In a 2018 blog post, I once said the 16th arrondissement was the most boring neighbourhood in Paris.
But this pandemic has made everyone rethink things. Suddenly the hottest coffee shop or restaurant is irrelevant seeming nothing is open. Neighbourhoods that are typically slower-paced, perhaps with less going on, have suddenly become more interesting as aimless walks have become more common for many in Paris.
So for today’s podcast episode, I interviewed Delphine Brière from My Paris Touch. She is a Frenchwoman who has lived in the 16th for 22 years, and has given quite a few guided tours in the area, which is full of fascinating art nouveau architecture and interesting museums.
Have a listen to the episode below. If you’re feeling particularly outrageous, why not press “Follow” on the Spotify banner below 🙂
Now, if you want to join Delphine and I for a guided walk through the neighbourhood, live on YouTube, mark your calendars for 5pm (Paris time) on Saturday April 17th and be sure your membership on Patreon is up to date. If you can’t read the top post on this link, you won’t be able to join us for the walk.
Patrons can also check out my 10-page guide to the 16th district, including some fascinating places to visit, and a much deeper dive into the work of architect Hector Guimard and his masterpieces in the area.
The podcast episode, again, is linked below. Enjoy!