Paris

In Paris for Chinese New Year? Then you’re going to be in for a great time with celebrations lasting two weeks. The party kicks off with their famous ‘opening of the dragon’s eye’ ceremony (which is exactly what it sounds like, just with more firecrackers), and continues with a parade of brimming dragons, firecrackers, and bright orange koi fish. Everything happens around the Champs-Elysées, making for an awesome backdrop to spectacular street festivals. The performers here really go all out with their costumes, and Paris turns into a wash of colour that lasts for weeks after the celebration ends. Even the Eiffel Tower joins in as it glows red through the period and shop fronts are adorned in red and gold.

February 12th, 2021 Best for: Lovers of Street Parties In Paris for Chinese New Year? Then you’re going to be in for a great time with celebrations lasting two weeks. The party kicks off with their famous ‘opening of the dragon’s eye’ ceremony (which is exactly what it sounds like, just with more firecrackers), and continues with a parade of brimming dragons, firecrackers, and bright orange koi fish. Everything happens around the Champs-Elysées, making for an awesome backdrop to spectacular street festivals. The performers here really go all out with their costumes, and Paris turns into a wash of colour that lasts for weeks after the celebration ends. Even the Eiffel Tower joins in as it glows red through the period and shop fronts are adorned in red and gold.

A bit of background on the Black population in Europe: at least a million Sub-Saharan Africans have moved to Europe since 2010. And while numbers of migrants in France specifically do not point to a “crisis,” the issue has nonetheless been more highly politicized than anywhere else in Europe. Walking through the city of Paris, you may pass camps of African migrants along the seine. Take a casual stroll past the Eiffel Tower and you will be sure to notice the sans-papiers— as the undocumented migrants are known in local parlance— vending touristy souvenirs. As a Black tourist, you may get suspicious stares from French officers, that is, until they realize you’re not African. Or, “better” yet, that you’re American. When I first arrived in Paris, I wore my natural hair up in a high puff or afro, and I would get plenty of looks from random passersby. However, when I decided to get my hair done, the looks became less guarded and more…intrigued. Here’s what I mean: while buying from a crepe stand for breakfast— you know, as you do— the man making crepes demanded that I show him my two euros to pay for my food before he made it. But as soon as he heard my American accent through my broken French, his eyes lit up, he smiled, “You’re American!” My hair was natural at the time. A week later, after I’d gotten my hair done in box braids, I found myself moving through the city with much more ease. I was treated more openly, less guardedly. It wasn’t until I returned to that same crepe stand that I understood why that was. The same man from before greeted me, complimented my hair, and said he “liked this look better,” that I “look like an island girl now.” When I asked him what he meant, he responded, “Very boujee!” It’s okay. You can laugh. TIP: Rule #1 for any Black traveler, especially female Black travelers: we’re gonna do our hair. Braids, twists, extensions, weaves, wigs— we put our hair up before we hop on that plane. No one wants to spend their vacation worrying about those precious coils and curls. But if you’re in need of services in Paris, look no further than Studio D, a small Black-owned salon off of Republique, and Daba Fashion. I had my braids done at Studio D and the women accounted for my hair texture, what products I liked, and even served hot tea. For cheaper options, hit up Little Africa in Montmartre and browse the braiding salons and shops that stretch for blocks. If you visit in October, you’ll catch the grape harvest festival by the Sacre Cour. Stuff your face with food from different regions of France and, of course, try many different wines.

For those looking to stroll down twisty roads alongside picturesque, quintessentially Parisian architecture, walk across the rue in the morning for a crispy croissant and cafe au lait before spending hours adventuring some of the world's finest museum and boutique shopping- your dream can be a reality. Paris is requiring vaccine passports and is already open to most fully vaccinated travelers.

It is no secret that Paris is an amazing foodie destination, every picturesque lane in the spiral city is lined with world-class restaurants, cafes, and patisseries. Enjoy crispy, freshly baked croissants every morning and tour the endless French restaurants throughout the day.

Although it wouldn't be cheap, I'd love to retire in Paris!

The place you went on your first trip // My first solo trip abroad was at age 16, and I went to Paris. It's still one of my faves and I still try to go once a year :)

- Only You by Cheat Codes ft Little Mix

Whisk your mother away for a glamorous escapade to the gorgeous cobblestone paved streets of Paris. The City of Love and Light awaits complete with countless galleries, fashion boutiques, dreamy hotels, and historical experiences. Visit all the major sites including the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Musee du Louvre, or make your way to off-the-beaten-path spots like the art deco cafe where they filmed the famous movie Amelie- located at 15 rue Lepic at rue Cauchois.

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, at the center of art, fashion, and cuisine, Paris is a dreamlike paradise perfect for anyone who is a romantic at heart. While at popular tourist attractions be wary as there are often scammers targetting tourists, but as in any big city across the planet if you keep to yourself and remain smart this shouldn't be an issue. Stroll along the Seine river which flows through the picturesque city and admire the sparkling architecture beneath the Eiffel Tower. We love starting our Parisian outings with a fresh croissant and some cafe au lait from the local cafes, seated outside to admire the elegant fashion of passersby. In Paris, it is very culturally acceptable to be enjoying cuisine and exploring by oneself. We are big fans of this destination and with plenty of museums, boutiques, and historical monuments to explore, there are endless opportunities to enjoy a solo vacation in Paris.

What libra wouldn't want to get lost in the city of love and light? The easygoing Parisian lifestyle is sure to enchant the libra who is always aching for harmony. Enjoy the world's finest of all varieties; art, architecture, fashion, and more. Libras are sure to indulge their material needs and take plenty of Instagram-worthy photos at this truly enchanting destination.

I'm in love with the city of love, TBH.

The city of lights is known for its historical importance in the art world. I'm sure you have heard of the Mona Lisa, and yes, it is amazing to see in person- along with all the other classic pieces found at world-famous museums throughout the city. All beneath a glittering Eiffel tower, there are over 1000 art galleries in Paris, so prepare to spend plenty of time experiencing impeccable art collections across this romantic destination.

Pallas-Amenah Morgan, @thegoddess_pallas writes: “Paris was the first international city I ever traveled to, and I did it solo at 19 years old! Everything from the art and food scene to the nightlife and architecture was breathtaking, and I loved learning to adapt to such a different environment. I traveled right after a traumatic experience, and the city really helped me grow in ways I never thought possible. Paris will always hold a special place in my heart for that reason.”

A bit of background on the Black population in Europe: at least a million Sub-Saharan Africans have moved to Europe since 2010. And while numbers of migrants in France specifically do not point to a “crisis,” the issue has nonetheless been more highly politicized than anywhere else in Europe. Walking through the city of Paris, you may pass camps of African migrants along the seine. Take a casual stroll past the Eiffel Tower and you will be sure to notice the sans-papiers— as the undocumented migrants are known in local parlance— vending touristy souvenirs. As a Black tourist, you may get suspicious stares from French officers, that is, until they realize you’re not African. Or, “better” yet, that you’re American. When I first arrived in Paris, I wore my natural hair up in a high puff or afro, and I would get plenty of looks from random passersby. However, when I decided to get my hair done, the looks became less guarded and more…intrigued. Here’s what I mean: while buying from a crepe stand for breakfast— you know, as you do— the man making crepes demanded that I show him my two euros to pay for my food before he made it. But as soon as he heard my American accent through my broken French, his eyes lit up, he smiled, “You’re American!” My hair was natural at the time. A week later, after I’d gotten my hair done in box braids, I found myself moving through the city with much more ease. I was treated more openly, less guardedly. It wasn’t until I returned to that same crepe stand that I understood why that was. The same man from before greeted me, complimented my hair, and said he “liked this look better,” that I “look like an island girl now.” When I asked him what he meant, he responded, “Very boujee!” It’s okay. You can laugh. TIP: Rule #1 for any Black traveler, especially female Black travelers: we’re gonna do our hair. Braids, twists, extensions, weaves, wigs— we put our hair up before we hop on that plane. No one wants to spend their vacation worrying about those precious coils and curls. But if you’re in need of services in Paris, look no further than Studio D, a small Black-owned salon off of Republique, and Daba Fashion. I had my braids done at Studio D and the women accounted for my hair texture, what products I liked, and even served hot tea. For cheaper options, hit up Little Africa in Montmartre and browse the braiding salons and shops that stretch for blocks. If you visit in October, you’ll catch the grape harvest festival by the Sacre Cour. Stuff your face with food from different regions of France and, of course, try many different wines.

Bursting with culture, elegance and that certain je ne sais quoi, it's no surprise Paris is still the #1 most romantic location in the world.

Of course, the number one destination for couples is Paris. Even though it is a cliche for couples to go to Paris on Valentine's Day, their honeymoon, or any spontaneous romantic getaway, Paris really is a beautiful city and very special for couples to visit together. There are a ton of romantic restaurants in the city and very nice hotels to stay at. You can spend your days walking around this amazing city, stopping for a cafe at any corner, and enjoying each other's company.

Paris is beautiful all year, but watching fireworks over the Eiffel Tower would be gorgeous!

Very cliche, but I want to visit the city of love with my love <3

Only two hours away by train, Paris is the perfect excuse to get another stamp in your passport. With so much to see in the French capital, I recommend getting an early morning train and a late-night train back to London–you’re going to need it. From the Eiffel Tower to The Louvre, Paris’ arrondissements have a lot to explore. 
While on the train from London to Paris, try organizing your day trip by must-sees (things you cannot leave without experiencing) and maybes (things you’d love to see but don’t mind skipping this time around). Then take the day head on by planning 2-3 activities with meal breaks in between. If you’re a foodie headed to Paris prepare your stomach’s lining for an abundance of pastries and fresh bread with most meals. My favorite bakery, and your new favorite bakery, in Paris is Du Pain et des Idées. Try the ‘escargot or savory bacon-topped pastry and, of course, the buttery-good croissants.  Travel Tip: If you’re on a budget, check out Eurostar Snap for tickets to Paris starting from £25 pounds. You pick the date and Eurostar will pick the time of travel.

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Paris Lists

  • The places that made me fall in love with Paris

    Paris is easily one of my favorite cities in the entire world and I'm finally getting to visit again!! I've always been in love with this place. True story.
  • Legendary Artist And Literary Hangouts In Paris

    The backdrop of magic and wonder during the Lost Generation, Paris has long been the stomping grounds of artists and writers including Ernest Hemingway, Baudelaire, Picasso, Hugo, and more. Their footsteps along the winding streets beneath glimmering lights are easily retraceable, as some of the most iconic hubs for creation remain intact, steeped in history, and reflecting a mythical past. If you love art and old literature as much as us or are just looking to experience some authentically Parisian joints while touring the city, consider these quintessentially French destinations for your adventure. From old bookstores housing secrets of a literary past to open-air cafes that once hosted some of the most cutting edge discussions in modern history, tour Paris through a historical lens.
  • Paris: Best green spaces to hang out at

    Paris is pretty hectic and sprawling, but surprisingly, there are so many chill spots to read a book or have a picnic in the grass.
  • Paris: Best cafés and restaurants for atmosphere

    I'm a sucker for the occasional fancy restaurant (especially when it has a view of the Eiffel Tower...ehm) but this list incorporates a wide range of places—not just the fancy ones. They're each special to me in their own way!
  • mom & daughter Paris trip 💕

  • Best Queer Friendly Spots in Paris

  • Parisian canvas

  • Places in Paris From The Movie Amelie

    A romantic look into the daily life of a young woman finding herself and love in a hectic city, Amelie is an authentic look into the quaint and dreamy daily scenery of Montmarte. As a major fan of this film, with the soundtrack stuck in my head on repeat, I wanted to make a little list of some of my favorite spots from Amelie's quirky life. From the retro cafe she worked at to the glistening streets surrounding Sacre Coeur, let's take a little scooter ride through Paris and fly down memory lane of one of the city's most famed movies.
  • Fave Chic Boutique Hotels

  • Romantic Date Ideas In Paris For Valentines Day

    Get ready to swoon for our curated selection of the most romantic activities around the city de l’amour. Whether it's enjoying the view of a glittering Eiffel Tower from one of the tallest restaurants in the city, or it’s touring a historical house turned art gallery in the Montmarte neighborhood, nothing says love like embracing the joie de vivre of Parisian life. Love blooms throughout the city year-round, along picturesque canals, Michelin star restaurants, and tucked away in cozy tearooms. Take a chance and whisk your love away for an unforgettable Valentine's day because we believe if you’re going to be in love- you might as well be in love in Paris.
  • "I Have Seen This Place On Tv!" List

    A few of my favorite movies/tv show film locations.
  • The 16 Most Beautiful Fashion Museum Around the World

    Not  only archeology, paintings or dinosaure bones but the last years  brought a new type of institution: the Fashion Museum. For a young italian  women fashion fanatics like me that's simply amazing.  Ready steady and Enjoy this List, My Seeker Buddies
  • Let's Party

    Here are my favorite places to party like a rock star and dance the night away. #WorldDanceDay 🕺
  • Coolest Florists Around The World A Mother's Day Bouquet

    Care to enjoy a glass of rose in Paris while looking through an overflowing array of blooming flowers, or pull up to a flower truck to purchase a freshly cut bouquet in Nashville? These flower boutiques all incorporate a unique twist into their atmosphere- and we guarantee to pick out a luxurious bouquet from one of these cool shops is sure to wow more than one from the grocery store. In case you're looking for some mother's day inspo- these incredible florists around the world are sure to show your momma just how much she means to you.
  • Beautiful and Unique Cemeteries in Europe

  • Most Haunted Destinations In Europe

    From the catacombs of Paris to islands full of ghosts- this list is our spookiest one yet! We put together a chilling collection of our favorite haunted destinations, medieval castles with grim histories, underground tunnels lined with human bones, and quaint hotels in the Swedish countryside- your favorite horror film is just a plane ride away. So grab a cup of tea, a night light, and sink your teeth into these terrifyingly haunted destinations across the planet.
  • The Best Christmas Markets in Paris

    I’m currently a grad student in Paris, and it’s been no surprise that the City of Lights has some of the best Holidays spots!
  • Most mysterious places on earth

  • My 11-destination list for the holidays

    Heres where I would like to go when my kids let me
  • Cinema 🎥 Museums

  • Secret Speakeasy Bars

    Everyone has a fantasy of pushing a bookcase to uncover a hidden world, or simply deep inside the closet to an alternate dimension, speakeasies are our childhood dreams coming to life, plus some fancy cocktails included. We chose these destinations based on the ambiance created through moody lighting and carefully chosen interior design, the quality of the beverages and dishes served, and naturally the exclusivity provided by how well hidden they are. Follow us, seekers, as we explore the world's best-kept secrets.
  • Iconic Travel Landmarks

    Mark the occasion- literally, with these incredible travel landmarks across the planet. These destinations represent history and culture and have drawn travelers from all corners of the globe to take in their magnificence. Enjoy the view from The Empire State Building in NYC or snap a pic in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Become a part of history- let's explore these iconic Travel Landmarks.
  • Best Museums In The World

    These museums are bucket-list worthy destinations that are on the top of itineraries worldwide. From ancient treasures to contemporary design, there is something for everyone. Enjoy our expertly curated selection of the most breathtaking museums from around the world, merely a plane ride away.
  • MARCIPAN AND CHOCOLATE MUSEUMS

  • Tasting the best foods ever, a piece of Italy around the world: Eataly Experience

  • Hard Rock Cafè and Hotel around the world 🌎🤟🏻

  • Bucket List

  • Theatre around the World 🌎 🎭🎼

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Paris Articles

  • Traveling While Young, Female, and Black: Across 5 Different Countries

    Traveling is difficult! Everyone can relate to that. Hotel bookings, transportation planning, itinerary making, and *shudders* budgeting can easily add stress to even the dreamiest getaway. But now think about all of that on top of this: spending days on end researching how a place might treat you based on the amount of melanin in […]

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  • 33 of the Luckiest Places in the World

    It’s time to get lucky. Travelers in search of health, wealth, and happiness have dozens of destinations to choose from in their quest for good luck. From statues and fountains to temples and natural wonders, luck comes in all shapes and sizes. As luck would have it, we traveled to 33 of the luckiest places in […]

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  • 7 Easy Day Trips From London

    London is a big city full of all the things that we love most about the world’s best concrete jungles: great food, historic pubs, diverse nightlife, rooftop bars, and a thriving arts scene. If you want it, London’s got it. But while the Big Smoke has something for literally everyone, it does lack beaches, a quaintness, […]

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  • The Biggest Pride Parades Around the World 2022

    Each June, we honor the anniversary of Stonewall Uprising: the historic event that marked the start of the modern movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual rights (LGBTQIA+) across the globe. To celebrate, hundreds of Pride parades will take place in every nook and cranny of the world. With demonstrations, seminars, parties, […]

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  • Your Ultimate Guide to Queer Paris

    Look, traveling is hard. But traveling solo as a queer person? Even harder. For all the gay travel sites and guides out there, there’s a heavy focus on cis-men. But what about the women, the trans folk, and the non-binary? We travel too, but it’s hard to find reliable information about inclusive, queer spots to […]

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  • 5 Très Chic Boutique Hotels in Paris

    Parisian hotels are notoriously tiny, but good design can certainly distract you from that. Boutique hotels across the city have done a particularly good job drawing travelers away from those tacky gold-gilded rooms and into accommodation that is effortlessly chic. Here, we highlight 5 Parisian boutique hotels that do just that: from evocative 19th century […]

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  • Mysterious Places: 10 of the Spookiest Spots to Visit on Earth

    If you’re into spooky stories, unexplainable events, and haunted places, then you’ve landed in the right place. The world is filled to the brim with landmarks that remain a riddle…to this day. Mystery enthusiasts: just like you, we’re all about indulging our weird and unusual interests, so we’ve created this bucket list of mysterious places […]

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  • The Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2022

    Ready to celebrate the Year of the Tiger? Here’s your ultimate guide to the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations around the world. Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival) means a lot of different things to folks across the globe, but one thing holds true no matter where you’re from: […]

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