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Jardin du Luxembourg the perfect Paris Park

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Paris
Jardin du Luxembourg the perfect Paris Park

If you’re in Paris on a Sunday and you visit the Jardin du Luxembourg, you’ll certainly feel like a local as it’s one of the favourite parks for Parisians… What to see at the Jardin du Luxembourg The Jardin du Luxembourg is situated in the 6th arrondissement between the Quartier Latin and Saint Germain des […]

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The Lavender Fields of Provence

Written by on April 19, 2017 in Guest Blogs
The Lavender Fields of Provence

Take a deep breath and let the scent of lavender indulge your senses when you’re in Provence in the summer. Here the lavender fields symbolize the local history and beauty of this lovely area. “Lavender is the soul of Provence”, so said famous French author Jean Giono whose books were often set in Provence. The lavender flowering […]

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Mesmerising Mougins in Provence south of France

Written by on February 22, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
Mesmerising Mougins in Provence south of France

Mougins is a pretty little hill top town, located just fifteen minutes by road from Cannes and eight km from Grasse, the perfume capital of France. Known as a capital of Gastronomy and the French “arte de vivre”, Mougins, surrounded by forest, dominates towns and villages towards the base of the Alps. What to do and see […]

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Exquisite Eze in the south of France

Written by on February 8, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
Exquisite Eze in the south of France

If you want to enjoy a breath-taking view, it’s a good idea to visit the perched village of Eze. You’ll find it in the Alpes-Martime Department (Region: Provence-Alpes-Coted’Azur). It’s not far from the sunny city of Nice and is famous for its stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea, gorgeous gardens and pretty streets. It’s also […]

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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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Ile Saint-Honorat Cannes

Written by on October 26, 2016 in Provence-Alpes
Ile Saint-Honorat Cannes

Just 15 minutes by ferry from Cannes, you’ll find the Iles de Lerins. When you want to escape the bustle and glitz of Cannes, a daytrip to one of the tranquil islands is a great soother. On the Ile Saint-Honorat, you’ll find the monastery of the Lérins Abbey and the fort with wonderful views and […]

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The Old Town Cannes

Written by on September 4, 2016 in Provence-Alpes
The Old Town Cannes

Cannes is best known for glitz and glamor and the famous film festival that’s held here in May each year. But, away from the hubbub, it also has a beautiful old district, called le Suquet. Le Suquet was an old fishing village. The fishermen’s’ houses in the narrow winding streets are more than a hundred years old. This area became […]

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The Legendary Café de Flore Paris

Written by on April 6, 2016 in Paris
The Legendary Café de Flore Paris

The Café de Flore Paris has earned the title “legendary” during it’s more than 130 years of serving clients and being gorgeous. Here are 12 fascinating facts about the enduring, much loved Café de Flore, Paris… 1. Café de Flore opened in 1880. The name is taken from a sculpture of “Flora”, the goddess of […]

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Chocolate, Wine And More Newsletter from France

Written by on February 19, 2016 in Newsletter
Chocolate, Wine And More Newsletter from France

Bonjour! Well, can you believe it – I said last week that we’d had no snow in my part of France and the very next day it snowed… and for the next 3 days after that!  It was just a light snow and the ducks and geese quite liked it but the chickens hid and […]

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History of Paris Bouquinistes

Written by on February 1, 2016 in Guest Blogs
History of Paris Bouquinistes

The word bouquiniste means secondhand bookseller. The origin of the word is from the German word “buch”. One of the most fascinating places in Paris to experience book joy is along the Seine where you’ll find the second hand booksellers with their beautiful, green book boxes… There are two tales that claim to be the […]

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