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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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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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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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 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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