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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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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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Wild Mushrooms In Paris

December 4, 2019

Mushroom season is on the tail end, but still worthwhile to sort out special deals in restaurants (truffles, cepes, girolles) and markets. The marchés have mounds of fresh mushrooms for sale. The best ones are girolles (what Americans call chantrelles) and cepes — big, meaty mushrooms…

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