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Brassaï – For The Love of Paris

Last week I visited the Brassaï photography exhibit at Hotel de Ville in Paris.  The exhibit shows the work of Brassaï and his vision of Paris from his early childhood memories of the Belle Epoque time period capturing the life and times of the city through the 1930’s and 40’s.  The time where elegance reigned supreme, […]

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Paris Flower Markets of Cité

One of my favorite things to do in Paris is to visit Île de la Cité and stroll through the flower market.  When most people visit Notre Dame, they don’t realize that just down the street is a beautiful flower market.  Housed in iron pavilions, it is open 7 days a week from 8am to 7.30pm  […]

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A Weekend in Rouen, France

This past weekend, Thomas and I decided to hop on another train, this time to explore the city of Rouen which is part of the Normandy region.  The weekend before we had a mini break in Orleans which you can read about here.  This is really becoming a habit, and we are really enjoying exploring […]

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Stereotypes of France

1.  The French are bad drivers – I guess you could say that they are aggressive drivers.  I know whenever I am in a car whipping around the streets of Paris, I am usually hanging on for dear life!  They also use their car horns uncontrollably about every 30 seconds.  I had never heard so […]

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A Mini Break in Orléans

After being back in Rambouillet only a couple of weeks after the holidays, I already had the itch to travel again.  I guess you could say I have caught the travel bug!  Looking at the map of France, I knew we didn’t want to venture too far from Paris for only one night so Orléans seemed […]

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In the Kitchen – French Flan

One of the best things about living in France is trying all of the traditional foods from the many different regions of the country.  The patisserie is one of my favorite places to visit and choose a different treat each time.  My fiance, Thomas is the one who first introduced me to the French flan […]

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Paris Trend – The Chunky Scarf

Trend Alert!  While walking around Paris this past month, I have noticed the size of scarves are getting larger and larger by the day.  It has not been a really cold winter here in France, but if you looked at how much the people are wrapped up, you would think otherwise.  It seems like the […]

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The Best of Paris – The Marais

After living in France for over 4 years now, I like to think I have a little bit of Paris figured out.  I know some of the areas pretty well from living in the neighborhood, and others I love to visit and take in the sights.  I don’t think I am an expert by any […]

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Paris January Sales 2014

♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year ♫ Yes, it is sale time in Paris!!  France has some sort of law that only allows stores to hold sales twice a year.  One is in January and the other is in July.  The January sales started today (January 8th) and will run until Feb.11th 2014.  […]

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I Found My Heart In Strasbourg

Last month, my fiance and I decided to have a mini break so we hopped on a train and headed to Strasbourg.  When we started looking at places to possibly go, there were so many choices, but I just couldn’t face getting on another plane.  So, I decided that wherever we went, it needed to […]

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