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Lisbon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Assemble a city-break destination from a wishlist of components and you get Lisbon: a wide glittering river, limpid skies, steep cobbled streets, palaces, churches (and a castle, of course), tiles in pink, mint and indigo, and cheap, fresh, grilled sardines to eat outside a <i>tasca</i> (bar) in the sun. …

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A foodie's weekend in Paris

Paris is foodie heaven, a showcase <i>par excellence</i> of French cuisine. But it's not all about dining in Michelin-starred haute cuisine temples and edgy bistros with rising chefs at the helm. Gourmet Paris is as much about gorging on goods at open-air food markets, crunchy fresh baguettes from the …

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Ultimate Guide To Paris's Trendy Canal Saint-Martin

Located in northeastern Paris, the Canal Saint-Martin is a picturesque district with a 19th-century waterway and iron footbridges. In recent years, the area has transformed from a hidden treasure to a trendy hot spot filled with some of the city's best restaurants and shops. From an eatery with the …

The Parisian’s Paris: Fabulous Dining Around Nation

<i>Le Dalou</i>Do you remember the film <i>2 Days in Paris?</i> I imagine if you’re reading this—the Francophile that you are—you are familiar with this movie. The …

VIDEO: How to make an electricity-free radiant space heater that heats your home for pennies a day

Would you believe that you can heat your space with a few candles and a couple of flower pots, all for just pennies a day? It might be difficult to …

Le Poutch: Coffee, Breakfast and Brunch on Paris’ Hip Canal Saint Martin

Rife with hip cafés, the web of streets surrounding the Canal St. Martin are a hipster haven, boasting savvy coffee and lunch options to locals and …

The Four Best Bike Rides Spanning the Paris City Limits

A bicycle provides the perfect tempo for exploring a city. You can get from point A to point B faster than you would walking, but it’s slow enough …

The Guinguette Revival: 30s-style Dancing, Drinking, and Dining Along the Seine

<i>La Guinguette de Neuilly</i><p>Parisians who can’t flock to the seaside during the summer months are still drawn to their closest water sources, as …

Our Top Six Craft Beer Shops Around Paris

<i>La Cave à Bulles</i><p>Craft beer is slowly but surely making its way into the Parisian palate. This May, Paris Beer Week inundated the city’s craft beer …

15 Free Prints to Brighten Up the Walls in Any Room

Your home, be it big or small, starts out as just a few blank walls. What you choose to do with them is what makes your house (or tiny apartment) your home. Decorating can be tricky but even small changes, like adding a few fun prints, can make a big difference. Whether you want to add a pop of …

Paris Picnics: Our Top Tasty Take-Out & Secluded Outdoor Dining Spots

<i>Blend Burger</i><p>Every year, as the sun starts to sizzle, a picnic pandemic hits Paris. Although undeniably chic, the <i>pique-nique parisien</i> often comes with …

Taste the World in Ljubljana

We are not modern nomads traveling the world and eating cool, different and uniqe foods. For the better part of the year we are stuck at home, planning our next great escape but until that date comes, we don't just sulk in the corner and wait. No, we go out and explore what our city, the capital of …

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La Petite Ceinture, Paris' Abandoned Railway, Is The Perfect Way To Get Off The Beaten Path

Want to take a walk off the beaten Paris path? If so, a stroll along <i>La Petite Ceinture</i> is definitely for you.<p>A railway that once circled the City of Light, <i>La Petite Ceinture</i> (called "The Little Belt" in English) ran along <i>Boulevards des Maréchaux</i>, but stopped running in 1934.<p>Since then, the …

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Where To Eat In Paris — Straight From French Royalty

Photo: Via The New Potato.<p>Okay, so maybe they're not <i>royalty</i> royalty, but these New Potato-approved influencers are definitely large and in charge. …

5 Places You Need to Visit in Slovenia That Have Nothing to Do With Skiing

Slovenia is still reeling after winning its first gold medal in the Winter Olympics. The media frenzy was astounding due to the fact it was also a first-ever split, when two skiiers had the same time. People are walking around proudly, my four-year-old daughter keeps singing the national anthem and …

Be My Parisian Valentine: Three Romantic Itineraries in the City of Light

<i>Pocketrockets; Georgemoga</i><p><b>Be My Perfect Valentine</b><p>Paris is definitely one of the most romantic cities in the world. But with so much to do in the City …

A Guide To The Secret Parts Of Paris

See and do<p><i>Eglise St-Etienne-du-Mont</i><p>This is one of my favourite Paris churches, both for its architecture, which is an endearing mix of renaissance and gothic, and as an insight into Paris' history: it is home to the shrine of Saint Geneviève, patron saint of Paris, who saved the city from invasion …

Where to Find the Perfect Croissants in Paris

As dawn breaks in Paris, doughy smells permeate the air, and locals line up at neighborhood <i>boulangeries</i> for freshly baked croissants to enjoy alongside their morning coffee–and as an afternoon <i>goûter</i>, or snack.<p>These yeast-leavened pastries from Vienna—known there as <i>viennoiserie</i>s—reportedly arrived …

Top 10 budget restaurants and bistros in Paris

Paris holidays,Restaurants,Budget travel,Travel,France holidays,Restaurants,Life and style,Food & drink,Top 10s,French food and drink<p>Paris is home to some of the world's finest – and priciest – restaurants. But a new breed of affordable places to eat means the budget traveller needn't feel hard …

The Top Paris Restaurants If You're On A Budget

To be sure, there were always a few wallet-friendly French places where the food was better than average, plus some great ethnic options, but cheap eats rarely equated with seriously good food.<p>Happily, a new generation of innovative restaurateurs are rebooting the French capital's offer for …

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Waiters still don tuxedos in Parisian fine dining establishments, as they did hundreds of years ago.<p>(Photo: Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images )<p>You can truly have it all in the Paris food scene: avant garde flavors and preparations, expertly-produced classics and positively pampered service. Haute …

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Paris’ Best Craft Beer Bars: Supercoin, La Fine Mousse, Les Trois 8 and More

<i>People’s Drugstore (Didier Gauducheau)</i><p>The increasing popularity of craft beers in bars across the capital brings a welcome change to the watered-down …

February in Paris: Café Pinson 2, Café Kitsuné, Hai Kai, Festival Circulation(s) and More

The popular <i>Café Pinson</i> has expanded beyond its first location in the 3rd and opened up shop on rue du Faubourg Poissonniere in the 10th. The vibe is …