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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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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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Hot in Paris

July 2, 2019

With Paris suffering from record heat, there are a few things one can do to temper the global warming temperatures. First, one can get a drink of fresh water from a Wallace Fountain, found throughout the city. Built after the Franco-Prussian war,…

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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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Printemps à Paris (Spring in Paris)

May 21, 2019

Trees are sprouting leaves, flowers are in bloom, sparrows sing wake-up melodies at dawn, and morning rain cleans the narrow cobble stone streets. It is spring in Paris. With spring sun giving a shimmer of warmth and sunlight from the…

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Valentine’s Day in Paris

February 13, 2019

Paris will always be a city synonymous with love, for most of us it’s the first place we come to when thinking of the perfect destination for a romantic break. This does mean however that many other couples will have…

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Strasbourg for Christmas

December 26, 2018

The French seem to radiate holiday warmth as the temperatures drop and Noël draws nearer. Believe it or not, this country of wine, cheese and on average, rather little snow may contain Santa’s Workshop itself. Strasbourg, the self-proclaimed “Capital of…

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Salon du Chocolate — Paris

November 1, 2018

From October 31 to November 4, this premier chocolate festival at Port de Versailles should not be missed by anyone who loves chocolate. Celebrating its 22st year, all of the prestigious chocolatiers will be at this event, and a kids workshop and exhibition…

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