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Commemoration of Liberation of Paris

This evening in front of Hotel de Ville, President Francois Hollande and other dignitaries, including surviving liberators, will commemorate the liberation of France from Vichy and the Nazis.  This is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of France.  This event is open to the public.  More information can be found here. Share on Facebook
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Paris Vacances

This week is the height of the vacances season, meaning most people (except tourists) are out of Paris and hitting the beaches on vacation.  Restaurants, cafes, boulangeries, boucheries, and many other stores all take a vacation too.  They literally shut shop.  So if you are in Paris, you need to be aware that many places […]
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Quartier d’Été–Paris Summer Celebrations

For four weeks during the summer (from July 14 through August 15), the streets of Paris, especially in the Latin Quarter, are transformed into huge, artistic performing areas. With most local Parisians away on vacation, visitors get to reap the benefits of these talented expressions ranging from jazz and classical concerts, operas, films, dance, theater, […]
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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 22-24, 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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Best Summer Events In Paris

Paris has a full menu of events for summer, from the Open Air Cinema at Parc de la Villette through August 24, to scattered brocante fairs for treasure hunters seeking antique Christofle silver and oil paintings. On the first Sunday of each month the national museums are free and every Sunday bicycle riders can freely experience […]
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Paris Plage — Beach Vacation on the Seine

Parisians wear bathing suits, children play in sandboxes, and adults read steamy novels while relaxing on lawn chairs on a sandy beach.  No, this is not in Normandy, but on the Seine just across from the Île-de-la-Cité.  Paris Plage brings the beach to Paris on the Seine River, making a great venue to relax and […]
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