Why do Japanese tourists become sick when visiting Paris?

Japanese tourists becoming sick after visiting Paris. Sounds bizarre but it’s a real phenomenon. There is a special hospital for Japanese who feel homesick and depressed, sometimes because of the rude French behaviour.   Story by Nicky Mai Paris is known for its culture, cuisines and literature. It’s one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations and many people see Paris as a glamorous and trendy … Continue reading Why do Japanese tourists become sick when visiting Paris?

The other ‘sight’ of ‘seeings’ in Paris

We all know Paris for its historic sites and when you visit this city, it’s a must to visit as many of them as possible. The Notre Dame, Sacré-Cœur, Arc de Triomphe and of courseThe Eiffel Tower. It has all the ingredients you need for the typical, stereotypical Paris experience. But this city has much more to offer than just these beautiful sights. Street art … Continue reading The other ‘sight’ of ‘seeings’ in Paris

France to make male contraception free for people under 26

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new policy of making male contraceptives free for people under 26 years old. The young adults will not need a doctor’s prescription anymore as they will be able to get them freely from pharmacies around France. The newly announced movement sets in action in the beginning of January 2023 and has a goal to promote sexual health in the … Continue reading France to make male contraception free for people under 26

Paris and Scotland: An old tie that does not die

The bond between Scotland and France has been recognised since the Middle Ages and formed in the bloody battlefields of both countries fighting a common enemy: the English. Nowadays this relationship is forged in shared interests and political alignment. by Chloe McDermott Since Brexit and the renewed effort by the Scottish government to reinstate a relationship with Europe the ties to France have never been … Continue reading Paris and Scotland: An old tie that does not die

The Bouquinistes of Paris

Besides being the city of love, Paris is also the home of literature lovers. With more than 700 bookshops spread throughout the city centre, a row of 900 green wooden stalls and 230 booksellers stretching across three kilometres along the Seine, Parisian booksellers proudly show their love for the art of writing through books. But in the age of the smartphone, this book culture is … Continue reading The Bouquinistes of Paris

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Emily in Paris Syndrome: How a Netflix show influences a psychological Disorder

Up to a 100 people every year suffer from Paris Syndrome, a sense of extreme disappointment exhibited by some tourists while visiting Paris. But what does this psychological disorder really entail, and is it getting worse? Story by Sarah Stallinger Paris: the city of lovers, light, and romantic walks along the Seine. In the background the illuminated Eiffel Tower and the soft sound of a … Continue reading Emily in Paris Syndrome: How a Netflix show influences a psychological Disorder

Dream of Dance: Moving to Paris to pursue ballet

Although originally from the Canary Islands, Daniel Palmes (20) lives in the French capital, Paris, a city he moved to in order to study at the Ballet School of the Opéra national de Paris. After being a student there for five years, Daniel graduated with a Higher professional Diploma for Dancers and has performed in numerous shows, such as Le Corsaire. During a sit-down interview … Continue reading Dream of Dance: Moving to Paris to pursue ballet

A local in Paris

Is Parisian café culture the reality for locals?

Locals in Paris are living their life in the midst of the massive tourism. Is this Parisian café culture that attracts tourists comparable to the hang-out spots of the locals? I spoke to several locals and asked for their perspectives on mass tourism. And to really explore the local café life-style I visited two local places to give my experience as a tourist. Story by … Continue reading Is Parisian café culture the reality for locals?

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Baguette in pieces: Bakeries in Paris on the brink of collapse due to energy crisis

Rising energy prices and inflation are pushing bakers in France to their limits. Many already had to close. Two bakers in Paris share their concerns in times of crisis. Story by Jana Prochazka Paris, the city of love, the Eiffel Tower, wine and …. the baguette. France is famous for its baguettes, respected and acknowledged worldwide since November when it was named an intangible cultural … Continue reading Baguette in pieces: Bakeries in Paris on the brink of collapse due to energy crisis

The Parisian way: Smoking and Espressos

Survey shows that French people have given up resisting smoking. By Eliza Freeman Smoking is embedded in the lifestyle and culture of Paris. It is more than just an addictive guilty pleasure, it’s a time to chat, unwind in cafés or bars and relax. Despite the steady decline of smoking in France since the early 2000s, recent studies suggest the trend of smoking is on … Continue reading The Parisian way: Smoking and Espressos