Parisian escapades in 24 hours are best achieved when you know the aim of your trip. To experience Paris à la art connoisseur, curate your itinerary with that one thing in mind. Book a stay at Hotel Brach; the 1970s sorting house is a centralised based for artistic excursions. Housed in the beautiful Hotel Sale and featuring 5000 pieces of the Spanish artist's work, Musee Picasso has quickly stolen our hearts away from The Louvre. If you're in the mood for art al fresco, wander through the gardens of Musee Rodin where sunlight and greenery breathe fresh life into the artist's large-scale sculptures, or for a modern take on things, Palais de Tokyo showcases cutting-edge exhibitions and a stroll down Canal Saint-Martin reveals an array of galleries. Restaurants on the agenda should include Les Marches, Girafe and Ensemble. Then it's back to Gare du Nord for your evening train home.