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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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Marie Antoinette

The name alone conjures up images of grandeur and opulence the likes of which will never be seen again. Whatever historians may say to the contrary, she will always be remembered as the royal for whom no luxury was too costly, no jewel too rare, no hairstyle too high. It is fitting, therefore, that her […]
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La Nuit des Musées (May 15th)

This Saturday – Pay a Nocturnal Visit to Paris’s Museums…For Free! Entering the Louvre at night without paying would normally result in a visit to the Commissariat de Police, but this Saturday the inhabitants of Paris will be encouraged to do just that. The 6th annual European Night of Museums (La nuit européenne des musées) […]
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La Perla

One of the great charms of Parisian bars is that, a lot of the time, they really do live up to the stereotype; red and white checked tablecloths, wizened old barmen full of character, cosy nooks perfect for a tête-à-tête, and a row of tables outside in the summer for the indulgence of that great […]
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78

Walking along the streets of Île Saint-Louis you expect to find cute stores full of jewelry, trinkets, and art work, but what I was surprised to discover was a hip clothing store which is now one of my favorites! Named simply after its address, 78 could easily be overlooked when passing by if it wasn’t […]
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La Taverne du Sergent Recruteur

Just a short walk from the Notre Dame Cathedral lies L’Ile Saint Louis. Prior to the 17th century the island was used for livestock and owned by Notre Dame. Until 1660 when a brilliant architect had the idea to turn it into a chic area filled with the biggest and best mansions in Paris. Now […]
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