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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The complete guide to: Paris travel

The complete guide to: Paris travel

If you’re travelling to the city of love and are in need of some help to plan your trip, read on! Our local Paris tour guides have the lowdown on all the necessary information you need to get around and see the sites, so that you don’t fall out of love...

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24 hours in: Paris

24 hours in: Paris

It’s impossible not to love Paris. It may not be off the tourist track, but it’s still packed with hidden gems that could take days, weeks, months or even years to explore. (#localsknow hint: if you want to get the fast-track on seeing the best of the city, we can...

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How to play pétanque: The rules of boules

How to play pétanque: The rules of boules

If you’ve yet to experience the joys of playing French ‘boules’ (or as the French call it, pétanque), then we suggest you get yourself some balls straight away. Oh yes, and learn the rules of the game. We promise it’s super easy. So easy that even after a few glasses...

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How to shop like a local Parisian

How to shop like a local Parisian

Paris is synonymous with haute-couture, straight-off-the-runway gowns, and pieces of clothing many of us think we can’t afford. Case in point: take a stroll along the Champs-Élyssés or on the luxurious St-Germain-des-Près district, and you will come across expensive and luxurious fashion labels such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and the...

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The newest and trendiest vegetarian restaurants in Paris

The newest and trendiest vegetarian restaurants in Paris

Eating vegetarian can be quite a pleasant experience in Paris despite all the fois gras, steak and frites, and magret de canard (duck breast) this city is known for. Indeed, Paris boasts a wide range of vegetarian, organic, and even gluten-free cuisine. If you’re looking for good meal sans meat,...

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The last umbrella fixer of Paris

The last umbrella fixer of Paris

Nestled along lush, colourful Passage de l’Ancre, one of Paris’ most adorable hidden streets, Therry Millet runs his tiny boutique. “Pep’s” it says on the front door, an opened yellow umbrella hanging from the door as the shop’s signature. Thierry is the last of his kind in Europe: the last...

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The best hotels and hostels in Paris

The best hotels and hostels in Paris

No matter what you’re looking for when it comes to finding a place to stay in Paris, rest assured you’ll have plenty of options. So many options in fact that picking the one that’s right for you can seem like a near-impossible task. If you’re looking for some ideas on...

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5 best neo-bistrots in Paris

5 best neo-bistrots in Paris

Neo-bistrots are part of a new culinary trend in Paris, launched by young-handsome-tattooed-bearded-hipster chefs, who are trying to reinvent the French classic in a more contemporary and less conservative way. Using fresh and seasonal sourced ingredients, creating interesting combination of flavours, and bringing up to date forgotten ancient vegetables or...

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