Paris

A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food

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Do you follow one of my favorite authors? David Downie, a native San Franciscan, lived in New York, Providence, Rome, and Milan before moving to Paris in the mid-80s. He divides his time between France and Italy. His travel, food, and arts features have appeared in leading print and on-line publications including Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Saveur, Epicurious.com, and Gault & Millau, the premier French food guide. He is the author of over a dozen nonfiction books, including the highly acclaimed Paris, Paris and A Passion for Paris.

How to Get Around and Experience Paris

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Paris is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world - and for good reason. The city seems to have a personality all its own, full of charm, quirks, and subtle beauty - it is unlike anywhere else in the world. For those who have visited la Ville des Lumieres in the past, the incomparable experience that comes from the city’s personality does not need to be explained. But if this is your first trip to Paris, you may need some help in understanding how to best take in all that the city has to offer.

10 Ways to Save Money on Family Travel to Paris

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 11, 2017 /
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You've booked the flights, gotten the guidebooks, and are finalizing your budget for your trip to Paris. Now that reality has set in, it's a good idea to find ways to save money on Family Travel in Paris. Never fear! Although Paris can be expensive, there are definitely ways to cut costs without turning your journey into a cheapskate's dream.

8 Ways to Get Around Paris

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 11, 2017 /
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You're there! In Paris, exploring and eating and learning and just LOVING being there, soaking up the je ne sais quoi that is Paris.

8 ways to get around Paris

Did you know that there are more ways to get around Paris than the Metro or a cab? Take a look!

1. Walk (need I say more?). Bonus Paris points if you have a dog, or look great.

Travel from Paris: 20 Tips on Taking the TGV

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 28, 2017 /
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Ready to jet from Paris for the weekend – fast?! Take the TGV, which is a world-record speed holder train, heading from city to city at up to 200mph. Hubbed in Paris, the TGV (pronounced tay-jzay-vay) is a train system that is an economical way to explore Europe – all within a few hours travel time.

A Unique Look at Paris

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I have the (the!!!) most beautiful book sitting on my desk. It’s about Paris (naturally), and is a completely new look at an ancient, much photographed city – through its bridges, glowing, at night.

The Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night. Photographer Gary Zuercher.

Getting To and From the Airport in Paris

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Paris is consistently ranked among the top cities in the world for tourist visits, and often places in the top three results in lists from media and publications such as CNN, TripAdvisor, and Condé Nast Traveler.

Paris is the Capital of Street Art and Graffiti

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Paris, the City of Light…and street art? YES! Paris is well-known for its street art, also known as urban murals or graffiti. Paris even has a Graffiti Museum! Paris has a deep, rich history of graffiti, starting in the 1970s with creation of urban art during the destruction of Les Halles, and growing more by the decade. 

Bring Paris & Francophone culture to your classroom

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It's no secret that Paris, the City of Light, has long been a tourist favorite. Why?  For starters, Paris undoubtedly hosts some of the most well-known museums, monuments and historical sites that have inspired authors and artists for centuries.

Bring Paris & Francophone culture to your classroom

Love Theme Parks? Unusual 1 day excursions from Paris

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Picture this: Paris, summer, happiness, much good food, reading (all those bookstores!), and…city crowds? If you’re a bit tired of the city (and even with Paris, this is possible) and you’ve already visited Versailles, Normandy, and Giverny, there are several unusual and adventurous one day excursions from Paris – easily doable, within a short drive, and full of fun.

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