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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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A Pocket of Paris: Rue de la Huchette

Rue de la Huchette, situated right beside the St. Michel fountain and St. Michel métro station, is a narrow street that is full of character. It boasts many cheap, but tasty, three course menus ranging from 8€ to around 30€. As this is in the old Latin Quarter, it is a favorite among tourists but […]
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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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Club Showcase | Best Nightclubs in Paris

A nightclub underneath a bridge sounds like it should be an interesting place to socialise, but Club Showcase is more than this. Once a former boat hangar beneath the iconic Pont Alexandre III, the nightspot is youthful and trendy, playing host to both up and coming and fully established DJs. The location really is out […]
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La Flûte l’Étoile | Champagne Bar

One of my favorite haunts to go for a glass of bubbly is La Flûte l’Étoile in the 17th arrondissement.  La Flûte is a stone’s throw away from the Arc de Triumph off of the Avenue Wagram. It is an intimate and elegant spot with modern décor. They have a typical bar setting downstairs and […]
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Five Reasons to Love (and Hate) Paris

1. The Fashion. Of course, Paris is known to be the fashion capital of the world, and it doesn’t disappoint. Everywhere you look there’s a willowy, model-like silhouette of a woman dressed like she’s popped off the catwalk for an espresso and Marlboro light. You won’t ever see a jogger in a rumpled Nike hoodie […]
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