ALL that wine, even the supermarkets have impressive bottles for cheap. 'Sans Carte' bars - just tell the bartender what you like and let him decide. Real speakeasies: no signs and locked doors. We like a challenge. The taxidermy museum with all sorts of weird animals. Too good. Paris Syndrome: for some Japanese visitors, the dream of Paris never lives up to the reality, and they go home needing counselling.
Cabs are near to impossible to hail, even at the taxi rank. Your GCSE French will never be good enough, but manners go a long way. Start in French, and they'll switch. Strangers should be addressed: Monsieur, Madame and Mademoiselle. Old school. Vélib. Cheap and 24hrs. Just don't drink and ride.