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Champagne, crepes and croissants are some of the delicious things that attract visitors to France. Then there's fine French food, fashion and a treasure trove of historic sights to explore. There's no doubt la vie est belle! Yes, life is beautiful indeed and so are these famous...
le marais paris
The last time I visited Paris I was invited to see a film about an American journalist (Kristin Scott Thomas) who was investigating the 1942 Vel’d'Hiv’ Roundup of Jewish families in Paris. I had a free day with nothing scheduled so I decided to visit Le Marais...
Le Bar de L'Hotel in Paris

L’Hotel Paris Hotel Review

If this spectacular green wallpaper with gilded Oriental peacocks could speak it would protest, “Not guilty.” At the aptly named boutique Paris hotel, L’Hotel the wallpaper in a certain famous suite was once suspected of homicide. Well, sort of. Why is...
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Lost in Paris

Paris is a city with so many nooks and crannies that even its residents continue to discover new places. One of the best ways to see the city is to jump on a bus and wander around until you are well and truly lost in Paris.
Festival of Giants
Each year, the mythical heroes of Douai come to life in the form of a family of giants. In the Nord-Pas de Calais region of France, 40km from Lille, the city of Douai celebrates its historical past with a larger-than-life parade of giants. France’s main giant festival is a page...

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