Ice cream cone

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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A view of the city from above at dusk.

Five Reasons to Love (and Hate) Paris

February 17, 2011

1. The Fashion. Of course, Paris is known to be the fashion capital of the world, and it doesn’t disappoint. Everywhere you look there’s a willowy, model-like silhouette of a woman dressed like she’s popped off the catwalk for an…

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Musiques & Jardins

June 29, 2010

The 18th arrondissement is my favourite part of Paris. This is partly due to it being where I live and experience true French culture on a daily basis, but, more importantly, because of its diverse and artistic inhabitants. It is a…

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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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