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Join our Paris vs. Barcelona debate on Twitter at #LPChat

Paris vs. Barcelona #LPChat

Do you have a penchant for Paris? Or is Barcelona more your bag? It's difficult to choose between these two European heavyweights - which is why we're inviting you to help us decide! Choose your team and bring your best tips and pictures to our Paris vs. Barcelona debate. Which city will come out on top when it comes to beauty, gastronomy and wow-factor? That depends on your tweets. The best tweeter will win Paris and Barcelona guides from our brand new Make My Day series.

How do I take part?

1. Follow @lonelyplanet and the hashtag #LPChat on Twitter on Wednesday 29 April from 4pm GMT+1 (BST) / 11am EST.

2. Questions will be ordered Q1, Q2, Q3 etc. To answer Q1, begin your tweet with A1. For Q2, A2 and so on.

3. Add #LPChat to all of your tweets during the Twitter chat, so others (including @lonelyplanet) can see what you’re saying.

4. Bring your best tips for travelling in Paris and/or Barcelona!

Introducing our Lonely Planet experts

Nicola Williams - follow her at @tripalong

Nicola Williams
A self-confessed Paris addict, there is nothing Nicola enjoys more than walking to the end of every last avenue and leafy Haussmann boulevard in the name of research for Lonely Planet’s Paris guidebooks and digital content. She has lived in France and written about it for more than a decade, and divides her time between Paris, Lake Geneva and wherever else in France, Switzerland or Italy that beckons for work (by laurie at dresshead). Nicola travels both solo and en famille with her three trilingual kids.

Sally Davies - follow her at @BCNexpert


Sally Davies went to Barcelona in 2001 on holiday and still hasn’t used the return leg of the ticket. Seduced by its beauty, its sunshine and its late and crazy nights, she then began a quest to find every single good restaurant, the quirkiest museum exhibit and the most peaceful spot for a coffee. This life-absorbing quest shows no signs of nearing the end.

Terms and conditions

Entrants must be 13 years old or over. Judges’ decision is final. Promoter: Lonely Planet Publications Ltd of 240 Blackfriars Rd, London, SE1 8NW, UK. The winner will be notified via direct message and public tweet on Twitter. The winner must claim their prize and provide an address for delivery within 7 days of being notified, otherwise the judges may select another winner. Prize: 2 x Make My Day guides (Paris and Barcelona) approx value £11.98. Subject to availability.