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Paris in the Fall

A new rhythm begins in Paris with la rentree, when Parisians return from their vacances, and shops re-open all spruced up after a month off.  Yes, France remains a stalwart in the European economy despite the 25 or so days of vacation that Parisians take in a year, with a good chunk of it in […]
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Rock En Seine — Summer Rock Festival

The summer annual rock festival has once again provided great entertainment to wrap up a vibrant Parisian summer.  The weekend of August 26-28, come out to Parc de Saint Cloud to hear this summer’s hottest bands.   The crowds reach over 20,000 with many people camping out for all 3 days, with other activities available if […]
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August In Paris — Where To Eat

Paris is largely a ghost town in August, as most Parisians are away for the month on holiday on the beaches of Normandy, or down south in the Côte d’Azur.   This means that it can be challenging to find quality restaurants,  boulangerie, or other stores open as many are closed, for the entire month.  This is especially the case with […]
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Paris After Nice — Subdued But Resilient

First Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cacher attack, then Bataclan, and now this:  a horrific slaughter on the promenade in Nice during Bastille Day.  Although the latest attack was not in Paris, it struck at the heart of France  — during festivities that evoke the very essence of French life – liberté, égalité, fraternité.   Share on Facebook
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Jardin des Tuileries — Summer Carnival

If you have wandered near the Louvre or Jardin des Tuileries lately, you will notice an exciting addition on the rue du Rivoli wing, and a rather large one at that! La Fête Foraine is the temporary summer carnival implanted by le mairie of Paris for those looking for an entertaining night out with the […]
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Tour de France 2016

For its 113th year, Le Tour de France, the world’s premier biking race, began on July 2, and finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 24.  This year’s tour has taken on extra resonance with the terrible terrorist attacks in Nice on July 14 (Bastille Day).  While security will be tight, expect the French and the […]
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