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Hipster Hotspots around Faidherbe Chaligny, Paris

I like in a hive of hipsters down the road from Bastille, on the border of Paris’ 11th and 12 arrondissements. Here’s where they go, and where I go sometimes too when I can be dragged out of my pyjamas … Continue reading

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Arts & Culture festival in Paris: Onze Bouge

It’s festival time again in Paris! The sun seems to bring out the culture vultures in Paris. So let’s all go along to the “Festival Onze Bouge” in the 11th arrondissement from 6-13 June to flap our artistic wings and snap up … Continue reading

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Secret Speakeasy Bar in Paris

The restaurant Da Vito is a real Italian restaurant. But it’s also the facade for the secret speakeasy bar Moonshiner, accessible only via the big wooden refrigerator doors at the back of the restaurant….Walk through the cold storage room, down … Continue reading

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Eat for Free in Paris

Free Food in Paris. No catch* The title pretty much says it all. There are a few bars in Paris where you can get get free food after ordering a drink. And no, before you say it, the drinks are … Continue reading

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The Pillow Project

Freejazz dance in Paris  Definition: “There is no universally accepted definition of freejazz.” Isn’t it just jazz you don’t have to pay for…? Nope. Freejazz (or free jazz) grew up in the Fifties and Sixties, with an emphasis on improvisation, … Continue reading

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Flamming!

( = French Slamming ) * No, I’m not talking about slagging off the French, which we seem to consider a rosbif art form. I’m talking about Paris’ “Slam au Downtown“, a poetry night very similar to Spoken Word up the road. … Continue reading

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The Literary Scene in Paris – Post N°3

Unstrung Letters One of the newer kids on the literary block in Paris, Unstrung Letters is a great idea. Here’s their blurb from the Facebook page: “Unstrung Letters is an informal lecture series. It’s critical (some one presents an opinion, … Continue reading

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