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  • Madelyn’s Favorite Pastry Shop in the 7th Arrondissement

    Madelyn’s Favorite Pastry Shop in the 7th Arrondissement

    Every morning, on her way to finish up design details at Place Dauphine, Madelyn stops into her favorite bakery to pick up some lunch. What she finds herself doing instead is drooling over all the amazing pastries in the desert cases! Come along with Madelyn inside Les Gourmandises d’Eiffel, one of the best pastry shops in the 7th arrondissement!

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  • 5 Amazing Books You Need to Read Before Visiting Paris!

    5 Amazing Books You Need to Read Before Visiting Paris!

    Nothing can make Paris come alive more than reading a book about it. Whether it’s a memoir of self-discovery, a novel, or even a cookbook, you’ll prepare your mind for the exciting sites, tastes and cultural experiences that make Paris a truly special travel destination. Take a peek at our top 5 books to read before coming to Paris!

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  • What it’s Like to Experience Springtime in Paris

    What it’s Like to Experience Springtime in Paris

    Springtime in Paris is absolutely marvelous. After many months of rain, clouds and leafless trees, sudden, bright shocks of yellow and pink start to liven up the city again. First come the daffodils, followed by magnolias and then oodles of cherry blossoms! See what it’s like to experience Spring’s awakening through the eyes of a Parisian.

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  • What It’s like to Be a Photographer During Paris Fashion Week

    What It’s like to Be a Photographer During Paris Fashion Week

    Twice a year in Paris, something magical happens: Haute Couture week. Celebrities, models, designers and fashion editors descend upon the city, making their way to each beautiful show venue. But for those of us who remain outside the fashion elite, what is Fashion week really like? Photographer Brandie Raasch takes you inside the Haute Couture world of Paris.

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  • Exploring Paris on the 87 Bus – So Much to See!

    Exploring Paris on the 87 Bus – So Much to See!

    The buses of Paris are perhaps the most underrated mode of transportation. They’re easier to board and you get some amazing views through Paris along the ride! We’ve put together an extensive guide of line 87, which takes you on a grand tour of the best sites of the Left Bank and beyond!

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  • The Fascinating Life of a Flaneuse – Crisp Morning Run

    The Fascinating Life of a Flaneuse – Crisp Morning Run

    In order to be a flaneur, one must wander somewhat aimlessly around Paris, taking in the sights, scents and unique discoveries that can only be found in the City of Light. Madelyn has become very adept at this Parisian pastime, so she’s here to share her findings with you! This is part two in our continuing series, in which Madelyn explores the streets of Saint Germain and savors the beauty of Paris on a crisp morning!

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  • Paris is Feeling the Holiday Spirit – And So Are We!

    Paris is Feeling the Holiday Spirit – And So Are We!

    This year, more than ever, we’re filled with the Christmas Spirit. Seeing the sparkling lights, decorations and seasonal foods along the streets only adds to that warm feeling in our hearts. Today we’re sharing a video that beautifully captures the spirit of Paris at Christmastime – a time for family, traditions, love and reflection. Happy Holidays everyone!

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  • The Fascinating Life of a Flâneuse – Hermès Exhibition

    The Fascinating Life of a Flâneuse – Hermès Exhibition

    Paris Perfect founder, Madelyn, loves to wander, or flâner, through the beautiful streets of Paris, so she decided to start a new blog series about the unexpected things she finds on her walks! To kick off the series, Madelyn shares her experience of stumbling across a funny and surreal art exhibition on the banks of the Seine, where she discovers a new way of defining the word “flâneur!”

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  • The City of Light Endures

    The City of Light Endures

    Christmas in Paris has always been a joy, and while we will never forget those we lost on November 13th, in their memory we will continue celebrating the Paris we love. We’re intent on ensuring that Paris remains the Paris of all of our dreams. The City of Light awaits you. The City of Light shines. The City of Light endures.

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  • A Moment of Silence on November 17th in Paris

    A Moment of Silence on November 17th in Paris

    Tomorrow evening – Tuesday at 9pm – Parisians will observe a moment of silence inside cafés, bistros, bars and restaurants throughout the city. As a gesture of respect, remembrance, solidarity and brotherhood, they will not let fear paralyze them. Le Fooding Guide invites everybody to participate.

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  • Flying Back to the US – What Do I Bring For The Family?

    Flying Back to the US – What Do I Bring For The Family?

    This week, Madelyn is flying into the US to attend a conference and visit her kids. She packed every square inch of her suitcase with gifts for her family, most of them unique and a little unexpected! Find out what a seasoned lover of Paris brings back – you may even get a few ideas for your own souvenir shopping!

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  • In an Old House in Paris All Covered With Vines

    In an Old House in Paris All Covered With Vines

    With their adventures and captivating characters, the stories we read as children can inspire us in unbelievable ways. Find out how the Madeline stories by Ludwig Bemelmans inspired Paris Made Perfect founder Madelyn when she was a little girl, and how those memories all came rushing back with a surprise gift from her son!

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  • Celebrate the Changing of Seasons with a Paris Picnic!

    Celebrate the Changing of Seasons with a Paris Picnic!

    The last few weeks of the Parisian summer are dwindling away, and the weather will soon succumb to the crisp breezes and orange leaves of autumn. Take advantage of the remaining sunshine and have a late-summer/early autumn picnic! We’ll let you in on some great picnic locations and offer some practical advice for the best picnic ever!

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  • Why is There a Windmill on the Moulin Rouge?

    Why is There a Windmill on the Moulin Rouge?

    The Moulin Rouge is one of the most recognized landmarks of Paris – but have you ever wondered why a cabaret is topped by a bright red windmill? What does grinding flour have to do with performing the can-can? We delve into the fascinating history behind the Moulin Rouge and two other windmills in the northern Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre!

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  • How to Instantly Spot a Good Restaurant in Paris

    How to Instantly Spot a Good Restaurant in Paris

    How can you spot a good restaurant in Paris when there are literally thousands to choose from? After a while, they all start to look the same and scouring online restaurant reviews is tiresome. Madelyn shares her simple secret: How to instantly know if a restaurant is worth your time and money, just by looking at it!

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