Fred Moussaïan (1978)

About me
I was born and grew up in Colombes, a northwestern Parisian suburb, where I presently live.

But don’t think I have never moved in my life! I’m a big traveler, even if I remain a very urban person and travel mostly to cities. Not only did I do most of my studies outside Paris (Nancy, East of France) but I also lived (between 3 months and 2 years) in Dublin, Milan, Rome, and Buenos Aires. I really love the latter two, but well, Paris sera toujours Paris: each time I come back, I revisit my home town with new eyes, and more hindsight and objectivity.

What I particularly like in Paris:

  • very easy to walk or cycle
  • fascinating history, still partly visible in the modern city
  • architectural and urban homogeneity
  • rich cultural life (mostly cinema and museums)
  • mixture of conservatism and modernity
  • great number and value of artistic works (novels, photos, films…) set in Paris
  • the river Seine, its banks, its islands…

What I particularly don’t like in Paris:

  • expensive city, especially bars and restaurants
  • arrogance and snobbery of some Parisians
  • gentrification of working class areas
  • French traditional food, mostly meat and fish based (I’m vegetarian)
  • not very busy at night

This city blog will therefore bring you to the Paris I like, including many outdoor spots – charming squares, romantic but ignored areas – museums and cinemas, but also places to enjoy a break, have a rest during your exhausting visit of the Ville Lumière.

I’ll also bring you to the relaxed and cheap places where I enjoy having a drink, and help you discover the best vegetarian (but not only) places to grab a bite.

Paris is one of the most touristic cities in the world, and everyone “knows” it to a certain degree even before visiting it for the first time. I hope to lead you to a non-classical approach to the city, make you discover its unexpected sides, and enrich you with its cultural identity and history.

Check out the interview with me on the Spotted by Local’s blog

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