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  • Pretty Pastries of Paris – The 7 Best Sweets to Sample!

    Pretty Pastries of Paris – The 7 Best Sweets to Sample!

    Do you know your Religieuse from your Millefeuille? Or how about your Paris Brest from your Opera cake? Well don’t worry, you don’t need to speak any French to know the language of pastry. We sat down with Jill Colonna – acclaimed cookbook author and authority on all things sweet – to get a deeper look at these French confections!

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  • Don’t Miss Out on the Fun of Montmartre’s Harvest Festival!

    Don’t Miss Out on the Fun of Montmartre’s Harvest Festival!

    The annual Fête des Vendanges is one of the largest public events in France, celebrating the historic grape harvest with wine, food, parades and dancing in Montmartre. Mark your calendars for this special event in October, because it’s going to be five days of nonstop fun, including a a spectacular fireworks show in front of Sacré-Coeur Basilica!

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  • Falling for Paris: 5 Reasons to Visit in Autumn

    Falling for Paris: 5 Reasons to Visit in Autumn

    Autumn is a very special time of year for many: a time for change, hot chocolate and cozy scarves. In Paris, it means crisp days, beautiful autumn colors, quieter streets and more affordable travel expenses. Sounds like the perfect time to visit! Here are 5 reasons, among many, why autumn in Paris is so magical.

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  • Warm Up With a Bowl of Provençal Soupe au Pistou!

    Warm Up With a Bowl of Provençal Soupe au Pistou!

    Gather up some fresh vegetables from the market and incorporate them into this warming, comforting soup. This traditional Southern French recipe is perfect for the season, combining hearty nutrients, savory tomato broth and aromatic pesto. Just add a fresh, crispy baguette from the bakery, and you’ve got the perfect autumn meal!

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  • 5 Interesting Ways to Welcome La Rentrée

    5 Interesting Ways to Welcome La Rentrée

    Now that the summer vacation period has drawn to a close, the French begin their September celebrations of La Rentrée. Aside from back-to-school shopping, there’s plenty of interesting things to do in Paris as the art and culture season picks up once more. Make the most of Autumn in Paris and discover our 5 favorite events of the season.

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  • Live Like a King – Place des Vosges Apartment for Sale!

    Live Like a King – Place des Vosges Apartment for Sale!

    If you’ve been dreaming of living in Paris, then we’ve found a stunning apartment where you can truly live like royalty. Set in the beautiful Place des Vosges in the Marais, one of the prettiest squares in Paris, this two bedroom property is a rare find. With the strong US dollar now is a great time to buy property in Paris. This remarkable apartment will sell quickly, so contact us to find out more!

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  • 10 Paris Spots Not to Miss During the European Heritage Days

    10 Paris Spots Not to Miss During the European Heritage Days

    Ever wonder just what lies behind the closed doors of some of Paris’ historic buildings? On September 19th & 20th for the European Heritage Days, or Les Journées du Patrimoine, you have the chance to find out. It’s a rare opportunity to enjoy an in-depth look at some of the famed landmarks that are rarely open to the public. Check out our top 10 Paris sites to visit for this year’s Les Journées du Patrimoine!

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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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  • A Fun Guide to Montmartre: Unique Shopping & Dining

    A Fun Guide to Montmartre: Unique Shopping & Dining

    Thanks to the colorful past of this Bohemian village-on-the-hill and modern films such as Amèlie and Moulin Rouge, Montmartre has retained its sense of romance, charm and quirkiness. Check out our guide to the most unique shopping and dining of the neighborhood, from fondue and fried potatoes to ceramics and hard-to-find beauty products!

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  • A Brilliant New Addition to the Parisian Food Scene!

    A Brilliant New Addition to the Parisian Food Scene!

    La Maison Plisson isn’t your average grocery store – it’s a hub of high-quality gastronomical delights! Founder Delphine Plisson spent an entire year scouring France and Europe for the perfect products, so whether you’re planning a meal, merely picking up some food souvenirs or enjoying a fresh, seasonal dish at the adjoining restaurant, give La Maison Plisson a try!

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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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  • Get Free Nights at this Stunning Apartment in Montmartre!

    Get Free Nights at this Stunning Apartment in Montmartre!

    A view of Sacré Coeur through the huge picture window and a gorgeous location next to the charming cobblestoned streets of Montmartre – these are just a couple things that make the Montmartre apartment so amazing. The only thing that can make it better? The chance to enjoy free nights in this apartment for the next three months!

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