Category Archives: what Parisians do

Hipster Hotspots around Faidherbe Chaligny, Paris

I like in a hive of hipsters down the road from Bastille, on the border of Paris’ 11th and 12 arrondissements. Here’s where they go, and where I go sometimes too when I can be dragged out of my pyjamas … Continue reading

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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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10h10: Co-working, cake and canapés

  The co-working café craze doesn’t look like it’s running out of steam. I was invited to check out a relatively new one in the Sentier district, “10h10“. Two doors down from one of my first jobs in Paris, as … 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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Vertical gardens, small stables and honeyed beer

Sound like I’ve been down the rabbit hole with Alice? Not at all! In fact, I’m leading you up a garden wall to a bar on the hip-to-the-bo-bo rue des Petites-Ecuries (Small Stables) in Paris’ tenth arrondissement… So to avoid … 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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Le 104 (CentQuatre) – cultural and urban art space in Paris

(photo by dalbera) You’ll find the cultural centre “le 104” (CentQuatre) in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, an area which is being increasingly gentrified following considerable government investment. The centre was opened in 2008 on the site of a former undertakers…Don’t worry, the architects chose … Continue reading

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