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Montmartre’s art and history: A self-guided Paris walking tour
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Paris walks: A self-guided Montmartre walking tour

The hilltop neighbourhood of Montmartre, Paris, is one of the city’s most popular tourist spots. But not too long ago it was synonymous with drinking, dancing and debauchery. In the mid-19th century it was just outside Paris’ city limits…

Road through Père-Lachaise cemetery, Paris, France
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Paris in autumn: 9 things to do in Paris in the fall

Audrey Hepburn knew what she was talking about when she said ‘Paris is always a good idea’. There isn’t really a bad time of year to visit the French capital. But for me you can’t beat Paris in autumn.…

Dusk at the Louvre museum in Paris
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Alternative things to do in Paris

Paris is one of the world’s most iconic cities. Its world-famous buildings and attractions are a must-see – the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Sacré-Cœur Basilica and Montmartre. But once you’ve seen the big names, what…

The streets of St Germain, Paris: A self-guided walking tour
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Paris walks: A self-guided St Germain walking tour

Located on Paris’ Left Bank, St-Germain-des-Prés is one of the city’s most famous neighbourhoods. Over the years it’s been a meeting place for intellectuals, a centre of the post-war Jazz Age and a bohemian hub for artists and writers.…

Sacre Coeur basilica, Paris
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Visiting Paris on a budget

Paris is one of my favourite European cities – I’ve visited more times than anywhere in the world and even spent an autumn house-sitting there once. But even though I was lucky enough to have somewhere to stay, Paris…

Paris sewer tour
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The underbelly of Paris: Touring the sewers

So I know I said I wanted to see some of the more unusual sights of Paris, but aren’t the sewers a step too far? After visiting another of Paris’ underground attractions, the catacombs, I heard that part of the…

ornate cemeteries of Paris
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Cities of the dead: The ornate cemeteries of Paris

Think cemeteries and you probably imagine they’re going to be depressing places to spend your time, but not so in Paris. Its cemeteries are full of decoratively carved tombs with stained glass detailing, beautiful statues, and wide boulevards surrounded by…