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A Perfect Day in Paris: Inspired by Suggestions From 'Andrew Harper's Paris' App

A Perfect Day in Paris: Inspired by Suggestions From 'Andrew Harper's Paris' App

HotelThe garden of the Hôtel de l'Abbaye

Coffee, croissants and the paper in the garden of the Hôtel de l'Abbaye.

A midmorning constitutional in the Luxembourg Gardens, a few blocks away from the hotel. Pay respects to Frederic Bartholdi's first model of the Statue of Liberty.

Some clothes shopping at A.P.C., just off the park on rue Madame, in an attempt to disguise myself as fashionable local.

A glass of crisp white Saint-Pourçain, a leek salad and the cassoulet maison at the cozy bistro Au Bon Saint Pourçain, just north of the park.

A leisurely stroll east along Boulevard Saint-Germain, stopping to admire the latest photography exhibit at the Magnum Gallery on rue Madame.

Turning right on Rue du Bac to stop in at Deyrolle, a cabinet of wonders filled with exotic taxidermy and 19th-century arcana. Afternoon coffee in the private garden of the Maison de l'Amérique Latine.

Continuing along the boulevard to the Seine, then turning right to admire the spectacular array of antiques in Galerie J. Kugel along the quai Anatole France.

Soak in the exterior of the Musée d'Orsay, an impressive Beaux-Arts railway station, before leaving it for another day.

After a metro ride back to the Fifth, a pre-dinner cocktail on a cozy leather couch at Le Bar on rue de Conde, in the heart of Odéon.

Dinner at nearby Balzar, near the Sorbonne: escargots in Chablis, duck confit, cheese plate and rum baba.

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By Andrew Harper

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