Cool Stuff in Paris. By Manning Leonard Krull.

About Cool Stuff in Paris and Manning Krull

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Cool Stuff In Paris is a website collecting information on all of my personal favorite stuff in Paris. My name is Manning, I'm an American illustrator, sculptor, all-purpose web guy, et cetera. I lived in Paris from 2005 to 2010, I met my French wife over there, and we now live in New Orleans and visit Paris and other parts of France a few times a year. I try to gather new material for this site whenever I'm over there.

It probably goes without saying that Paris is my favorite place in the world (duh). I've fallen in love with a lot of big cities all over the place, but Paris always remains my favorite, and it always feels like home every time I come back. I believe Paris truly earns its reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and many other superlatives as well: Paris has some of the best food on earth, some of the most fascinating and well-preserved history, some of the best shopping, some of the most beautiful people, et cetera et cetera. It's ridiculous. There's a rhythm and a richness to life here that're really amazingly pleasant.

"I love nothing. I'm Parisian."

Every article on Cool Stuff in Paris is written by me, based on my everyday experiences wandering, sightseeing, dining, and drinking (and drinking and drinking) in this fabulous city. I feel extremely lucky to have had the chance to live here for several years and nowadays spend a lot of time here with my extended family, and it makes me really happy to share my knowledge of Paris with people who're interested in visiting, and also with people who live here who may not have noticed some of the weird little details I've noticed. This website really started out as a collection of just the weird stuff, but it quickly mutated into a much bigger project, with articles on just about everything. I've tried to give my own personal insight into each subject, and help the reader see Paris, at least a little bit, as I see it myself. Give it a shot and I think you'll fall in love with Paris like I have; it's not hard to do!

In creating this website, I wanted to give visitors some insight into what a real person who actually lives here likes to see and do (and eat!). For example, I haven't flooded the Restaurants, Cafés, and Bars pages with just any old joint; these are all places that I've hung out in myself and enjoyed enough to recommend to my friends.

All of the articles, photographs, and illustrations on this site are Copyright © Manning Krull, unless otherwise noted, and may not be used or reprinted without my express written permission. No stealin'!

Feel free to write me with your comments, questions, suggestions for articles, or anything else, at I'd love to hear from you! Probably!

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Thanks for visiting! Safe travels,

- Manning