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The striking, Art Deco glass dome that has graced major Paris department store Galeries Lafayette for more than 100 years will return to its former luster this summer.   Captivating visitors for more than a century, the celebrated dome of Galeries Lafayette promises to shine even brighter after restorative works. Erected in 1912 by architect […]

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With the hiring process becoming more streamlined and clear, undertaking a renovation in the capital is more feasible, and reasonably priced, than ever.  However, some homeowners find that the actual groundbreaking can be the most unnerving part, especially in historic Paris apartments.  But while any structural issues and surprises may seem alarming, they certainly don’t […]

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Plain, dreary, and polluted, the Paris périphérique is long overdue for a makeover.  Inaugurated in 1973, the 35-km long expressway has remained unchanged for the past 40 years, falling victim to countless critiques and complaints.  In order to update this thoroughfare for today’s modern needs, the City of Paris has put forth four major proposals, […]

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2020 is already proving to be a busy year for the city of Paris.  With municipal elections right around the corner and the Olympic Games ever-approaching, many exciting changes are afoot in the capital.  Read on to learn more about the 5 major city projects we’re most excited about this year.   1. Opening of […]

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People say that there’s nowhere in the world quite like Paris, and with good reason. Thanks to its famous arrondissements, the mix of modern and Old World charm, and famous sites like the Eiffel Tower, the City of Love saw a whopping 40 million visitors in 2017 alone. But walking the city isn’t the only […]

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Paris turns into a Christmassy winter wonderland every year around the holiday season.  Festive lights and luminous decorations are hung along the city streets, decorated Christmas trees pepper major squares, and shop windows put out their best holiday-themed displays for passersby.  Most impressive and magical of all, though, are the city’s many Christmas markets.  Filled […]

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Le Grand Quartier Saint Martin opened last month in the heart of the lively and diverse 10th arrondissement.  The space consists of a hotel, a café, several meeting rooms, a shop, and a rooftop terrace, all built around a large courtyard garden.  This future neighborhood within a neighborhood promises to be an “urban haven,” offering […]

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French brasseries were originally small, informal restaurants where predominately working class guests could enjoy a drink and some simple food to eat.  Over the years, however, the French brasserie has become a cultural institution with a wide culinary impact.  Michelin-starred chefs have even integrated in this particular restaurant sphere, taking over some of Paris’s most […]

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For those lovers of bread and of history alike, Vivreparis has compiled a list of some of the most beautiful historically classified bakeries in Paris, most still in operation today.  If you’re looking for holiday treats, perhaps you might want to try some of these out.  Or share some of your favorites with us!   […]

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Parisian architecture is gorgeous with its Haussmannian buildings, but its streets tend to be rather neutral compared to other large European cities.  Paris being Paris, however, the capital of course boasts some colorful hidden gems, discoverable thanks to vivreparis.fr, who’s put together a list of the city’s most colorful streets.  Now’s the perfect time to […]

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