This Paris Life

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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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Since June 2, terraces have been reopening in the capital after two months of lockdown, much to the delight of Parisians.  To fully take advantage of this welcome change, here are some of our favorite terraces that offer the best views of Paris in all her glory.     Girafe Nestled in the heart of […]

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After two months of quarantine, and with summer finally here, the desire to go out and about in the capital is at an all-time high.  If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to explore some of Paris’s most iconic neighborhoods, sites, and parks and gardens, all while learning a bit of history along […]

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Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo intends to take advantage of the environmental benefits of quarantine to push eco-friendly government policies. Her main objective, according to the foreign press, is to encourage as much bicycle usage as possible.   It must be admitted that at least one positive has come out of quarantine: “it has lowered […]

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If we can’t visit museums, why not take advantage of the opportunity to (re)discover Paris art galleries that have reopened their doors?  From art to design and photography, AD magazine has narrowed down 10 temporary gallery exhibits that are worth a visit in the capital.   Foule sentimentale This exhibit devoted to crowds, the world, […]

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