When in Paris, do as the Parisians do! That’s the idea behind celebrity chef Travis London’s new video series, "A Taste of Paris with Travis London." Powered by trivago (the popular hotel search website), the travel series will offer visual guides for different types of prospective Parisian travelers: art lovers, families, foodies, fashionistas and more.
London, 28, takes viewers on a journey away from the usual tourist traps and showcases attractions, restaurants and neighborhoods that would suit the tastes of different people. He hopes to prove that Paris does have something for everyone.
"A Taste of Paris with Travis London"'s premiere episode was released on July 15 and highlighted activities and hotspots for art lovers. On the list: grabbing drinks at the Terrass Hotel Bar, dining at Le Petit Parisien, going for a walk through the neighborhood of Montmatre — an area popularized in the 2001 movie musical Moulin Rouge! — and enjoying brunch at the Hotel Grand Amour.
Alongside the biweekly travel guides, London, the founder of Healthy Chic Eats, also interviews Parisians like André Saraiva, a recognized French graffiti artist and the owner of the Hotel Grand Amour.
When asked about the graffiti scene during his heyday, Saraiva said, “Back then it was dangerous. [In the] early '80s, early '90s.” Speaking to London, he added, “We made it our own. We adapted it to our city.”
New episodes of "A Taste of Paris with Travis London" are released biweekly, and can be found on trivago’s online magazine, Room5.