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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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The Picasso Museum Paris

Written by on February 16, 2015 in Arty, Paris
The Picasso Museum Paris

  Picasso once said “Give me a museum and I will fill it” and in Paris, the Hotel Salé AKA the Picasso Museum in the historic Marais district, is pulling in crowds after undergoing a complete renovation. Bob Lyons investigates… Picasso Museum Paris I joined the back of a long queue under chilly drizzle in […]

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Things to do in Paris Alone, the pleasure is all yours!

Written by on February 13, 2015 in Funky, Paris
Things to do in Paris Alone, the pleasure is all yours!

Paris is for lovers they say, but it’s also for those travelling alone. The city of light and love is the number one destination for couples in love, romantic, thrilling and seductive. But, if you’re alone in Paris all of its considerable charms apply, the pleasures of Paris for solo travellers are plentiful and, you’ll […]

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A personal tour of Paris

Written by on January 27, 2015 in Arty, Paris
A personal tour of Paris

Paris in many ways represents the very essence of finest European art, culture, cuisine and architecture and epitomises elegance and sophistication. Though I have visited many times, I decided to take a personally guided, almost intimate, tour to explore this cultural greatness. Robert PINK provides tours of Parisian quarters where the more hidden, and sometimes […]

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Shakespeare and Company Paris Bookstore

Written by on January 15, 2015 in Quirky
Shakespeare and Company Paris Bookstore

For any book-lover, the Shakespeare and Company Paris bookstore is a must-see. It has been the centre of the English-speaking literary community in the city for sixty years… Located just across the Seine from Notre Dame, the shop is housed in a crooked 17th century building with huge exposed beams. The building, which was originally […]

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