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Rungis Market Paris | the new belly of the city

Written by on December 29, 2017 in Gastronomy, Paris
Rungis Market Paris | the new belly of the city

It was Emile Zola who named the huge food market of Paris called Les Halles, “the belly of Paris”. The wonderful Parisian photographer Robert Doisneau captured its vibrant life in photos for nearly 50 years before it was closed in 1969 after more than 800 years of trading, a piece of Paris history gone forever… […]

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Heavenly terrace bars in Paris to wine and dine in style

Written by on December 14, 2017 in Funky, Paris
Heavenly terrace bars in Paris to wine and dine in style

There are thousands of terrace bars in Paris and one of the joys of a visit is to find your own favourite. Everyone will find a bar that they feel suits them whether its on a busy main road or a quiet cobbled rue. Get off the beaten track and take a break in one […]

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Reasons to love France | Paris is always a good idea

Written by on December 13, 2017 in Guest Blogs, Paris
Reasons to love France | Paris is always a good idea

Paris is always a good idea says author Mark Pryor as he shares his reasons to love Paris… Mark’s best selling Hugo Marston mystery sellers are set in Paris including The Bookseller, The Sorbonne Affair and The Paris Librarian. Why Paris is always a good idea True story: a year ago I ran into my […]

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The most gorgeous Paris at Christmas video

Written by on December 11, 2017 in Paris
The most gorgeous Paris at Christmas video

Paris is known as the City of Lights but at Christmas it turns into the City of fairy lights. Strings of lights hang from the trees in wide avenues, beautiful boulevards and cobbled side streets. Shops and department stores vie with each other to create magical displays, Christmas market stalls teem with gourmet food and […]

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15 things to do in Paris on Christmas Day

Written by on December 11, 2017 in Christmas Markets, Paris
15 things to do in Paris on Christmas Day

You might be surprised to know that there’s loads to do in Paris during the festive season! On the big day, some of the major museums are open, not all restaurants are open but there are quite a few, bars, attractions and even some shops are open. We asked Paris local Barbara Pasquet-James for her […]

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Christmas shopping in Paris | Food and treats

Written by on November 27, 2017 in Paris
Christmas shopping in Paris | Food and treats

Paris at Christmas is a place of twinkling lights, vibrant street markets, fabulous shop windows and it’s a foodie paradise! Totally fabulous Foodie treats Pop to Le Bon Marché department store for the beautiful Christmas window display and for La Grande Epicerie. To call this a food hall is like saying the Chateau de Versailles […]

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Christmas Shopping in Paris – where to go and what to buy

Written by on November 23, 2017 in Christmas Markets, Paris
Christmas Shopping in Paris – where to go and what to buy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… goes the song, and in Paris that’s certainly true. Christmas is when the city of light pulls out all the stops, the streets glitter and the shops are chock-a-block with gifts and goodies to lure you in! Many shops go all out festive – even opening on […]

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The most chic and best cocktail bars in Paris

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Paris, Wine and Drinks
The most chic and best cocktail bars in Paris

You’re totally spoiled for choice if you’re in the mood for a stylish setting to sip that perfect sundowner in Paris. Will it be a Mimosa (classic Champagne and orange juice) or a French 75 (gin, brandy and Champagne)? Whatever your fancy we’ve got you covered. Sip into something more comfortable and check out our […]

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How to find the perfect holiday apartment in Paris

Written by on November 14, 2017 in Paris, Renting a House in France
How to find the perfect holiday apartment in Paris

When you visit Paris, where you stay is an important part of the journey. Staying in an apartment really enhances the whole Paris experience enabling you to live more like a local than a visitor. Why rent an apartment in Paris? Whether you’re solo, a couple, friends or a family, renting an apartment can give […]

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6 of the very best cultural venues in Paris

Written by on November 13, 2017 in Arty, Paris, Romantic
6 of the very best cultural venues in Paris

Paris is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating cultural cities in the world. Historians say that there have been inhabitants in the area since at least 8000 BC, the Romans established a town here and it became the capital of Clovis, King of the Franks in 508 AD. In the middle ages Paris became one […]

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