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Montmartre and Pigalle area guide

Belvédère de Montmartre / © Oliver Knight<p>Vignes de Montmartre / © Paris Tourist Office - Amélie Dupont<p>Escaliers de Montmartre<p>CImentière de Montmartre …

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Paris in winter: A feast of food, fine art and fairy lights

Cultural events, cosy cafés and winter sales bring plenty of cheer to the streets of Paris during the colder months, says Natasha Edwards.<p>Winter is perfect for making the most of Paris's snug hotels and heart-warming winter meals. This is a time when the city feels full of energy and the cultural …

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12 New Rules for Riding the Paris Métro

The Paris Métro has released a “politeness manual” with 12 rules for proper behavior in the city’s underground. It's a welcome—and hilarious—guide that should make riding the subway in Paris more pleasant.<p>The Paris Métro has released a “politeness manual” with 12 rules for proper behavior in the …

French Cafe Charges Extra for Poor Manners

(Photo: @tokai06)<p>Walk up to the barista and say, "One coffee." That'll be 7 euros. Or say, "One coffee, please." That'll be € 4.25. But if you say, …

10 Restaurants Parisians Won't Tell You About - intro | Epicurious.com | Epicurious.com

F orget everything you ever thought you knew about how Parisians eat. Instead of croissants for breakfast, two-hour bistro lunches, wine bars, and …

5 Places to Fall in Love in Paris

Oh, the city of lights. For centuries, Paris has enticed poets, artists, and lovers with its cobbled streets, cafe culture, and romantic views. Our love affair with the city runs deep, and we've rounded up some of our favorite spots in Gay Paree to fall in love.<p><b>Jardin du Luxembourg</b><p>The lush gardens …

Medieval Paris: A Walking Tour of the Marais

By Eric Jager, author of <i>Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris</i><p>In Paris, you can walk in history’s footsteps: A street …

10 best free things to do in Paris

Paris is one of the world's most beautiful cities – and one of the most expensive. So, from the walkway over the city to galleries and fashion shows, we pick the city's best free activities<p>• Is there anything we've missed? Tell us your favourite free things to do in Paris in the comments below<p>Make …

Hungry in Montmartre? How About Dining in a Grocery?

By all means be a tourist in Montmartre, but don’t eat like one. The sign outside Jeanne B may say “Epicerie,” but this restaurant is no mere grocery store.<p>Have you ever thought about sitting down for dinner in a Paris grocery? Perhaps you should, at least if you take the word “Epicerie” on the …

The 11 Different Kinds Of Paris Lights And How They’ll Make You Feel

At 5 A.M. the lights went on. The Metro wouldn’t open for another half an hour. I wandered home in my stockinged feet as the sun rose and the alcohol …

How To Eat Like A Local In Paris, According To Actual Parisians

Nobody eats better in a city than the locals. They know where to find the best coffee, because they need it every morning. They know where to find the best late-night grub, because they've been desperate at 2 a.m. after leaving the bar. They know which hole-in-the-wall restaurants are worth …

Paris restaurants for a treat

<b>Mariana Thomas writes</b><p>I am planning a special birthday treat, spending a few days in <b>Paris</b>in September with my husband and two sons. Are you able to recommend two or three restaurants offering good food, nice atmosphere and not wildly expensive? I would be willing to pay for something really special, …

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Nightlife reports: clubbing in Paris with Para One

In the first of our series of reports from nightlife scenes around the world, we go on a weekend crawl of Paris clubs with DJ and producer Para One, who produced an exclusive mix for us featuring the cutting edge of the city’s club music<p>You wouldn't think that a tropical party in a carpark on a …

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A Famous Paris Museum Without the Crowds

Musée Rodin is a garden oasis in the 7th arrondissement, home to breathtaking art and architecture alike.

How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris

By Lily Heise, Condé Nast Traveler<p><b>How to greet someone:</b><p>Start off on the right foot by greeting people with "bonjour" (hello). It's not only polite to do when you're introduced directly to someone, but also when you go into a shop, when you're first approached by a waiter at a restaurant, even when …

The top 4 brasseries in Paris

France in general and Paris more specifically are well-known for their gastronomy. Yet, in the capital of France the choices for finding reasonable …

Taste of the Marais with Paris by Mouth | eat. live. travel. write.

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you will know that food tours are something I actively seek out wherever I go. In Paris alone, I’ve …

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Most Paris numbers start with 01; mobile phone numbers start with 06; numbers beginning 08 are special-rate numbers, ranging from 0800 freephone to premium-rate calls<p><b>Time difference:</b> +1 hourTravelling times: London to Paris by Eurostar takes 2hr 15min. Flying time is about one hour<p>Local laws and …

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Finding an Apartment to Buy in Paris: Five Essential Tips

<i>Rue Montorgueil, Isabel Miller-Bottome</i><p><i>One of the questions we receive most frequently from our readers and guests is, “I’m looking to buy an</i> …

Shopping Tips and Tours in Paris

I'm thinking that Chloe Johnston has the best job, like, ever.<p>As the founder of CJ Tours, she organizes shopping tours in Paris (repeat: <b>shopping tours in Paris</b>) that give visitors an authentic retail peek into one of the world's chicest cities. People can sign up for group tours based around …

Carving up the City

A reader named Philippa has informed me that the arrondissement system that divides the city is a fairly new element of city geography:<p>The …

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I’d rather be in Paris!

“It’s the art, it’s the food, it’s the architecture! I’d rather be in Paris ’cause I don’t understand the language. It makes life simpler.” Dona …

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10 of the best cafes and restaurants near Paris’s major attractions

Lunch near Paris’s big draws doesn’t have to be expensive or touristy. A short walk from the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre will reveal a classic bistro, stylish brasserie or locals’ favourite<p>Everyone visiting Paris is likely to end up among the crowds at its most famous sights; the problem that …

Shopping for secrets: Paris' covered passages exposed

The <i>passages couverts</i> (covered arcades) of Paris are as beautiful as they are enigmatic. Tucked behind decorative archways, the historic shopping passages situated on the Right Bank exude a sense of city life before Baron Haussmann's wrecking ball brought in spacious boulevards.<p>Dating back to the …

What Is the Best Time of the Year to Visit Paris?

Need more information on the general feel and ambiance of each season, as well as info on what to see and do in Paris around the year? Ready to start …

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