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Galette des Rois (King’s Cake)

Just when you think New Year festivities are at an end, La Fête des Rois starts on the Epiphany holiday, which falls on the first Sunday in January.  This is a great holiday, where bakeries in France and throughout Paris make a round almond pastry cake that families buy to share, and celebrate a holiday where […]
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Paris Winter Sale (Soldes)

Paris only has two sanctioned sales during the year — in January just after the Christmas break and in July just before the August holiday.  This year’s winter shopping sale season begins on January 7 and ends on Valentine’s Day.  Unlike sales in the U.S., stores are open mostly during normal hours, except have extended days open on a […]
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Ice Skating in Paris

What better way to experience the beauty of Paris in the winter than ice skating?  Several venues in Paris offer ice skating, either for a low fee or even for free.  The primary venue is located at Hotel de Ville. Every year this rink is packed with local Parisians, as well as, tourists who want to experience […]
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Brocante-Eglise d’Auteuil (December 6 and 7)

For one of the better brocante shows to look for silver, fine china, goblets of Baccarat, antique necklaces, old framed art pieces and other fine brocante pieces, visit Eglise d’Auteuil in the posh 16th Arrondissement the weekend of December 6 and 7.  Saturday and Sunday only, over 90 antique and brocante vendors will be lined up at the […]
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Salon du Chocolate — Paris

From October 29 to November  32 this premier chocolate festival at Port de Versailles should not be missed by anyone who loves chocolate.   Celebrating its 20th year, all of the prestigious chocolatiers will be at this event, and a kids workshop and exhibition is held everyday from 11 am-7 pm. Special events include from the finest […]
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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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