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The Earful Tower: Paris

The Earful Tower: Figuring out France with guests who know best. 

Feb 26, 2024

Buying property in Paris (and France, in general) isn't easy. 

Aside from the dreaded French admin, there is a whole world of traps and tricks to consider. Omissions in the property listing, negotiating prices, and why you shouldn't share a notary with the seller....

This week, lawyer and buyer's agent Christine...


Feb 19, 2024

There's a lot of talk right now about the iconic booksellers by the Seine, aka the bouquinistes

In recent months, the Paris Town Hall officials threatened to remove the stalls to make way for the Olympic Games, but President Macron overturned the decision this week.

The book stalls are here to stay. 

I figured many...


Feb 12, 2024

Chef David Lebovitz is back on the show to talk about the Aligre Market (le marché d'Aligre) in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.

Follow David here for his newsletter on Substack. 

Music in this episode is from Pres Maxson.

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Feb 5, 2024

Author Samuel Lopez-Barrantes is on the show talking about being a writer in Paris. Perhaps it's not as romantic and lovely as it might sound. Or perhaps it is! 

Sam has just published his new book, The Requisitions, which you can find here.

Follow Sam on Substack here for his page "If Not, Paris" which offers "fiction,...


Jan 29, 2024

This week, Australian Sam Davies is on the show talking about bars in Paris. He has grown an online following by asking bartenders in Paris (and around the world) to recommend other bars.

He talks about the Paris bar scene and how it is evolving, and also lists ten bars worth visiting.

In the list is everything from...