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Paris secrets: the terrace at l'Hotel de l'Abbaye

Paris Secrets: The Best Terraces on the Left Bank

We at the Girls’ Guide to Paris have been feverishly contriving our list of the city’s best summer terraces. Don’t miss out….

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Paris Restaurants: Clandestino

When Marcelo Julio and the chef Masayuki Shibuya cheekily set up camp in an abandoned Korean food joint last July, recycling suddenly took a very tasty turn. Masayuki’s modern take on French cuisine peppered […]

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Cafés in Paris: working away at a Paris café

Wi-Fi Cafés in Paris: Rive Gauche

Since their advent on the European continent during the 17th century, coffee shops have fueled ideas, philosophies and the exchange of information. It was, in fact, at the café de Foy on the rue de Richelieu that Camille Desmoulins galvanized his compatriots on the brink of revolution with the famous “Aux armes, citoyens!” While most cafés in Paris today have lost […]

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Paris restaurants: exterior of le Coq Rico

Paris Restaurants: Le Coq Rico

Antoine Westermann’s Alsatian roots shine in all their glory at his new bistro-rotisserie, which gasconades the barnyard (or basse-cour) in a simple yet elegantly Parisian fashion. Bashfully located in the quaint […]

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Nightlife in Paris: le Sancerre

Nightlife in Paris: A Trendy Night in the Haut Marais

It’s virtually impossible to picture the humble beginnings of the überhip Haut Marais as one of the most undesirable neighborhoods in Paris. The product of several decades of gentrification, this former swamp has since been polished into the swank stomping ground of the city’s hauts sophistiqués. At any given time, these young, stylish professionals decorate the popular locales […]

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Nightlife in Paris: le Ballroom du Beef Club

Nightlife in Paris: The Hip Side of les Halles

Contrary to common belief, the neighborhoods that converge at les Halles hardly resemble the dodgy wastelands of times past. Over the past decade or two, the most central areas of the 1st and 2nd Arrondissements have consistently lured fresh bars and clubs like bees to honey. While the press has drowned the newcomers in attention, some of the local staples of nightlife in Paris […]

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Unique Parisian Boutiques

Spending all your money at Dior or YSL in Paris just doesn’t make sense when you can find those fashion designers anywhere in the world. […]

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Paris restaurants: a satisfying meal at la Pharmacie

Paris Restaurants: La Pharmacie

Thanks to the néo-bistrologie movement sweeping Paris restaurants, the dark ages of rude waiters and blatant overpricing are seemingly done for. This trend, overwhelmingly impacting the 9th–12th […]

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Tasty things to do in Paris: Ten Belles

Tasty Things to Do in Paris: Third-Wave Coffee

I recently read that the French philosopher Voltaire allegedly consumed between 40 and 50 cups of coffee a day. In a world where most of us drink…

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Paris restaurants: inside le Timbre

Paris Restaurants: Le Timbre

This local Vavin favorite may run low on square footage, but chef Chris Wright and his team never fail to make a huge impression. While the Manchester-born Wright isn’t a native, his culinary mastery of traditional […]

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Paris secrets: ZenZoo tea parlor

Paris Secrets: An Afternoon in the Japanese Quarter

In the nest of winding streets between the Palais Royal and Opéra, a batch of Japanese restaurants and businesses unassumingly sprout out of the area’s Haussmannian buildings to form one of the best Paris secrets: a booming Japanese quarter. Not only is the quarter the city’s culinary hub of Japanese cuisine, it also boasts a variety of specialty grocery stores and tea parlors, as well a handful of French cultural attractions such as the quaint Passage Vivienne, the beautiful Palais Royal and the Richelieu branch of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF).

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Paris bistros: l'Eléphant du Nil

Paris Bistros: Manger à la Bonne Franquette

While Paris enjoys a reputation as the culinary capital of the world, finding a value meal in this city can be a real brain twister. If there’s one thing I’ve learned after eating my way through the Parisian restaurant […]

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Nightlife in Paris: the Bottle Shop, in the Ledru-Rollin area

Nightlife in Paris: Barhopping around Ledru-Rollin

Located just east of Bastille in the heart of the 11th Arrondissement, Ledru-Rollin belongs to a network of once plebeian neighbors turned trendy on the eastern side of Paris. Unlike the wave of gentrification that brought the haut monde bobos to ’hoods like the Marais, the hipster inhabitants of the Ledru-Rollin quartier typically resemble their American counterparts: more bohemian than […]

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Paris restaurants: la Reine de Saba

Paris Restaurants: La Reine de Saba

I consider myself a lover of what my European stomach would classify as “exotic” cuisine. Nevertheless, with the exception of a ferociously spicy fufu incident in South London, I have next to no culinary […]

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Paris neighborhoods: a coiffure in Chinatown

Paris Neighborhoods: A Detour to Chinatown

A great way to experience the eclectic quartier life in Paris neighborhoods is through an excursion to Chinatown in the 13th […]

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