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It’s safe to say that the Eiffel Tower is the most famous monument in Paris. The Tower, nowadays symbol of France, was built to be the majestic entrance to the World’s Fair in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel. It took two years to build and was meant to commemorate the French Revolution. Back then the Eiffel Tower was the tallest man-made structure ever built… but it was also meant to be dismantled shortly after! The reasonRead More
Visiting the Palace of Versailles soon? You might fancy a tour of the Trianon and the Queen’s hamlet, or the King’s apartments. The former residence of the last royal family of France looks exactly the same, like frozen in time. But did you know that a whole section of the Palace was already a museum back in the 19th century? Louis Philippe, last King of France The Palace of Versailles lost its grandeur after theRead More
Everyone knows of the baguette, the most iconic loaf of French bread. Without doubt, Paris is the one city where bakers know how to make it right. Some clichés about Parisians may not always correspond with reality, however, one is true: we have to admit true Parisians come back home almost every evening with a baguette under their arms! When in Paris, pay attention to the windows at boulangeries (bakeries). If you happen to find aRead More