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Jardins du Palais Royal

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 the beautiful Théâtre du Palais Royal, with its colourful, stripy awnings, but there were no […]
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Sundays in Paris: ‘Paris Respire’

In Paris, Sunday is a day when the office is left behind and family is the main focus. After the habitual grasse matinée, or ‘fat morning’ in English, the city has little to offer in terms of activities, seeing as France retains a traditional view with regards to Sunday, meaning that very few establishments remain […]
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Le Trabendo

One of the joys of living in a capital city is the abundance of music that is widely accessible. From enormous tours de force such as Lady Gaga to relatively unknown acts, there are venues that cater for all crowds. However, as a young person in Paris, it is interesting and rewarding to visit smaller […]
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Le Tour de France

Le Tour de France, the world’s premier biking race that stretches in 20 stages from Rotterdam, through the mountainous Pyrénées, to the grand finale on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, ends this Sunday on July 25.  The winner, in his yellow jersey, will parade with the other cyclists through the streets of Paris, entering […]
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Jazz Festival in Parc Floral

Since the 1920s at the height of jazz, Paris has always attracted great jazz musicians, from Charlie Parker to Miles Davis.  There are also over 40 jazz clubs in Paris that continue to attract star performers worldwide, and Paris itself continues to develop talented artists from the ground up.  For 10 years, Paris has hosted […]
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Château de Versailles

A picnic fit for a king at Versailles… When the sun shines in Paris, the Parisians shine too. Everyone has a smile on their face, a rarity in this city, and the air becomes filled with chatty voices, for once not fueled by gallons of coffee but by une joie de vivre. When the sun […]
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