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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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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Saint Germain Jazz Festival

May 21, 2019

Since the early 1920s, Paris has been a haven for great jazz, and that is especially true in the Saint Germain area where jazz clubs abound.  So the Saint Germain Jazz Festival, running through May 27, is a great opportunity to…

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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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Black Truffle Season In Paris

February 14, 2019

Winter season may be viewed as a lowlight for fresh harvests from the earth, but the most prized and expensive bounty is cultivated from December through early February — the black truffle. More expensive than caviar, black truffles sell for over…

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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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Thanksgiving in Paris

November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving in Paris is like Bastille Day in the United States:  an ordinary weekday that tradition has turned into a day to celebrate with family, friends, great food and great wine.  If you are lucky enough to be in Paris…

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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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Paris in the Fall

September 23, 2018

By DAVID DADOUN A new rhythm begins in Paris with la rentree, when Parisians return from their vacances, and shops re-open all spruced up after a month off. Yes, France remains a stalwart in the European economy despite the 25…

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