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Roll your way around France

Written by on July 15, 2014 in Funky
Roll your way around France

Rollerblading has rapidly gained popularity in France where it has been embraced by people of all ages. The top three destination cities for skating enthusiasts in France include Rennes, Paris and Annecy. Among these, Paris leads the pack and it is not uncommon to see in-line skaters weaving between pedestrians and zipping their way through […]

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CitizenM Paris a great stopover hotel

Written by on June 24, 2014 in Paris
CitizenM Paris a great stopover hotel

Which CitizenM mood are you in asks Alecia Caine, Paris reporter for The Good Life France as she parties at the opening night of the newest and funkiest hotels in Paris… The Dutch hotel chain just had their grand opening pyjama party at its new Paris location near Charles de Gaulle airport. It was a […]

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Relax in the centre of Paris at Parc Monceau

Written by on June 7, 2014 in Paris, Romantic
Relax in the centre of Paris at Parc Monceau

Paris expert Lisa Buros-Hutchins shares one of her favourite get-away-from-it-all parks in the heart of Paris… There is a terrific park in Paris that tends not to make the ‘must see’ list for first time visitors to the City of Light. The Parc Monceau is a wonderful escape in the crush of the high season […]

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Backstage Roland Garros Tour

Written by on May 19, 2014 in Paris, Sport
Backstage Roland Garros Tour

Tennis fan Linda Matthieu goes back stage at Roland Garros and discovers secrets of the star players and finds out all about the fabulous, famous venue… If you love tennis and, especially, watching tennis on TV, there is no bigger thrill than entering the gates at the Roland Garros tennis grounds. Approaching this famous venue, you […]

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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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