Make a start at La Villette by exploring the Cité des Sciences, its exhibitions and interactive centres. Once your brain cells have been exercised, take yourself for a walk along the Canal Saint-Martin and appreciate the opportunity to catch up on a former working-class area now newly fashionable. The banks of the canal are lined with cheerful bistros where you can stop for lunch.
Setting off from the place de la République situated a little further south, you will find yourself in Beaubourg and the Pompidou Centre in just a handful of metro stops, for a look at the latest must-see exhibition.
Then drink in the special charm of the banks of the Seine River with a stroll as far as the Institut du Monde Arabe and, a little further on, bring the day to a close with dinner at the water’s edge at the threshold of the new ultra modern district around the National Library.