My Concubine, it's Bonnie and Clyde in Parisian fashion. It is a female and male duo as Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg could embody in their time. We invite you to discover the favorites of My Concubine in Paris and those of Routard.
My Concubine a group that loves Paris to the end of its lips
Lizzy Ling and Eric Falce sing about life: its joys and its hitches. My Concubine is first of all a unique style: a feminine and masculine song that responds to each other, that plays with each other ... A loving passion that lives on flashes of misfortune and storms of happiness. The boy handles the word and the verb with delicacy. Player, he likes to lose the listener with sprawling texts. The pop of My Concubine sings about life in a beautiful way. My Concubine presents their Paris to you here and we strongly recommend that you listen to their new album Someone in My Kind. On the song Ah que la vie est belle, c'est à Brigitte Fontaine (a pop icon that you certainly know!) that the group pays tribute. A video will soon be online and Brigitte will, of course, be the star.
THE BUTTE BERGEYRE
One of the most beautiful views over Paris from where you can embrace both the Sacré Coeur and the Eiffel Tower. A wine competitor in Montmartre, the Clos des Chaufourniers produces 100 liters of wine per year in Pinot Noir. Cheers !
THE FURSTENBERG PLACE
From the name of the Cardinal, abbot of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The smallest square in Paris and without a doubt the quietest. Like a film set in dialogue by Henri Jeanson. There is the studio of Eugène Delacroix. Charm assured.
THE RUE MOUFFETARD
One of the oldest streets in Paris, once the most infamous ... François Villon dragged his gaiters there and hunted ducks behind the Contrescarpe. A street where there is no risk of starving, with restaurants of all nationalities every 10 meters ... Bon appétit!
THE RED CHILDREN'S MARKET
Founded in 1615, it is the oldest covered market in Paris and you can find everything there. Here, cultural diversity goes through the good dishes that can be tasted in the many surrounding bistros.
THE PLACE DES VOSGES
The oldest square in Paris (16th century). Unmissable. Discreet and classy. Victor Hugo, among others, lived there, Jim Morrison had made it his favorite place ... They had good taste!
A village soul with its cobbled streets, far from Haussmannian buildings. Besides the nice little cafes, do not miss a dip in the swimming pool of the Butte, typically Art Deco and listed as a historic monument.
THE BOFINGER BRASSERIE
The oldest brasserie in Paris, open since 1864, with very good value for money. Superb interior decoration. Eating under the dome is the best. We have the impression that customers will arrive in top hats and frock coats ...
THE MONTE-EN-L'AIR LIBRARY
In Ménilmontant, at 2 rue de la Mare, in the 20th arrondissement. A bookstore that goes off the beaten track. Art gallery, meetings, readings, dedications, concerts ...
AT THE TABLES OF FATHER LACHAISE
Very good bistro cuisine in a friendly setting. Here we can really say that we are better than opposite ...
The five favorites of Routard in Paris
Savor a picnic and enjoy the liveliness of the river at the end of the Vert-Galant square.
At the end of the Île de la Cité, like the prow of a ship, nestles the Vert-Galant square, the nickname given to Henri IV, who passed for a vigorous man among women… A meeting place you very popular with fishermen and lovers. It is also an ideal point of observation of the comings and goings of the riverboats on the river. Behind the square, a staircase leads to the Pont-Neuf.
Create a short itinerary through the covered passages, where the scent of another era still floats.
In a Paris without sidewalks or electricity, the paved and lighted passage was a real comfort at the beginning of the 2th century, which saw the emergence of these miniature towns where restaurants, cafes, theaters, fashionable shops abounded… About twenty passages nestle in the next to the Grands Boulevards, mainly located in the 9nd and XNUMXth arrondissements. Then Paris forgot its passages. Today, some are experiencing a second youth: the Vivienne gallery, a gem of its kind, with its elegant Cerf boutiques and its spectacular height under the glass roof; the passage des Princes, the youngest with pretty lampposts ...
Good to know : beware, some passages are closed on Sundays.
Stroll among the students of the Latin Quarter, before going to enjoy the Jardin des Plantes.
Even if you are not a student, you can go up Boul'Mich ', queue in front of the cinemas on rue Champollion, go to cafes ... However, it is better to go in search of the alleys that have kept their charm of yesteryear: narrow rue du Chat-qui-Pêche, medieval rue Saint-Séverin and rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève, picturesque rue Mouffetard. Without forgetting the charming Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre church with its small shaded square.
Good to know : then take one of the most beautiful walks in Paris, in the Jardin des Plantes, to discover the large greenhouses, the menagerie and the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution. • mnhn.fr •
Stroll on foot, in a stroller, on rollerblades, on a scooter or by bicycle along the Promenade plantée.
What an excellent idea to have taken the route of this old railway line to set up, from the Gare de Lyon, a pedestrian promenade crossing the entire 12th arrondissement! 2 distinct parts: the axis along avenue Daumesnil, perched on the old viaduct transformed into a garden, then the Vivaldi axis (pedestrian), at street level or in trenches, with a few tunnels
Discover the small district of Mouzaïa, at the foot of the Buttes-Chaumont.
It is good to get lost here in the flower season. The streets are called "villas" and follow one another, invaded by wisteria, lilac and rose bushes. Villa Amalia is one of the most beautiful: a series of small flower gardens bordered by old lampposts and trees. In the Villa de Fontenay, the rosebushes overflow onto the passageway and form an arbor. The Émile-Loubet villa has a very provincial charm, and the Bellevue villa has the roofs of its houses stacked in a staircase. In the Laforgue villa, greenery as far as the eye can see.
Good to know : end with a nap in the superb Buttes-Chaumont park.
Listen to the Paris playlist of My Concubine
Hear the Paris of My Concubine on the Spotify or Deezer platforms by clicking on the visual below:
Find all the musical news of My Concubine on the Internet :
The group's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/myconcubinemusic
Watch the video of the song Dragon from the album Someone In My Kind With The Actor Denis Lavant as a distinguished guest.
To prepare your stay in Paris, consult our Paris online guide.
You can find the favorites and the advice of Backpacker Paris at your favorite bookseller.