A Macaron Masterclass in the French Capital

If cookies are an all-American classic then macarons are definitely France’s choice confection. These meringue-based treats have become an embodiment of Paris, being chic, pricey and associated with luxury. I could never achieve my goal of becoming a Parisienne without learning how to make this quintessentially French dessert, luckily Bénédicte from The Parisian Kitchen was […]

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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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My April Favourites!

I am aware that we are already eating our way through May (and surging towards my 25th birthday *sobs*) so I hope it’s not too late to get a post out there on some products that I couldn’t get enough of during the month of April! Before any more time can pass me by I’ll […]

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The Best Vietnamese Food in Paris?

My boyfriend and I order so much Vietnamese food that the guys at Co My Cantine must know the inside of our apartment block like the back of their hands. I’ve also visited the restaurant itself on numerous occasions, and although the heavy use of wood panelling is somewhat reminiscent of a Swedish sauna, the […]

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