This Paris Life

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Here are 3 great places to visit that are only a few hours (or even minutes) from the capital for those in search of somewhere different and relaxing!   Honfleur, to take in the fresh air of the Channel Honfleur is a small port town in Calvados which has been transformed into a real charming […]

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Known for its abundance of artistic inspiration, the Ile-de-France region has won over many painters who came to set up homes and studios. Places of life and artistic creation, many of the houses occupied by renowned artists have retained their charm of yesteryear, and make for great day trips from Paris.   Rosa Bonheur’s castle […]

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There is a wide array of new exhibits beginning in October, ranging from contemporary art, photography and more traditional painting.   Cindy Sherman, America’s Broken/Shattered Mirror The arrival of Cindy Sherman’s artwork in Paris should have made headlines, as through her artwork, she provides fascinating insight into America and American life. However, due to the […]

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Urban farms have been sprouting like mushrooms over the past several years in Paris.  These innovative community fixtures not only offer organic produce to local businesses and residents, but also foster environmental sustainability through their eco-friendly practices and educational programs.  Read on to learn more about five of Paris’s most well-developed urban farms and see […]

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Check out these 4 terraces that are perfect for having an aperitif or tapas while enjoying the autumn sun in the capital.     Mun The spot ? This is Laurent de Gourcuff’s newest restaurant for the Paris Society group. This terrace, located above the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysees, has a view over the most beautiful […]

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A carefree period of unprecedented economic prosperity and industrial progress, la Belle Époque stretched from the end of the 1870s to the outbreak of the First World War in 1918.  In art, this time period was marked by the development of Art Nouveau and a certain need for ornamental opulence, the traces of which can […]

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According to a study carried out by London-based property developer Essential Living, the French capital is the greenest city in Europe.   Ranking #1 on Essential Living’s Green City Index, Paris is the greenest city in Europe!  Using a weighted ranking system, the Green City Index studied the number of parks, gardens, nature and wildlife […]

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The legendary Poste du Louvre (Louvre Post Office), in the heart of Paris, is getting a makeover: the site will soon be home to a surprising mix of offices, apartments, boutiques, and a luxury hotel.  The building itself will remain in the hands of La Poste and will retain some of its postal activity, although […]

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We all know about the Château de Versailles, but what about some of the other historic estate grounds in the Paris region?  Toeing the line between culture, history, and nature, these gorgeous manors are the perfect destination for a little break from the capital.      Le château de Monte Cristo View this post on […]

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From busy avenues and boulevards to quaint cul-de-sacs, alleyways, and side streets, a stroll through the capital city is always a bit surprising.  Be on the lookout for these gorgeous secret courtyards on your next outing around town: these unique hidden gems provide the perfect interlude of peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle […]

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