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Way to take a tour of Paris in a 2CV

Written by on July 5, 2018 in Paris, Quirky
Way to take a tour of Paris in a 2CV

They’re the iconic car of France, quirky and with bundles of character – the 2CV, which stands for 2 deux chevaux (2 horse power), never seems to lose its popularity. Over the years it has picked up a few nicknames including the “umbrella on wheels”, the “ugly duckling” and “tin snail”. 2CVs are no longer […]

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The fabric district of Paris | buttons, baubles and beads

Written by on June 13, 2018 in Paris, Quirky
The fabric district of Paris | buttons, baubles and beads

On a cold, crisp April morning, with numb fingers, and an almost feverish determination I searched for buttons. Muscling locals aside I pounced on another matching set. My fingers became blue, nose snuffly, but the button search went on and on, till every button had been turned and either discarded or bagged as a treasure […]

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The Promenade Plantée Paris – the most unusual park in the city

Written by on October 16, 2017 in Paris, Quirky, Romantic
The Promenade Plantée Paris – the most unusual park in the city

The other day I was waiting at Gare de Lyon in Paris to take a train to Burgundy (I know I have the best job, right?!)… I had quite a bit of time to spare so, lugging my suitcase and camera bag I wandered outside the station. I decided to go no further than 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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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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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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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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Take a walk on the wild side in Paris on the Petite Ceinture

Written by on October 11, 2016 in Paris, Quirky
Take a walk on the wild side in Paris on the Petite Ceinture

Get off the beaten track by getting on the beaten track! Take a walk on the wild side on the abandoned railway tracks of Paris, known as the Petite Ceinture. Take a trek on a track The first urban railway in Paris ran on a line that encircled the city, carrying steam trains through the […]

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Le Train Bleu Paris

Written by on October 8, 2016 in Arty, Funky, Paris, Quirky, Romantic
Le Train Bleu Paris

Paris, France needs little introduction as the cosmopolitan capital city of France, located in the north central part of the country. The City of Light is just waiting for you to amble through the side streets, duck into passageways and discover hidden treasures that will leave an indelible impression on your heart. With so much […]

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