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Christmas Markets in Paris

Nothing exudes the spirit and festiveness of Christmas more than the traditional Christmas markets in Paris. Sip hot spiced wine while shopping for artisan cheeses, giant-sized ginger bread cookies, sausages, wines and other winter season specialties.  Each market has its own character, but it very much feels like being in Strasbourg, or the really charming […]
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Wild Mushrooms In Paris

Mushroom season is on the tail end, but still worthwhile to sort out special deals in restaurants (truffles, cepes, girolles) and markets.   The  marchés have mounds of fresh mushrooms for sale.  The best ones are girolles (what Americans call chantrelles) and cepes — big, meaty mushrooms the size of baseballs.  As Paris gets back to […]
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Roland Garros 2019 — Top Places to Visit

From May 26-June 9, The French Open will showcase the world’s best tennis players, with the Women’s Championship Match held on June 8 and the  Men’s Championship Match held on June 9.  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, […]
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Brocante — Avenue Mozart

On June 1 and 2, a chic brocante will be on Avenue Mozart in the haute 16th Arrondissement of Paris.  In the Village d’Auteuil area, treasure hunters can shop for fine silver, paintings, Baccarat glassware, and the usual bric-brac one can find at these events.  Nearby, you can enjoy lunch at our favorite pizza place […]
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Printemps à Paris (Spring in Paris)

Trees are sprouting leaves, flowers are in bloom, sparrows sing wake-up melodies at dawn, and morning rain cleans the narrow cobble stone streets. It is spring in Paris. With spring sun giving a shimmer of warmth and sunlight from the dull, grey days of winter, people are donning sunglasses, hitting the cafés, and sitting outside […]
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Winter Sale (Soldes)

Paris only has two sanctioned sales during the year — in January and February just after the Christmas break and in July just before the August holiday.  The winter sale is in full swing through February 19, with many stores now in their second and third markdown.  Unlike sales in the U.S., stores are open mostly […]
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