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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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Sainte-Chapelle Paris the church that’s like a Jewellery box

Written by on September 24, 2017 in Arty, Paris, Romantic
Sainte-Chapelle Paris the church that’s like a Jewellery box

Earnest faced angels with pale pink and blue wings and voluminous frocks hover over the six musicians on a tiny stage. Solemn faced saints look down from their lofty perches. Shadows flicker across stained glass windows and sculpted walls that have stood for centuries as the sweet sound of Bach fills the air. An enraptured audience breaks […]

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3 wonderful French book stores in Paris that you will love

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Arty, Paris
3 wonderful French book stores in Paris that you will love

Happily, one-of-a-kind bookshops are alive, well and thriving in Paris, and everyone seems to have their favorites. More than just stop-offs to find a good read, these three are slightly off-the-radar and provide just enough zip and zing to keep me coming back. LIBRAIRIE ALAIN BRIEUX It is no accident that Librairie Alain Brieux is […]

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3 Brilliant English language book stores in Paris France

Written by on August 21, 2017 in Arty, Book Reviews And Interviews, Paris
3 Brilliant English language book stores in Paris France

Paris loves its book shops, just think of those green book boxes that line the River Seine. Known as the bouquinistes de Paris the 217 book sellers have 900 boxes between them containing 30,000 books! These open air book stalls that line the walls of the  offer the perfect opportunity for wandering and flicking through […]

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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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