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Insider’s Paris Shopping Guide | Lubin Perfume Shop Paris

Written by on February 12, 2016 in Paris, Quirky
Insider’s Paris Shopping Guide | Lubin Perfume Shop Paris

Paris is awash with perfumeries and some of them are outstandingly special like Lubin, one of the oldest perfume shops in Paris, open since 1798 and once the hangout of Jospehine Bonaparte. Linda Matthieu, expat in Paris, goes on the scent of a great Paris perfumerie… There are perfume shops galore in Paris; some offer […]

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Gourmet Escapades Provence Food And Wine Tours

Written by on February 11, 2016 in Gastronomy, Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
Gourmet Escapades Provence Food And Wine Tours

Discover the mouth-watering markets, captivating cuisine and wonderful wines of Provence with the help of a local expert. Stay in gorgeous accommodation in stunning Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, enjoy cookery lessons and private wine tastings, visit the local area and enjoy the very best of this corner of French paradise… At the foot of Les Alpilles (the little […]

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Reasons To Visit Sensational Sarlat Dordogne

Written by on February 10, 2016 in Aquitaine
Reasons To Visit Sensational Sarlat Dordogne

A typical day in Sarlat, music, merriment and splendid good looks, friendly people and a gorgeous market, if you’ve ever needed a reason to visit this lovely town in the Dordogne – read on! On a corner of the rue de la Liberté, two acoustic guitarists Jacques Fourgèvre and André Bernard, are playing a splendid, […]

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Shakespeare & Co Paris Book Store

Written by on February 9, 2016 in Arty, Book Reviews And Interviews, Culture & Language
Shakespeare & Co Paris  Book Store

American Diane Rios recalls a remarkable sojourn staying at the legendary Shakespeare & Co Paris bookshop, partying with the owner, the late George Whitman and his then 7 year old daughter Sylvie… “I had always dreamed of living in France, since I was a small child being raised by hippies in Eugene. I worked hard […]

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History of Ballet in France

Written by on February 7, 2016 in Arty, Culture & Language, Paris
History of Ballet in France

The word ballet is French in origin, and although this unique form of dance originated in Italy as far back as the 1400s, it was in France, home to the world’s oldest ballet company, that ballet fell on its feet… Dances called balletto were recorded in renaissance Italy, often performed at weddings or formal occasions. […]

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Alain Ducasse Plaza Athenee Paris

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Celebrity Chefs, Paris
Alain Ducasse Plaza Athenee Paris

When I was invited to dinner at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris in January 2016, I noticed that the legendary chef of the restaurant, Alain Ducasse, had a twinkle in his eye. It wasn’t due to any mischievousness but because he already knew that he was about to be awarded his third Michelin Star […]

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Dijon Market, one of the best markets in France

Written by on February 4, 2016 in Burgundy
Dijon Market, one of the best markets in France

If you’re a lover of French markets then Dijon in Burgundy needs to go on your bucket list, here’s why… Gastronomic Dijon Market Four days a week the famous covered market of Dijon lures foodies and gourmets to its hallowed halls. If you think you might have seen somewhere like it before, you might well […]

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Isle sur la Sorgue Provence France

Written by on February 2, 2016 in Photo gallery, Provence-Alpes
Isle sur la Sorgue Provence France

Isle sur la Sorgue is a robust and pretty market town in Provence, much loved for its antiques stores and twice weekly markets. Isle sur la Sorgue Once an important fishing town, with an abundance of crayfish in the River Sorgue, this place is now firmly on the tourist route thanks to its prettiness and […]

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12 Fascinating Facts about The Eiffel Tower Paris

Written by on January 30, 2016 in French Style, Paris
12 Fascinating Facts about The Eiffel Tower Paris

When the Eiffel Tower was being designed by Monsieur Gustave Eiffel, he can have had no idea how his creation would becoming a global and much loved icon. Feast your eyes on these gorgeous photos of the “Iron Lady” while you read these 12 quite incredible facts about the Eiffel Tower… 1. The Tower was […]

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Music in Paris at the Musee d’Orsay

Written by on January 27, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Romantic
Music in Paris at the Musee d’Orsay

From October to May, the Musée d’Orsay puts on lunch time concerts on a Tuesday and if you’re lucky enough to be in town that day – head on over for a magical musical moment in the presence of masterpieces. The Musée d’Orsay was once a train station before being converted into a beautiful museum, […]

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