The Happy Hours of Paris
One of the things I really like about living in Paris is all of the different activities offered by the Mairie de Paris. For example, all summer long, they were offering outdoor cooking classes at markets around Paris, led by well-known chefs. Or more recently they published a map of where you could find a coffee for 1€ all around the city, with an application soon to come. And this past Saturday, while visiting l'Hôtel de Ville for the National Heritage Days, I picked up a postcard with another neat idea: "Les Heures Heureuses", or "the Happy Hours" of Paris.
From September 26-28, from 5:30-9:30pm, 170 bars and bistros all over the city will be offering their own specialty tapas and bar foods for 2€ a piece. They've put together 10 different 'apéritif' routes, and they will also be having a contest to select the best snack, via an app called "FoodReporter".
In order to participate, you'll need to stop by the Hotel de Ville September 24, 25 or 26th to pick up your Happy Hours "passport". Unfortunately I'll be out of town those days, or otherwise you can bet I'd be partaking!