A Taste of Paris in London: Maison Bertaux

Find out my thoughts on an indulgent mille-feuille from a quirky French cafe in Soho, London.

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Answering the Most Googled Questions about Parisians

Whenever I am back in my hometown of London I’m often bombarded with questions about the French, as if they were a mysterious alien race. “Do the French like cheese as much as we think they do?” “Why do the French strike so much?” “Do you think the French will like me?” This made me […]

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A Journey Through Parisian Street Art

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A walk around the 20th neighbourhood in Paris will introduce you to a grittier, more diverse side of Paris than you are used to seeing. Gone is your typical 19th century city, with its classic Haussmannian architecture and chic shopfronts; in its place you’ll find vibrantly coloured and often politically-subversive street art ready to catapult you […]

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A Peek Inside a 19th Century, Parisian Apartment

As a tourist, or even a local, you will often find yourself gazing up at the formidable apartments that line the great boulevards of Paris with their heavy, ornate doors. Very rarely, however, do you get to see inside one of them. I have been fortunate enough to dine at local Parisienne Florence’s luxury Parisian […]

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5 Things That Have Disappointed Me About Paris

Paris is definitely one of my favourite places in the world, but it is far from perfect. From the constant striking to expensive food, read about what has disappointed me most about living in the capital.

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Secret Paris: A Day at the Jardin d’Acclimatation

Living in Paris means I get to explore corners of the capital often dismissed by tourists who come to see the city of light in all its splendour, from the top of the Eiffel Tower, or by strolling through the cobbled streets of Montmartre. The Jardin D’Acclimatation is certainly an attraction unheard of by most […]

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Halloween 2016 in Paris: what is there to do?

Discovering your dark side in the City of Light is not an easy task. Halloween festivities have not been adopted into French culture with as much fervour as they have in the states. But fear not fellow expats (or fear just a little bit), because your Halloween weekend will not be without some tricks or treats. 1. Celebrate Halloween […]

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