Oh, man, I looooove Paris.
Great list, hit on several things I was going to add.
--Besides just the Arenes de Lutece, walk around the Latin quarter in general, it is full of charming twists and turns, and even if it doesn't have childhood memories attached as it does for me, it is worth a visit. (You can start in the most touristy parts by the river and work your way past the Sorbonne and around the some more hidden parts)
--Make sure you get a nutella crepe from a street vendor
--If you are interested in multi-ethnic Paris, check out the African Markets around Barbes Rochechouart at the bottom of Montmartre, the large Vietnamese areas and "chinatown" in the 13th arondissement, and so forth
--Ride the metro a lot!
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- Just near to the Gare du Nord (I think on rue de Valenciennes) there's a fake house. It looks like it's neighbours, but is actually just a fake frontage to hide an air vent for the metro. I only found out about this from Umberto Eco's book Foucoult's Pendulum.
Btw, There is a fake house in London too near Paddington, hiding the open District line tracks.