Parisian Living

6 Ways to Fast Track Learning French in Paris

I can’t speak for the rest of the country, but I personally believe that Paris is starting to outgrow its image of snooty waiters whose demeanor changes the second you utter the word “hello” (or poorly pronounce “bonjour”). And yet, there is no doubt that learning a bit of French is going to be worth your while – and not just to ward off the haughtiness of waiters.
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Paris September Events: Design Week, Picasso, La Parisienne & More

September marks la rentrée in France, the moment when summer holidays wind down and the French get back to their daily lives. As Parisians return to work or school, the city wakes up from its August lull and offers a wide range of events that ...read more
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Paris Like the First Time, Again

Coming back after a lengthy hiatus, so much had changed. I’m living in new neighborhoods, seeing new people, tasting new foods. It’s like the Paris I lived in before was just a postcard, and now I’m seeing the real city for the first time again....read more
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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....read more
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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 ...read more
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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. ...read more
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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 ...read more

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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 ...read more
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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....read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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. ...read more
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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....read more