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sainte chapelle tour
What relics to see in Paris? Objects of reverence, relics are part of a deceased Holy person’s body. Throughout the middle ages, Christians venerated these holy artifacts. Since the time of Charlemagne every church was actually required to have a relic for their altar. Having relics related to Saints and Apostles would give a church...
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christmas paris kids
Christmas with Kids in Paris 2019 Paris is a magical city through the eyes of children and even more so at Christmas time. Twinkling lights along the iconic boulevards like the Champs-Elysées, whimsical displays in department store windows, and classic Christmas markets all around the city make the French capital an excellent choice for your...
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french cheese board french christmas tradition
Thinking about visiting Paris for the holidays? The French capital is an excellent choice for your a holiday vacation. Even if you can’t make it to Paris this December it is still possible to celebrate Christmas the French way. Here is a list of the most popular French Christmas traditions: Saint Nicholas The tradition of...
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christmas market paris
Looking for the Best Paris Christmas Markets 2019? Europe is known for its many Christmas Markets, and in France the most famous markets are found in the Alsace region in the eastern part of the country. However there is no need to travel outside of Paris to experience these wonderful traditional Marchés de Noël. Here...
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new years eve fireworks paris
New Years Eve Paris 2020 Traditions Thinking of ringing in 2020 (and the start of a new decade!) in the City of Lights, but unsure of how to spend your best NYE in Paris? Look no further! My Private Paris has put together a list of ideas to make sure that your Parisian New Year’s...
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montmartre tour sacre coeur
It is one of the icons of Paris, perched up on the hilltop of Montmartre, overlooking the city. What’s behind Sacre Coeur history? Its unique architecture and location makes it stand out above the City of Light. Sacre Coeur has now become the most visited religious monument in Paris due to the closure of Notre...
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thanksgiving paris
France has many wonderful holidays throughout the year – several of which are not celebrated in the US. Yet, for American expats living in Paris and tourists visiting around Thanksgiving time it can seem a bit sad that France doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. In case you find yourself in Paris this Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28th) and...
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pere lachaise cemetery paris
I get it, we’re nowhere close to Halloween yet, but in my opinion it’s never a bad time for spooky Parisian stories! I would like to pass onto you obscure tales and folklore which take place in the Père Lachaise cemetery. Those are tales about once famous women that are now almost forgotten, their tombs...
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wwii paris
Good time to talk about Paris in WW2 as this year, August 25 marked the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris. The Liberation of Paris was a 6 day battle that culminated with the surrender of Paris, which had been under Nazi rule since June 1940.  The Occupation was a terrible time for Paris...
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weird offbeat museums paris
Paris is a city known world wide for its famous museums and exceptional collections of artworks and objects. Most people visit the Louvre and the Musée D’Orsay, but there are many more smaller and sometimes strange museums in Paris. Why not venture a bit off the beaten path and explore these lesser known unusual museums? ...
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