Category Archives: Paris secrets

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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Alphabet Resto Challenge: E !

Last night we ticked off E as part of our alphabet restaurant challenge by discovering Ethiopian cooking! Big success…

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New Theatre and Arts collective in Paris: Fourplay

Friends and fellow Paris-based creative types Chris Newens and Alice Brace have launched a new arts collective called Fourplay. Here’s what it’s all about…

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In defence of the French spirit: the clandestine bar ‘Syndicat’

*updated Editor’s note: now with tables outside – more practical, less secret* Walking down my road last week, I notice, for the second time, a very conspicuous  bouncer standing outside an old shop front with posters plastered over the doors and … 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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The Butte Bergeyre – a hidden village in Paris

(photo by Kenny Louie)  Looking for something a bit different to do on a crisp autumnal day when the sun is out and leaves are falling? Explore the area around the Buttes Chaumont park! More specifically, the beautiful “micro-quarter” Butte Bergeyre … 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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