Quay Street

Sloping down to the river in the Latin Quarter, Quay Street is a fun and friendly pedestrian route with colourful storefronts, trendy shops, restaurants and bar terraces under awnings. Rain or shine there are buskers along the way playing jaunty tunes. There’s a fun, welcoming buzz in all the pubs, which also have live music, dancing and reasonable prices despite being bang on the tourist trail.

Between the eateries and bars are stores like Twice as Nice, purveying vintage clothes and wool, and the Wooden Heart next door, which makes its own traditional wooden toys.