From NYC to Paris: Why be a tourist when you can explore like a local?

In London, the most popular attraction for tourists is The Tower of London. For locals, that changes to Borough Market. In New York, tourists are more likely to check in to the Hard Rock Café. But when it comes to eating at a restaurant chain, locals in the know prefer eating at the burger joint Shake Shack. That’s according to a breakdown by TripAdvisor, which created a chart comparing the most popular places of interest among tourists and locals in cities around the world. For the lists, analysts looked at…

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Pipe dreams: on the trail of Maigret’s Paris

Tom Downey goes in search of the French capital’s landmarks – as patrolled by Georges Simenon’s French detective ‘Maigret’s process meant poking around. He’d stroll the canals with a lit pipe in hand’ … the gentrified area around Paris’s Canal Saint-Martin. Photograph: Alamy By rights Le Bar du Caveau, on the Ile de la Cité’s Place Dauphine, one of the most picturesque squares in the very centre of the tourist’s Paris, should have been crammed with foreigners. Instead, at lunch hour, the only time it was open, it was filled…

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