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Strolling Through Paris, Part I: An Outdoor Itinerary in the 12ème Arrondissement

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The summer is one of the best times to go out and explore the city in all its splendor. Unfortunately, some of the city’s best places for strolling often happen to be packed with Parisians and tourists alike. Here is a specific stroll to enjoy les beaux jours d’été without the crowds… And with some delicious delicacies to keep you fueled along the way!

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There are lots of excellent food shops and markets in Paris, in addition to gorgeous parks. This stroll is perfect for the warmer months because it bypasses the summer closure of many of those great gastronomic shops, while evading the larger crowds camped out in the famous green spaces around the city. You’ll also work off any of the surplus calories along the way, or at least some of them. This walk through the 12th arrondissement is ideal for a picnic lunch or, if done in reverse, finishing the day with a glass of wine around the market.

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La Fine Mousse: Craft Beer & Bites

As French parliament considers an amendment that would place beer among the country’s protected gastronomic traditions, one wonders why craft beer isn’t available in more restaurants in Paris. While a few forward-thinking places like Septime and Frenchie To Go offer craft beer, only one has made it as important as the main course—La Fine Mousse Restaurant.

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Biking Paris: The City on Two Wheels

You’re in Paris. The sun is out, a cool breeze is blowing, café terraces and park lawns are full of sunbathing Parisians. The city is waiting to be explored, and you got up early enough that the day seems endless. Today is the perfect day to ride a bicycle. Riding a bike in Paris can in fact be glorious, but if you want to cycle in this city, get ready to do some work.

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Fuss-Free Parisian Picnics

Every year, as the sun starts to sizzle, a picnic pandemic hits Paris. Although undeniably chic, the pique-nique parisien often comes with a lot of fuss. Those agonisingly slow-moving queues at the supermarket and the fight to find a decent grassy spot, can mean that by the time you actually sit down to eat you’ve lost your enthusiasm (and your appetite!)

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La Goutte D'Or Neighborhood Guide

There are few things in the world that make me happier than living in the 18th arrondissement. One could argue that it’s pretty great living anywhere in Paris, but there’s something about this quartier that has my heart forever. From the cinematic charm of Montmartre to the seductive side streets found beyond the Butte, this corner of of the city is full of friendly neighborhood addresses, unique boutiques, and rich cultural diversity.

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A Photo Tour Of the French Riviera

When I’m not traveling on assignment, I often choose my travel destination based on an image that fuels my curiosity. I see a picture of a place and the next thing I know, I’m on a plane, on my way to take a better photo. It happened to me in Menton in the French Riviera, for a picture of laundry hanging outside a quaint yellow house…

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Our Search For a French Country House

You know the story. Disillusioned ad exec flees rainy London for the sunshine and lavender fields of Provence. Hilarity ensues in the shape of a dilapidated stone house, a village populated by idiosyncratic Frenchmen and lots of good food and wine. Indeed, Peter Mayle’s Provence seduced many dreamers to set off in search of their own little piece of France.

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SOPI Dining: Le Bon Georges

With a menu that embraces the best of France and an approach to customer service that rejects the worst, Le Bon Georges is swiftly becoming a new neighborhood favorite in the 9th arrondissement. Lunch service starts with a smile from a hostess and a seat in the sun-soaked, airy dining room, where the attentive waitstaff takes over, buzzing between tables and sharing their excitement about the food they serve.

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July Events in Paris

Naturally, the summer continues its music kick this month with some not-to-miss solo concerts, as well as a few festivals. This weekend, Macki Music Festival runs from the 4th – 6th and features acts like Blue Hawaii, Rejjie Snow, and Funkineven. Festival Soirs d’été picks up where Macki leaves off and runs from July 7 – 11, with shows like Klaxons and Kodaline.

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