In the heart of France's Phocean city, the Place des Réformés and its surroundings have played host to many loquacious people. But to understand the history of Chapitre, it helps to read between the lines...
Stuttgart-Ost isn’t cool yet, but when it is in a few years time then you will have already heard about it here. On a superficial level, this neighbourhood is seen as simultaneously bland and edgy. But those who look closely will find nice bars, fascinating brick houses, and a whole host of curiosities: from the observatory to the "Kolonie Ostheim" to a pug statue.
XIV, the fourteenth district of Budapest, is where I was born and where I have lived almost all my life. For me it’s perfect; everything I need is just around the corner. But for my friends, it’s just a district where there is nothing to do. They always ask me: "Wow, you're still in Zugló?"
Welcome to Hamburg's up-and-coming island, stomping ground of workers, students, artists and immigrants alike. Is such a place even possible? The Reiherstieg neighbourhood seems to have mastered this balancing act. What's life like in a district that's so difficult to classify and whose future is so unpredictable? We take you on a whistle-stop tour.
In this historic Athens district – the city's anti-establishment heart – the police dare not set foot. At the same time, this symbol of the anarchist movement is becoming a trendy place. In any case, Exarcheia continues to keep alive a particular spirit that has characterised it for decades. Welcome to the home of "urban resistance".
As a child, it was the kind of place you were always told not to go to. Budapest's 8th district had a reputation of being dangerous, full of strange people and hosting a hotbed of crime. Obviously this means that young Hungarians took every opportunity to discover this beautiful old part of the city.
Ever since the faculties of the University of Valencia were established in Avenida Blasco Ibáñez de Valencia, the area has become the quintessential student area of the “capital of Turia”. Cafébabel spent some time exploring a neighbourhood that mixes cheap bars and high culture.
In order to counter the recent headlines, a Brussel's resident presents a portrait of a district buzzing with activity. When the clock strikes twelve, people from all over the world gather to eat at one of the district's many small bakeries. Multicultural and steeped in history, this hood will also let you brush up on your language skills.
Let’s be honest, you aren’t really that familiar with most European cities. Even if EasyJet does let us have a look around, the 48 hours we spend on our city breaks consist of overpriced coffee and endless Google-mapping. MeetMyHood is here to help you discover new European cities, thanks to the people who live there. The best places to eat, drink, or visit, as well as all the clichés and quirks that make the neighbourhood special: MMH will make sure there are no secrets left undiscovered.