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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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Paris Urbanism: Updates

Today we’re looking at the future of Paris. What will the city look like in a few years, or even in a couple of months’ time? Here’s a selection of some of the Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s projects that have been … Continue reading

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Summer Festivals in Paris

Melt your ears, not your ice-cream Ouch! There are so many festivals going on in and around Paris this year that you risk a burn-out. So here’s a quick refreshing dip into what’s on this summer…Paris Jazz Festival: on now … 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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The Little Theatre of Happiness

Drama on the Stairs   This may be the smallest theatre you’ve ever been to. And most probably the cutest.   Au petit théâtre du Bonheur sits on a staircase leading up towards the Sacre Coeur in Paris’ 18th … Continue reading

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Paris Lit Up

New on the Paris Literary Scene Paris knows how to seduce the writer. She has played host and inspiration to some of the most famous minds to date. We’re not just talking French, either. Paris attracts writers like a moth to … Continue reading

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Fawk off, Guy

 La Fête des Vendanges, Paris anthrovik They don’t do Guy Fawks’ Night in France. They don’t really even get what it is… and explaining that we like to set fire to giant straw dolls dressed up as Catholic rebels only confirms the … Continue reading

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