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Multicultural Paris: Inside La Chapelle

If you’re eager to discover an authentic Paris neighborhood far from the touristy hordes, try visiting La Chapelle – a Parisian quartier on the border of the 10th, 18th, and 19th arrondissements.

If you’re eager to discover an authentic Paris neighborhood far from the touristy hordes, try visiting La Chapelle – a Parisian quartier on the border of the 10th, 18th, and 19th arrondissements. Here you’ll find a diverse area, a world away from the realm of cliché Paris sights like the Eiffel Tower and macarons, bursting with fragrant aromas, vibrant colors, and rich cultural activity. Known as Little India, businesses and activities here mainly cater to Paris’s South Asian population with some intermingling of quintessential French elements.

If you’re eager to discover an authentic Paris neighborhood far from the touristy hordes, try visiting La Chapelle – a Parisian quartier on the border of the 10th, 18th, and 19th arrondissements.

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Dilia is one of those unassuming restaurants that you can return to again and again.

Dilia: Divine Dining in Paris' 20ème

Dilia is one of those unassuming restaurants that you can return to again and again. Nestled on a small corner of rue d’Eupatoria, the neobistrot took over the former Simone Tondo-run Roseval space in 2015 and is hopefully there to stay.

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If Une Glace à Paris is a sign of things to come, imaginative ice cream is the next big thing in the world of pastry, and what better place than Paris to indulge in a stroll-around-the-city friendly cone?

A Taste of Artisanal Ice Cream at Une Glace à Paris

Strawberry Hibiscus, Asparagus with Anise Wood, Turmeric, Matcha Green Tea…these may sound like menu items from the super star pastry chefs like Pierre Hermé or Sadaharu Aoki but in fact these creative flavor combinations have nothing to do with macarons or high end pâtisserie. In order to find these inventive arômes head not to a fancy bakery but to Une Glace à Paris, a specialty ice cream shop forging ahead into the frozen desert frontier in France.

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There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations.

Lafayette Anticipations: Contemporary Art Hits the Marais

There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations.

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The Hood wears many hats, and it carries each one impeccably. By day, the comfortable, airy space serves as a coffeehouse and creative meeting place. By night, a veritable gastronomic address.

The Hood Paris: Coffee, Creativity and Gastronomy

The Hood wears many hats, and it carries each one impeccably. By day, the comfortable, airy space serves as a coffeehouse and creative meeting place. By night, a veritable gastronomic address.

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Le Grand Bain specializes in imaginative small plates, blending diverse flavors and international ingredients with ease.

Le Grand Bain: imaginative small plates in Paris' Belleville

Le Grand Bain restaurant specializes in imaginative small plates, blending diverse flavors and international ingredients with ease.

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Steps from the bustle of rue des Rosiers, Tavline is a hint of Tel Aviv in the heart of the Marais.

Tavline: A Taste of Tel Aviv in Paris' Marais

Erin Dahl The Marais has countless redeeming qualities, but a creative culinary culture isn’t necessarily one of them. Sure, you have solid falafel and pastrami and a handful of fast-casual gems, but it’s rarely the go-to ‘hood for the foodie set.

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A blend of specialty coffee shop and high-end French pâtisserie, La Goutte d’Or proposes a mix of traditional viennoiseries such as croissants and madeleines, as well as edgier creations that reflect Menguy’s quirky style.

La Goutte d’Or: Exquisite Pastries in Paris' 18ème

A blend of specialty coffee shop and high-end French pâtisserie, La Goutte d’Or proposes a mix of traditional viennoiseries such as croissants and madeleines, as well as edgier creations that reflect Menguy’s quirky style.

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Street art is often placed in obscure or unexpected places, so next time you’re out and about in Paris, keep your eyes open for artistic discoveries.

Paris Street Art: A Guide for the Urban Explorer

Street art is often placed in obscure or unexpected places, so next time you’re out and about in Paris, keep your eyes open for artistic discoveries. Here are a few street artists you’ll find if you have a keen eye.

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