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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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Picpus Cemetery Paris

Written by on March 23, 2015 in Paris, Quirky
Picpus Cemetery Paris

In a seldom visited corner of Paris, near Place de la Nation in the 12th arrondissement, is Picpus Cemetery, one of the city’s most unusual burial grounds – the last resting place of a hero of the American Revolution and victims of the French Revolution, a plot where the history of France is preserved… Here, between […]

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Isle aux Cygnes Paris, the Hidden Island

Written by on March 5, 2015 in Paris
Isle aux Cygnes Paris, the Hidden Island

One of my favourite places in all of Paris is frustratingly under-exposed through the usual guide books and tourist information sites. Right next to the Eiffel Tower, the Allée des Cygnes is a pedestrian route down a man-made island in the middle of the Seine between the 15th and 16th arrondissements. The island itself is […]

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Paris Accommodation on a Budget

Written by on February 27, 2015 in Paris
Paris Accommodation on a Budget

      Ever dreamt of having the city of light at your fingertips without having to pay the excruciating prices for accommodation? Visiting Europe’s capital cities, especially Paris, can deliver the trip of a lifetime. Many of us are stunned to the core by the beautiful buildings, the atmospheric streets and also by the […]

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Walking the Bridges of Paris

Written by on February 20, 2015 in Paris, Quirky
Walking the Bridges of Paris

Walking the bridges of Paris is a fine way to get a feel for the city says Bob Lyons taking his own advice… More than twenty two years ago, I suffered the effects of a serious road accident in France. I stayed in a French hospital for a month and then returned to my house […]

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