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Are you eligible for the reduction in the "Taxe d'habitation"?

If, in 2017, you were liable for taxe d'habitation on your principal residence; you might be able to benefit from the digressive reduction that begins to take…

The 11th of November in France - Armistice Day

  Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the Armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France,…

Dior 70th Anniversary Exhibition

If there is one quintessentially Parisian exhibition to see this year, it is <Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve>. Currently on show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs down…

Being a tourist in Paris - hey it's okay...!

Tourist, regular visitor or Parisian expat, these are some of the things that have gone through my mind over the years going through the stages. Hey it's…

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.…

Festival Interceltique 2018

The Festival Interceltique, the largest Celtic music festival in the world, held in Lorient every year, is set for August 3-12, 2018!   I was lucky enough to…

The Richelieu-Louvois Library

The Richelieu-Louvois Library, part of the French National Library, recently reopened to the public after extensive (ongoing) renovations. You can pay for a tour of the library,…

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…

Last Tree Standing #4: Needles and Pins…

Bonne Année loyal readers! And I must emphasise the ‘loyal’ as I’ve disgracefully left you hanging for the last couple of months. All I can say is…

Autumn leaves... or does it?

Living in France, we do get used to erring on the side of tardiness when it comes to appointments and suchlike (though it does allow time to…

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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