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Musee de Luxembourg Paris

Written by on March 25, 2014 in Art and Artists, Arty, Paris
Musee de Luxembourg Paris

Initially housed in the Palais du Luxembourg that Marie de Medici had built between 1615 and 1630, the Musée du Luxembourg was the first French museum to be opened to the public, in 1750. At that time, visitors could admire twenty-four paintings by Rubens celebrating Marie de Medici and around a hundred paintings from the […]

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5 Fabulous things to do in Paris in the spring

Written by on March 18, 2014 in Paris
5 Fabulous things to do in Paris in the spring

Let me just start by saying that one of the best things to do in Paris in the spring is totally free. It takes in the major sites and sights, it can reveal the quirky side of Paris as well as the most famous landmarks, it can surprise you in ways you never imagined, it’s […]

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The Five-Minute Guide to Paris – Insider Passport to Paris!

Written by on March 5, 2014 in Courses, Funky, Learn French, Paris
The Five-Minute Guide to Paris – Insider Passport to Paris!

You can never do too much research while planning a trip to Paris. However sometimes, the amount of information you ingest seems heavier than the weight of all your guidebooks combined. Don’t get me wrong – Lonely Planet, Frommer’s and Fodor’s have helped many Francophiles locate the best crepe stands, navigate through the Louvre and […]

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Back stage at the Paris Opera House | Palais Garnier

Written by on February 27, 2014 in Arty, French Icons, Paris
Back stage at the Paris Opera House | Palais Garnier

The Paris Opera House or Palais Garnier is one of Paris’ most magnificent buildings, a place of mirrors, gilt, lush and plush accoutrements. It was the cultural centre of Paris in the Belle Epoque years and continues to wow visitors with the ballets that are performed on its illustrious stage. Lisa Buros-Hutchins goes back stage […]

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The best way to experience Paris

Written by on February 24, 2014 in Holidays and Things to do, Paris
The best way to experience Paris

Several years ago, a young American arrived in Paris with a dream to live ‘la vie Parisienne’. She knew no one, not one person; she did not speak French; she had no idea how she was going to earn a living. What she did know was that she had a fascination for the city of […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Paris?

Written by on February 20, 2014 in Paris, Renting a House in France
What Does the Future Hold for Paris?

Paris is one of the great historical cities of the world, from its architecture to the art in its museums which attract so many visitors each year and keep it among the top destinations. However, there are those who criticise Paris as standing still, while other cities such as London and Berlin are constantly innovating […]

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Paris Ghost stations design makeover proposal

Written by on February 8, 2014 in Art and Artists, Arty, Quirky
Paris Ghost stations design makeover proposal

The newspapers in France are reporting that one of the Paris mayoral candidates is a keen user of the Paris metro and, if she wins the elections to be held in March 2014, she has designs for utilising the underground space of abandoned and unloved old stations. Paris Mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet wants to allow […]

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Experience the Winter Sales in Paris like a local

Written by on January 29, 2014 in French Icons, Paris
Experience the Winter Sales in Paris like a local

  Lisa Buros-Hutchins of Your Paris Experience knows the city of light like a local and one of the things she likes best is the winter sales in Paris. There is though a reason for this, she has friends in high places and knows where and how to shop to bag the best of the […]

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Non French restaurants in Paris!

Written by on January 23, 2014 in Paris
Non French restaurants in Paris!

Think of Paris and you’re bound to conjure up images of flourishing romance, designer fashion and delicious food. But it’s not all just red wine and great cheese in the French capital; Paris is home to a whole host of culinary delights from all over the world, meaning that you can dine like a king […]

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Paris For Free

Written by on January 14, 2014 in Paris
Paris For Free

Year after year Paris remains at the top of the “most want to go” list for people from all around the world. Hardened travellers arrive expecting the hype about Paris to let them down but are overwhelmed by the fabulous architecture, history, style and culture, magnificent buildings, restaurants, bars and shops. We take a look […]

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