The Afar Guide to
A hub for hedonists

A hub for hedonists, a wellspring of inspiration for artists, and a moveable feast for history buffs: Paris is a fantasy destination for millions of travelers each year. To many, the city is a living museum. Yet Paris is constantly pulsing and evolving just like any other international capital. The storied bakeries, iconic museums, and corner cafés feel anchored in another time, while the zeitgeist of the city leans forward into a dynamic, multicultural food scene dominated by young French and foreign talents. It is precisely this juxtaposition of old and new that makes Paris the perpetually perfect place to visit. So go exploring, get lost, eat until your belly hurts—and then do it all over again. The City of Light shines on.

Things to do in Paris

Essential Paris Facts to

know before you go

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Lindsey TramutaParis Local Expert

Lindsey Tramuta is a freelance writer and award-winning blogger based in Paris, where she covers food, expat life, and travels in France and beyond. She has contributed to the New York Times, T Styles Magazine, New York Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and SmartPlanet (CBS), among other publications. When she's not eating her way around the world, she can be found behind a camera, and her musings are available on her blog, Lost in Cheeseland.
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Sylvia SabesParis Local Expert

Sylvia is a French-American journalist and award winning photographer who left her home in San Francisco to follow her heart to Paris. She contributes regularly to The Girls Guide to Paris and HIP Paris and is Resident Editor for LUXE city guides. As curator for Only in Paris, Sylvia spends every free moment uncovering what keeps her city unique. While she loves adventuring her way across the globe, Sylvia's particular passion is for Africa.