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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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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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The Paris metro system is one of the oldest in the world – having opened in 1900 for the World’s Fair. Known for its unique Art Nouveau entrances designed by Hector Guimard, the Paris Metro is one of the icons of Paris – and your best bet for getting across the city quickly and cheaply. ...
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Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world for a reason. There is an endless list of restaurants with a view on the Eiffel Tower with accordions playing in the background. Numerous events and dance clubs celebrate the occasion for every music taste. Perhaps this is why you don’t have a plan...
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paris strike tips
Paris Strike 2019 December 5th 2019 marked the beginning of the record-breaking transportation strike currently taking place in Paris and the rest of France. Visiting the City of Lights during this time can feel daunting, but there’s no need to worry – with a bit of planning and the few key tips we’re sharing below,...
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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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louvre paris nuit blanche
Each year, the City of Lights celebrates La Nuit Blanche, which literally translates to The White Night, but in French really means the sleepless night. La Nuit Blanche is a nocturnal art festival which has been held in Paris annually on the first Saturday of October since 2002. This year, the Nuit Blanche in Paris...
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