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Dilia: Delectable Dining in Paris’ 20ème

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

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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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. Lafayette Anticipations

There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations. After years of waiting, the Marais space finally opened to the public in March this year.

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

Beloved Paris department store Galeries Lafayette commissioned Dutch architect and Pritzker Prize recipient Rem Koolhaas to create their fondation. The result is a raw blend of airy gallery space, artist’s atelier, and technological marvel.

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

Lafayette Anticipations

9 Rue du Plâtre, 75004 Paris

 +33 (0)1 57 40 64 17

Related links 

  • If you’re an urban explorer, read our guide to street art in Paris.
  • There are loads of galleries off the beaten track but worth the detour in Paris. Find out our favorites here.
  • For more about Lafayette Anticipations, click here.

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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.

Coming from Melbourne, the home of the famous Hosier Lane – a cobbled laneway densely covered in stencils, paste ups and murals – I’ve always had a love of street art. When I made Paris my home, I realized how important street art is in the City of Light. The country claims so many legendary street artists, making Paris a mecca for the medium. While there are plenty of street art tours you can take, my favorite thing to do is spot my preferred street artists’ oeuvres and discover new works while wandering the boulevards and alleyways of Paris.

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Catch of the Day: Ethical Seafood in Paris

Until recently catch of the day seafood at your doorstep has been a privilege reserved for restaurateurs with delivery service or those who lived by the seaside, but the arrival of Poiscaille has changed all that.JG Photography/Eric D’Erouville

Until recently catch of the day seafood at your doorstep has been a privilege reserved for restaurateurs with delivery service or those who lived by the seaside, but the arrival of Poiscaille has changed all that. The startup works with professional fishers who use ethical techniques (such as line caught and cage fishing) for procuring high quality, seasonal seafood. Continue Reading »

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Paris Through Your Eyes: Unique Photos and Original Stories Wanted

We are currently looking for original contributions and unique pitches from skilled writers and photographers looking for assignments that will whisk them around our beautiful city. Andreas Selter

In my early days of living in Paris fitting in was a struggle. The city and my new French friends seemed like a puzzle to be solved as I stumbled through the steps of navigating Parisian soirées and metro lines. With limited control of the language and no experience living abroad, I depended on my love of all things French to get me through awkward moments and bouts of homesickness.

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Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? Learning the Ropes of Social Life in Rural France

But now, in a small village where no one locks their doors (and everyone is up by 8am) I realized that I was effectively living in an open house community, where neighbors pop over at any moment to say hello, ask for a favor, or just chat because the mood strikes them.Edu Grande

When I moved to the French countryside two years ago, I knew that it would be a major lifestyle change, but I didn’t know what would change the most. Living in a house, with a garden, in the calm of the Cher valley among the vines and forests of this beautiful region I knew that I would lead a more quiet life. I soon learned that the countryside was calm indeed, but this calm was not free from interruption.

But now, in a small village where no one locks their doors (and everyone is up by 8am) I realized that I was effectively living in an open house community, where neighbors pop over at any moment to say hello, ask for a favor, or just chat because the mood strikes them.Annie Spratt

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Paris Inspiration: One Artist’s Go-To Spots that Spark Creativity

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Editor’s note: Jessie Kanelos Weiner is a Paris based artist whose illustrations provide a playful perspective on la vie Parisienne. From a discrete corner café scene to the ubiquitous Parisian pigeon, Jessie documents the sights and details that are often overlooked in the city – but that make Paris a special and beloved place. For the occasion of the release of her latest book, Paris in Stride, Jessie shared some of her favorite spots in Paris to visit to get her creative juices flowing. I hope they will inspire you as well!

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Anglo Friendly Theatre in Paris? Oui!

new technologies now allow English-speaking audiences to attend all kinds live performances alongside locals without missing a word.Chris Goldberg

If you look closely at Paris you’ll see that the city itself is a stage, from the neighborhood early-riser who stops by the boulangerie for his morning croissant, to the Parisian woman who loses her scarf in the breeze as she dashes after a bus. But look further than these daily mises en scène and you may be quite surprised to learn the variety of theatrical productions large and small that Paris has to offer.

new technologies now allow English-speaking audiences to attend all kinds live performances alongside locals without missing a word.Marco Bianchetti

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March Events: Fitbit Semi-Marathon, Martin Margiela, Benjamin Millepied, and more!

Spring sneaks up on Paris in March and Parisians are ready to get outside and play at the first signs of sun. Circulation(s)/Adam Wilson

Spring sneaks up on Paris in March and Parisians are ready to get outside and play at the first signs of sun. Sporty city dwellers will hope to soak up some sun on on March 4 when they attack the 21km circuit in the Bois de Vincennes for the Fitbit Semi-Marathon.

Spring sneaks up on Paris in March and Parisians are ready to get outside and play at the first signs of sun. Bruno Nascimento

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Another Expat in the City of Light: Finding ‘Home’ in Paris

Impressions from expat's early days in Paris.Letizia Bordoni/John Towner

Editor’s note: We love when writers share their personal experiences of making Paris their home on the blog. The expat experience is full of trials and errors, risks and rewards, and often the payoff is not at all what we expect. As expats, we take what we can get and accept beauty and life lessons whenever and wherever we find them. This post from Marisa Gupta combines the uniqueness of each of our experiences moving to a new place with some universals that come with the adventure that is living abroad.

Moving to Paris after many years as an expat in London, I expected my first few weeks in France to be smooth and uneventful. Paris, and its joie de vivre, had seduced me in ways London had not quite managed. It was nearby and somewhat of an old friend, as I had visited many times. With an elegant apartment lined up for my French partner and me, I was excited to embark upon my new life.

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