Paris

Clos MontmatreThe Secret Vineyard of Paris

Written by on June 19, 2017 in Guest Blogs, Paris, Romantic
Clos MontmatreThe Secret Vineyard of Paris

It was the Romans who established vineyards in Paris more than a thousand years ago. Maybe it was the starting point for the vibrant French wine industry and culture that we know and love today. A Vineyard in Paris The earliest vineyards declined gradually as urban development progressed in Paris. The last of these Roman plantations […]

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Jardin des Plantes Paris

Written by on June 10, 2017 in Guest Blogs, Paris
Jardin des Plantes Paris

A morning walk in spring in Paris is an inspiring event. I started at a café where I struck up quite a long conversation with a Frenchman I had never met before over a coffee and a croissant near the Place du Bastille. Beside the café stood the great monument to the Bastille, the prison […]

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5 Must-sees in Montmartre Paris

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Arty, Paris, Romantic
5 Must-sees in Montmartre Paris

Place du Tertre Place du Tertre is a short walk from the Basilica Sacré-Coeur. It is here that many artists set up their easels and tempt passers-by with their works of art. It’s very touristy for sure, but it’s also very charming and somehow seems to retain an air of authenticity despite the crowds. This […]

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Insider tours of Paris for everyone

Written by on May 22, 2017 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky, Tours in France
Insider tours of Paris for everyone

Paris is the most visited city in the world – for good reason, there’s just so much to fall in love with. Is it the wonderful architecture, the museums and art galleries, the fabulous patisseries and boulangeries or the scrumptious chocolatiers that you love? Or do you like to get off the beaten track and […]

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The Artists of Montmartre Paris

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Art and Artists, Arty, Paris
The Artists of Montmartre Paris

Have you ever wondered why artists congregate in Montmartre, the lively hill top village of Paris? They’re there  to draw the visitors who flock to this oh-so pretty part of the city of light but why here, in this particular spot? Around 300 painters are officially licensed to work the area and there’s a 10 […]

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Abelard and Heloise – the French Romeo and Juliet

Written by on April 13, 2017 in Guest Blogs, Quirky
Abelard and Heloise – the French Romeo and Juliet

Paris is known as the city of love and in the famous Père Lachaise cemetery there reside together France’s most famous lovers – Abelard and Heloise. Long before Romeo and Juliet, and the City of Romance itself, another couple set tongues wagging, with their ill-fated romance. Abelard and Heloise’s tale is fascinating, and you can […]

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Perk up in the best Parks in Paris

Written by on April 13, 2017 in Paris
Perk up in the best Parks in Paris

When you’re in Paris and you need a break, want to rest or feel a need to chill, then head to one of the many parks or green areas. From the Tuileries to the Jardins Luxembourg and the Bois de Boulogne – the list is long for lovely parks and gardens. Grab a baguette, a bottle of […]

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Paris for solo travellers

Written by on February 24, 2017 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky
Paris for solo travellers

It’s no secret that Paris is the most romantic city in the world, the very best place to visit with the one you love. But maybe you aren’t in a relationship right now. You may, however,  be in love with art, architecture, history, travel, culture, language, food, and/or fashion. And you know the City of […]

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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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Discovering the secrets of Paris | Eglise Saint Augustin

Written by on January 13, 2017 in Paris
Discovering the secrets of Paris | Eglise Saint Augustin

There’s something about ambling through the side streets of Paris, ducking into passageways, stopping in a quiet spot to sit, reflect and admire the beauty of the City of Light, all the while attempting to discover more of its glory. If you are the type of visitor who needs a bit more; who aims to […]

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