Sad news for lovers of Old Paris: the rectangular cardboard tickets that have been used on the Métro since it opened in 1900 are set to go the way of the city’s travelling knife grinders, into the history books. If you’ve visited Paris numerous times in your life, chances are you’ve come across tickets fluttering […]

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Sure, you’d prefer to go Christmas shopping in Paris … … but failing a festive trip to the City of Light, it’s easier than ever to shop online for perfectly Parisian gifts. There’s something for all your favourite Francophiles, from a young nephew to great-aunt, and everyone in between (including, of course, yourself!). A Miniature […]

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Paris is a place that seems to lend itself perfectly to intellectual pursuits: long meanderings through museums; leafing through classic tomes while lazing in leafy, classic parks; pondering deep and meaningful thoughts as you wander the streets; penning your first novel in a Moleskine notebook (or at least scribbling an existentially anguished diary) over multiple […]

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Short of moving to the City of Light (le sigh), there’s no better way to experience life à la parisienne than living in an apartment for a week or more. You can shop at the local farmers’ market, basket in hand, channelling your inner Julia Child; you can wake up and sit dreamily by the […]

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