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The Flea (market) NOT to flee....

WHAT THE “PUCES” ARE Les Puces de Saint-Ouen covers seven hectares and is the largest antique market in the world, receiving between 120,000 to 180,000 visitors each…

Highway Toll Fees - how you can benefit from the 30% discount

Toll Fees go up today (1st February 2019) However, as a regular, private user; you might be able to benefit from a new 30% discount put in…

How to move to Paris in 12 steps

Every now and then I get asked the question: "So, what brought you to Paris..?" or, "how did you just, you know, move to Paris like that?". I secretly…

Snow in Montmartre

For the first time in my life, I was able to witness a breathtakingly snowy Montmartre last week. Snowy Winters aren't that much of a regular occurrence…

Date night for those who are flying solo

 On sitting down to write this blog post I started pondering where I would send love’s young dream next and suddenly it hit me. For a long…

Date day at Disneyland

Once upon a time in a far away place, just outside of the city of romance, lay a magical land full of princesses, dragons and handsome princes.…

Speed Limits

There's sad news for anyone (like me) who likes to drive fast. As of July 1st, the speed limit on two-way roads with no median divider has…

The Bois de Boulogne's Chalet des Îles

Looking to get out of the city without leaving the city? The Chalet des Îles in the Bois de Boulogne is the perfect mini escape. Not only…

Vin Chaud or Mulled Wine

This time of year while wandering the wonderful Christmas markets, you will find venders that serve vin chad.  It is a drink served traditionally around Christmas and…

Beaujolais Nouveau

If there is one thing to look forward to in November it is the Beaujolais Nouveau. The day the wines arrived in Paris this year was 16…

Making Sens of it all

Being from the UK, it's fair to say I'm a big fan of a sturdy ol' stately home, practically dripping in history and tales of yore. France,…

Inside the bakery #1: Nothing compares to choux...

Bakeries and France are like peas and carrots. It's unthinkable to imagine the country without their intoxicating displays and heady smells, and they've shown they can hold…

To Brunch or Not to Brunch – the Parisian Way

Sunday is a magical day in the city of lights. Everything slows down, and apart from some sport addicts running around the park you almost don’t see…

Parisianism, a New Religion

Paris is so much more then visiting the Louvre museum and standing in long lines for the Eiffel tower. Sure if this is your first visit to…

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