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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Activities to Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Paris

We've just entered 2019 here in the West, but in the Chinese lunar calendar, it's already 4717. February 5 marks the beginning of the Year of the Earth Pig and Paris is celebrating its arrival with plenty of activities.

Man in the Kitchen: Say Peace with Food

As tensions ratchet up in this season of joy on Paris streets and around the world, is it any wonder we feel lost and confused and weary to the bone? Our Man in the Kitchen suggests taking comfort in food to offer hope and happiness to others.
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Reality Check: Studying Abroad in a French University

An Irish student shares the highs and lows of her first year studying abroad in a new system, a new subject and a new language at a French university.
Notre Dame Cathedral

36+ Festive Ways to Enjoy Christmas in Paris

Christmas in Paris is a magical time! With so many enchanting things to do, where does one start? INSPIRELLE makes it easier for you to decide with this curated list of some seasonal must-sees.
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Becoming Maman: A 24-hour Mother and Part-time Comic Tackles Motherhood à la Française

A comedian describes her journey Becoming Maman, bringing to the stage with humor the ultimate expat experience: birthing a French person.
clean up

How to Get Everyone in the House to Clean Up the Mess!

Struggling to get everyone at home to clean up - including yourself? Try these fun, effective tips from a Parisian home organizer to make life easier.
toddler

Teen Coach: When Your Teen Reacts Like a Toddler

Has your teen turned back into a difficult toddler? Check out this advice on how to sidestep the nagging and have a grown-up conversation.
Halloween Haunts

7 Spooky Haunts Where You Can Celebrate Halloween in Paris

Looking for a place to celebrate Halloween in and around Paris? INSPIRELLE spotlights 7 spooky haunts where you can show off your costume and get your thrills, no matter what your age!
empty nest

Man in the Kitchen: Table for One in the Empty Nest

No matter how much you prepare, empty nest syndrome can hit you hard. Ken Carlton, author and father of two boys off to college, describes the heartbreak of cooking and eating alone.

Newcomers to Paris: Don’t Miss “Bloom Where You’re Planted” and “Paris College Day”

Don't miss Bloom and Paris College Day, two key Paris events for English-speaking newcomers that could help you better navigate your life in France and make the right educational choice for your university-bound kids.