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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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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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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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