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History of Ballet in France

Written by on February 7, 2016 in Arty, Culture & Language, Paris
History of Ballet in France

The word ballet is French in origin, and although this unique form of dance originated in Italy as far back as the 1400s, it was in France, home to the world’s oldest ballet company, that ballet fell on its feet… Dances called balletto were recorded in renaissance Italy, often performed at weddings or formal occasions. […]

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Alain Ducasse Plaza Athenee Paris

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Celebrity Chefs, Paris
Alain Ducasse Plaza Athenee Paris

When I was invited to dinner at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris in January 2016, I noticed that the legendary chef of the restaurant, Alain Ducasse, had a twinkle in his eye. It wasn’t due to any mischievousness but because he already knew that he was about to be awarded his third Michelin Star […]

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12 Fascinating Facts about The Eiffel Tower Paris

Written by on January 30, 2016 in French Style, Paris
12 Fascinating Facts about The Eiffel Tower Paris

When the Eiffel Tower was being designed by Monsieur Gustave Eiffel, he can have had no idea how his creation would becoming a global and much loved icon. Feast your eyes on these gorgeous photos of the “Iron Lady” while you read these 12 quite incredible facts about the Eiffel Tower… 1. The Tower was […]

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Music in Paris at the Musee d’Orsay

Written by on January 27, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Romantic
Music in Paris at the Musee d’Orsay

From October to May, the Musée d’Orsay puts on lunch time concerts on a Tuesday and if you’re lucky enough to be in town that day – head on over for a magical musical moment in the presence of masterpieces. The Musée d’Orsay was once a train station before being converted into a beautiful museum, […]

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5 of the Most Romantic Places to Kiss in Paris

Written by on January 26, 2016 in Paris, Romantic
5 of the Most Romantic Places to Kiss in Paris

Where to kiss in Paris to create a memory to treasure for ever – including the back row of the oldest cinema in the city where poets, artists and writers used to meet and enjoy a movie, where Dali dallied and Jean Cocteau designed the projection room!  Paris is known as the City of Love […]

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The Paris Flower Market

Written by on January 22, 2016 in Paris, Romantic
The Paris Flower Market

Almost in the shadow of the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is a very pretty, very romantic little flower market, the famous  Paris Marche au Fleurs… Le Marché aux Fleurs – The Paris Flower Market Located on Place Louis Lépine on the Île de la Cité between the Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle, the flower market […]

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10 of the Most Romantic Places in France

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Holidays & Things to do, Places to Go, Romantic
10 of the Most Romantic Places in France

France offers an endless choice of gorgeous towns to fall in love with. From vibrant city breaks to quaint and quirky country retreats, rustic vineyards and exclusive beach resorts, cultural treasures and culinary gems. Like a bottle of the finest wine, it is a destination with depth and complexity, stylish, tasty and utterly delicious, the […]

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The Perfect Paris Layover Guide

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Paris
The Perfect Paris Layover Guide

Having a long stay in Paris is amazing, and just a few days can reach the spot, but many people only have a few hours when they have a layover, and, they tend to stay in the airport! I’m here to tell you that if you’ve got an 8 hour layover in Paris or more, […]

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Pere Lachaise Cemetery Paris

Written by on January 14, 2016 in Paris, Quirky
Pere Lachaise Cemetery Paris

Pere Lachaise Cemetery Paris In the east of Paris is the largest city cemetery, Pere Lachaise. Nowadays it is the resting place of around 1,000,000 people and some say it is the most visited cemetery in the world. The name of the cemetery comes from Pere Francois de la Chaise, confessor to Louis XIV who […]

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It’ s Never Too Early To Start Thinking About a Valentine’s Day in France

Written by on January 1, 2016 in Paris, Romantic
It’ s Never Too Early To Start Thinking About a Valentine’s Day in France

How did you spend Valentine’s Day 2015? Was it a romantic trip to Arby’s? The all too common ‘Netflix and chill’ night? Or were you like many couples who simply can’t remember, mostly because February 14th was bland and ordinary? Well, what better New Year’s Resolution to keep than making ’16 Valentine’s Day one for […]

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