In this episode of Hidden Paris, Eilean and I discuss the history of Place de la Nation, her neighbourhood. She also recommends three of her favourite places to check out in the area : a vegetarian café called The Kursaal, a bakery set up by an American with lots of yummy treats called Adria's Bakery and Arkose, a rock climbing gym. Here are their Instagram handles : @thekursaal, @adriasbakery and @arkose.climbing. Fun little anecdote : In Ireland, school uniforms are mandatory in nearly all public and private primary and secondary schools. In France, however, only a few schools still enforce them....I just assumed all European countries still have them, hence why I was pondering this in the episode!