Singaporeans in Paris

Perfect weekend in Paris

Explore Paris' elegant 16th arrondissement on foot, visiting not just markets and parks, but also a cemetery, a museum at midnight and a restaurant in the middle of a lake

When we first landed in Paris two years ago, a lost-in-translation moment with our rental agent led us to the wrong apartment in the wrong neighbourhood.

My partner and I were so desperate to find a place that we took it anyway. And that was how we ended up in the 16th arrondissement, an area said to be rather staid and even boring.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline 'Perfect weekend in Paris'. Print Edition | Subscribe