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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Vintage Shopping in Le Marais

“When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you’re not just buying the fabric and thread – you’re buying a piece of someone’s past.” There is something I love about shopping for vintage pieces, the thrill of finding something beautiful and it fitting you is too much temptation to ignore. Being from London I have been spoilt […]

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Exploring the Louis Vuitton Foundation

Last weekend I found myself back in the Parisian suburb of Rueil-Malmaison, house-sitting for my boyfriend’s parents. Being La Nuit Blanche in Paris (an annual event where everything is open until late, with art exhibitions on display throughout the city) our plan was to go into Paris and explore it under the cover of night. With plans that evening […]

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4 Movies you Didn’t Know were French Remakes

Hollywood is known for dipping into the world of Asian cinema when in need of a new horror movie, but a lot less is known about the remakes that were originally set in La France. Try watching both of them and see which one you prefer! 1. True Lies Hollywood honcho James Cameron’s movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger […]

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A Guide to Paris’ Most Instagram-Worthy Spots

It probably comes as no surprise that Paris is a rather photogenic city. If you follow Parlez Vous Parisien on Instagram you will have noticed that I’m fond of sharing my fair share of snaps as I do some urban exploration. Whether you live in the capital or are planning on visiting Paris at some point, […]

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My First Parisian Cabaret Experience

“Groupon are doing a deal on a cabaret in Opéra, do you fancy it?” A group message pops up on Facebook, with this promising plan for Saturday night. The accompanying link tells me that La Belle Epoque is a small cabaret with over 75 years of history. “Yes!” my hands type away as my mind wanders […]

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The Wardrobe of Joséphine Bonaparte

This post has been inspired by my visit to the Chateau de Malmaison, once home to Napoleon’s beloved Empress, Joséphine.  The chateau is located in my boyfriend’s hometown of Rueil Malmaison (a commune just west of Paris). It is definitely worth a visit as it is rather delightful but also less imposing than the Versailles counterpart. The Chateau […]

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Thoughts on Turning 25- It’s Not all Bad

I turned 25 on the 1st of June this year. It was the first time in my life that I wasn’t excited about having my birthday or getting a year older. Having a quarter of a century under my belt and being half way through my 20s felt scary and intensely intimidating, like I had a lot to […]

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Parisian Day Trip: Rueil-Malmaison

The word banlieue, or suburb, for many Parisians often has a dichotomy of connotations. On the one hand places like Neuilly, Le Vésinet or Saint-Germain-en-Laye house politicians, private schools and some of France’s wealthiest residents. Whereas Clichy-sous-bois and Seine-Saint-Denis are known for housing projects (HLM), poverty and the 2005 French Riots. 80% of Parisians actually live outside […]

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Sacré Bleu! My Parisian Dining Experience with French Locals.

Paris is a wonderful city, and one that I am lucky enough to call my home. But even with my (almost) fluency in French, I can appreciate how hard it can be to completely immerse yourself and connect with local Parisians. Fortunately for me, I got the opportunity to dine with two different local Parisian families! […]

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