“The coffee is good and the wifi is fast;” these are the two elements I look for when selecting a suitable study/ workspace for the day. If you’re anything like me, then working from home is a big no-no. There are way too many temptations for starters, and that’s before you factor in being able to take a nap whenever you want! As such, I’m always searching for new and interesting places to study in Paris.
Since moving to the city, I’ve found that there are a surprising number of cafés don’t have WiFi (pronounced in French ‘wee-fee’). While out with friends, this is a great way not to become distracted by social media, but it’s not so great if you actually want to work! As such, I’ve compiled a list of places that do have a good internet connection, ensuring that you can catch up on all your
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Where to Study in Paris:
64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
With an incredible view of the Eiffel Tower, you’re already off to a good start! An espresso coffee here can be purchased for as little as €2. I’ve found that the WiFi here is some of the best in Paris and go to Printemps to study often. To be honest, of all the places to study in Paris on this list, Deli-Cieux is probably my favourite!
80 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris
Situated along the picturesque Canal Saint Martin, you would never have guessed that such a bar lies behind a fairly battered door lying along the banks of the water. In the evening, the cavernous space is filled with themed rooms serving various drinks. In the daytime, the place is a hive of people studying and working on laptops and in groups on various sofas and tables scattered around.
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
The Centre Pompidou is not only home to one of the most impressive art collections in France (after Chantilly and the Louvre), but also home to an equally impressive library.
La bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève
10 Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris
Think Harry Potter meets Paris. This is easily one of my favourite places to study in the city because it’s the kind of environment that makes you feel guilty for not working! Just make sure to arrive early as the space fills up fast and is operated on a one in, one out policy from that point on.
If you’re planning on spending a while somewhere, then ”AntiCafé may well not be for you. The concept is simple: you pay for the time you stay. Whether it’s one hour, or four, you pay per hour and in return receive unlimited snacks and drinks. Prices start at €4 the first hour, followed by €3 for each following hour.
Cover photo: View from the rooftop terrace of Printemps.