Our tips and secrets to decrypt Paris and the Parisians. Our recommendations on what to do in Paris and things to know about the Parisians.

Is it true what they say about Paris ?

Is it true what they say about Paris ?

  1. Do french people really eat snails, frogs and pigs feet ? Yes, and Yes! They also eat cow’s brains, pig’s cheek, tripe and all sorts of weird and wonderful things. Whilst these ‘delicacies’ are somewhat of an acquired…
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Paris Neighborhoods – Left Bank

Paris Neighborhoods – Left Bank

  The Left Bank, on the south side of the River Seine, is lively and a lot of fun to explore. Let us guide you through these neighborhoods and some of the best parts of the city of lights. Le Quartier Latin…
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Paris Neighborhoods – Right Bank

Paris Neighborhoods – Right Bank

  What Parisians call the right bank (river Seine flows east to west) is the north side of Paris and this is where you can explore the following neighborhoods. Montorgueil The Montorgueil quarter is spread across the 1st and the 2nd arrondissements…
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Street food, a new trend in Paris

Street food, a new trend in Paris

  “Street Food” is one of the most noticeable culinary trends to hit Paris in the past few years. Farewell MacDonald’s, Quick, Burger King and other mass-produced sandwich shops! It is absolutely no longer possible to resign oneself to patronize…
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Market streets of Paris

Market streets of Paris

  Paris has preserved some of the more attractive and picturesque streets, which generally form a small perimeter of high-end food merchants and quaint open-air market stalls. These streets are often called “rue marchés,” or “market streets.” Usually paved with…
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Visiting Museums and Monuments

Visiting Museums and Monuments

  Getting to see everything you want to see in Paris can be an expensive and time-consuming business. Here are a few things to know for beating the crowds, and paying less. Paris Museum Pass If you buy a Paris Museum Pass…
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Biking in Paris

Biking in Paris

  Biking in Paris may appear daunting; we have all seen the heavy traffic, you may already know about the confusing ‘priorité à droite’ (those coming from the right have priority, often when you least expect it), and there are…
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Top 10 things to do in the Paris region for children

Top 10 things to do in the Paris region for children

  If you have had a few days of sightseeing as a family, why not dedicate a whole day to the kids? Here are our top picks. (If you want tips on what to do with your children in Paris, rather than a day…
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Top 10 things to do in Paris with children

Top 10 things to do in Paris with children

  In general children love Paris. You may need to plan your trip differently compared to a romantic get away, or a gastronomy tour, but you can still see a lot and have fun. Here are some tips on how you and your…
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Avoiding scams

Avoiding scams

  Generally speaking, Paris is a safe place to visit. However, there are a few common scams that could potentially tarnish your lovely experience in this city. Let’s look at some of the most common scams, so you can learn…
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Butte-aux-Cailles to Quartier des Peupliers

Butte-aux-Cailles to Quartier des Peupliers

  Our walk starts at Métro Place d’Italie (Lines 5, 6 and 7) which is quite a busy place and has very little to do with the lovely village-like neighborhood known as “La Butte-aux-Cailles” that you are about to discover.…
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Covered passageways around the Grands Boulevards

Covered passageways around the Grands Boulevards

  Before we start the walk, we’d like to give you a little history on the covered passageways of Paris. History of Paris’ covered passageways In Paris the 17th century saw the beginning of covered passageways lined with shops with the real…
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