Category Archives: Places to visit

Romantic Restaurants for Spending V-Day in the City of Romance

It goes without saying that getting a vacation rental in Paris is easily one of the most romantic ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone. The city is known far and wide for its amazing cuisine and atmospheric … Continue reading

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Out with the Serpent, In with the Horse

If you were out in the cold Paris sunshine this weekend, you may have noticed children near the Hôtel de Ville, red dragon scales painted on their faces and clutching multicolored streamers. Or nearly got run over by a huge … Continue reading

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Paris, Still Dazzling

  If like me you love concentric half-circles, pupil-less goddesses with curvy parallel lines for hair, the Chrysler building, Bugatis, and all things Art Deco, you are in luck. This is the perfect moment to discover the Palais de Chaillot, … Continue reading

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Art-Lover’s Guide to a Paris Vacation

“Take a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower,” people will tell you when you mention you’re taking off for Paris. “Go on a dinner cruise on the Seine!” There’s no doubt that these things qualify as irreplaceable life experiences … Continue reading

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And when I came to, I was in the Marais

… land of haute shopping, award-winning falafel and 16th century palaces. I will forego laments about how this neighborhood, like practically all the other ‘populaire’ (meaning ‘plain folks’) areas of  the city have become bourgeois-trendy, with myriad overpriced mid-range chains—Sandro, … Continue reading

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FRESH TO GO

Glorious, lawn-sprawling, park bench-smooching weather has finally taken root in the City of Light though even last week there was a spate of rain and hail. But as of today, spring is ostensibly here and it ain’t going anywhere. As … Continue reading

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I LOVE PARIS IN THE AUTUMN WHEN IT DRIZZLES…

  A Paris Vacation in November may not be the time for long leisurely walks outdoors—then again it might; the weather is very capricious, so bring lots of layers and hope you get to peel them off. Even if you … Continue reading

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Odds and ends in Paris…

  The diversity of things to do and see in Paris must be un-matched in the world !  So much to see and do for everyone…  let’s do a tour of several kind of off-beat ones (mixed with a few … Continue reading

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French Fireworks and Beaches…

It’s that time of year again… get ready for spectacular dazzling of Fireworks at Eiffel Tower, and to play at the beach in Paris!   From my perch above the Champs de Mars and with an ‘eye-full’ of the tower, … Continue reading

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Paris Winter Holidays!

  There is the summer crowd, who usually are doing a first or second visit to Paris… then there is the well seasoned winter vacationers, who know that Paris can be a fantastic place with its explosion of lights during … Continue reading

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