Exploring a Repurposed Old Hospital

If you’re looking for a new and real local experience in Paris then you definitely need to check out Les Grands Voisins. A few years ago the Public Hospital of Paris moved leaving the grounds of Hospital Saint Vincent de Paul vacant. Today the space has been repurposed to become a place of sharing and creation. It involves a mix of emergency housing, art studios, cafes, local businesses, and charity organizations. While inside Les Grands Voisins you can find large sunny terraces, vegetable gardens, games such as a life size Connect Four, a thrift store, amazing art installations, unique housing options, and much more. It is a space where community living and sharing highly encouraged.

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Day trip to Monet’s Garden in Giverny

Monet’s Garden in Giverny has always been something I wanted to see while living in Paris. I remember coming across some photos awhile back and couldn’t believe how beautiful the gardens were. When a friend asked me if I wanted to go with her last week i immediately said yes.

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Tea Time at the Grand Mosque of Paris

Moroccan mint tea is one of my absolute favorite drinks, so when a friend told me I could enjoy it at the Grand Mosque of Paris I was excited check it out. We decided to go on a Sunday which we ended up regretting because the restaurant was way too crowded. There was a constant line at the pastry counter, and it took awhile to be served tea as there was only one server for about fifty people.

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A Weekend in Provence

A few years ago I learned about these amazing lavender fields in the south of France close to Marseille. Ever since then, it has become one of my dreams to go there and see the never-ending lavender for myself. A couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend surprised me with a train ticket and told me to “pack an outfit that I would want to wear if I had a beautiful background.” I instantly knew exactly where we were going!

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Hidden Paris Pop Up Bar

If you happen to find yourself in Paris between July 5-23, 2017, be sure to check out the newest pop up bar hidden in the Marais. Located in the 3rd arrondissement, Casa Corona is one of the cutest bars I have ever seen! Besides the obvious the Coronas (5€), Casa Corona offers tacos, ceviche, guacamole, and many other Mexican themed dishes for you to indulge in. The main floor opens to an outdoor bar decorated with an abundance of plants, picnic tables, and swings. On the second floor you can find 3 rooms with the best Instagram spots in every corner. The perfect place to relax with friends and you enjoy your beer if downstairs is too crowded. Continue reading “Hidden Paris Pop Up Bar”