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Why we Love Paris in August

August in Paris is the only time of the year where you really feel like you have the City of Light all to yourself. The Parisians pack up their bikinis, kids, and dogs, and head to the countryside or down south to the beach. Many restauranteurs and most boulangeries close up for the month, leaving a few select choices for us to enjoy, ultimately making our decision of where to eat out next much easier! Some people are reluctant to spend their summer holiday in Paris during August, and we can understand why......

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Pets in Paris- An Update

Back by popular demand! We’re here with an update of our most popular blog post- Pets in Paris. How to care for a pet in Paris is one of the most common, yet under-publicized issues of expats moving here, so here is everything you need to know about travel, the laws, and life in Paris with your pooch!  ...

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Neighborhood Guide | Belleville

Welcome to Belleville, one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in Paris! This neighborhood, situated in 20th arrondissement along the border of the 19th, started as an independent wine-making village before being occupied by Paris’ many different cultures. First the Armenians, Greeks, and Jews, and later the North Africans, Sub-Saharan Africans, and Chinese, making for quite a melting pot! Here is our neighborhood guide to Belleville: The easiest way to get to this neighborhood is on the Metro line 11 to the Belleville stop, landing you in the middle of Chinatown, steps from......

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Not Ready for Summer to End?

Neither are we! Summer in Paris is always full of unique activities, our favorite of which we shared with Wimdu in their feature. From Paris Plages to the péniches, rosé wine, and terrace hopping, the fun never stops! So if you’re like us and you’re not quite ready for la rentrée, here are SFP’s suggestions on how you can prolong your summer in Paris. Food Trucks and Music This one has been on SFP’s Event Calendar all summer and is continuing past la rentrée, the unofficial end to summer in Paris. Head over to the docks next to......

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What I love about Paris is that even after living here for several years it’s still possible to discover new areas of the city and their little hidden gems. I was excited to write this blog post because it meant that I could do what I love doing most – explore! I spent the weekend discovering, the somewhat lesser known, 12th arrondissement, which is one of the largest districts in Paris and home to the Bois de Vincennes and Gare du Lyon station.   I started my day with a delicious croissant......

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This week I decided to check out a quartier that is tres close to me: Les Batignolles.  This little neighborhood is squeezed between the bustling Place de Clichy (south), the door of St. Ouen (north), and the chic 17th Wagram and Malesherbes (to the west).   Les Batignolles have a calm and charming feel, though at first glance the place seems like the mecca of MacLaren strollers, perfect families, and bountiful organic markets.  But first impressions are meant to be broken.  This neighborhood may not have the hype that the Marais, Canal St.......

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The Luxembourg Gardens hail from the left banks of Paris in the 6th arrondissement, stretching across 60 acres (23 hectors). Inspired by the present time Queen Marie Medici’s childhood home in Florence, Palazzo Pitti, these public gardens were designed by Jacques Boyceau, one of the theorists behind the art of the Jardin à la Française, the popularized approach using symmetry and imposing order over nature…how French!...

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