Paris

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The world has been thrown a curveball, a terrible one we all hope to recover from real soon. However, there’s always a silver lining. Stick with us for the next 10 minutes and we’ll guide you there. 

We understand that your long awaited vacation has been cancelled and you’re quarantined within the confines of your walls. How does experiencing the City of Lights from the comfort of your couch sound? Hear us out.

Stand below the Eiffel Tower and gaze at the cloud-piercing Iron Lady, perfect the Coq au vin recipe, fall in love with French classics by Edith Piaf, patiently flip through the Hunchback of Notre Dame and run a French-binge marathon  - a bunch of things you can do from the comfort of your home and still transport yourselves to the cobblestone streets of Paris. You’re going to love heading out from home! 

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Paris

In northern France on the banks of the River Seine, is the French capital of Paris - a historic city that many claim to be the most beautiful and romantic of all cities in the world. Dubbed the “City of Light”, Paris is filled to the brim with historic landmarks and cultural experiences that can’t be found anywhere else.

Experience Virtually

Thank god for videos and VR, you can (virtually) walk the monument-lined boulevards of Paris from your couch! Catch a glimpse of the Iron Lady, walk the cobbled Montmartre, enjoy a quick trip down years of french monarchy at the Palace of Versailles or take a spine-chilling visit to the underground catacombs - all of this from this very screen!

Top Sights in Paris

You’ll be walking these streets soon. This is just a trailer.

Eiffel Tower

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Catacombs of Paris

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Louvre

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Palace of Versailles

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Arc de Triomphe

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Musée d'Orsay

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Montmartre

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A Walk Through Paris

Discover the best of Paris

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From memoirs like A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemmingway and travel guides like Don't be a Tourist in Paris: The Messy Nessy Chic Guide - travel the rues of Paris through the power of words and your imagination. We promise, you’ll be a more learned traveler the next time you book your tickets to Paris. Choose your pick and get reading!

Stories about the French capital

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast

Author: Ernest Hemingway
Genre: Memoir
A Moveable Feast is a memoir by American author Ernest Hemingway about his years as a struggling young expat journalist and writer in Paris in the 1920s. The book, first published in 1964, describes the author's apprenticeship as a young writer while he was married to his first wife, Hadley Richardson.

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr
Genre: Historical Fiction
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II

Don't be a Tourist in Paris: The Messy Nessy Chic Guide

Don't be a Tourist in Paris: The Messy Nessy Chic Guide

Author: Vanessa Grall
Genre: Guidebook
Don't be a Tourist is Grall's off-beat guide to her adopted home, in which she looks past the cliches and tourist traps, and uncovers the true heart of Paris. Join her to walk in Hemingway's footsteps, to uncover catacomb parties, and to find the city's most authentic dishes.

How to be Parisian Wherever you are: Love, Style and Bad Habits

How to be Parisian Wherever you are: Love, Style and Bad Habits

Author: Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan
Genre: Self-Help Book
From four stunning and accomplished French women--at last--a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves.

The Only Street in Paris: Life on Rue des Martyrs

The Only Street in Paris: Life on Rue des Martyrs

Author: Elaine Sciolino
Genre: Travel Literature
Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. ... On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows.

There’s no better time to fulfill your couch potato fantasies. Binge watch and expand your Netflix horizons! We have a few recommendations that will keep you occupied for a few 20 hours, and then some more.

It’s Time For Some French Binge

We hope you pick up some French. It’ll surely come handy!

Family Business

Family Business

Genre: Comedy
Seasons: 1
In this comedy series, a Paris family decides to turn its declining kosher butcher shop into the first French marijuana coffee shop.

Find Me in Paris

Find Me in Paris

Genre: Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy | Music
Seasons: 3
As a student of the Paris Opera School in the 21st century, Lena Grisky is a young ballet dancer with a secret: she has time travelled from the past.

Call my agent

Call my agent

Genre: Comedy
Seasons: 3
At Paris talent firm, A.S.K, agents scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat. Three agents, Mathias, Gabriel and Andréa, juggle one situation to another in circumstances that blend their personal and professional lives.

The Returned

The Returned

Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Horror
Seasons: 1
At Paris talent firm, A.S.K, agents scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat. Three agents, Mathias, Gabriel and Andréa, juggle one situation to another in circumstances that blend their personal and professional lives.

Jo

Jo

Genre: Crime
Seasons: 1
Jean Reno stars as a brilliant Parisian cop investigating the seedy underbelly of the city.

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy
Remy, a rat, aspires to become a renowned French chef. However, he fails to realise that people despise rodents and will never enjoy a meal cooked by him.

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
Gil arrives with his fiancee and her family in Paris for a vacation, even as he tries to finish his debut novel. He is beguiled by the city, which takes him to a time past, away from his fiancee.

Hunchback of Notre Dame

Hunchback of Notre Dame

Genre: Drama | Family | Romance
Quasimodo, a deformed bell-ringer in Notre Dame, breaks free from his self-imposed stupor and stands up to his tyrant guardian in a bid to help Esmeralda, a gypsy girl.

Amélie

Amélie

Genre: Comedy | Romance
Despite being caught in her imaginative world, Amelie, a young waitress, decides to help people find happiness. Her quest to spread joy leads her on a journey where she finds true love.

Paris, I Love You

Paris, I Love You

Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
An anthology film that depicts the concept of love in the neighbourhood of Paris, where people experience romance, heartbreak and despair.

PS: Use Netflix Party to watch our recommendations with your friends online. You can synchronize video playback and add group chat as well!

How about grooving to the beats of David Guetta and Daft Punk (yes, they are both French) to keep you company at your WFH set up? Our carefully curated “Social Distancing” playlist is just what you need to keep you going through these drab long days where your laptop, pet and spouse are your only company.

Top artists in Paris

La vie en rose will instantly transport you to the glitzy streets of Paris.

Edith Piaf

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Johnny Hallyday

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David Guetta

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Daft Punk

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Social Distancing Playlist - Paris Edition

Maximum volume is recommended so your neighbors can dance with you!

The kitchen is your playground and the possibilities are endless. Learn to whip up some French crepes and try your hands at the rather complex Coq au vin. How fun would it be to perfect the recipe before tasting the real deal in Paris!

Boulangeries and Fromageries in your kitchen

FYI - French gastronomy is listed by UNESCO on the world's "intangible cultural heritage”

Coq au vin, simplified

French crepes

Beurre Blanc

French Onion Soup

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