A christmas market with trees and decorations on the ground.

Christmas Markets in Paris

December 28, 2023

By DAVID DADOUN Nothing exudes the spirit and festiveness of Christmas more than the traditional Christmas markets in Paris. Sip hot spiced wine while shopping for artisan cheeses, giant-sized ginger bread cookies, sausages, wines and other winter season specialties. Each market…

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A ferris wheel with lights on it's side.

Grand Carousel — Place de la Concorde

December 27, 2023

By DAVID DADOUN Winter time in Paris is always festive, but to experience the city from on high in the heart of Paris, go visit La grande Roue — the Great Ferris Wheel — at Place de la Concorde. Towering…

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Ice Skating in Paris

December 26, 2023

By KACEE TAYLOR What better way to experience the beauty of Paris in the winter than ice skating? Several venues in Paris offer ice skating, either for a low fee or even for free. The primary venue is located at…

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Christmas In Paris

December 25, 2023

By DAVID DADOUN The City of Lights literally sparkles at night during the festive winter season, as the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysees and narrow streets of Paris glow with twinkling lights, Christmas ornaments and decorations through the New Year.  As…

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Winter Sale (Soldes)

January 1, 2023

By DAVID DADOUN Paris only has two sanctioned sales during the year — in January and February just after the Christmas break and in July just before the August holiday. The winter sale is in full swing through mid February,…

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La Nuit Statue


December 24, 2022

What is striking about Paris is how many terrific places go unnoticed, or are missed, by visitors and even Parisians!  Right next to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Notre Dame are hidden treasures that remain serene spots…

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For Kids

December 22, 2022

Just as Charlie Bucket found the infamous golden ticket, admitting him to the wondrous world of Willie Wonka’s Charlie Factory, so too Paris is a golden ticket for children. It is actually difficult to fathom that anyone thinks Paris is…

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December 22, 2022

There are hundreds of local wine merchants in Paris, most of which are family run operations, and some of which have been handed down to younger generations. Wine merchants not only offer extensive collections of wine, they also provide expert…

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Gourmet pastries


December 22, 2022

Paris is the undisputed gourmet capital of the world. It has the best restaurants, best cheese shops, best wine shops, best cooking schools, best specialty shops (epicerie), best pastry shops (nothing compares!), best markets (called marchés), best chocolate shops (sorry…

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Julia Child

Following Julia Child

December 21, 2022

Julia Child came to Paris, in 1949 as a former spy for the OSS (the precursor to the CIA) with her diplomat husband not knowing how to cook, speak French, or eat escargot.  That all changed after her first bite of sole…

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