Category Archives: insolite

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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"Take Me (I’m Yours)" exhibition

Go see an exhibition, take a piece of it home. That’s pretty much the concept of “Take Me (I’m Yours)” currently showing at the Monnaie de Paris, France’s national mint. Visitors are invited to touch, move around, swap and pocket … Continue reading

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New hidden bar Lavomatic: laundry and a lager

Probably not a lager, actually, as this new bar – only accessible through the back of a laundrette – is a cocktail bar. How about a white russian with your whites?

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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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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 Ressourcerie – Rubbish, but not really.

A whole load of junk has just arrived in the trendy Sentier arrondissement.  La Ressourcerie is a ‘recovery centre’, where you can not only recycle your bottles and boxes, but also old clothes, furniture, unwanted Christmas presents etc. And, right … Continue reading

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Talent Focus: Victor’s History of the Chanson Française

This is the first time that I’ve interviewed anyone for my blog. But after hearing Victor perform some of his amazing 13-part history of La Chanson Française – written in alexandrines and punctuated by anecdotal musical illustrations – I wanted … Continue reading

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