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Tradition • History • Fun (with Chocolate) Pâques is very much a family holiday in France. Since 1886, the 3-day weekend is a public holiday; most shops & supermarkets will be closed both Easter Sunday & Monday. While there are … Continue reading
Paris à l’inifi! Laurent le Bon, curator of the Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou, is the Artistic Director behind (Paris to Infinity), this year’s theme for Paris’ 11th annual Nuit Blanche. For those of you still considering last minute travel dates, … Continue reading
French fine dining at its best: Le Cinq – photo from Juwad Hussain @ http://luzurywallpapers.blogspot.com I’d like to experience gourmet dining with white tablecloth service, but finding it tricky to balance the budget… What are my options? Well, you can certainly … Continue reading
J’adore. Je deteste. I love Paris; I hate it. It has a rhythm all its own. Paris is delicious, but there is a certain order to accomplishing even small tasks. Understanding the “process” is perhaps something innate to locals, born & … Continue reading
Coffee is one of the first things associated with French café culture. It is still possible to find a typical French café: un express or un café expresso (espresso) for €1,50 ~ $1.90* in less touristy quartiers, but most start around … Continue reading
La Butte aux Cailles is the highest point in Paris, even higher than Montmartre, & is home to this picturesque village neighborhood juxtaposed against modern buildings surrounding Place d’Italie. This two bedroom house is complete with garden & sunning balcony, very … Continue reading