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Most visitors to Père Lachaise come to see Jim Morrison, Yves Montand, Alain Bashung, Henri Salvador or GIlbert Bécaud… However, there are also extraordinary women worth visiting in this cemetery!   Fortunate Hamelin (1776-1851) Born in Santo Domingo, she was sent to France by her parents to be forcibly married at the age of 14. […]

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Road trips start with a plane ticket Expect fewer group tours and organized trips as people slowly readjust to travel immediately post-Covid.  They might rent a car and tour around on their own, or bunker down in an exotic spot for longer periods and experience it like a “local”.   Comfort food gets dolled up […]

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For almost a century, the guests of this former mansion have been enjoying the best of French luxury through the starred restaurant, secret garden, perched swimming pool, and elegant suites.   Hippolyte Jammet (1893 – 1964) had a dream of one day opening a luxury hotel that would be the embodiment of his vision of […]

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The government has announced that the stone quarries will be allowed to reopen, as they have been exempted from the current confinement measures put in place. The aim is to “considerably facilitate the restoration work on Notre-Dame.” The stone quarries, necessary for the restoration of the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, will be allowed to reopen, […]

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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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