Having arrived in Paris, we headed to the hotel, Mercure, on Rue La Fayette. It took only a couple of minutes to walk there from Gare du Nord. Bags were unpacked and we were therefore free to head out and explore. We found La Ville D'Aulnay near to the station.
A complimentary bowl of olive came with our beers. Pleasant enough establishment but we stayed for only one drink. After all, we had a city to explore.