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Bastille Day (July 14th)

  Celebrations for Le Quartorze de Juillet (14th of July), also commonly known as Bastille Day or La Fête Nationale, mark one of the major party events in Paris for the year.  It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison and the French revolt against Louis XVI and the French monarchy.  These events ultimately led […]
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Rue des Rosiers — Je Suis Charlie — Je Suis Juif

 Rue des Rosiers, the heart of Le Marais, the old Jewish ghetto of Paris, is as busy as ever.  The wait for lunch on a Sunday at L’As du Falafel, the venerable kosher restaurant that Israelis fly into from Tel Aviv to eat its falafel sandwiches, was more than 30 minutes.  The chic designer shops […]
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Shopping in Le Marais – Vintage Fashion

We’ve hit those winter weeks when the ceaseless cold has us both frustrated and bored by repeating the same “closet staple” warm sweater. How to spruce up the wardrobe to survive through March? Head to the Marais for fabulous vintage fur. Chanel’s Fall-Winter collection for this season suggested we dress as Share on Facebook
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Benoit

Alain Ducasse has done it again – this time distinguishing himself as own the only brasserie in Paris that has a Michelin star.  Benoit is surprisingly small for such a big reputation –there are only a few tables in this brasserie – all full of course, as reservations days in advance are essential to earn […]
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Le Marais

A man with a flowing beard, wearing a black fedora, with strings (tziztit) running down the side of his pants carries a black siddur (prayer book) in his hand as he leaves shul (synagogue).  A bar with a rainbow flag and male patrons is starting happy hour.  Young women wearing the newest fashion and six-inch […]
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Mondrian Exhibition – Centre Pompidou

What to do in Paris when end-of-season sales are finished and weather is not nice? Apart from eating, of course, one of the remaining options is visiting an exhibition. The Centre Pompidou aka Notre Dame des Tuyaux (“Our Lady of Pipes” as it is called by Parisians, due to its uniquely monumental architecture) constantly offers […]
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