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Fête de la Musique in Paris: Where to go and what to do!

This Friday, June 21st is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and that night the Fête de la Musique 2019 is celebrated all over the world. Now in 120 countries and 700 cities, this musical holiday was started here in France by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, in 1982. The...
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Berthe Morisot, the forgotten icon of Impressionism, showcased at Musée D’Orsay

One week from now, on June 18th 2019, D’Orsay Museum opens its doors for the first time to female impressionist painter Berthe Morisot and we are very much looking forward to it (especially our Impressionism enthusiast tour guide, Laure!). During the second half of the 19th century, there were two sisters whose great uncle was...
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How to Navigate the Busy Streets of Paris

I moved to Paris eight years ago and I can honestly say it took me three to four years to find my own pace living in Paris. By pace I mean the rhythm of the city and how you adapt to it, mostly, how you cope with navigating the bustling streets. At first, I felt...
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The Best Designer Clothing Shops for Kids in Paris

Paris is one of the fashion capitals of the world, and the options for designer shopping are endless. Whether you’re hitting the high end haute-couture boutiques, department stores, or cool pop up shops – there is something to be found for everyone, including kids! Here is a curated selection of shops in Paris where you...
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How Haussmann changed Paris: The history behind Paris’ most iconic façades

In the 1850s, Napoléon III gave the Baron Haussmann the great task of creating new roads and buildings for the city of Paris. The Baron met some controversy for his designs at the time, but nowadays we can’t imagine Paris without its famous façades. And it only took seventeen years to build! Here is a...
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5 Things You Can Find At Paris Flea Market

In French, the verb chiner literally means to search for rare or old objects. It is not surprising that such a word exists in the French language as Flea Markets originated in Paris in the 19th century. Le Marché Aux Puces – the oldest and largest flea market in the world – located in St....
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Have there truly been no great women artists? Reconfiguring the canon in the Louvre

If you think of the Louvre, you’ll have no difficulties identifying its most well-known icon: that is, the Mona Lisa. In the world’s biggest museum, the celebration of the female body certainly is depicted in an endless array of poses and techniques: painting, sculpture, architecture or decorative arts. The Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the...
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5 Hidden Gardens in Paris

Paris is a city best known for its incredible monuments, museums and paved terraces. If you want to take a break from the cultural experience and simply enjoy the Spring on a sunny afternoon, you may enjoy the famous parks, such as Luxembourg, and share it with the crowd it attracts. Or, it might be...
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Homage to Notre Dame: Facts about Paris’ most loved Cathedral

The whole world mourns the tragic events that took place yesterday in central Paris, as a massive, accidental fire engulfed Notre Dame cathedral last night, taking down the iconic cathedral’s spire among many other damages. Today, we wanted to pay homage to this symbol of Paris, France and Gothic architecture, reminiscing about a few of...
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Easter in Paris 2019: Hunt for the best chocolate!

You want to find the best chocolate of Easter in Paris? The city hosts a lot of different activities for you and your family, specially designed to celebrate this time of year and pay tribute to the Easter Bunny. Let’s focus on one important ingredient of this time of year: chocolate. Here are a few...
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