The city of Paris in the 1920s was different from the present day city. Though the present day city and its developments are so alluring and lovable, the 1920s Paris was something mesmerizing. If you are on your private Paris tours and want to experience that long gone 1920s Paris, there are certain places in the city which can give you that promising experience at least to some extent.
In the 1920s the city of Paris was ruled by the artists. They enjoyed their time in the streets with champagnes and cigarettes. It was such a glorious time that anyone would wish to experience that. There are some places in the present day Paris where you can have the same feel that those people had in the 1920s. Here is a list of such places in Paris.
Les Deux Magots
This is a café which was opened in 1885 in the St. Germain-des-Pres area. You can enjoy the traditional French cuisine here in a classical setting. This was the café which Picasso, Andre Gide, Giraudox and Hemingway used to visit very often. It is an interesting thing to visit the same café now and to eat the same delicacies that these great men used to have. After the dining, you can take a walk north to the bank of River Seine. You will be walking through the same path where these men walked.
Though it was opened in 1911, its prime time was in the 1920s. The bar is so special in that it is the perfect blend of New York speakeasy meets Paris bistro. You can take a free guided walking tour and go in the route of the bar located in the north of the 1st arrondissement. The Bloody Mary was first invented here. This was one of the weekly hangouts of the artists of Paris.
It is a part of the Ritz Hotel which is located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. It is a five star hotel, but you need not be a guest in the hotel to enjoy the bar. Lounging on the vintage leather furniture with the jazz music playing in the background and talking with the unknown people you meet inside the bar can take you back to the 1920s.
The Little Red Door
This again is a bar in the speakeasy style which works in an old building. It is a not so pompous bar in Paris but the drinks are strong and tasty. It is a wonderful experience here though it is crowded mostly.
If you are planning your tour to Paris, make sure that you get a touch of the 1920s Paris by visiting these places.