Top 3 running routes of Paris by a local!

Discovering Paris running is a fantastic way to enjoy some of the major landmarks and take the pace of the city. It is better though to have a few routes in mind before venturing out as the traffic can be hectic and its nice cobble stone streets that are great to discover on foot can be a runner’s ankle nightmare. These top running routes tend to avoid these hazards and will also take you to some of the nicest parks of Paris. Keep reading

Paris: A visual tour

Here is a compilation of the photos of the day of Paris to inspire you (to receive our photos of the day and articles, follow us!). Click on the photos to enlarge them. All of these are available in a high definition upon request. For the story behind a specific photo, look for the corresponding photo of the day. Keep reading

Insider tips: my favourite bakery in Paris!

There are more than a thousand bakeries in Paris, and each Parisian has its own favourite. As a Parisian, my own favourite is Legay Choc and its crispy and fresh baguette, homemade to-die-for chouquettes and delicious viennoiseries. Keep reading

An urban outdoor adventure: biking from Paris to Versailles

“It’s a red!” I scream while I hit the breaks and see my Parisian girlfriend maneuvering her bicycle while crossing a three lane road in the city centre of Paris. I swear as cars start accelerating while I’m waiting for them to pass. Being born and raised in a small village in the heart of the Netherlands with safe bicycle lanes along every road, biking through the heart of Paris with a Parisian is a truly adrenaline-packed experience!

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The stunning Sainte Chapelle, Paris

Notre Dame de Paris is the most famous church building of the capital. And it is stunning, indeed!

La Sainte Chapelle, or the Holy Chapel, is only a few hundred meters away and is a gothic jewel not to be missed. Keep reading

Travel tips to get around in Paris in a cost-effective way

General information:

To get around using the public transportation, you need to buy tickets. They come as:

  • single tickets,
  • books of 10 (1 “carnet”): the ticket will be roughly 25% cheaper Keep Reading!

The picturesque canal Saint Martin, Paris

Amélie, or in its official French title, Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (The fabulous destiny of Amélie Poulain) by Jean Pierre Jeunet might ring a bell. This 5-time-Oscar-nominee was released in 2001 and was a massive blockbuster in many countries, for its poetry. Some might even recall Yann Tierssen’s beautiful soundtrack.

The melody lingers in my head when I Keep reading

Photo gallery: Notre Dame de Paris

I may have passed by it thousands of times in Paris, my home town. Still: every time I walk by, I have to stop to admire its stunning architecture, detailed sculptures, scary gargoyles, and beautiful glow in the evening sun. In more than 850 years, it has seen Keep reading

Capturing the super moon lunar eclipse: a bloody challenge!

4:06a.m. Incoming text message: “Hey! I don’t know if you are looking at the moon with your camera, but it’s amazing!”

4:07a.m. “Yes, I have been freezing my ass off for 1hr already!!”

The alarm clock was set at 3a.m. to bike South of Paris, France towards Parc Montsouris to get a clear view on this rare phenomenon: the supermoon lunar eclipse. Keep reading