Florence Martin-Kessler is a French journalist who believes that the truth is always stranger — and more entertaining — than fiction.

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Marché d'Aligre

Produce market
25-11 Rue d'Aligre, 75012 Paris, France
Marché d'Aligre

"If you want to go to the market on Sunday morning, which is a very Parisian thing to do, Marché d'Aligre in the 12th is the place to go. You have all the BoBo — Bourgeois Bohèmes — all the cool families of Paris who gather there."

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Florence Martin Kessler

Molitor Hotel & Spa

Hotel
13 Rue Nungesser et Coli, 75016 Paris, France
Molitor Hotel & Spa

"There is this new swimming pool — it’s a hotel swimming pool, Piscine Molitor — it’s like this art deco gem in the West of Paris. It’s just been redone and if you want to treat yourself, I’m sure there is a spa."

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Florence Martin Kessler

Un livre et une tasse de thé

Book shop
36 Rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris, France
Un livre et une tasse de thé

"A book and a cup of tea is gay friendly and also very feminist. It’s always good to have a feminist bookstore. I think they're doing a terrific job also to nurture the feminist scene in Paris."

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Florence Martin Kessler

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Art museum
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Musée des Arts Décoratifs

"If you want to capture Frenchness, the decorative art museum, which is within the Louvre, has just been redone and is a delight."

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Florence Martin Kessler

Rosa Bonheur Buttes Chaumont

Bar
2 Av. de la Cascade, 75019 Paris, France
Rosa Bonheur Buttes Chaumont

"It opens at eight and it closes at midnight when the whole park is already closed. So you have the park for yourself. You have DJs pretty much every night and you can sit outside and inside. It's very gay friendly and it's one of the few places where the whole city mixes"

Florence MARTIN KESSLER

Florence Martin Kessler

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