Category Archives: tourist

"Do you speak Touriste?" A guide for Parisians about tourists!

The preconception that Parisians are not the most friendly bunch when it comes to tourists is clearly not 100% correct, but that’s a cliché for you. There is, however, an element of truth in there… and the Town Hall wants … 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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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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Under One Roof

The Pompidou Centre and the BPI If you live in Paris you may well have heard the word “Beaubourg” from the mouths of stressed-out students. They mean the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information. Even if you don’t live here, the probability is that you’ve heard … Continue reading

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I wish I were a Swede

L’Institut Suédois in Paris… Fika! Whenever I go to the Marais, I never manage to do what I went there for.  Instead, I discover the museum that I tried to get to last time, but never did. Or I stumble across … Continue reading

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Le Clos Montmartre

Paris Vines  “List some French wine-making regions” “The Loire. Rhone. Bordeaux. Burgundy. Alsace. Jura. Paris.” “…Paris?” DID YOU KNOW? …That Paris has her very own vineyard, perched high on the slopes of Montmartre, the area known by tourists thanks … Continue reading

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Hot air ballooning in Paris

She’s not all hot air… Seeing Paris from the sky. You might have seen the “Ballon air de Paris” floating above the Parc André Citroen in the 15th arrondissement, but you probably haven’t. Parisians know it, most tourists dont, as … Continue reading

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