Category Archives: urban

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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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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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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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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Spray Paint Paris

Want to deface Paris? Underground Paris organise bike and walking tours around the city focusing on street and urban art. They also do workshops – which is what particularly caught my eye – where you can learn to stencil or paint your … Continue reading

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