Parisian Living

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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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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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.
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Paris Summer Prep Lesson One: Legs

No matter their age, Parisians’ clothing fits like a dream, their hair and makeup look effortless, and their posture says they’re very proud of their torsos. Young women wear skinny jeans with tops that drape over their cleavage like Greek
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Café or Caffè? French vs. Italian Coffee Culture

On paper, the difference is just one “f” between coffee in Italy and in France — caffè and café. OK, the accent switches, too, but let’s ditch the minutia. In practice, however, the two coffee cultures have much more to argue about with wild,
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Gare du Nord: Paris Revamps Railway Hood

Gare du Nord and its environs are in the midst of an exciting transformation and for the 200 million travellers it serves annually, it's not a moment too soon.
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Getting Paris Right the First Time

So you’ve decided to finally book a trip to Paris. Félicitations, you’re surely going to love it! So you’ve decided to finally book a trip to Paris. Félicitations, you’re surely going to love it! But let me tell you something. A lot of
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Moving to Paris: The Reality Behind the Dream

While I thought my high school French would be the main challenge of moving to Paris, it was just the start. As it turns out, when you look beyond the Instagram filter, Paris remains a lovely city, but also a lonely one.