I am leaving for Paris at the end of the week because I am in DESPERATE need of a vacation. After 52" of snow and the longest winter I can remember since the Blizzard of '79, I feel the need to leave the continent.
The problem is, I hate to be alone. At home, I absolutely refuse to dine alone. I order out and carry it home rather than dining out by myself. I guess I am OK wandering the streets of Paris and discovering that which I did not discover during my short 2-day stay more than ten years ago. I do speak French, so I am not apprehensive about that.
I just don't want to go to dinner and be waited on for three hours all by myself. I also want some semblance of a night life. I realize that I am going during Semana Santa (or however it is said in French), but I figure that there should still be some nightlife activity.
My questions are:
1) Where should I go for a decent meal without being catered to the entire evening?
2) Where should I go for a night life? Or should I just belly up to a brasserie and chat up the locals?