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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
STAL

STAL translates to steel in multiple languages, conjuring up references to the industrial. French artist Pierre-Marie Maulini, the man behind STAL, seeks to infuse emotion and humanity within his crisp electronic beats. Since 2011 STAL has released the We Are Two EP, his debut full-length, Young Hearts, and releases his Fresh Blood EP in 2018. The musician has toured with M83, Nothing But Thieves, and Matt & Kim. STAL also become the first ever band to release a music video set entirely in a virtual reality world, which they did for the single “Gone.”

I’ve lived in Paris for more than 10 years and it really inspired me. It’s always busy and it’s such a big mix of different cultures. This is why I love it. Everyone is mixed and it always brings something fresh. Paris makes you grow older faster, in a good way.”

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Paris, FR
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france
Moulin Rouge
"Around 6pm, it’s time for the apéro: friends, wine and some nice french ham around the table! At night, go to Pigalle, it’s full of amazing bars, freaks, and above all: the famous Moulin Rouge !" - STAL
Moulin Rouge, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France
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Quartier Pigalle
Quartier Pigalle
"Around 6pm, it’s time for the apéro: friends, wine, and some nice french ham around the table! At night, go the Quartier Pigalle, it’s full of amazing bars, freaks, and above all - the famous Moulin Rouge!
Quartier Pigalle, Paris, France
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St-Germain-des-Pres
St-Germain-des-Pres
"Live like a local. It’s always the best way to visit a city. Rent a bike and explore. Paris is not that big. Start with a good coffee in Le Marais, then go to Quartier de l'Odéon, St Germain des Près, jardin du Luxembourg, etc., it’s the heart of Paris. You’ll see Notre Dame too." - STAL
Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, France
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Clamato
Clamato
"Clamato in the 11th district. I love this restaurant. It’s in the neighborhood I lived in for 10 years. Their Mussels cooked in a special wine are divine!" - STAL
Clamato, Rue de Charonne, Paris, France
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Chez Justine
Chez Justine
"Chez Justine in the 11th district. They completely rebuilt this coffee/restaurant place and it’s the perfect spot to eat awesome pizzas and drink great cocktails/beers/wines. It’s located on one of the busiest street of Paris (Oberkampf). It gets crazy when the night comes. I’m an IPA lover. A pint of beer, please." - STAL
Chez Justine, Rue Oberkampf, Paris, France
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La Caféothèque
"La Caféothèque in Le Marais. They serve the best coffee in town. It’s everything but a hipster place. Plus, it’s located at the border of Le Marais and La Seine river, it’s beautiful. Very peaceful. I always take a double espresso. No sugar. Maulini = Italy = strong coffee." - STAL
The Caféothèque of Paris, Rue de l'Hôtel de ville, Paris, France
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Fondation Arp
Fondation Arp
"La Fondation Jean Arp in Clamart, a suburb of Paris. It's in a small house. A hidden gem. Versailles Castle gardens are not only for tourists too. It’s really nice walking there. There is so much space, you can lose yourself and spend the whole day chilling around 17th century statues and fountains." - STAL
Fondation Arp, Rue des Châtaigniers, Clamart, France
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lodging
france
Le Pigalle Hotel
A neighbourhood hotel in the 9th District shaped by the cultural diversity just beyond the southern slopes of Montmartre. Enjoy croissants provided by the nearby bakery, browse books selected by the local bookstore, and take in music chosen by a neighbourhood DJ. Where to stay? "Definitely the Hotel Le Pigalle!" - STAL
Le Pigalle Hotel Restaurant, cité Pigalle, Paris, France
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La Maroquinerie
"This venue is one of my favorites to see live music as well as a favorite place to play music. There is a cafe upstairs with delicious food for dinner before or after the concert. The venue is tucked underground. There is almost a mini amphitheater inside and the audience stands in a U shape around the stage. Any show I've seen there always feels like magic. Almost like a secret only we are in on. The venue books hip and current acts like Wolf Alice and Kimbra." — CLARA-NOVA
3 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris, France
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Louvre Museum
Louvre Museum
"Grab a good crepe and then spend a few hours visiting the Louvre. It's really worth it." - STAL
Louvre Museum, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France
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shopping
Colette
Colette
"Grab a good crepe and then spend a few hours visiting the Louvre Museum. It's really worth it. Next, you can do some nice shopping at Colette. Around 6pm, it’s time for the apéro: friends, wine and some nice french ham around the table!" - STAL
Colette, Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, France
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