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Roland Garros 2019 — Top Places to Visit

May 31, 2019

From May 26-June 9, The French Open will showcase the world’s best tennis players, with the Women’s Championship Match held on June 8 and the Men’s Championship Match held on June 9. What is not so well known is that nearby is the haute Village d’Auteuil, in…

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Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris

Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris — A Snapshot In Time

April 7, 2014

In Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris, he captures the spirit and soul of Paris by sharing some of its best venues, from the steps at Sacré-CÅ“ur at midnight, to Pont Alexandre III in still night rain. Owen Wilson, playing Gil, an aspiring writer,…

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Rue Cler

March 13, 2013

One of the best gourmet shopping markets (marchés) in Paris is on Rue Cler, the same area Julia Child shopped when she lived in Paris in the early 1950s. What is interesting about Rue Cler is that many of the same shops…

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La Perle

June 28, 2012

Made famous by the dramatic downfall of John Galliano from his post at Dior, La Perle is a relaxed neighbourhood café and brasserie on the Rue Vieille du Temple in Le Marais. Walking away from the busy Rue des Francs Bourgeois and…

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Le Marais

May 2, 2012

A man with a flowing beard, wearing a black fedora, with strings (tziztit) running down the side of his pants carries a black siddur (prayer book) in his hand as he leaves shul (synagogue). A bar with a rainbow flag…

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Père Lachaise–Paris’Famous Cemetery

April 17, 2011

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,…

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La Flûte l’Étoile | Champagne Bar

March 31, 2011

One of my favorite haunts to go for a glass of bubbly is La Flûte l’Étoile in the 17th arrondissement. La Flûte is a stone’s throw away from the Arc de Triumph off of the Avenue Wagram. It is an intimate…

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Paris Insights: An Anthology

July 3, 2010

Do you know that there is another river in Paris besides the Seine? Or why tons of sand are imported into the city every summer? Or a place where you can go for a massage, sauna, exfoliation, and tea room,…

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March 24, 2010

Walking along Rue de Rivoli’s columned promenade with the Tuileries Gardens (Jardin des Tuileries) lining the other side of the street, you will pass by Angelina, right next to Le Meurice Hotel. Founded in 1903 by the Austrian confectioner, Antoine Rumpelmayer,…

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March 8, 2010

Jeusselin, on Rue Cler, has specialized in serving the finest fresh foie gras since 1937. Julia Child would have come here to buy foie gras, cured meats, fresh pork and other delicacies. I first started coming with my labrador, Truman, who, at the time, was…

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