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What to see and do in Montmartre, Paris

Written by on June 28, 2015 in Paris
What to see and do in Montmartre, Paris

Montmartre rests on a hill, 130 meters above the sprawling city of Paris. You don’t need a map to find it. Just look out for the very prominent Basilica du Sacré-Cœur, which majestically surveys all that lies at its feet. The name Montmartre translates as ‘mountain of the martyr’. The name reminds France of one […]

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What’s Up Paris? 5 New Things to Discover

Written by on May 28, 2015 in Arty
What’s Up Paris? 5 New Things to Discover

  Paris is well known for its rich history and iconic architecture, but there is much more to the city than this. The French capital is continually changing and aside from its long-standing tourist favourites, it boasts an array of brand new and revamped delights for visitors to explore. If you’re planning a Paris break, […]

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The Louvre Paris Facts, Art and Tickets

Written by on May 18, 2015 in Funky, Museums and Châteaux, Paris
The Louvre Paris Facts, Art and Tickets

So enormous is the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum that it would take three months to view every piece of art contained in it, and that’s if you spent just 30 seconds looking at each artwork all day, every day without a break. There are more than 7,500 paintings, the displays cover nearly 15 […]

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Place des Vosges A Small Square Of Parisian Paradise

Written by on May 11, 2015 in Paris
Place des Vosges A Small Square Of Parisian Paradise

At the Bastille end of the Marais on the right bank is a small square of Parisian Paradise. Place des Vosges is the city’s oldest square. It’s tiny compared to the Jardin du Luxembourg on the left bank or Jardin des Tuileries alongside the Louvre. It’s a garden bed in comparison to one of those […]

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The Best Panoramic Views in Paris

Written by on April 14, 2015 in Funky, Paris
The Best Panoramic Views in Paris

Paris is panoramic; fact. From the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, Musee d’Orsay and the Montparnasse, everywhere you look there are sights to be seen from every angle. The local experts at The Paris Pass have travelled high and low in search of the best panoramas in Paris. From historic forts, to riverside […]

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Paris Insider Address Book | Buly 1803

Written by on April 13, 2015 in French Style, Funky, Paris
Paris Insider Address Book | Buly 1803

Buly 1803 is located at the end of rue Bonaparte in a store that you might pass if you weren’t looking for it or if you weren’t keeping your eyes peeled. It is located in an old pharmacy and the owners were smart enough to keep most of the interior intact with dark cabinets and […]

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Ten Incredible Facts about Paris France

Written by on April 6, 2015 in Paris, Quirky
Ten Incredible Facts about Paris France

Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world. Newspapers and magazines the world over write about it, it’s on our TV screens and in films, books, paintings, mugs, place mats, music and a whole heap  more places. We think we know it well but there’s always something to surprise! Here are ten facts […]

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Where to Find the best baguette in Paris

Written by on March 30, 2015 in Celebrity Chefs, Gastronomy, Paris
Where to Find the best baguette in Paris

You might think it is impossible to know which boulangerie produces the best baguette in Paris. Luckily though, there is a contest each year, a competition to find the best baguette maker in the city… La Meilleure Baguette de Paris is judged by 15 specialists – pastry chefs, bakers and past contest winners. In a […]

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New Antiques and Arts Fair for Paris

Written by on March 25, 2015 in Art and Artists, Arty
New Antiques and Arts Fair for Paris

April 2015 sees the launch of a brand new annual antiques and art fair in Paris. The Paris Beaux-Arts Fair will be held at the celebrated Carrousel du Louvre right in the heart of the City in rue de Rivoli. The Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) who are the organisers of the event say that […]

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The history of Mustard in France

Written by on March 25, 2015 in Gastronomy, Quirky
The history of Mustard in France

Mustard has been popular in France for at least 1500 years, at one point there was even a mustard maker to Pope John XXII (1249 – 1334) who was at that time living in Avignon giving rise to the popular expression “Se croire le premier moutardier du pape”  which means “he thinks himself the Pope’s […]

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