Happy Things in Paris: Vélib’
To fans of French history, this is the holy grail of Parisian cafés. Le Procope is Paris' oldest cafe, dating back to the 1600s. Starting as a cafe where gentlemen would drink coffee, it became a popular meeting place for intellectuals--such as Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson-- throughout the 18th century. It was also a well known meeting place for French Revolutionaries.
Oldest Chocolate Shop in Paris