parisians until the Second Empire.
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The 3rd Arrondissement

The Upper Marais
If you choose me, you will be able to

♦ Have breakfast at the Café Charlot
♦ Take an impromptu stroll to the Picasso Museum
♦ Taste exotic dishes at the Marché des Enfants Rouges
♦ Discover hidden bars

How not to fall under the spell of this district which has kept its authenticity, from the rue du Temple to the rue des Francs Bourgeois through the famous rue de Bretagne?
Rumor has it that Malraux, spared by Baron Haussmann, is expected to survive this neighborhood.
Parisians also like to call this neighborhood "the Upper Marais" in reference to New York's famous trendy Upper East Side neighborhood.
The Upper Marais is indeed one of the trendiest districts of Paris, where contemporary art galleries, trendy fashion boutiques and trendy restaurants abound.
The Parisians who live there like to stroll on the grandiose but also intimate Place des Vosges.
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The 4th Arrondissement

Le Marais, Saint-Paul, City Hall, Île Saint-louis
If you choose me, you will be able to

♦ Eat the best falafels in the rue des Rosiers
♦ Visit the nerve centre of the Jewish quarter
♦ Stroll through the flower market on the Ile Saint Louis
♦ Take in the beauty of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie
♦ Visit the artisans in the rue Saint Paul

Between Gothic Art and Modern Art, Georges Pompidou center (Beaubourg) and Notre Dame, this district is incredibly rich.
It even seems that Paris was born on the Ile de la Cité about 250 years before Christ.
Historically the gay district of Paris, the old Marais has now made way for many luxury boutiques around the BHV (Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville). The Place de l'Hôtel de Ville is also famous for the famous kissing scene immortalized by Robert Doisneau.
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The 5th Arrondissement

The Latin Quarter
If you choose me, you will be able to

♦ Climb the rue de la Montagne Saint-Geneviève
♦ Take a mint tea at the Paris Mosque
♦ Stroll through the Jardin des Plantes
♦ Do one of the most beautiful Parisian walks

Bordered by Boulevard Saint-Michel and the Jardin des Plantes, the entire 5th arrondissement is marked by the presence of the emblematic Sorbonne, which makes it a mainly student district. Rue Mouffetard and Place de la Contrescarpe are full of cafés with a student atmosphere.
But the Latin Quarter is also quieter streets where it is good to stroll before stopping at one of its famous art cinemas.
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The 6th Arrondissement

If you choose me, you will be able to

♦ Enjoy an afternoon of reading between two palm trees in the Jardin du Luxembourg
♦ Have a coffee at the famous Café de Flore with a book in your hand
♦ Offer you a nightly literary trip to the L'écume des Pages bookshop on boulevard Saint-Germain

More bourgeois and quiet atmosphere than its neighbour in the Latin Quarter.
Artists and intellectuals have made the legend of Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Jean-Paul Sartre, Boris Vian, Juliette Greco, Simone de Beauvoir, although bookshops and record stores are increasingly being replaced by clothing shops.
It is exhilarating to walk near the Saint-Sulpice church and the Odeon theatre or even around the Saint-Germain church. And what about an afternoon of reading between two palm trees in the Luxembourg Gardens?

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The 7th Arrondissement

Eiffel Tower, Invalides
If you choose me, you will be able to 

♦ Enjoy the distinguished effervescence of the rue Clerc
♦ Love discreet luxury
♦ Choose the Eiffel Tower as your lover

Secret quarter par excellence as it contains heavy doors behind which reside many ministries, embassies or international institutions.
Its discretion is matched only by the elegance of its streets and shops, as evidenced by the famous Bon Marché institution. Even its museums have an opulent sobriety that reveals grandiose buildings: the Rodin Museum is a fine example.
One can also count among its famous museums: the musée du quai Branly or the Musée d'Orsay which was formerly a railway station.
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The 8th Arrondissement

Place de l'Étoile, Concorde, Madeleine, Parc Monceau
If you choose me, you will be able to

♦ Be at the heart of the symbols of Paris
♦ Take your children to see Guignol
♦ Be just a few minutes from the most beautiful avenue in the world
♦ Live in the same neighbourhood as the President of the Republic
♦ Enjoy playing bumper cars on the Place de l'Etoile

More commonly known as the "Golden Triangle", it is the district of luxury boutiques, great restaurants and palaces but it is also a mecca for art with the Grand Palais, the Rond-Point theatre, the Champs-Elysées theatre and the famous Modern Art auction house: Art Curial.
Popular with tourists, the 8th is also a popular place for those looking for luxury and charm in streets secluded from the hustle and bustle, such as the buildings around the magnificent Place François 1er.
Going down the Avenue Hoche takes us into the greenery of the Parc Monceau and offers calm and serenity with its wealthy mansions.
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The 9th Arrondissement

The Martyrs district, Pigalle, the Grand Boulevards "La Nouvelle-Athènes".
If you choose me, you will be able to

♦ Have lunch in the hidden garden of the Hotel Amour
♦ Stroll along the wide sidewalks of Trudaine Avenue
♦ Buy the guitar of your dreams

Department store district, proudly standing on Boulevard Haussmann.
The 9th arrondissement is also the very Parisian "Bobo" district of the Martyrs, walking around it is a delight, you will discover small jewels such as the Museum of Romantic Life, or courtyards of 18th and 19th century tree-lined buildings. Illustrious figures of the Arts and Letters frequented it: George Sand, Dumas, Chopin, Berlioz...
If we go a little further up, we are welcomed in the beautiful Pigalle, famous for its places of pleasure but also for its musical instrument shops.
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The 10th Arrondissement

The Canal Saint-Martin district, the Gare de l'Est train station
If you choose me, you will be able to

♦ Live to the rhythm of a district that is constantly moving
♦ Walk around the Canal Saint-Martin and believe yourself to be in a movie set
♦ Discover new coffee shops
♦ Listen to the new music scene at the Point Ephémère

A popular and lively district, the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin have become the meeting place for trendy Parisians and families.
A place immortalized by anthology scenes, Amélie Poulain likes to make ricochets, Arletty at the Hôtel du Nord declaims "Atmosphère, Atmosphère, est-ce que j'ai une mueule d'atmosphère?".
The 10th is also the Place de la République and the Boulevard Saint-Martin which abounds in theatres such as the Renaissance one, where the famous Cyrano de Bergerac was created in 1897.
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