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The Sainte-Chapelle of Paris - in Photos

Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by .

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The Sainte-Chapelle had been a long standing item on my Paris to-do list, but for some reason, I’d never got around to it. I had deemed Notre-Dame and Sacré-Coeur more worthy of my attention - the former for its free entry, and the latter for the views. It wasn’t until my most recent trip to [...]

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25 Odd, Touristy and Free Things To Do In Paris

Posted on 18. Mar, 2013 by .

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Travel is but one of the few expenses that will make you both richer and poorer at the same time. But what if I told you there was a way to avoid the monthly bank statement heart attack? Paris, unlike the rest of its equivalent counterparts, is actually fairly easy to visit on a tight budget, [...]

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Musée du Louvre: When The Museum Itself Is a Work of Art

Posted on 25. Feb, 2013 by .

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Forget Venus de Milo. Forget the Winged Victory. Hell, forget Mona Lisa. The real star here is the museum. Well, duh? I hear you. What I mean is the actual museum. The pavilions, the moldings, the ceilings, the statues on the outside walls. The abundant use of gold and intricate carving, in an all-around architectural exuberance that only Kings [...]

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How to celebrate Bastille Day in Paris like a local

Posted on 10. Jul, 2012 by .

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If you have the opportunity to celebrate Bastille Day with the Parisians, it’s one not to be missed. What’s not to like? Striped shirts, fireworks, al fresco wine until the wee hours? The French may not be as patriotic as Uncle Sam but July 14th is THE day of the year where they let loose, [...]

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The Love Locks of Paris - In Photos

Posted on 04. Jun, 2012 by .

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As I travel throughout Europe’s corners, one thing I started to notice is how popular the “love locks” have gotten. Nobody really knows for sure where -or why- the tradition started, but no one can deny how popular they have gotten over the last decade or so. Venice. Cologne. Florence. Paris. London. It seems that [...]

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Who am I kidding? I ♥ Paris.

Posted on 01. Jun, 2012 by .

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“Took you long enough!” That’s what my friends (and everyone I know, basically) told me when Paris and I had an understanding, and I finally came around. 4 years after my first infamously disastrous visit, and 5 trips later, including one where I did warm up to the city a little bit, I have finally [...]

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Hanging out by the Eiffel Tower at night

Posted on 30. May, 2012 by .

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  Sometimes, travel is all about the simplest things. Maybe even the touristy ones. Because really, it doesn’t get more touristy than the Eiffel Tower at night. But still - it’s the kind of thing you have to see at least once in your lifetime, if not several times after that. If so many people [...]

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The Heights of Paris, a Photo Essay

Posted on 28. May, 2012 by .

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Paris. While my first three visits were pretty much disasters, the last two were a lot better, and even made me admit what everybody else knew already: Paris is a pretty awesome place. I decided [...]

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Best Macarons in Paris: Ladurée or Pierre Hermé?

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by .

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In my book, any excuse is a good excuse for a sweet indulgence. And macarons are no exception, especially in the City of Lights. But when you want to have the best macarons in Paris, where do you go? With so many choices it’s hard to pick just one - but most guidebooks and locals [...]

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A Long Weekend in Paris On a Budget

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by .

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Planning a weekend in Paris on a budget is not simple task, and I had to face it a few weeks ago. My fiancé and I had to visit the Canadian embassy for paperwork and we didn’t want to spend a fortune on a trip we hadn’t even considered taking. Fed up with hostels but [...]

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Not For Tourists: Paris Best Kept Secrets

Posted on 07. Feb, 2011 by .

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Paris is full of great places, but also full of not so great ones. Here’s a little map of my handpicked personal favorites, along with a few recommendations from local friends. Have fun exploring! Afficher Paris Little Places sur une carte plus grande Clickie on the dots to learn more about where to go after [...]

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