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CIWY : Discover a different Paris with locals

“Welcome to our Paris” could be the motto of CIWY, literally Can I Welcome You. Since a few months, this community of Parisians wants to give another image of the inhabitants by creating new experiences for tourists and travelers.
Welcome CIWY Party, guided walk tours, app, discount and shopping tips. With CIWY, it will be the end of the adage “Parisians, hammer head”.

CIWY Welcome Party

First trip or returning visitor, you can live your own journey in a different way.

Every Wednesday, enjoy the CIWY Welcome party in a bar or a restaurant with the CIWY ambassadors and other foreign tourists from all over the world.

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In a friendly atmosphere with drinks and food, you will build your first links with the locals.
After some discussions, you will benefit from their pieces of advice and secret places to have a good time in the City of Light, love and culture.

Discover Paris with locals

If you’re bored of traditional guided tours, the CIWY ambassadors should please you with their own.
Created by them, you can be sure that each one is unique: Montmartre, stroll along the river Seine, historical visit of the center of Paris…

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But experiencing Paris as a Parisian is not only visiting! You have also to take part in events like picnic under the Eiffel Tower for example, a night in a bar, sales in Le Marais or a group visit of a museum.

And to do all this stuff, you have an ally: the CIWYGUIDE!

The CIWYGUIDE, what’s this?

It’s an app (available soon for IOS and Android) to have all the CIWY tips in your pocket.
With it, of course you will find the walking tours imagined by Parisians – that you could do with an ambassador or on your own – the schedule of the CIWY events, a daily tour that helps you discover the news of the city and also the good deals from CIWY partners, daily or permanent.

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You are Parisian? Be a CIWY ambassador!

It is open to anyone who lives in Paris -or its surrounding area, French or not. If you like to help people, to share your way of living in Paris, you can join the CIWY community.
To highlight territory, you just have to join the association.

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As an ambassador, you will enhance visitors experience by creating walk trips or recommending your favorite spots or your secret places in Paris. You could meet the world without traveling. And especially, you will make live a Parisian community who wants to better spread the richness of Paris.
And just for you: some VIP benefits like private visits of cultural places, special events and other tips.

Kindness, curiosity, authenticity, wonderment and sharing: the key words of CIWY to make Paris and Parisians more inviting and unique.Ciwy Can I Welcome You paris tourism lunch trip journey holiday Eiffel tower Blog United States of Paris

More informations on the CIWY website

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Astotel 34B Hotel Paris: a unique concept for France lovers

We see blue, white and red everywhere! A Unique experience in the city of Paris, close to Grands Boulevards, Folies Bergeres stage and the restaurant Chartier. Astotel 34B Hotel, 3-star, is a lovely address with space, light and a lot of good spots around.

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Even for Frenchies like us, the Astotel 34B Hotel is original and adorable. Of course, we are used to the French flag. And finding it as our room curtains could be a nightmare. Surprisingly enough, it was fun for us to see it morning, afternoon and night.

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Believe it or not, we took the glass elevator several times to see the facade of the inner courtyard. It’s kind of the main attraction of this address, along with the wide breakfast room.

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The decor is tricolor. Close your sensitive eyes when you walk down the hall to get to your room. Colors can scare your retina. You will need an adaptation time. After that, it’s only fun and perfect for an original selfie.

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Our room?
Spacious, airy and comfortable.
So comfortable, it was impossible to go to the theater as agreed, the evening of our arrival. No desire to move. Just enjoy the quiet and our surroundings.
The beds are comfortable. We have two in our deluxe room, a bed on each floor, same for the toilet.
And although the area is very busy, sound insulation allows a peaceful night and no surprises.

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Our breakfast?
A lot of space and a large selection.
The tables are not close to each other. Perfect for having some privacy before facing the crowd outside.
Large buffet with mini pastries, breads, juices, eggs, cold cuts, sausages, fruits… Difficult to take everything and therefore difficult to make the right choices.

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Astotel 34B Hotel is:
– ideally located to visit the beautiful streets of Paris, on foot or by bike. Metro stations nearby: Grands Boulevards and Cadet …
– a welcoming smile, friendly and bilingual.
– a library with lots of books if you want to discover Paris differently
– a design that you won’t find anywhere else or it would be an infringement

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Astotel 34B Hotel
(3-star)

34, Rue Bergère
75009 Paris

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4 good spots around for food:

King Marcel
Forget Louis XIV, our new king is Marcel!
To continue your unconditional love for France, go straight to the point with a good French burger made with good produce from the Paris region. A little glass of red wine with your sandwich and your fries, is the last « chic ». Unmissable!

Camion qui fume restaurant
Since this famous food truck was created, a few months ago, by the American Kristin Frederick, you can eat, comfortably, her tasty burgers.

Boullion Chartier
A real movie set! A crowd of tourists at night who wants to discover this place. Our advice: prefer the lunch to see what the French really eat.

Oïshinoya
Japanese cuisine to introduce you to a specialty: the Gyudon. A hot bowl of rice in fragrant broth, with tasty meat or tofu.
Look at the Oïshinoya bowls closely, with their special design. Only in Paris!

 

Thanks to Happy City Blog & Emilie S!

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