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6 Books You Must Read Before Going To France
6 Books to Read Before Going to France

6 Books You Must Read Before Going To France

The stereotype of the French is that they are stinky, rude and have a predilection for bad comedy, but they are also elegant, thin and have a predilection for fine art and good literature. The French are nothing if not an enigma — a study in paradoxes. How can one […]

The Curious Case Of The Female Napoleon At The Louvre
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The Curious Case Of The Female Napoleon At The Louvre

I am sitting on a bench in the Denon wing of the Musée du Louvre. It is almost noon and in front of me is The Consecration of Napoleon (otherwise known as The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon and the Coronation of Empress Joséphine on December 2, 1804), one of […]

When Paris Turns Into Saint Tropez
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When Paris Turns Into Saint Tropez

The Paris-Plage (Paris Beaches) kicks off in Paris every year in late July, transforming riverside roads usually congested with cars into an urban oasis complete with sandy beaches, deckchairs, food vendors, outdoor concerts and Parisian woman eating ice cream in bikinis (see above). Your welcome. This year find the riverside […]

20 Free Things To Do In Paris
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20 Free Things To Do In Paris

Despite the fact the euro is hitting new lows against the dollar, chances are that any savings in the exchange rate are more than outweighed by the increase you paid in air fare to the Continent. With that in mind, check out Lonely Planet’s list of 20 free things to […]

Paris’s de Gaulle Airport Named Worst In The World
Paris's de Gaulle Airport Named Worst In The World

Paris’s de Gaulle Airport Named Worst In The World

How can a city so revered for its aesthetic beauty and so dependent on tourism (Paris is the most visited city on Earth) have the worst airport it in the world? Perhaps it is for those very same reasons. An overabundance of attention spent on maintaining the city itself and […]

6 Best Places To Eat Dessert In Paris
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6 Best Places To Eat Dessert In Paris

Paris may be known for its decadent, mutli-course meals, but nothing says delicacy like the grand finale: dessert. Actually, it’s not unusual in Paris to mosey into a patisserie or chocolaterie for a midday snack, but one so fantastic that you’d hardly believe it was just a quick bite. The […]

Let Them Drink Sparkling Water!
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Let Them Drink Sparkling Water!

Today, I am in wonder of the world. In a good way. I saw an article in a newspaper at work. I had to sit down a minute and really think about what it was that shook me. The headline read: “Paris Introduces Sparkling Water Fountains.” I then found a […]

Appreciating A Quieter Paris In August
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Appreciating A Quieter Paris In August

If you love Paris but despise the crowds, then August may be the perfect time to travel to The City of Light. Yes, it’s true that many restaurants, businesses, and cafés shut down during this month, but with half of Parisians leaving the city for annual vacations, you may just […]

Your Guide To Paris’s Underground
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Your Guide To Paris’s Underground

A trip through the shadows of the City of Light By Anthony Cuthbertson The surface of Paris resembles that of an iceberg peaking its tip above the surface of the water. Beneath, there lies one of the most extensive and complex underground networks in the world. Alongside almost 300 metro […]

A City´s Sangre: Seeing Paris From Underground
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A City´s Sangre: Seeing Paris From Underground

I have a friend who bumped into a couple at a bar. They were drinking pints and discussing points over, what appeared to be, a map. And, it was: A map of the Buenos Aires underground-Subte lines. When asked whether they needed help getting somewhere, they simply replied,  no, thanks. […]

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