Noise, crowded sidewalks and tourist attractions are exhausting. Taking a break in one of Paris’s beautiful parks can be a refreshing interlude. Sit and staring, reading your guidebook (No Worries Paris) or munching on a sandwich are acceptable activities. No smoking please. Chill.

paris par kNoWorries Visiting this square filled with exotic plants and artistic plantings located across from Bon Marche department store can be a magic moment. Bon Marche has a gourmet deli, grocery department and outstanding patisserie for all your picnic needs. Eat, rest, shop ’til you drop. This is an activity off the beaten tourist path, so share a bench with a local and enjoy your splendid day in Paris. quietparis