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Paris in the Fall

A new rhythm begins in Paris with la rentree, when Parisians return from their vacances, and shops re-open all spruced up after a month off.  Yes, France remains a stalwart in the European economy despite the 25 or so days of vacation that Parisians take in a year, with a good chunk of it in […]
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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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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 28-30, 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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August In Paris — Where To Eat

Paris is largely a ghost town in August, as most Parisians are away for the month on holiday on the beaches of Normandy, or down south in the Côte d’Azur.   This means that it can be challenging to find quality restaurants,  boulangerie, or other stores open as many are closed, for the entire month.  This is especially the case with […]
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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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Tour de France 2015

For its 112th year, Le Tour de France, the world’s premier biking race, began on July 4, and finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 26.  The route stretches in 21 stages, interestingly with the first stage in Utrecht (the Netherlands), winding through Antwerp (Belgium) then through Normandy, Brittany, Bordeaux, the mountainous Pyrénées, to the grand finale on the […]
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