Paris

There are few cities in the world where it’s easier to find yourself following a long treadmill of tourist traps than Paris. No wonder then the French capital fails some travellers’ expectations. However with our series of insider posts on the City of Light we reveal the local secrets and genuine charm of this mighty metropolis that goes way beyond The Moulin Rouge.

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Flan, tarte Monge, pain au chocolat… or just a bloody brilliant croissant! Paris resident Jana Markova runs down five of the very best boulangeries in the capital, and their signature treat. One can’t imagine Paris without its particular tiny bakeries that are literally found on every single street corner. In…

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Legendary pop blogger Vanessa Grall of MessyNessyChic teaches us how to become a member of the new Lost Generation in Paris, with €500 to burn on a Skrill Prepaid Mastercard. See what she gets up to below… We’re not going to start this guide off at a predictable Parisian sidewalk café.…

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If you're tired of Paris's famous but overcrowded avenues, Le Marais – one of the only districts not redesigned by Haussmann under Napoleon - might be just the place for you. Full of pre-revolutionary buildings and tight alleys...

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Whilst taking a stroll in the French capital, the Editor stumbles upon the resting ground of some of France’s best artists. Apart from its weathered beauty, le Cimietiere de Montmartre proves a fine place for reflection… Cemeteries and tourism don’t go together quite like hand and glove, but in Paris…

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Barons and Bonaparte, gastro-bistros and Velib bikes, have all left their mark on the French capital and its characteristic twenty arrondissements. Sophie Massie lifts the shroud off the City of Light. For hundreds of years Paris reigned as the world’s undisputed capital of literature, culture and cuisine. In more recent…