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5 Great Things To Do In Paris In The Summer

Written by on April 9, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky, Romantic
5 Great Things To Do In Paris In The Summer

Summer, according to the experts, may just be the worst season to visit Paris for those looking for a uniquely Parisian experience. This is the time when locals flee the city for weeks at a time for les grandes vacances.  Many shops close for the entire month of August and tourists often find themselves facing […]

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Postcard from Paris |Paris By A Parisian

Written by on March 22, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Romantic
Postcard from Paris |Paris By A Parisian

Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world. It’s landmarks, cafés, museums and streets are photographed many millions of times a year and we talk to a brilliant Paris photographer who shares his favourite spots in the city to take the very best Paris photos… More than 30 million people a year visit the […]

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Shakespeare & Co Paris Book Store

Written by on February 9, 2016 in Arty, Book Reviews And Interviews, Culture & Language
Shakespeare & Co Paris  Book Store

American Diane Rios recalls a remarkable sojourn staying at the legendary Shakespeare & Co Paris bookshop, partying with the owner, the late George Whitman and his then 7 year old daughter Sylvie… “I had always dreamed of living in France, since I was a small child being raised by hippies in Eugene. I worked hard […]

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History of Ballet in France

Written by on February 7, 2016 in Arty, Culture & Language, Paris
History of Ballet in France

The word ballet is French in origin, and although this unique form of dance originated in Italy as far back as the 1400s, it was in France, home to the world’s oldest ballet company, that ballet fell on its feet… Dances called balletto were recorded in renaissance Italy, often performed at weddings or formal occasions. […]

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Music in Paris at the Musee d’Orsay

Written by on January 27, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Romantic
Music in Paris at the Musee d’Orsay

From October to May, the Musée d’Orsay puts on lunch time concerts on a Tuesday and if you’re lucky enough to be in town that day – head on over for a magical musical moment in the presence of masterpieces. The Musée d’Orsay was once a train station before being converted into a beautiful museum, […]

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Musee de Carnavalet Paris

Written by on December 30, 2015 in Arty, Museums and Châteaux, Paris, Romantic
Musee de Carnavalet Paris

The Musee de Carnavalet in Paris was once home to a Marquise. Today it houses a fabulous collection of furniture, sculpture, paintings and more, dedicated to the history of Paris in a stunning Renaissance buildings, one of the oldest houses in the Marais area of Paris. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, the Marquise de Sévigné was a […]

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The Bouquinistes of Paris | The Book Sellers of the Seine

Written by on November 5, 2015 in Arty, Paris, Quirky, Romantic
The Bouquinistes of Paris | The Book Sellers of the Seine

Did you know that the 900 green book boxes that sit atop the walls that line the Seine River in Paris have UNESCO status? Known as the Bouquinistes of Paris (booksellers of Paris) along the banks of the River Seine is where you’ll discover second-hand and specialist antiquarian books of all kinds. Between the Quai […]

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What’s Up Paris? 5 New Things to Discover

Written by on May 28, 2015 in Arty
What’s Up Paris? 5 New Things to Discover

  Paris is well known for its rich history and iconic architecture, but there is much more to the city than this. The French capital is continually changing and aside from its long-standing tourist favourites, it boasts an array of brand new and revamped delights for visitors to explore. If you’re planning a Paris break, […]

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New Antiques and Arts Fair for Paris

Written by on March 25, 2015 in Art and Artists, Arty
New Antiques and Arts Fair for Paris

April 2015 sees the launch of a brand new annual antiques and art fair in Paris. The Paris Beaux-Arts Fair will be held at the celebrated Carrousel du Louvre right in the heart of the City in rue de Rivoli. The Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) who are the organisers of the event say that […]

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The Picasso Museum Paris

Written by on February 16, 2015 in Arty, Paris
The Picasso Museum Paris

Picasso once said “Give me a museum and I will fill it.” It seems he was absolutely right. In Paris, the Hotel Salé AKA the Picasso Museum in the historic Marais district, is pulling in crowds after undergoing a complete renovation. Bob Lyons investigates… Picasso Museum Paris I joined the back of a long queue […]

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