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La Rentrée: Paris Re-Awakens

Paris stretched. It was time to get back to work, and she was ready. Some people need springtime to feel reborn, but Paris just needs La Rentrée.
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The Best Paris Rooftop Bars for Summer Apéros

August in Paris is all about slow living: the nights are long and the apéros are endless. It’s no wonder Parisians flock to rooftop spots around the city to watch the sunset with friends. From the 2nd to the 16th and everywhere in between, here
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A Digital Art Gallery in Paris: Atelier des Lumières

There’s been a refreshing energy in Paris over the past several years. It feels as if the historically rich city is finally comfortable in its modern skin. The proof can be found at Atelier des Lumières, the latest addition to the Paris museum scene.
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Summer in Paris: Top Spots to Tan in the City

For those of us spending summer in Paris, finding a nice spot to tan worry-free can be a struggle. But no fear, we’ve gathered our top picks for tanning spots across the city, whether you prefer in a park, on a reclining chair, or at the beach.
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French Podcasts to Listen to à la Plage

Summer is a time to relax, read a little, get a tan, and of course, listen to podcasts. For francophiles looking for audio to listen to en français this summer, France’s growing podcast scene has something for everyone. From honest stories about
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The London Experiment: Paris vs London

Many have explored the cultural peculiarities of the two cities. I get it, they’re different. But now that I’m back in Paris, I never thought I’d miss so many things about London, things that make it different from Paris beyond the clichés. The
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August Events: Rock en Seine, Hula Hoop Lessons, Gay Games & More

Rock en Seine – Victor Picon Music festival season continues in Paris in the month of August, with a wide range of events to please fans of diverse genres of music. Lovers of classical music will want to block every weekend from August 11
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Getting Paris Even More Right: The Second Time

On your second trip to Paris you'll want to get off the beaten path and see the city in a new way, which takes some planning in advance. Here are some insider tips for getting Paris right the second time.
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An Aussie in Paris: Learning French

While writing a thesis on French film at university in Australia, I thought it would probably be a good idea to learn French. I spent a year having lessons at Alliance Française in Melbourne. After completing my degree and spending a year or two
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Paris Podcasts: Favorites for Francophiles

The popularity of podcasts has created a flourishing selection of excellent Paris-themed shows for Francophiles to choose from. Whether you’re interested in quirky historical facts or want an insider's perspective on current trends, here are
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New Paris Summer Hangouts: Rooftop Bars, Terrasses & Gardens

Summer is in full swing and there's no better place to relish the sunshine than Paris’ many terraces, outdoor bars, and rooftops. But are you looking for somewhere new to discover? Luckily, Paris is a forever changing landscape.
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Parisian Squats: Alternative Venues for Art, Music & More

Squats in Paris have evolved a great deal since the French revolution and even more particularly during the 1970s-80s counterculture era. Today we are seeing an increase in a new breed of squats, which are active participants in the city’s
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World Champions 2018: France Wins The World Cup Again

A parade of blue, white, and red flags roared down the rue de Rivoli toward the Champs Elysées. Twenty years after bringing home the World Cup, Les Bleus had won it again.
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Paris Summer Prep Lesson Two: The Bikini

At age 50, I moved to Paris. Impressed by the casual sexiness of the locals, I updated my wardrobe and skin care regime. But now it’s swimsuit season. Quelle horreur!
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Atelier Constance: An Artisanal Cobbler in Montmartre

If you balk at the thought of taking your cherished Chanel ballet flats to a nondescript shoe repair shop, head straight to Atelier Constance and leave them in the capable hands of Jerôme Voisin. You could even put them in the mail, as many of
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Paris’ Only Cheesemaker: La Laiterie de Paris

The eastern side of the 18th arrondissement, known as La Goutte d’Or, has been developing into the city’s most interesting food hub over the last few years. From micro-breweries to farmer co-ops, the district is now home to Paris’ first
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July Events in Paris: Paris Plages, Open Air Cinema & Tour de France

July means the beginning of les vacances in Paris and summer in the city also brings a variety of outdoor festivals celebrating cinema, music, and more.