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Place Dauphine — A Quiet Pocket of Paris

Situated off of the Pont Neuf bridge, Place Dauphine is without a doubt one of the most beautiful hidden spots in Paris — a tiny pocket immune from loud tourists or the busy “Quai” off the Seine river.  A mere 102 meters in length, Place Dauphine, in the shape of a triangle, is buttressed by tall old […]
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Jardins du Palais Royal

I managed to spend almost a year hearing and reading about the seemingly mythical Jardins du Palais Royal. Yet I was continually unable to find an entrance. Every time I walked down to the Place Colette, I was faced by the beautiful Théâtre du Palais Royal, with its colourful, stripy awnings, but there were no […]
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Sundays in Paris: ‘Paris Respire’

In Paris, Sunday is a day when the office is left behind and family is the main focus. After the habitual grasse matinée, or ‘fat morning’ in English, the city has little to offer in terms of activities, seeing as France retains a traditional view with regards to Sunday, meaning that very few establishments remain […]
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La Terrasse de Pomone

The weather is beautiful in Paris at the moment. Walking in the crowded streets, filled with sightseers desperately seeking their share of the sun, can be a little stifling at times, so I went in search of something a bit different. And I found it. The Terrasse de Pomone inside the Jardin des Tuileries is […]
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Pâques – Easter In Paris

Pâques (Easter and Passover) in Paris is all about chocolate, easter eggs, and fun activities for children. Windows of chocolate shops are lined with ornate chocolate eggs, some the size of American footballs, for sale (and eating) during the holiday.  Themes for this year are traditional, with ornate chocolates made in the shapes of hens, […]
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Père Lachaise–Paris’Famous Cemetery

Pere La Chaise On a visit to this incredible place, you must disregard all of the connotations of a graveyard that you may have, as this is a place of serenity and of peace. If you need time for reflection, what better way to do so in a place so beautiful and in the open […]
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