Category Archives: Places

La Maison Pos

So, now young Padawan, you are no longer afraid of the pigeons and dog poop in the streets of Paris. You drink real coffee in a thimble-like cup. And- you finally realized that Sofia Coppola’s vision of Paris was a wee bit over the top. Congratulations, you are (almost) a real Parisian. Now here comes […]
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Hôtel du Nord

It is very rare to walk into a café and feel immediately welcomed by both the decor and the staff. Situated on the Quai de Jemmapes by the Canal Saint Martin, the Hôtel du Nord is neighboured by trendy restaurants and endless fashion boutiques. The location, which is both beautiful and quintessentially ‘bobo’ (bohemian-bourgeoisie) is […]
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Five Reasons to Love (and Hate) Paris

1. The Fashion. Of course, Paris is known to be the fashion capital of the world, and it doesn’t disappoint. Everywhere you look there’s a willowy, model-like silhouette of a woman dressed like she’s popped off the catwalk for an espresso and Marlboro light. You won’t ever see a jogger in a rumpled Nike hoodie […]
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Boulangerie Malineau

Just from looking in the window of this bakery, it is clear that their selection of sweet treats is out of this world. Located on the busy rue Vieille du Temple, you can be sure to round off a sunny afternoon in the Marais with a delightful pick-me-up. The range of patisserie items is astounding, […]
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Les Arènes de Lutèce

In a peaceful corner of the 5th arrondissement, the Arènes de Lutèce sit secluded and hidden. Once a Roman amphitheatre, the site once played witness to gladiatorial and theatrical events for the public, although after the fall of the Roman Empire, it became forgotten and buried. Share on Facebook
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Palais Garnier – Visite Libre

Until 31st December, it is possible to explore inside one of Paris’ great buildings. Constructed in the 19th century, the Palais Garnier is the home of the Opéra de Paris. Upon paying 9€, you are granted free access to the foyers, the concert rooms, the museum and the temporary exhibition. This is a great opportunity […]
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