Music in London: famous sites you have to visit

It’s a fact: London has inspired some of the best music ever written (editor’s note: opinions are not facts).  And because the sounds are indelibly mixed up with the sights, it’s the perfect excuse for a spiritual, historical, magical mystery tour of music in London... A pilgrimage,…

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Which is Better, Paris or Lyon?

Madrid or Barcelona? Sydney or Melbourne? Paris or Lyon? The truth is, there’s no real answer. Or is there? (Editor’s note: There is, and it’s Madrid.) Emily and Sacha both work at Spotahome. Sacha is from Paris, while Emily has lived in Lyon. Not so much lived,…

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5 Best Day Trips from London

London. The most wonderful, yet overwhelming city in the World. A bold claim, but live there for a year and you’ll see why. In England’s capital, you can find a different thing to do every day for several years. We really mean it. But why not venture out…

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4 Markets in Paris You Have to Visit ASAP

What do you think of, when you think of France? Probably not markets in Paris, but le marché is actually one of the country’s proudest traditions. And it won’t be dying out anytime soon. There about 10,000 across the country and some are over 100 years old!…

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Christmas in France: 5 Things You Should Know

Christmas is celebrated differently in every country, and France is no exception. So, if you’re spending Christmas in France, here are 5 little-known facts that might interest you. Joyeux Noël! 5 things you should know about Christmas in France See also: 6 Reasons Why You Will Fall Madly in…

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How to Avoid Getting Scammed in Paris

France: the world’s number 1 tourist destination. Paris: the world’s number 3 tourist destination. That’s all very well, but did you know Paris is also ranked number 5 for theft? You may be a savvy, worldly traveller, but Parisian thieves have a bag full of sneaky ways…

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8 Facts You Didn't Know About Lyon

As a city with over 2000 years of history, it’s no wonder Lyon hides a multitude of secrets. Whether you live here, plan to move here or are just passing through, read these 8 facts you didn’t know about Lyon to discover why France’s 2nd city is…

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How to Travel Like a Local

Avid explorers often find that the best travel tips come from locals. More often than not, the people you chat to on a bus can offer more valuable advice than most expensive travel guides. But how do you gather the courage to ask a local for advice? Meet Stay.com.…

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The Best Places to Live in Lyon

Lyon will forever compete with Marseille for the title of France’s 2nd city, but its reputation as the country’s gastronomical capital remains undisputed. Welcome to the City of Light. Lyon’s luminous nickname stems from an ancient tradition of offering candles as a tribute to the Virgin Mary.…

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12 Ways to Make Friends in a New City

You’ve just moved to a new city and you know nobody. This thought is either exciting or terrifying depending on whether you are extroverted or introverted. See this opportunity as a positive challenge – you will meet great people in no time! Here are 12 tips from Spotahome which will…

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