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Fête du vélo (Bicycle Party) 4/5 June

With Mayor Anne Hidalgo pushing to reduce pollution and pedestrianize central Paris as much as possible, the city’s cyclists are rubbing their hands together and stretching their calves in preparation for a bicycle take-over… Join the  revélotion© and celebrate the annual … Continue reading

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"Take Me (I’m Yours)" exhibition

Go see an exhibition, take a piece of it home. That’s pretty much the concept of “Take Me (I’m Yours)” currently showing at the Monnaie de Paris, France’s national mint. Visitors are invited to touch, move around, swap and pocket … 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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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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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 Good Argument

Debates at the Sorbonne How do you fancy going back to university to listen to people arguing all day? No? Ok, let me put it another way… What about a series of debates on contemporary philosophical topics, held in one of … 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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