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Paris for a week, Le Marais and my birthday!

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I'm meeting my boyfriend in Paris for a week-long adventure celebrating my 40th birthday! We're renting an apartment in the Marais, and we both speak French, though we're both rusty. Any recommendations, especially for the big day? Thanks.

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  1. Depends on what you're willing spend. For a fun, moderately priced bistro, le Taxi Jaune on the rue Chapon in the 3rd... 30 to 40€. For an upmarket birthday, la Grande Cascade in the Bois de Boulogne... 100€ for lunch.

    Whatever you do, try to weave in a visit to the Piano Bar at the Closerie des Lilas on the boulevard Montparnasse.

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    1. re: Parnassien

      If the night is nice, you may sit just outside enjoying a Cuban cigar, purchased elsewhere, and really enjoy the piano bar and the great Closerie.