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PLU n.6 Submissions open

Do you write poetry, prose, articles, interviews? Are you into creating works of art, taking interesting photographs, drawing cartoons? Paris Lit Up is looking for excellent, exciting work to put into the sixth edition of its art & literature magazine. … Continue reading

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Boating on the Canal de l’Ourcq

Despite the fact that the Seine and the canals in Paris are (99% of the time) look-but-don’t-touch, even a little bit of sunshine leads to a mass encampment anywhere located by the water. Now you can get even closer by … Continue reading

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Freak out at the Manoir de Paris

Halloween. The French suck at it. Except…  …in one building in Paris’ tenth arrondissement, where they’re really very good. Think: scary costumes, a lot of shrieking and a bloody pastry chef, all contained within in a really old haunted building. … Continue reading

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La Recyclerie – cultural space on Paris’ old railway

Not to be confused with last month’s post, La Recyclerie is the current ‘place to be seen’ if you’re in Paris’ trendy crowd, but does the hipster hype make it worth a visit? I dragged two friends along – one willing, one … Continue reading

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Le 104 (CentQuatre) – cultural and urban art space in Paris

(photo by dalbera) You’ll find the cultural centre “le 104” (CentQuatre) in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, an area which is being increasingly gentrified following considerable government investment. The centre was opened in 2008 on the site of a former undertakers…Don’t worry, the architects chose … Continue reading

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Paris’ Planted Promenade

Walking the Green Belt A nice idea of something to do if you’ve got no money and the sky is blue… Get some fresh air. Look up. In 1969 the decision was made to stop using the Paris-Vincennes railway line, … Continue reading

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Tatts Out Paris

It’s the event you’ve all been waiting for…  The “Mondial de Tatouage” (World Tattoo Convention) is back after 13 years of retirement, and is taking place over three days at the excellent 104 arts space in Paris’ 19th arrondissement. From … Continue reading

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