French DJ and Producer ARIAS takes us on a journey around his home city of Paris. Take a look at some hidden spots, great restaurants and non-touristy areas for your next trip to the city of love.
One of France's rising stars on the electronic music scene, native Parisian ARIAS focuses his productions on Break Beat and House. Born and raised in Paris, ARIAS' city has certainly inspired the sound that he now has. Having his tracks played by the likes of Pete Tong, Axwell and Eric Prydz has meant that the French native has certainly started to make a name for himself in the world of dance music.
In this City Guide, ARIAS will be taking us around his home city and shedding some light on some hidden spots. If you're looking to go off the beaten track the next time you're in the French Capital, then this is certainly the guide for you. Check it out below.
The first place you go when you’re back from touring?
Home and more precisely my kitchen to eat some real nice French food! It might sound obvious and boring but I really like cooking so it’s like taking time for me within my peaceful environment after all this madness of touring.
Best place for a first date?
Quais de Seine during the sunset with a bottle of a nice rosé. Some people still think that Rosé is not wine but I can guarantee you that a good Rosé is a real wine.
What’s a hidden gem in the city?
A spot with silence. Le Chalet des Iles might be this place.
Where would you go to chill out?
I would say to one of the many terraces in Paris! They are the best places to go chill out in the city. I go there with some friends and we like talking about everything.
Where serves the best breakfast?
The Bo Zinc on 16 Avenue Mozart. I love this little restaurant. And it's really not that expensive for Paris!
Where’s your favourite place to have a quiet drink?
It’s like a hidden bar near Odéon. It’s called Le Bar in Rue de Condé .
The best place to go clubbing?
When I was young I used to play at Queen Club and Mix Cloud but I am getting older you know! So my tastes have changed and I would recommend. Rex Club, Wanderlust or Faust during the summer.
Favourite place to go shopping?
Le Marais! Have you already been there? It’s cool and there’s a ton of really nice shops.
How would you describe your city’s style?
Finesse, classy and real.
One song that sums up your city?
Hyphen Hyphen – Just Need Your Love. It’s just a beautiful summary of Paris!