Not long ago, Pigalle, Paris’ former red-light district had a naughty reputation. Fast forward to 2021, this lively area located at the base of Montmartre has reinvented itself as one of the city’s trendiest quartiers. Here’s a brief guide to this re-vamped quartier in the city of lights …read more

Lots of restaurants and cafes close in August, which can make it tricky to find somewhere to eat and drink if you’re visiting the city, or one of the few locals (i.e. me) to remain. I’ve made it my mission to hunt down some of the best restaurants and cafés that will be open this… …read more

Wondering what to do for a first date in Paris? From tranquil afternoons on the lake, to pétanque, trivia nights, and sparkling city views, here are some of our best first date ideas in Paris. …read more

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 more than a passing trend thanks to a steady stream of inventive restaurants, contemporary cafés,… …read more

Montmartre and Pigalle may be the home of many scenic spots and a wide range of cafés perfect for a quick lunch or coffee break, but the area is not known as a fine dining destination. Locals however, notably SoPi dwellers and habitués of nearby rue des Martyrs, know the best addresses for hidden neighborhood… …read more

Festival d’Île de France, Festival d’Automne, Fête de l’Humanité, Paris Techno Parade and Jazz at La Villette. BOTTLE music/drink series at L’Entree des Artistes. PARK(ing) day and la Journée sans Voitures. 2-for-1 restaurant menus via Tous au Restaurant and Street Food Temple #2. …read more

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Paris’ best playground is at the base of Montmartre, in the once red-light district turned bohemian paradise with no end of bars, boutique hotels, and late-night neo-bistrots. This year Pigalle welcomes the addition of the Grande Pigalle Hotel and L’Entree des Artistes on rue Victor Masse. …read more

Paris exudes and encourages love. This year, the theme of amour is explored in the new anthology, That’s Paris, a lovely collection of short stories. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’ll visit some of the city’s most romantic locations through a selection of the works from the book. …read more

Located in the shop-lined streets south of Pigalle, Sept Cinq offers concept shopping along with a cozy café setting. Taking its name, “Seven Five”, from the same postal code that sources its stock, this innovative boutique features locally made jewelry, handbags, and other accessories. …read more

While both North and South have plenty to offer, it’s SoPi that’s become the latest neighborhood to watch. SoPi is packed with plenty of destination restaurants, food shops, cafes and enough to make an itinerary that runs from morning until nighttime. …read more

Literary woman about town Sara Rahman has the scoop on Paris’ newest and hippest artsy event: The Book Club, occurring monthly at trendy SOPI wine bar, Le Carmen. The next gathering takes place tomorrow, so here’s everything you need to know. -Geneviève Dress code: book required, clothing optional (not really, please don’t do that). The… …read more

Gerard Laurent, Pariscool.com I have that electric feeling that can only mean one of two things: either I’ve put my finger in a socket, or I am headed back to Paris. Luckily for me, it’s the latter. After seven months in North America, I am returning to my other home—a painfully beautiful, limestone-y, cigarette-loving, scarf-wearing,… …read more