The Afar Guide to

A hub for hedonists

A hub for hedonists, a wellspring of inspiration for creatives, and a haven for history buffs, Paris is a fantasy destination for millions of travelers each year. To many, it's a living museum. But like other international capitals, it pulses and evolves. The storied bakeries, iconic museums, and corner cafés feel anchored in another time, while a dynamic, multicultural food scene dominated by young talents, both French and foreign, leans forward. It's precisely this juxtaposition of old and new that makes Paris the perpetually perfect place to visit. So get lost, go exploring, eat until your belly hurts, and then do it all over again.

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.