A Local's Guide to Paris
There are those who dream about Paris and those who devote their lives to making it a part of their lives. Six years as a local and I can say that my identity is inextricably linked to this place, one of the world's most unequivocally beautiful cities and one of its most storied. It's a hub for hedonists, a wellspring of inspiration for creatives and a haven for history buffs. Get lost, go exploring, eat until your belly hurts and do it all over again.

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Paris' Weirdest Park

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Built on top of the site of a former Citroën manufacturing plant, Parc André Citroën is a unique concept park space. On the site of the former plant are six "Serial Gardens" were designed to associate with a day of the week, an element, a metal, a body of water, and a sense. A Garden of Movement, where plants grow wild and free. Two greenhouses stuffed with exotic vegetation. Both "white" and "black" gardens, designed to suit the moody whims of you, the mercurial visitor. Even a moored hot-air balloon, which you can enter for a little bob up in the air and then come right back down (for a fee of 12€ on a weekend).

This park, in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris, is one of my favorite places in the city.

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by Jessica S.
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