The secret side of Paris you need to know

The secret side of Paris you need to know

The Eiffel Tower isn’t the only standout attraction in Paris. Go beyond the Obelisk, stare down the Arc de Triomphe and lose yourself in the ornament, glamour and history of the city’s backstreets and iconic-worthy buildings to uncover a different side of this classic city. Here are some alternate angles...

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A wine guide to sipping your way around the Mediterranean

A wine guide to sipping your way around the Mediterranean

When it comes to wine, the Mediterranean has a long and rich history. The area’s warm climate, agricultural techniques and local varietals produce unique white, red and sparkling wines you won’t find elsewhere. So raise a glass and sip your way around the Mediterranean, with this handy guide on what...

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Local’s guide to bargain shopping in Paris

Local’s guide to bargain shopping in Paris

Fashion isn’t always affordable. And while a luxe shopping spree in Paris might sound romantic, there are alternative ways to shop that won’t break the bank: such as buying quality clothing at great value, buying secondhand, or even renting clothing. For your next stay in Paris, here is my list...

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Your guide to riding the coolest Métro stations in Paris

Your guide to riding the coolest Métro stations in Paris

Ah, the Métro Paris… one of the oldest transit systems in the world, with its sometimes potent interior and crammed Métro cars. But still, it does have a lot of history. Created for the Universal World Exhibition of 1900, the Métro is now comprised of 14 lines and 245 stations...

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This street vendor sells the best falafel in Paris

This street vendor sells the best falafel in Paris

Come rain, shine or even snow, you’re always sure to find a long line leading up to this family-owned Middle Eastern restaurant and street vendor: L’As du Fallafel. Located in the Jewish district of Paris (known as the Marais) on the busy street of rue des Rosiers, it’s not the...

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How not to piss off a Parisian

How not to piss off a Parisian

Parisians often carry the reputation of being rude and arrogant — especially to travellers in their city. But this stereotype is dated and, in fact, over the last several years the City of Love has become much more customer service oriented. If there are any rude ones, trust us they’re...

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Where to get the best street food in Paris

Where to get the best street food in Paris

Indulgent Paris may be best known as a gourmet, fine-dining, candlelit romantic dinners kinda place (also, coffee + cigarettes as a meal), but that doesen’t mean the city can’t do a mean food truck lunch, too. Here are five of our favourite places in the city for getting excellent street-style...

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Where to find the coolest street art in Paris

Where to find the coolest street art in Paris

For centuries, Paris has attracted artists from around the world, all of them seeking to be inspired by the City of Lights. With some 130 museums in Paris, there is so much art to see, but what about the local, contemporary art that lies beyond the Louvre, Musée D’Orsay or...

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Trendy, smelly, mild and cheesy: This Parisian fromagerie has something for everyone

Trendy, smelly, mild and cheesy: This Parisian fromagerie has something for everyone

“Look at this, look at this.” Baptiste, a Parisian fromager shows me a page in an open book. “That’s what they ate in the 1980s.” The picture shows some quite mature camembert, so mature that the cheese has turned yellow and looks more like an old cookie than the kind...

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Things to do in: Paris

Things to do in: Paris

Sure, you probably already know to see the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. But if you really want to see authentic Paris life, you need to escape the typical tourist haunts and check out where the locals go. (Hint: hop on one of our Paris city tours, which are entirely...

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