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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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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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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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galette rois paris
After Christmas and New Years have passed and we enter the cold winter months in Paris there is one thing that we can look forward to during the month of January in France : La Galette des Rois! You will begin to see these cakes appearing in boulangeries just after Christmas. They usually are topped...
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galette rois paris
After Christmas and New Years have passed and we enter the cold winter months in Paris there is one thing that we can look forward to during the month of January in France : La Galette des Rois! You will begin to see these cakes appearing in boulangeries just after Christmas. They usually are topped...
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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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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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When one visits Paris, they usually have a list of things they simply must do, such as visit the Musée du Louvre, see the Eiffel Tower, climb the steps to the Sacré Coeur–and get a real French croissant from a Parisian bakery. One will never forget their first bite of a true Parisian croissant with...
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best ice cream paris
Each summer in Paris, we usually experience a week or two of La Canicule (a heat wave that is abnormal due to the fact that the temperatures stay elevated even at night). Whilst being in the French capital during these periods of extreme heat can be unpleasant one of the best remedies is, of course,...
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