This Paris Life

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You know the one in New York that’s 93 meters tall (about 300 feet), but did you know that there are 6 replicas of the Statue of Liberty to be found in Paris proper?  In celebration of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we’ve decided to detail the history and location of all 6 of these statues […]

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At the heart of the capital lies Rue de Rivoli, a commercial street known by all. But did you know that this street is also steeped in history? Here are some fun facts about this beautiful Parisian artery.   It got its name from a battle won by Napoleon Bonaparte over the Austrians at Rivoli […]

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Paris is gradually reconstructing its cultural life, frozen by the coronavirus during the lockdown. Although museums are now open, many Parisians and tourists alike are discovering (or rediscovering) the cultural offerings to be had right on the city’s streets through street art. The streets of Paris are like one huge, open-air museum of street art […]

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From Cyril Lignac’s tarte au citron, to Sadaharu Aoki’s matcha-based sweets and Jacques Genin’s Paris-Brest, AD has toured Paris’ best pastry shops and tested some of their signature creations, just for you.   La Pâtisserie des Martyrs de Sébastien Gaudard From the chocolate and vanille religieuse, to the caramelized choux, and the mini strawberry tarts… […]

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The city of Paris boasts just about 500 places, or squares, throughout its mazes of streets, avenues, and boulevards.  Unlike the historic place de la Concorde, place de l’Étoile, place de la Bastille, or place de la République, however, these smaller, more unknown squares, are the perfect spot to relax under the shade of a […]

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The Paris metro celebrated its 120th birthday on July 19th.  Take a look back at the history and development of this symbol of the capital.   On July 19th, 1900, the very first line of the Paris metro was inaugurated, with great pomp and circumstance, just in time for the World’s Fair.  The appropriately named […]

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We’re all guilty of walking around the capital with our head somewhere else from time to time, getting from point A to point B without bothering to look around.  Without even realizing it, the distracted and negligent Parisians that we are have overlooked a good number of bizarre relics stashed all over the city, each […]

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Victor Hugo, Balzac, Le Corbusier… All of these celebrated French creatives have taken up residence in Paris or its suburbs at some point in their lives.  Their homes are all open to the public, and definitely deserve a visit.   Victor Hugo’s house Considered one of the most famous Parisian artist houses, Victor Hugo’s residence […]

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Paris is full of fascinating places to explore, from theaters, gardens, and traditional restaurants, to hidden passages and old pastry shops.  The team at ParisZigZag has selected some of their favorite haunts for you, ten places where you can feel like a real Parisian.   Escape with a book in the jardin de Luxembourg   […]

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As Paris continues to reopen after quarantine, it’s time to stroll through some of Paris’ most gorgeous and unique alleyways, cul-de-sacs, and villas.  Read on for Vanity Fair’s top 8.   La Villa Léandre, Paris 18th The very discreet Villa Léandre is a calming hidden gem nestled in the heart of the 18th arrondissement.  With […]

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