Category Archives: Paris travel

Travel and art news from France – summer 2014

From France 24. The Paris Pantheon has been wallpapered with some 4000 selfies by street artist JR, thru early October. On the topic of selfies – Parisian authorities are trying to effect a sea change away from those bridge-destroying “love … Continue reading

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Dancing at a Parisian firehouse on 14 Juillet

I came across a write-up on this Bastille Day tradition in and around Paris. I’ve frequently thought about visiting Paris again, perhaps even for Bastille Day; this is the best reason I can think of to put that city on … Continue reading

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Tchin-tchin! – Paris Beer Week 2014 is coming

From the Paris info website – As we say in New England – “Getcha beeah heeah”! What is really great about the event billed Paris Beer Week is that it runs from 24 May thru 11 June. Plenty of time to … Continue reading

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Solo travel in Paris – from the NY Times

From the NY Times. Solo in Paris – makes me want to see the city again; it’s been more than ten years and never for more than two days. Paris demands much more time than that! The article is a … Continue reading

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High speed rail link between Paris and Barcelona

From France 24. Great news for train lovers – a faster train connection between Barcelona and Paris has just opened. Fast is kinda relative; not so much cutting off tons of time (only 20 minutes faster than previously) as eliminating a … Continue reading

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Emperor Augustus on exhibit

From France 24. A new exhibition on Roman emperor Augustus opens in Rome and runs through early February. It turns up again mid-March in Paris until mid-July. This all coincides with the 2000th anniversary of Augustus’ death. No flowers please. … Continue reading

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The debate on extended retail openings in France

From France 24. Doing business on Sunday in France may be coming. Groups are lined up on both sides of the issue. Will the spreading trend of acquiring stuff displace this more than one hundred year old law? Maybe this … Continue reading

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Watch out – fake Louvre tickets!

From France 24. (This news item is a week old; I was out of town and away from my blogging duties). A new twist on ticket scams – fake Louvre admission tickets made in China. Wow. I was planning to … Continue reading

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American brunch in Paris at Allen’s Market

From France 24. A unique restau in Paris’s 10th with all the best American-style brunch fare.

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Paris plage for summer 2013

From the Adrian Leeds Paris real estate newsletter. The sandy seaside along the Seine is open again. And here’s a map so you can pick your spot. Grab your blanket, shades and SPF gloop or IPS in France (indice de … Continue reading

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Firemen and more in Paris for 14 Juillet

From Adrian Leeds’ Paris real estate newsletter. Things to do in Paris on Bastille Day. Those cute firemen could be reason enough to visit the firehouses, sip some champagne and kiss the boys!!!

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Messing about in boats in Paris and more summer fun

From France 24. Take a boat out onto the lake in the Bois de Vincennes. And here’s a list of all sorts of summer activities throughout France indoors and out.

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More April 2013 news from Europe

From France 24. The Gates of Hell have been dug up in Turkey (not a government building – it’s an archaeological site). From London Independent. This event was linked to in a previous blog post. Ruminations on the reopening of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum … Continue reading

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New bells for Notre Dame’s birthday; she’s 850!

From France 24. A set of new bells arrived this week at Notre Dame in Paris. The medieval church celebrates 850 years and the bells should be in place to ring out for the first time during Easter week. Happy … Continue reading

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