Category Archives: Random

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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The AntiCafé

Pay for time. Eat and drink for free. That’s pretty much how it works at AntiCafé in Paris. You pay depending on how much time you spend in the café, and FOOD AND DRINK IS FREE. Yes. And UNLIMITED. Claire … Continue reading

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A Smell to Remember

Your personal perfume from Paris By Nico Paix at Flickr It’s Mothers’ Day in France today, and here’s an idea that will get you maximum mummy points. The ‘Studio des parfums’ in Paris’ Marais quarter offers perfume workshops where, for 75 euros … 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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A Sh*tty Saturday

The underground scene in Paris. Want to know what the *best* thing to do on a hot Saturday afternoon in Paris? Take a trip down the sewers, that’s what. And that’s exactly what I found myself doing the other weekend… … Continue reading

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Tasting the Radio

Someone’s listening… Close your eyes and picture this: There is a small concert hall.There are around 100 people.They are sitting on beanbags, spilling over the stage, sitting on the steps, lying behind the bar, lying on the bar…the room is bursting … Continue reading

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