Category Archives: off the beaten track

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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Culture on the rails – La Halle Pajol

The 18th arrondissement in Paris is so much more than the Sacré Coeur! From the arty 104 to the delicious Marché Olive, the Town Hall has been investing money in previously run-down areas and encouraging the creation of vibrant cultural … 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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La Cartoucherie de Vincennes

The Cartoucherie de Vincennes is a collection of 7 theatres, all located in and around an old ammunition factory in the Bois de Vincennes. Surrounded by trees, you walk under the old factory sign and enter a large cobbled courtyard … Continue reading

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Greet and Meet – Discover Paris for free with a local

Have you heard of the Global Greeter network? Basically, it’s an international association of Greeter programs around the world. What is a Greeter? Someone who shows tourists around their home town or city for free. Not interested in guided tours? … Continue reading

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