Guide to the Most Picture Perfect Paris Métro Station Entrances

Paris Métro station entrances are famous worldwide for their beauty. French architect Hector Guimard produced the first generation of entries between 1900 and 1913. His elegant cast-iron and glass creations, with eye-catching lettering, were designed in the Art Nouveau style and became known as the style Métro. Paris Métro Station Entrances These romantic portals to…

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Your Guide to the Prettiest Insta-Famous Spots in Paris

Finding some of the world’s most beautiful spots has become as simple as downloading Instagram (Are you following us?). The photo-sharing app is one of the best and easiest ways to not only satisfy your wanderlust, but also discover places unknown to you, including places in Paris. Thanks to Instagram, some spots have become extremely…

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6 Non-Hotel Spas in Paris to Relax and Revive

L’Institut Guerlain on Avenue des Champs-Élysées A few hours at a spa is one of the best ways to beat jet lag and recover from your journey to Paris. It’s also simply a wonderful way to pamper yourself. Paris is filled with plenty of luxurious spas, many of which are inside hotels. However, the city…

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Pretty Paris Métro Stations: 8 Unique Stops in the City

Like underground cathedrals, Paris’ Métro stations are beautiful destinations in their own right. While you’re traveling on this reliable subway system, look out for heritage and cultural highlights along the way. All of the pretty Paris Métro stations are named for people, places or events in French history. Some have picture-perfect entrances, others display art,…

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One-Bedroom Apartment for Sale with Breathtaking Views of Paris

This one bedroom, ninth floor luxury apartment will truly take your breath away! Find rare panoramic, rooftop views of Paris from the long balcony and a fabulous location that is a few minutes walk from the Luxembourg Gardens. Importantly, this apartment has a commercial license, meaning it can be rented as a vacation apartment all…

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The Judgement of Paris: A Must-Read Book About Impressionism

If you’re coming to Paris, or visiting any of the American museums that offer a collection French Impressionist paintings, you must read The Judgement of Paris by Ross King. It’s as good as an excellent mystery, and you’ll be spellbound as the incredible story of the birth of Impressionism in Paris unfolds. The Judgement of…

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Santé! 12 French Spirits to Taste on Your Trip to Paris

For many around the world, France is instantly equated to great wine. While we can’t argue that the French do know their wine, but did you know they also produce excellent liquors? If you’ve traveled to Paris without trying these French spirits, you’ve been missing out! Diverse and intriguing, many of these drink just as…

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Our Guide to the Grand Train Stations in Paris

The grand train stations in Paris capture the nostalgic romance of travel. SNCF’s six large mainline terminus stations connect the city to its suburbs, France’s regions and international destinations. Grand Train Stations in Paris Their names provide clues to their locations and the regions they serve. All can be reached easily by Metro (subway). Designed…

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French Family Update: Ninette Turns 102

Philippe’s mother, Ninette, turned 102 last week and we drove to Normandy to celebrate.  Until last year, Ninette lived unassisted in the family’s three-story home. A wonderful housekeeper came every day to prepare lunch and, as she reached 100, to help with bathing and morning toilet, but she slept alone in the big house. Ninette…

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