Adventures in Paris is a blog about planning your weekends in Paris and your weekend getaways from Paris. Abby lives in Paris and enjoys exploring and photographing every corner of the city, as well as visiting new regions of France. Through food and wine, new friends and old, hiking and driving along the coast or in the mountains, Abby’s goal is to discover the best of France, the yet undiscovered! She gives you practical information and no-nonsense opinions for those with no time to spare and for those who like to linger.

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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 been […]

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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 is […]

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Free Films in the 4th

There is a free film festival going on at the 4th arrondissement’s City Hall. There’s a film tomorrow and another on Saturday. Hôtel de Ville For more details […]

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A Visit to La Salle

Two years ago, I wrote about a wonderful book called A Gift from Brittany, by Marjorie Price.  It’s the true story of a young American (Marjorie)’s life in the Morbihan, […]

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La Semaine du Golfe Videos!

Earlier this year, I wrote about the week-long biennial boat festival in the last week of May, the Semaine du Golfe, in the Gulf of Morbihan, Brittany. Today […]

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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 catch […]

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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, but […]

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Bonne Année !

The French take their “Happy New Year!” (or “Happy year!” as they say) very seriously. While you can get away with a simple bonne année, most French go […]

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GuruWalk, a Free Walking Tour Community

I was contacted today by Bernard of GuruWalk, a growing worldwide community that connects tour guides with travelers. It is completely free to register as a tour guide; […]

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A Week in the Azores

In January, my mom and I took a 6-day trip to the island of Terceira, in the Azores. Terceira combines colonial Portuguese architecture, Portuguese cuisine, green landscapes reminiscent […]

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