Parisian Living

Paris Lockdown: One More Time

The first French confinement, back in the spring, was eight weeks long. That’s a long time for such an intense shutdown, but at first, there was a sense of novelty, a thrill of danger, and a purpose: to save lives. President Macron had promised we wouldn’t go into another lockdown, but the overloaded hospitals were a huge issue. To keep us from going bonkers, and to keep the economy afloat,
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An American’s Guide to Thanksgiving in Paris

There is no French equivalent to Thanksgiving, so you’ll likely have fun explaining the holiday to your French friends. But, this also means that you may have trouble finding all of the traditional American ingredients for your favorite fare. If ...read more
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Lockdown in France Part 2: What You Need to Know

Listen up, people. France is in Confinement 2.0 and the rules are slightly different. Pay attention so you don’t get charged the €135 fee for first-time offenses, or the whopping €3,750 fee and six months jail time for repeat offenders. Police ...read more
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The Best French Dating Apps

All right ladies, whether you’re looking for Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now, there’s an app for that. Right when I got ready to date again earlier this year, Covid struck. Cruel twist of fate! Or, maybe not. I reassessed my quarantine situation: I ...read more
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French Netflix Series for Watching While You Stay at Home

France has recently entered another national lockdown in the hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus. With the cold weather setting in, I could think of worse things! So now that we can’t have late nights out, it seems the only thing left ...read more
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How to Spend Sunday in Paris’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Left Bank epicenter of artistic life, is decidedly more bourgeois than bohemian today, but it’s tough to beat its quintessential cobblestoned streets, hidden corners, and see-and-be-seen cafés. While you could spend ...read more
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Five Paris Art Venues to Check Out Now

Paris is one of those cities where there’s always a new opening, and this holds true for its art venues too. From a bar inside an abandoned train station that hosts exhibitions and live music performances to a fashion tycoon’s accessible art ...read more

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My Perfect Day in Paris with Lina Nordin Gee

When Swede in Paris Lina Nordin Gee isn't designing beautiful shoes and bags for her line of accessories, she picks up her paints and brushes to indulge her artistic side....read more
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Our Favorite Parisian Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Leaves have started to turn color and drop from trees in Paris, and the first crisp bites of autumn are settling in as we leave summer behind for la rentrée. Whether you’re sticking to télétravail (working from home) or getting back into the ...read more
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Outdoor Yoga in Paris Parks

With a world-wide pandemic, America’s Pacific coast fire apocalypse, the economy crashing, and us being trapped far from our loved ones (or cooped up with them), we’ve got to find small pleasures wherever we can. I found one this week. Outdoor ...read more
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French Cooking Classes Online

Every year, thousands of people come to France with the objective of sampling its amazing cuisine. Many go a step further by learning to make French food themselves, taking hands-on cooking classes in Paris and around the country. The Covid-19 ...read more
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La Rentrée Events in Paris

After the quietness of August, the city comes back to life in September and there are plenty of events to attend, albeit in tweaked Covid-friendly formats....read more
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Learning to Speak French with a Mask

I moved to France three years ago, speaking rusty high-school French and ready to live large. By the beginning of 2020, I was getting the hang of it. One thing I couldn’t do, though, was talk on the phone. Then Covid-19 happened. Now, we live in ...read more