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Brunch is the new dinner!   Looking for places to have an excellent brunch at once confinement is lifted? In Paris, there is no shortage of addresses. Want to make your taste buds travel? Head to Sir Winston for its British-Indian menu. If Italy is calling you, head on over to the Biglove Caffé! There […]

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19th century Haussmannian Paris coexists more and more closely with an architecture that is sometimes confusing, sometimes impressive but always brilliant. Here is a list of the main modern and contemporary buildings in the capital.   The Louvre pyramid Let’s start with a classic: enthroned in the courtyard of the Louvre Palace, the pyramid inaugurated […]

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Whether you’re having it for breakfast or as a snack, hot chocolate is the best drink to warm up you during these cold winter days. Below is a list of the best addresses in Paris to get hot chocolate from.   Cyril Lignac’s Chocolate Factory https://www.instagram.com/p/B8QPmY0Itmg/?utm_source=ig_embed The pastry chef that works at La Chocolaterie Cyril […]

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Are you looking for some beautiful towns and villages to go discover once confinement is lifted? These villages south of Paris are absolutely charming! Here is a brief overview of the most beautiful villages and towns to visit that are both steeped in history and just a few kilometers from the capital.   Provins: memory […]

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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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