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Paris’ Best (New) Small Plate Addresses

Parisian dining habits have been changing over the last decade or two, thanks to innovative international chefs. One trend that is sticking, and becoming increasingly popular with French chefs, is small plates.
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Paris’ Notre Dame Burns and the World Mourns

Notre Dame is the figurative center of France. So last night when we heard the cathedral was burning, we showed up by the thousands.
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Learning to Love Montmartre

For me, Montmartre might as well have been on another planet, and one reserved for tourists. But if I was going to make Montmartre my new home, I was going to do it right.
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Citypharma: Where to Buy French Beauty Products for Less

While Paris has its share of boutique beauty shops, sometimes you have to trade the lovely shopping experience for a good deal. That’s where City Pharma comes in. The discount parapharmacy is located in the Saint-Germain neighborhood and is
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What to do in Paris in April 2019

Following the momentum set by the Omnivore festival in March, Paris continues to host a variety of food festivals and events throughout the month of April.
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Gluten-Free in Paris Part 3: The Best GF Coffee Shops

In this installment of our gluten-free in Paris series we share with you a few spots where you are sure to find a delicious gluten-free patisserie to go with your coffee.
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Eat with Locals in Paris

With its world-renowned restaurants, cute corner cafés, and neo-bistros, visitors to Paris have an abundance of options when it comes to choosing where to eat in Paris. There is a growing trend of tourists seeking out alternative dining options
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What’s New in Paris’ SOPI (South Pigalle) Neighborhood?

The Parisian district known as SoPi, South Pigalle, has seen a gradual evolution from a somewhat seedy and sleepy residential area bordering the red light district into one of the hippest neighborhood of Paris. This movement is proving to be
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The Top 5 Best Bulk Food Stores in Paris

Paris has seen a variety of 100% bulk food shops open their doors across the city. Here are a few of our favorite spot to stock up without wasting in Paris:
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The Best Burgers in Paris

Everyone who knows me knows that I am a burger addict. I was a burger addict in Melbourne and that has certainly not changed in Paris. When I moved here I made it my mission to try all of the veritable burger joints in the city in a quest to
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The Best Sustainable, Ethical & Fair-Trade Shopping in Paris

There is an increasing movement in France to support eco-minded commerce, with consumers demanding a certain ethical engagement from the businesses they support. Shops promoting fair trade are on the rise in cities across France, and Paris is no
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March Events in Paris: Omnivore Festival, Half Marathon, Tutankhamun, Drake & More

March sees Paris come back to life, with terraces slowly filling with sun-seeking Parisians and pedestrians lingering in the streets a little longer to enjoy a blue sky. The added energy that spring brings will come in handy if you're trying to
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Gluten-Free in Paris Part 2: The Best GF Lunch Spots

In this installment of our Best of Gluten-Free in Paris series, we round up our favorite spots to enjoy a gluten-free lunch among friends. Cozy and welcoming, the following restaurants will make you want to linger a little longer, and maybe even
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Refettorio Paris: Feeding the Needy With Fine Dining

If you want to get into Refettorio Paris, an exclusive restaurant in the crypt of the Madeleine church, your best bet is by signing up to do the dishes. While the star-studded list of guest chefs—including acclaimed restaurateurs Alain Ducasse,
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How to Have a Natural Birth in Paris

Your inner universe shifts forever when you find out you’re pregnant. It is a powerful event, a spiritual quickening. So enjoy it, bathe in that avalanche of novel feelings. And resist letting your reveries be ruined by thoughts of
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The Best Restaurants on Paris’ Rue du Cherche-Midi

Connoisseurs have known the rue du Cherche-Midi for the country bread and butter cookies baked in wood-burning ovens at Poilâne bakery since the 1930s and Le Cherche-Midi, one of the city’s best Italian restaurants since 1978. Tried and true,
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5 Cozy French Podcasts to Listen to This Winter

It’s been a while since the sun has shined on the streets of the City of Light. When it gets this cold, Parisians master the art of staying in and cozying up with a good book or podcast. From drama to true crime and pop culture, here are a few