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Paris Summer Sale (Soldes)

Paris only has two sanctioned sales during the year — in January just after the Christmas break and in July just before the August holiday.  This year’s summer shopping sale season begins on June 25, and ends on July 29.  Unlike sales in the U.S., stores are open mostly during normal hours, except have extended days open […]
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Roland Garros 2014 — Top Places to Visit

The French Open begins its 123d year at Roland Garros in Paris on Sunday, May 25, with the Men’s Championship Match held on June 8.  What is not so well known is that nearby is the haute Village d’Auteuil, in the 16th arrondissement, which offers an array of great restaurants, bistros, brasseries and fashion shops for those in […]
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Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Many of us come to Paris for the shopping but, if designer stores on the Champs Elysées aren’t your style, there are other options. Determined to have a real Parisian shopping experience, I decided to look into something a little more off the beaten path. When I heard about the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, […]
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Lingerie Boutiques In Paris — Popular As The Baguette

There are a few things you will quickly notice about Paris:  a boulangerie on just about every block, a pharmacy on every other block, and upscale lingerie boutiques displaying their seductive wares as commonly as a baguette.  Unlike Victoria’s Secret, which appeals as strongly to men clientele as women, the lingerie boutiques are decidedly for women.  […]
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Valentine’s Day in Paris

Paris will always be a city synonymous with love, for most of us it’s the first place we come to when thinking of the perfect destination for a romantic break. This does mean however that many other couples will have the same idea of visiting The City of Light over the 14th February, so it’s […]
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Black Truffle Season In Paris

Winter season may be viewed as a lowlight for fresh harvests from the earth, but the most prized and expensive bounty is cultivated from December through early February — the black truffle.  More expensive than caviar, black truffles sell for over 1,000 Euros a kilo, fine restaurants share, for a short period of time this […]
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