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The Enigmatic Pei Pyramids of Paris

Written by on February 10, 2017 in Arty, Paris
The Enigmatic Pei Pyramids of Paris

President Francois Mitterand of France was a great instigator of modern planning and architectural ideas for Paris. During his tenure, he was the originator of many post war features including the apparently dead straight ‘Triumphal Way’. This alignment of celebrated structural icons stretches from the Louvre as far as the Grand Arch, some 10 kilometres away, […]

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3 Top Tips to discover the Paris of locals on a budget

Written by on December 19, 2016 in Arty, Paris
3 Top Tips to discover the Paris of locals on a budget

  Paris is always a good idea but can be expensive for most travelers, but there are ways to make your money go further. Discover the Paris of locals, authentic and real, gorgeous as always but not expensive. It’s all too easy to keep to the tourist destinations but look a little further and you’ll […]

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What to do in Paris when it rains 

Written by on December 16, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky, Romantic
What to do in Paris when it rains 

You booked a trip in Paris and then it rains. But you shouldn’t worry that it will ruin your visit even though when you booked your ticket you probably thought the weather would be sunny! Ten things to do in Paris when it rains Paris weather is unpredictable and even in summer rain is not […]

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The Top Ten Paris Visits

Written by on November 1, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky, Romantic
The Top Ten Paris Visits

If you only have a day or a weekend in Paris, you’ll want to make the most of your time and see the most iconic sites. I’m often asked for my tips for what to see when you only have a short window of time, so here are my top ten Paris visits – iconic […]

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Musee d’Orsay Spectacular Second Empire Exhibition

Written by on October 20, 2016 in Arty, Paris
Musee d’Orsay Spectacular Second Empire Exhibition

The Musee d’Orsay museum which sits across the river from the Louvre is located in what was once a railway station. The permanent exhibitions are superb – paintings, furniture, art deco, sculptures and much more. It also has fabulous restaurants that are like works of art in themselves. Spectacular Second Empire Exhibition There are also regular […]

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Deliciously Deranged Nuit Blanche Paris

Written by on October 16, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky
Deliciously Deranged Nuit Blanche Paris

Nuit Blanche literally means White Night, a term that’s used to describe a night without sleep. In Paris though, on the first Saturday of October it means one single night which sees the city put on a very special show. With Nuit Blanche Paris, you can expect the unexpected, a dawn to dusk extravaganza with […]

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Le Train Bleu Paris

Written by on October 8, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky, Romantic
Le Train Bleu Paris

Paris, France needs little introduction as the cosmopolitan capital city of France, located in the north central part of the country. The City of Light is just waiting for you to amble through the side streets, duck into passageways and discover hidden treasures that will leave an indelible impression on your heart. With so much […]

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5 Brilliant Free Museums in Paris

Written by on September 13, 2016 in Arty, Museums and Châteaux, Paris, Romantic
5 Brilliant Free Museums in Paris

Most museums are free in Paris on the first Sunday of the month (except during summer months when some of them charge) but there are few that are free all year round.  You may have to pay for access to temporary exhibitions but here are 5 great free museums in Paris that are well worth […]

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Rue Mouffetard | The Oldest Street in Paris

Written by on June 25, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky, Romantic
Rue Mouffetard | The Oldest Street in Paris

Paris has so many attractions, that sometimes it’s difficult to make a choice what you want to see, especially when you don’t have much time. Top visits include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Sacré-Coeur, but you also have Rue Mouffetard, a street in the 5th arrondissement (Quartier Latin). This pedestrianised street, which Parisians call […]

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5 Great Historic Sites In Paris To Discover The City’s Past

Written by on April 27, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky, Romantic
5 Great Historic Sites In Paris To Discover The City’s Past

There are hundreds, thousands, maybe millions of reasons to love Paris. The city of light is architecturally gorgeous, there are more museums than you can shake a stick at and there’s always something new to discover. We take a look at 5 brilliant historic sites in Paris with Voyages-sncf.com, iconic places where you can really get […]

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