Paris

4 Books You Must Read Before Visiting Paris

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Do you love Paris? Admit it, you know you do! I could pull the old cliche on you, but I won’t. You already know it’s always a good idea to go to Paris, don’t you? Picture yourself strolling along the Seine while biting into a flaky croissant, exuding the glorious taste of full fat butter. If you hadn’t planned on visiting Paris any time soon, one of these b[...]

10 Instagrammers Who Will Make You Want To Go To France

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Boy was it hard to pick just 10 out of the many great Instagrammers in France. When I started to search Instagram for the most inspiring French accounts I could find, I immediately got lost in lavender fields, tiny seaside towns, towering peaks, and, of course, shots of Paris from every angle. When I finally emerged from Instagram again, it was two days late[...]

10 Things to do in Paris on a Budget

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When you visit Paris for the first time you will probably want to tick off all the mainstream attractions, but what if you happened to be in Paris for the third or fourth time and wanted to keep a low budget? Not only can you experience the city at its best without spending a fortune, but sticking to a budget also makes you explore some hidden gems in less c[...]

Celebrating 'Le 14 Juillet' in Paris

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Happy Bastille Day! Wait - what? Bastille Day is one of the most celebrated days in France and is also called le quatorze juillet, the 14th of July. The day does commemorate the storming of the Bastille on that day in 1789, but has evolved into La fête nationale, The French National Day. So what do the French do on their national day? Do they wear their n[...]

How to survive the night bus from Paris to London

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When traveling between Paris and London on a budget, taking the bus will be your wallet’s saving grace. The trip takes 9-10 hours each way, so going overnight saves you some precious exploring time in each city. I figured it would also save me money, as I could sleep on the bus rather than having to pay for a hostel. Sleeping, that is, in theory. There are [...]

11 Great Bars in Paris

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Just arrived in Paris and about to go for your first drink? Don’t follow the misled backpacker masses that systematically cram together inside the overcrowded hangouts of the Grands Boulevards! Instead, here’s an insider’s subjective guide on where to grab a nice drink in Paris, from fancy cocktail bars to relaxed local watering holes – and including a fe[...]

The Travelettes Guide to getting the best out of Paris

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I came to Paris for the first time as a child. It was love at first sight. It was impossible not to fall for that sheer beauty that emanates from every brick this city was built on. I kept on coming back each summer for four years in a row, until finally I was old enough to pack up my life in Colombia and move it all the way to the French capitol. Since the[...]

Paris on a budget

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I like to believe that money should not determine whether or not you get to travel, I even enjoy making it a challenge to travel places on small budget and so I also turned down the financial help offered by my parents when I told them that I was going to Paris. As a student, my travel budget is tiny but as long as a few precautions are taken it can be done.[...]

A weekend in Paris

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I have found a new direct path to happiness. It's called: Paris. When back home not even friends, chocolates or retail therapy can't do the trick anymore, it's best to get out for a couple of days and visit a place that is full of charming people, gorgeous architecture, delectable wine and food and countless little shops that make your heart swell with awe. [...]

World changing street art

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A couple years ago, I was walking along the Seine in Paris, and noticed that a bridge and the stonewalls by the riverbank were covered by huge eyes in black and white. I found it fascinating, but I unfortunately forgot about it. Big mistake, since the artist behind it is one of the most inspiring street artists of our time. Yes, I've heard about Banksy, but [...]