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les deux magots saint germain paris
Since the early 1900’s all of Paris has been singing, dancing, writing and painting in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Indeed, it was the favorite neighborhood of artists and philosophers like Ernest Hemingway, Picasso and Jean-Paul Sartre. Known for being an artsy, chic area of Paris, its atmosphere is both bohemian and bourgeois, which we call bobo in French....
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marais tour
If you’ve seen all the Paris Highlights and are now looking for hidden gems and places off the beaten path, explore le Marais! Situated in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements above the River Seine, it’s one of Paris’ most vibrant neighborhoods, perfect for bars, food, art and shopping. This trendy area in Paris is home...
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Montmartre Walking Tour
Montmartre – winding cobblestone streets, bohemian bistros, Sacré Coeur and the Moulin Rouge. There is so much to see in this quintessentially French neighbourhood that makes it a must during a trip to Paris. But beyond the main tourist sites there are also several secrets hidden within the quarter that one may stumble upon. Here...
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what to see louvre paris
Previously a grand palace for France’s Kings and Queens, the Louvre is the world’s most famous museum. Masters and masterpieces, antiquities and artifacts fill its decadent halls, from 700BC to the 19th century. With 35,000 pieces of art, it really has it all. Did you know, it would take 3 whole days to see everything...
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Matisse most famous painting
Learn all about Henri Matisse, the famous French painter and major figure of 20th century art. A draughtsman, printmaker, painter and sculptor, he was known for his bright use of colour and fluid drawing skills. About Henri Matisse Matisse was born on the 31st December 1869 in Nord, a department in northern France. Rather than...
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latin quarter tour paris
South of the River Seine and Notre Dame in Paris lies the Latin Quarter, a neighborhood filled with bustling cobbled streets, historic landmarks and fantastic restaurants. Full of hidden gems, famous writers’ houses and some of Paris’ oldest churches, the best way to explore the Quartier Latin is on foot. Wander the same streets that...
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books set in paris
Paris – the City of Lights, the City of Love. You may not be able to travel at the moment, but still you are allowed to daydream, get lost in a book and let your mind wander the streets of Paris from the comfort your own home. Hemingway said “If you are lucky enough to...
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notre dame paris tour
Tomorrow, the 15th April marks the first anniversary of the terrible fire in Notre Dame Cathedral last year. The medieval church on Île de la Cité is France’s most iconic landmark. Like the ‘Point Zero’ in front of the cathedral, Notre Dame is the symbolic heart of France. Following the article we wrote last year...
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french easter traditions
The Easter holiday can be the best time to visit Paris – although not this year, unfortunately. Depending on when the holiday falls, you’ll likely be able to catch some lovely Parisian Spring weather – especially if Easter Sunday is in mid to late April. Since we won’t be able to celebrate Easter in Paris...
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How to make crepes
Crepes are a staple in French cooking. A distant relative of pancakes, they’re easy to make, only requiring a few ingredients, and give instant results, making them the perfect no-fuss recipe! Where do crepes come from? The idea of mixing flour with a liquid and then spreading it thinly to cook it is quite ancient...
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