The best classic bistros in Paris

The best classic bistros in Paris

A popular legend claims that the world bistro (or bistrot) comes from the Russian word bistro (быстро), introduced by Russian soldiers during the occupation of Paris in 1814, following the Napoleonic wars. The story goes that the soldiers would use the word to instruct Parisian café owners to serve them their drinks...

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The best jazz clubs in Paris

The best jazz clubs in Paris

You may have heard that Paris was the capital of jazz in Europe in the ’60s. Many jazz clubs also opened up in the ’80s in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area, and today there has been resurgence in the popularity of the musical style, as well as attendance at these shows. If you’re...

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The 5 best cafés in Paris

The 5 best cafés in Paris

Nothing screams Paris like sitting on the outdoor patio of a café, sipping on a coffee and smoking a cigarette. While we don’t recommend taking up the habit of smoking, we do recommend drinking as much coffee as you can! Paris certainly doesn’t lack in the café department (or pastry...

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The 5 best parks and gardens in Paris

The 5 best parks and gardens in Paris

Gardens are enchanting. They’re a great place for brisk morning walks, late-night strolls on a romantic date, a picnic with your family, or to merely relax and watch the world go by. No surprise, Paris boasts some of the most beautiful gardens we’ve come across, with these ones calling dibs...

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10 best wine bars & restaurants in Paris

10 best wine bars & restaurants in Paris

Paris is probably the place you think of when you imagine yourself sipping on a glass of wine on a terrace — and we agree! While you’ll probably be able to find a decent wine anywhere you go, sometimes atmosphere is what matters most. You want to enjoy your wine...

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The 5 best markets in Paris

The 5 best markets in Paris

After just a few hours of gallivanting across Paris, you’ll quickly realise that markets are part of the quintessential Parisian experience. Markets aren’t just for tourists — locals frequent markets as they are often the best places to get fresh produce and specialty or rare ingredients. With so many markets to choose...

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The best craft beer bars in Paris

The best craft beer bars in Paris

If you’re a beer lover who happens to be visiting Paris, well, you’re in luck — the city boasts a variety of bars that offer craft beers and microbrews that’ll excite even the biggest beer snobs! Choosing which bars to visit can be a little tricky because of the sheer number of them...

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5 of the best speakeasy bars in Paris

5 of the best speakeasy bars in Paris

Speakeasies popped up in the United States during the Prohibition era of the 1920s and 30s; there were several attempts to shut down these outlawed establishments, but to no avail they continued to operate. Known for their unique atmosphere that attracted a certain kind of crowd, these bars came to...

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6 awesome microbreweries in Paris

6 awesome microbreweries in Paris

In the late 19th century, Paris had over 60 breweries producing good-quality beer. However, industrialisation, the concentration of production, and the homogenisation of taste has lead to almost all of these breweries closing down — leaving Parisian (and French) beer in a state of sad despair. Up until recently, the only...

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Photo of the week: Paris, je t’aime!

Photo of the week: Paris, je t’aime!

February was the month of love and we celebrated the heart-eyes we have for cities around the world in the Local Mission. Whether you reignited an old flame for your hometown or developed a new crush, we loved discovering what you love most about cities. From its food to its...

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