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Lights, Camera, Action! Five Unmissable Parisian Movie Houses

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In France, cinema is the 7th art, as important as painting or literature, and like museums or libraries, movie houses play a key role in local culture. Netflix has not yet come up the Seine, and according to the Office de Tourisme there are 84 theaters in Paris with well over 350 screens. Going to the movies is an important activity for Parisians who often spend their Monday mornings discussing the films they took in over the weekend. There are remarkable theaters across the city, but the movie houses below offer audiences more than just a film.

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Le Louxor

Le Louxor is an opulent 1920s architectural gem studded with Neo-Egyptian motifs and gilded mosaics. Recently renovated, the cinema screens modern blockbusters, but also houses an art gallery space and a stylish Art Deco bar with a view of Sacre Coeur. Once a month they feature the Université Populaire, a screening of a movie that has been chosen by a local celebrity who leads a discussion following the screening.

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Craft Beer Shops in Paris

Craft beer is slowly but surely making its way into the Parisian palate. This May, Paris Beer Week inundated the city’s craft beer bars with brews familiar and unknown, leading local beer geeks to rejoice and even converting a few skeptics.

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Bois de Boulogne

The good King Dagobert would hunt bear and wild boar through the forest that is now the 2000-acre Bois de Boulogne on the western edge of Paris. That was over 1000 years ago, but the woods are still alive with adventure and excitement, thanks to Napoleon III who returned from exile in London full of ideas for English gardens in Paris.

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Les Guinguettes: Seine-side Socializing

Parisians who can’t flock to the seaside during the summer months are still drawn to their closest water sources, as evidenced by the popularity of Les Berges. However, this craving to enjoy the hotter months waterside goes back much further than Les Berges, which are, in essence, revivals of the great era of Les Guinguettes, and once again Parisians can’t seem to get enough.

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August in Paris

For those who cherish the peaceful atmosphere resulting from the mass exodus of holiday-goers, August is Paris’ most prized month. In the past, I haven’t always embraced this sentiment, mainly because I love the charge of the city. However, perhaps these August-lovers have it right?

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Folks and Sparrows: A Trendy Café-Épicerie-Concept Store in Paris’ 11ème

The latest buzz on the Paris coffee scene is Folks & Sparrows, a café-épicerie-concept store tucked away in the 11ème. I spent a couple hours here on a drizzly Tuesday afternoon; folk music played in the background and I felt immediately transported to another place.

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August Events in Paris

La Fete a Neu-Neu, Cinema au clair de Lune, Festival Classique au Vert, Festival Silhouette, Rock en Seine, Scenes d’Eté, Mojo’Arty, Peninsula hotel opening, Bob’s Bakeshop, Paris by Mouth August Restaurant Openings.

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Strolling in Paris Part II: Tower Tour

The most famous tower in Paris is certainly the Eiffel Tower. Beautiful as it may be, the masses of visitors in summer are overwhelming. Luckily, the city is dotted with an array of intriguing towers, showcased in this little stroll traversing the historic core of Paris.

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Guide to the 16th Arrondissement

This area, centered around the charming village of Passy where genteel manor homes used to fill the bucolic countryside, is now the 16th arrondissement and is made for leisurely strolls full of excellent museums, remarkable food, and views with the Bois de Boulogne just steps away.

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