A cathedral with stained glass windows and gold colored arches.

La Sainte-Chapelle

February 22, 2013

La Sainte-Chapelle is a veritable treasure box just waiting to be discovered. Its charm is hidden within the walls of the Conciergerie, the former palace and prison on ÃŽle de la Cité. Although more modern buildings now dominate the Parisian skyline, the chapel’s…

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Piscine Joséphine Baker

June 4, 2012

While swimming in the Seine may sound rather unappealing to most, for kids the idea may be supercool. The floating Pool Joséphine Baker offers such an experience as an innovative, modern use of precious little Parisian space. The entire facility…

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European Independent Film Festival

March 26, 2011

In only 6 years, The European Independent Film Festival has made waves and built a truly impressive reputation among the international film community. This event is lauded as the Sundance of Europe. The 2011 selection will screen 77 films from…

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Five Reasons to Love (and Hate) Paris

February 17, 2011

1. The Fashion. Of course, Paris is known to be the fashion capital of the world, and it doesn’t disappoint. Everywhere you look there’s a willowy, model-like silhouette of a woman dressed like she’s popped off the catwalk for an…

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Les Arts Décoratifs Exhibition – Louvre

January 29, 2011

By JESSICA CHERRY Part II of the Arts Decoratifs’ temporary fashion exhibition showcases some of the most beautiful and fantastic creations of the recent past. Part I began with the year 1971, and the eagerly-awaited second installment begins in 1990…

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Musee de la Magie

March 10, 2010

There is something special about the French’s enthusiasm for magicians, and the Musée de la Magie is sure to delight your little ones with its unique historical collection of magic ornaments, trunks, optical illusions, mirrors, magic hats and wands. If you come at the…

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Galerie Vivienne

February 28, 2010

In the second arrondissement near Paris Bourse (the Paris Stock Exchange), Place de Victoire, the Banque de France and a hop, skip and a jump from Palais-Royale, is a secret hideaway of shops and an ancient passage, Galerie Vivienne, built as an indoor shopping…

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Jardin du Luxembourg

February 25, 2010

Most people have a few “must see†places in Paris — the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre — but Jardin du Luxembourg, the most beautiful large garden in Paris, is a must-see as well. Plan to spend hours here —…

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Champ de Mars

February 23, 2010

Under the gaze of the Eiffel Tower is a splendid park for children that most tourists miss, simply because they fail to go about half a mile towards L’Ecole Militaire. So this remains a little exclusive haven for Parisians to enjoy.…

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Jardin du Ranelagh

February 23, 2010

In one of the more fashionable parks in Paris, Jardin du Ranelagh offers a vast play area for children, gymnasium, stationary trains, swings, a carousel, large grass areas to play football/soccer, badminton, tag, and even pony rides. In the chic 16th,…

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