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Summer in Paris

July 14, 2018

Ice cream cones drip in the sunlight. Children laugh with delight as they ride the carrousel in the Jardin des Tuileries. Women in breezy sundresses sit lazily at a café mid-afternoon. Friends share wine, cheese, and a baguette for a pique-nique in the park. Stars only…

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Best Summer Events In Paris

July 31, 2015

Paris has a full menu of events for summer, from the Open Air Cinema at Parc de la Villette through August 24, to scattered brocante fairs for treasure hunters seeking antique Christofle silver and oil paintings. On the first Sunday of each month the national…

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Jardins du Palais Royal

September 11, 2011

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…

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Square Georges Cain

October 11, 2010

The famous Marais district of Paris is not known for being peaceful. Rue de Rosiers, shared begrudgingly by pedestrians and cars, is not a place where one can pass a relaxing moment. However, less than 5 minutes away is the ultimate place…

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Château de Versailles

July 6, 2010

A picnic fit for a king at Versailles… When the sun shines in Paris, the Parisians shine too. Everyone has a smile on their face, a rarity in this city, and the air becomes filled with chatty voices, for once…

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Square des Batignolles

July 3, 2010

Tucked behind Place de Clichy, the Square des Batignolles is a peaceful repose for parents and children alike. Befitting of its construction as a jardin à l’anglaise, an English garden, the architecture and landscaping is winding and whimsical. One of the…

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Jardin d’Acclimatation

May 12, 2010

Celebrating 150 years as a giant botanical garden, the Jardin d’Acclimatation remains a favorite playground for children and adults, as well a continuing exhibition of tours around the world. Until May 16th, the Jardin d’Acclimatation is showcasing Russian culture, with a variety of exhibits, dance…

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Jardin des Tuileries

March 27, 2010

In the gardens that Catherine de Medici built, her son Louis XIV reigned, and his grandson, Louis XVI, with wife Marie Antoinette, sought refuge and were placed under house arrest, stand the most beautiful gardens in Paris, Jardin des Tuileries, located…

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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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