Category Archives: child-friendly

Origami workshops in Paris!

This blog is about discovering some of Paris’ hidden gems. Today, I’m sharing a recent discovery – a shop and atelier entirely devoted to beautiful hand-made paper creations. I took part in one of their workshops, and here’s what I … Continue reading

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Panto in Paris: “Jack and the Magic THANG”

A quick post to say how excited I am about this Thursday’s pantomime “Jack and the Magic THANG”, involving several close friends as directors and designers, and performed by students. It’s a modern take on the traditional fairytale, and will … Continue reading

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Fête du vélo (Bicycle Party) 4/5 June

With Mayor Anne Hidalgo pushing to reduce pollution and pedestrianize central Paris as much as possible, the city’s cyclists are rubbing their hands together and stretching their calves in preparation for a bicycle take-over… Join the  revélotion© and celebrate the annual … 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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Hot air ballooning in Paris

She’s not all hot air… Seeing Paris from the sky. You might have seen the “Ballon air de Paris” floating above the Parc André Citroen in the 15th arrondissement, but you probably haven’t. Parisians know it, most tourists dont, as … Continue reading

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And they’re OFF: Horse racing in Paris

Sunday is a slow day in Paris. The cinema, antiques fairs and food markets are open, but not much else. Having already stuffed my little flat full of obscure second-hand treasures, I’ve had to self-impose a ban on markets, and … Continue reading

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