Eat your way through Le Marais in Paris with Samuel Hubbard shoes

Eat your way through Le Marais in Paris with Samuel Hubbard shoes

Urban Adventures has partnered with Samuel Hubbard so you can experience the Best. Day. Ever. in some Ridiculously Comfortable Shoes. It’s a match made in heaven, like wine and cheese or the birds and bees. So read on and learn how to put your best, most comfortable foot forward all...

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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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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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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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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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