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A magazine about visiting Paris, discovering Parisian Art de Vivre, living Paris as an insider - And do it all with a smile.

A magazine about visiting Paris, discovering Parisian Art de Vivre, living Paris as an insider - And do it all with a smile. Read More
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Paris is beautiful sprang from the desire to share Paris with travellers (that’s you!) in the same way you would share it with your friends: by visiting the not-to-be-missed monuments, by taking great walks and also by experiencing Paris the way the Parisians love to (that’s us!) a blend of designer shopping and coffee breaks. The result? We run a web city guide with weekly offbeat newsletters and we also publish a city guide that was launched in bookshops last July: “150 reasons to say « Oh la la » in Paris”. And because we are simply mad about motifs, we also have a collection of notebooks; each one has the theme of an emblematic monument from a district of the city (you can find out more about them below).
Our promise? Beautiful visits, beautiful places, beautiful encounters, friendliness, beautiful and tasty things, along with smiles, sharing, surprises and wonder. In other words, all the ingredients you need to be enchanted by Paris. 

 If you have landed on this page, then it’s because you love Paris too! So let’s share the French capital together through our magazine, a complement to our city guide. There will be an issue every three months (the first one is in January) in time with the seasons, allowing you to follow the course of life in Paris and the moments you can experience in Paris whether in winter or spring. To put it plainly, our magazine (and soon yours too, we hope) presents Paris from our optimistic point of view over 96 bilingual pages in French and English in a 21x26 cm format.

Issue 00 - Spring prototype
Issue 00 - Spring prototype

Our magazine will be distributed free of charge in places where travellers may find themselves, in particular in the boutique-hotels of the capital that know how to welcome you and help you discover our way of life. You will also be able to subscribe to it on our website and leaf through its pages no matter where you are in the world. 

Issue 00 - Spring prototype
Issue 00 - Spring prototype

The contents of the winter magazine include: warmth, the warmth of the people you will meet in Paris, along with the beauty of incredible visits to our favourite districts. We invite you to say “je t’aime”, to find out about the valued expertise that operates backstage at the Moulin Rouge, to enjoy a good meal in good company in places that are each tastier than the last, to love art… in short to love Parisian life. 

Issue 00 - Spring prototype
Issue 00 - Spring prototype

The idea was to distil all the wonder of Paris, and the Paris-is-beautiful project has become both a city guide and a website led by two Parisians: Stéphanie Keszey (right), who grew up in a cosmopolitan Paris and is passionate about art de vivre, design and warm encounters and Jennifer Hebrard (left), an adopted Parisian, enthusiastic about new discoveries, new places and delicious locations.
This beautiful adventure would certainly never have come to life without a whole team of people motivated by a “beautiful” Paris! And you of course!

The launch of our first magazine requires funding of €19 000. We already have €10 000, so we still need €9 000 to finalise the print run. Once we add the administration fees applied by the Kickstarter platform, we reach €10 000. And if we raise more than that, we can already partially fund issue number 2 of the magazine… And if we raise still more, issue number 3… 
A detailed breakdown of the costs: 
Printing: €14 000 
Writing and photos: €3 000 
Translation: €2 000 
Kickstarter fees 5%: €500 
Kickstarter banking fees up to 5%: €500 

If you decide to support us in our beautiful venture to print our first magazine, you will also receive… 

Our heartfelt thanks 
Because encounters are what drive us and without you, this venture would not exist. We will offer our sincere thanks on a dedicated page of the magazine.
Our city guide
“150 expériences « beautiful » à Paris” in French or “150 reasons to say « Oh la la » in Paris” in English (€19.50) is THE city guide for visiting Paris like a Parisian, with stars in your eyes as an extra! Apart from all the places and people, you will also find smiles, colourful graphic design and a dash of humour.
Our beautiful notebooks
Our love of Paris and our art de vivre led us to create 10 motifs, each based on a symbolic Parisian monument and each one representing an emblematic area of the French capital. You will find these motifs in the city guide and in the magazine, and they became an excuse to create a collection of notebooks in which to daydream, to make notes, to imagine, to tell... Make them your own, during or after your trip!
You in our magazine
Because your generosity is heart-warming, we want you to be able to participate in the creation of our magazine. We will give you a voice in an interview to find out more about your love for the French capital or to reveal your favourite places if you have the soul of a reporter. Let’s talk about it together!  

Thank you for your kindly support!

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Special thanks to Andréa from La Cocotte (the beautiful shop of the video), Clément Lecigne (video), Chloé Young (picture of the team).

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