As Audrey Hepburn once said, ‘Paris is always a good idea’, and no one knows that better than the locals themselves.
Whether you’re planning on going away with friends, jetting off with that special someone or embarking on an escape toute seule, we’ve put together a collection of our favourite French blogs. Not only will they help you experience the city of love like a local, but they’ll also help you save some time and money while you’re at it.
Alors, here’s our list of the crème de la crème of Paris blogs to sneak a peek at before you go.
1. Prête-Moi Paris
Written by American turned Parisian, Melissa Ladd, this girly glam guide to Paris just screams expat chic. From quirky event guides to snazzy skyline snaps, it’s a great way to see the best of the city without a tourist trap in sight.
2. My Beautiful Paris
Norma Thiessen’s user-friendly blog isn’t just easy on the eye – it’s helpful too. From the best places to stay, dine and visit (for all budgets), not to mention the Paris-centric book reviews, My Beautiful Paris is the ideal A-Z guide to the capital.
3. The Weekend in Paris
If it’s top travel tips you’re after for a short break in Paris, then this is the blog for you. From the best parks to scrumptious pâtisseries (that’s pastry shops to you and me), Priscilla Pilon reveals all of the city’s best kept secrets.
4. Eye Prefer Paris
Whether it’s fashion, food or fine dining, it’s fair to say that Richard Nahem has a penchant for Parisian culture. With the recent launch of his brand’s very own city tours and cooking classes, it seems the ex-New Yorker won’t be going back to the Big Apple anytime soon – and we’re definitely not complaining!
5. The Paris Blog
If it’s the ultimate guide to local Parisian culture you’re after, then look no further. From the best underground cafés you’ve never heard of to a breakdown of the nation’s comic books (DBs), Laurie Pike’s Parisian perspective oozes both wit and intelligence. But it’s the hefty side of snarky that leaves us hungry for more.
6. Colleen’s Paris
For savvy money-saving tips in the city and cheap family-friendly activities to try, Colleen’s got some great pointers for the penny pinched in Paris. From voucher and QR codes to the most cost effective ways to travel, she hasn’t missed a beat in her thorough round-up.
7. Paris By Mouth
When it comes to Paris’s culinary and cocktail scene, this blog takes the cake. From the best food markets to the city’s wine tasting tours, this blog isn’t just catering towards the tastes of French foodies, but is enough to have anyone licking their lips.
8. The Hip Paris Blog
There’s nothing hotter than this trendy bible to everything Paris. From the latest events to a guide to shopping the streets and general Parisian living, this budget-friendly lifestyle blog is a definite must-read.
9. Bellanda in Paris
For excellent photos and brutally honest anecdotes about being a New Yorker in Paris, Bellanda is your go-to girl. From the city’s best pastry to the top spots for amazing views, her posts of ‘living the dream’ in Paris are well worth a read.
10. Invisible Paris
When it comes to off-the-radar sights where you won’t catch your typical tourist, Adam’s got it covered. From low-key works by lesser known artists to other historical spots that aren’t in your guide book, be sure to check out this one-of-a-kind rundown of the city.