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Paris Loves Tourists!

Rue du TrésorParisians may grumble about them, but then tourists grumble about Parisians, so it’s only fair! ;-) But I’ll let you in on a little secret… Paris loves its tourists! Really??? you ask? Well, it’s only because they bring an enourmous amount of business to a country that is leaning more and more towards a services industry. Besides luxury, tourism is one of France’s big resources. +70% of the active populatin works in the service industry, which includes everything related to tourism. And Paris, being the most visited city in the world, really needs to open up its heart to tourists. We need them.
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Les Berges de Seine – Breathing Room in Paris

Berges de Seine Paris THIS is the place to go for a breath of fresh(er) air in Paris. A long stretch of asphalt offers Parisians a bike path dotted with a myriad of other things to do and see. There is even a Vélib station in the middle ofthe quai. There are places for kids to play (with adult supervision provided by you), there are tables for checkers and other boards games integrated so you can pick-nick and play at the same time, there are plenty of plants and foliage and flowers to make your stroll pretty, there are cafés, and benches and views… and there is space, room, a rare luxury in Paris. Read more →

A Seat On Top of Paris

Rooftop Terrace of Le Printemps,  Paris

There are certain sunsets that happen over the city of Paris where I wish I could have a view over the rooftops…
Rooftop Terrace of Le Printemps,  Paris

Well, I do. I have a seat, and so do you!  On top of Le Printemps Haussman, on a café terrace with a beverage in hand, to enjoy the incredible panoramic view. Read more →

Why Visit Paris in December

Post by Jenny Bailey

Wet postcard from Paris

winter postcard via flickr by giulia van pelt

From the glistening of Christmas lights to the city’s silver white winters, there’s no denying that December is one of the best times of year to visit Paris.
So whether you’re keen to step out into the crisp wintry air, or you’d rather stay snug indoors, here’s what’s going on in and around the capital to help you make the most of your voyage en ville.

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Wild Weeds in Paris

The city of Paris often has interesting ideas of new expositions » to offer free to the public on the place in front of the Hôtel de Ville (4th arrdt). This time it is a temporary weed garden, or as they call it un jardin éphémère des herbes folles (crazy grass!)…

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Free Computer Use in Paris

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A branch of La Cantine, it’s called Espace Public Numérique and is a public space for computer and Internet use for those who do not have access at home.

It’s Free!
Offered by the city of Paris

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Laggridore perfume giveaway!

Giveaway Contest, enter to win a golden perfume compact from Laggridore!

Cadeau de concours, tentez de gagner un compact doré de parfum Laggridore!

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New Luxe Giveaway Spoiler! Indices Concours de Luxe!

So one contest ends and another begins!

Tomorrow I will have a new and FABULOUS giveaway on the blog…and I thought I would tease you all with a little hint…

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Alors un concours se termine et un autre commence!

demain j’ai encore un concours cadeau qui est FABULEUX…et je vous titille avec quelques indices ici….

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Come back tomorrow to find out!!!

Revenez demain pour savoir!!!
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Tips for Paris on the cheap!

How to Enjoy Paris on a Budget

Post by Jenny Bailey

With a (legitimate) reputation as one of the most expensive cities in Europe, it’s easy to see why many people shy away from booking a city break to Paris. However- there are many great ways to save money in the city. Avoid the luxurious hotels, gourmet restaurants and designer shops and anyone can enjoy the delights of Paris without breaking the bank. Here are some of the best ways to do it:

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Monuments off the beaten path – Remnants of the wall of Philippe Auguste

Post by Jenny Bailey

enceinte philippe auguste

Image by : Aura Beckhofer-Fialho

Although you’ll want to check off the major Paris attractions from the old bucket list when in the French capital, be sure to save some time for the less notorious landmarks too, which unlike the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, aren’t packed with trails of tourists. Perhaps one of the city’s most overlooked excursions, The Remnants of the Wall of Philippe Auguste is not your typical Parisian landmark and offers its own history within the heart of the city. Read more →

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