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Tour The “Other” Paris
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Tour The “Other” Paris

I never understood why people take those tours that lead you to all of a particular city’s most popular attractions. Do you really need to shell out 20 euros to have someone point you in the direction of the Eiffel Tower or Vatican City? That’s like four bottles of wine […]

Paris. Beautiful. Timeless. On The Cheap!
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Paris. Beautiful. Timeless. On The Cheap!

Something about the fall makes people want to travel to Paris. Something about fall also makes people feel very poor. Oh yeah, that’s because we all blew our savings living it up during the summer months. No worries, fall also means we get a rash of “Paris on the cheap” […]

What Time Do The Basques Eat Dinner?
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What Time Do The Basques Eat Dinner?

Trick question. The answer is that it depends. Are you in Spanish or French Basque country? What’s the difference? To find out, the NYT takes a road trip through both countries, starting from the westernmost part of the region in the beach town of Bakio — about an hour north […]

Bringing The Beach To Paris
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Bringing The Beach To Paris

While you’re toiling away at your business-centric job this August, the French are busy turning even their economic centers into giant summer wonderlands where they spend their monthlong vacation lounging on man-made beaches on the Seine. File this one under: “Things to learn from the French.” Per ABC, “now in […]

Your Guide To Paris Food Blogs
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Your Guide To Paris Food Blogs

What better way to indulge your Parisian food lust fantasies (short of eating there) than reading about it every day? I know, sad substitute, but at least it’s something. Budget Travel’s running down their 10 favorite Paris food blogs, including Clotilde Dusoulier’s “Chocolate & Zucchini,” Francois Simon’s “Simon Says” (rumored […]

Finding Paris’s Secret Corners From Behind A Camera
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Finding Paris’s Secret Corners From Behind A Camera

You never know what you’ll stumble upon while wandering the streets of Paris with camera in hand. Hopefully a good picture, but more important, some great memories. By Dana McMahan Sophie pushed open an anonymous door on rue de Faubourg Saint Antoine and we stepped off the noisy street and […]

7 Spots To Celebrate Bastille Day All Over The World
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7 Spots To Celebrate Bastille Day All Over The World

I know, I know, you’re still recovering from Canada Day, but you can’t just sit at home while the rest of the world is celebrating Bastille Day this July 14th. Matador’s got your guide to the festivities around the world, including New York’s Midtown celebrations (not to metion the giant […]

You Too Can Do Paris On The Cheap
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You Too Can Do Paris On The Cheap

This week the Frugal Traveler attempts the impossible: Paris for cheap. And he succeeds! Through a little hotel-slumming, twitter restaurant advice, and the reliance on the all-important French institution that is the picnic. “The picnic is the great democratizing institution of summer, when Parisians spill onto riverbanks and bridges and […]

Say It Ain’t So: McDonald’s Is Popular In France
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Say It Ain’t So: McDonald’s Is Popular In France

Having finished off “Fast Food Nation” just last night, it was more than a little disheartening to come across this article over at Slate chronicling McDonald’s’ slow takeover of the gastronomic interests of the French. As is revealed in the piece: “The company was pulling in over a million people […]

Which Festival In France Should You See This Summer?
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Which Festival In France Should You See This Summer?

Ideally all of them, but if you’re looking to try to time your Gallic expedition to coincide with a local festival, check out the Telegraph’s list of the top 10 summer festivals in France this summer. From the giant yard sale that is La Grande Braderie de Lille, to the […]

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