If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Flickr, you’ll know that in March, I took a trip to France where I spent a few days in Paris. I was staying in a part of the city I was not very familiar with – the 7th arrondissement – and before I left I was a little worried that I would be “far” from my beloved Right Bank (and the 2nd where I lived for years and where I normally stay when I go to Paris). In fact, what I discovered was that pretty much everything all I needed in terms of great eats, drinks and shopping exists along Line 8 (Balard-Créteil) -also an efficient way to get across the city over to the République-Bastille area. In fact, what I ended up realising was that if I got off the metro at nearly any stop along the way, there was something on my “to eat/ drink/ discover” list needing to be checked out, making it my “go to” line not only for getting around but also for crossing things off this (never-ending) list! With 38 stops along the way, Line 8 is one of the longest in Paris. If you went from one end to the other, it would take approximately 60 minutes.