How to play pétanque: The rules of boules

How to play pétanque: The rules of boules

If you’ve yet to experience the joys of playing French ‘boules’ (or as the French call it, pétanque), then we suggest you get yourself some balls straight away. Oh yes, and learn the rules of the game. We promise it’s super easy. So easy that even after a few glasses...

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How to shop like a local Parisian

How to shop like a local Parisian

Paris is synonymous with haute-couture, straight-off-the-runway gowns, and pieces of clothing many of us think we can’t afford. Case in point: take a stroll along the Champs-Élyssés or on the luxurious St-Germain-des-Près district, and you will come across expensive and luxurious fashion labels such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and the...

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The newest and trendiest vegetarian restaurants in Paris

The newest and trendiest vegetarian restaurants in Paris

Eating vegetarian can be quite a pleasant experience in Paris despite all the fois gras, steak and frites, and magret de canard (duck breast) this city is known for. Indeed, Paris boasts a wide range of vegetarian, organic, and even gluten-free cuisine. If you’re looking for good meal sans meat,...

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The last umbrella fixer of Paris

The last umbrella fixer of Paris

Nestled along lush, colourful Passage de l’Ancre, one of Paris’ most adorable hidden streets, Therry Millet runs his tiny boutique. “Pep’s” it says on the front door, an opened yellow umbrella hanging from the door as the shop’s signature. Thierry is the last of his kind in Europe: the last...

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The best hotels and hostels in Paris

The best hotels and hostels in Paris

No matter what you’re looking for when it comes to finding a place to stay in Paris, rest assured you’ll have plenty of options. So many options in fact that picking the one that’s right for you can seem like a near-impossible task. If you’re looking for some ideas on...

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5 best neo-bistrots in Paris

5 best neo-bistrots in Paris

Neo-bistrots are part of a new culinary trend in Paris, launched by young-handsome-tattooed-bearded-hipster chefs, who are trying to reinvent the French classic in a more contemporary and less conservative way. Using fresh and seasonal sourced ingredients, creating interesting combination of flavours, and bringing up to date forgotten ancient vegetables or...

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How to have a perfect day in Le Marais

How to have a perfect day in Le Marais

Okay, so it’s really not too hard to have a perfect day in Paris. The food! The wine! The museums! The culture! But with so much to take in (and to eat and drink), it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to cram it all into a visit....

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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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Top 5 Places to Stay Cosy in Paris

Top 5 Places to Stay Cosy in Paris

If you’re in Europe, North America, or anywhere else that is suffering from extreme cold right now, we feel for you. With plenty of destinations across the globe, many of us are battling through it too, and desperately clinging onto the thought that spring is just around the corner… hopefully!...

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