Celebrate the Holiday Season at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is celebrating Christmas with a slew of seasonal festivities particularly aimed at the little ones with its Christmas Parade, Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights, a fabulous Frozen Sing-along, a very merry meet ‘n’ greet with Santa & Disney Characters and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals with entertainment. Opened in 1992, Disneyland Paris is […]

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Paris Christmas Markets

From 15 November until 4 January, Paris lives up to its reputation as the City of Light, with Christmas markets popping up in the French Capital’s most enigmatic places. Avenue des Champs-Elysees is transformed into a brightly lit magical winter wonderland! Under the festive lights and decorated trees, you will find more than a hundred wooden […]

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Longines Masters Showjumping

The Longines Masters series continues its journey across continents, and will be arriving in the French capital from November 30th to December 3rd for the European leg of the Grand Slam Indoor of Show Jumping at the Salon du Cheval in Paris. The Longines Masters of Paris, where the series initially started, has become the […]

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Hotel de Crillon Revisited

Grande Dame of Paris, Hotel de Crillon, The Palace of the Place de la Concorde, has reopened after 4 years of extensive renovations. The Hotel de Crillon in Paris is one of the oldest and most luxurious hotels in the world. It is located at the foot of the Champs-Elysées, at No. 10 Place de […]

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Salon du Chocolat

From 28 October through 1 November 2016, the Salon du Chocolat will be back at Porte de Versailles for its 22nd edition. Some 500 participants from France and abroad will gather on a 20,000 sqm exhibition space: chocolatiers, pastry makers, confectioners and cocoa-producing countries, along with the greatest chefs, pastry chefs, designers and experts who […]

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Gérald Passedat’s New Restaurant in Provence

Gérald Passedat, the three-star chef of Petit Nice, Marseille, has just opened an ambitious gastronomic table near Aix-en-Provence: Louison. Gérald Passedat is heir of the Petit Nice, a family-run establishment that celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and is the only three-star hotel in the Bouches-du-Rhône. The renowned chef has become one of the best […]

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FIAC

Paris art event FIAC (Foire internationale d’art contemporain) is held each year in late October in the city’s Grand Palais and Petit Palais. This year FIAC opens its doors from 19 to 22 October. FIAC is an exhibition of contemporary art that takes place every year since 1974 in October in Paris. For several days, this […]

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Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

This year Europe’s most prestigious horse race the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will be held at Chantilly Estate for the second time during the weekend of 30 September and 1 October. The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the world’s most prestigious horse race. Every year since its creation in 1920, some of the […]

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Fête de la Musique

The Fête de la Musique on the 21st of June transforms Paris into a musical party for all: Musicians perform for free and all concerts are free to the public.  This ‘Feast of Music’ allows the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful atmosphere on a unique and symbolic date, June 21, the summer […]

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La Tête dans les Olives

La Tête dans les Olives (Head in the Olives), run by charismatic owner Cedric Casanova, is a small shop or ‘epicerie’ that specialises in olives and other delicacies, with only the finest and freshest of ingredients from Sicily, to buy and take home or enjoy right there on one of this tiny restaurant’s five seats. Production, […]

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Tombées du Camion

Tombées du Camion, or ‘Fallen from the Truck‘, referring to the saying ‘ fallen from (the back of) a truck’ meaning an item of merchandise having come into a person’s possession without having been paid for, a phrase usually used in a coy way by someone who is less than forthcoming about the means in […]

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Shakespeare and Company

This enigmatic English-language bookshop is housed in an early 17th century building which was originally a monastery, located in the heart of Paris on the banks of the Seine opposite Notre-Dame, whose address is at Kilometer Zero; the point at which all French roads begin. Shakespeare and Company was opened in 1951 by American George Whitman and […]

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Taste of Paris

The Grand Palais is transformed into a temple of great cuisine on the occasion of the 3rd edition of the festival Taste of Paris from 18 – 21 May. These 4 festive days include: the tasting of signature dishes and specialities from the best restaurants in the city, a peek at the latest trends in […]

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Paris’ New Perfume Museum

Paris has a brand new and instantly iconic perfume museum since December 2016: Le Grand Musée du Parfum. Pillar of French history, heritage, and art of living, perfume has long been associated with France and French culture. So finally there is an emblematic place to visit and explore the universe of perfume, in Paris. We […]

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Bread & Roses, Paris

Scarlett Johansson has said of Bread & Roses, one of her favourite places in Paris: “I love this concept of bakery-patisserie-café-restaurant, particularly the one located near the Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden). The atmosphere there is warm and cozy, and they serve the best breakfast on the left bank! I also stop there from time […]

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The new Eurostar Business Lounge in Paris

Somewhere between hotel lobby, private club and elegant Parisian apartment, Eurostar’s new Business Premier Lounge in Gare du Nord in Paris is worth getting hold of a frequent traveler card. The lounge of the Gare du Nord in Paris has not been designed only for the business clientele using the high-speed train between Paris and […]

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Koti, a Finnish Experience in Paris

On the occasion of Mobile Home 2017, a program celebrating the centenary of Finland’s independence, the Finnish cultural institute in Paris is transformed into guest rooms; an exotic experience that will last 100 nights in the heart of Paris, a stone’s throw from the Sorbonne. Helsinki architect Linda Bergroth has designed this glass guest house, […]

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The Best Croissants in Paris

The croissant is the most famous, most consumed and most recognisable iconic French pastry. From its crispy outside that peels of in layers, to its soft buttery doughy inside that melts in your mouth, the croissant is every French native’s favourite pastry. Everywhere in Paris, especially at breakfast, you will see people eat croissants with […]

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The Most Fashionable Restaurants In Paris

With Paris’ famous Fashion Week periods in mind, held this year in January, July and September, we advise visitors on some of the most ‘fashionable’ restaurants of the French capital. These trendy restaurants are always visited by the leading fashion crowd and certainly around Fashion Week when they not only attract the industry representatives, but also international […]

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Alain Ducasse Opens Café at Versailles Palace

Multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse has opened Ore, a contemporary café, at the prestigious Palace of Versailles. On September 13, the day of his 60th birthday, the famous chef inaugurated a restaurant in the Versailles Palace, perched on the first floor of the Dufour Pavilion, overlooking the Place d’Armes and Avenue de Paris. “Ore” is pronounced […]

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Scarlett Johansson’s Popcorn Shop

Actress Scarlett Johansson has opened popcorn shop Yummy Pop with her French husband Romain Dauriac in Paris’ hip and artsy district Le Marais. Apparently the Match Point actress has always been passionate about popcorn. The shop, which will be managed by her sister-in-law, offers sweet and savory recipes. On the menu you find pop corn […]

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Palace Hotels in France

A new special category of the ‘Palace’ Hotel was created in France in 2011, a label which distinguishes chosen hotels from others and which is designed to emphasise France as a luxury destination. French tourism authorities said the rank recognises “French-style excellence” to boost the profile of the most chic hotels, marking them out from […]

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Best Hotel Terraces In Europe

Enjoy an apéritif, lunch or dinner from the height of a luxury hotel in a beautiful city. Here is our list of 5 top hotel terraces with a smashing view in Europe. Dolce Vitae terrace, The Majestic, Barcelona The Majestic Hotel & Spa has just been inaugurated and is now the shining star on Paseo de Gracia shine […]

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Karl Lagerfeld’s Paris, Saint Tropez, Monaco

Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer, artist and photographer. Born in Germany, since long based in Paris, he has a rich and successful history in fashion, which has culminated in his current position as creative director for the fashion house Chanel. He is also creative director for Fendi and owns his own self-titled label fashion house. Direct, […]

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Maison de la Truffe Restaurant and Boutique

With its strong and utterly addictive taste, the truffle is one of the world’s most precious and desired delicacies. No few words can describe its flavour correctly; woody, moldy, a mix of garlic, soil, onions and meat – those only approximate the pungent but sweet personal odour of the truffle. This is one you have to […]

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Best Caesar Salads In Paris

One of the essential pleasures of summer, the Caesar salad, just like the Waldorf and the Niçoise, is a famous dish and appreciated by salad lovers worldwide. We have sought out the best specimens of this emblematic American and one of our own favourite lunch meals in the French capital. The Caesar salad is more than […]

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A Floating Hotel in Paris

Would you like to experience Paris from the famous Seine River? Now you can actually stay on the river at the new floating hotel ‘OFF Seine’. The first of its kind in the French capital, unique floating 58-room hotel OFF Seine is moored near the Gare d’Austerlitz on a purpose-built barge, allowing visitors a riviera […]

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Six of the Best Terraces in Paris

It may not be easy to find a place on the terrace in the French capital on a fine summer’s day, but with some planning ahead it is absolutely possible to spend a balmy day in comfort and inspiring surroundings. Here follow seven of the best terraces in Paris: Plaza Athenee Uber-chic. This luxurious hotel’s world-renowned […]

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An Epicurean and Joyous Feast

Visiting Paris and in the mood to splurge and treat yourself to a delicious and luxurious experience? Parisian waiters may be notorious for their often negligent treatment of foreign patrons, however there are those establishments in the capital city that excel in making you feel welcome and at home, whilst still enjoying a truly French experience. One […]

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Le Forum des Halles

Le Forum des Halles, the gold capped ‘new’ temple of commerce, but also culture and lifestyle, in the heart of Paris. More than 5 years and 1 billion euros, that’s what it took to renovate Paris’ classic shopping Forum Les Halles to better accommodate its 37 million annual visitors. Outstanding new feature is the Canopy, a […]

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Hotel Ritz Paris Reopening

Iconic Parisian hotel Ritz on the Place Vendome has reopened its doors this June after extensive renovations. In its own words Ritz announces the opening thus: “The Ritz Paris is reborn and invites you to experience anew the City of Light. Now freshly restored, its grand décor and intimate salons welcome guests to rediscover a unique atmosphere and the inimitable […]

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Versailles Festival

The Versailles Festival returns once more this year, bringing operas, open air concerts and ballets to the Château de Versailles.  The festival will be held from 2 May throughout the summer. The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years, is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. The […]

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Roland Garros

Roland Garros, or The French Open, is a major French tennis tournament held over two weeks at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris from 22 May to 11 June 2017. Named after the French aviator Roland Garros, it is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand […]

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English Speaking Hairdresser in Paris

Talented Australian David Mallett is widely considered to be the one of the best hairdressers in Paris, with an easygoing manner so typical of those from Down Under. Over the course of his career, David Mallett has been on call to some of the world’s most famous photographers, supermodels, stylists, and designers. The David Mallett salon […]

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Les Bains Douche Reopened

Les Bains Douche was the most famous nightclub in Paris during its heyday in the 80s and 90s. Closed in 2010 it has recently been reopened as Les Bains Paris after being completely renovated and reinvented, whilst maintaining its bohemian spirit, as a chic hotel with a restaurant, nightclub, bar and boutique by its current owner Jean-Pierre […]

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Alain Ducasse Loves Paris

Alain Ducasse needs no introduction for those who love food. This French chef, arguably the most famous of his generation, has written a book dedicated to his preferred gastronomic addresses in the French capital: J’aime Paris by Alain Ducasse. In his book he shares with us his passion for food and love for Paris, and […]

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Terrass Hotel for the Paris-hipster

Terrass Hotel  is located at just a 12 minute walk from the Sacré-Cœur in Paris’ colourful district Montmartre and near the famed Moulin Rouge.  Montmartre is a 130 metres high in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. The historic district is primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur on its summit and as a nightclub district with the Moulin Rouge, birthplace of the can-can, as its […]

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Hotel Le Six for the Paris-intellectual

 Le Six is a smart four star boutique hotel on Paris’ Left bank in the district of Saint Germain des Prés, famous for its artistic and literary legacy with  several famous cafés, including Les Deux Magots, Café de Flore, and the Brasserie Lipp, and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the acclaimed school of fine arts, between the very chic Luxemburg Garden and lively Montparnasse. Saint […]

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Hotel Keppler for the Paris-aesthete

We love four star boutique hotel Keppler in Paris’ classy 16th arrondissement (district) with its stylish black&white based interior, superb service and, most importantly, Hermès products in the bathroom! With a perfect location (for a Paris-snob) in the 16th arrondissement (district), Hotel Keppler is close to the Champs Elysées and the Triangle d’Or, the three streets enclosing Paris’ […]

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Ines de la Fressange, French Icon

Ines de la Fressange, French Icon Ines de la Fressange is a national icon in France, she is the embodiment of French chic. With an aristocratic background (her father was a Marquis) and her 6 foot mannequin looks inherited from her mother who was an Argentine model, Ines was  perfect to represent the brand of Chanel […]

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Piscine Molitor Re-opened

After twenty-five years of closure, Paris’ Molitor swimming pool complex has opened its doors again, however for VIP swimmers only, yet another metamorphosis for this avant-garde and trendy place where the first bikini was seen..

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