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All You Need to Be Impossibly French

Book:  “All You Need to Be Impossibly French” Author:  Helena Frith Powell Publisher:  Plume, Penguin Group, 2006 Known as some of the most elegant, glamorous and intelligent women in the World, French are the whole package.  But what is it about their appeal?  Do they possess any special qualities that the rest of us lack?  Do they know something that we don’t? …

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Two Days in Paris: Guide To The Best Panoramic Sights

We are not going to lie: Paris is not a small city that can be explored in two to three days.  You need at least a week to get in some of the major sights and get a sense of what this city is about.  There are numerous museums, landmarks, cathedrals and famous cafes, as well as beautiful parks, historic cemeteries, …

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Hostel Review: Lê Village Hostel Montmarte in Paris

In the Montmarte district of Paris you can climb to the top of Sacre-Coeur Cathedral for a spectacular view over the city.  The Eiffel Tower looks like a tiny toy amongst the rest of the cityscape.  Buildings extend all around you as far as the eye can see. At the ground level this historic area of Montmarte is one of …

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Stuff (Real) Parisians Like

Book:  “Stuff Parisians Like” Author:  Olivier Magny Publisher:  The Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin, 2011 So, do you want to know what the real Parisians are like?  Behind the glamorized, picture perfect myth invented by a skillful PR machine and a handful of ingenious Parisians?  Then, look no further than into this book. Written by a true Parisian guy, Olivier Magny, this absorbing, humorous and …

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A 3 Day Getaway to Paris – in Pictures

I don’t think that you can ever find a single person on Earth that does not like Paris.  Paris is the fashion icon and therefore the fashion capital of the World (take that Rome!).  However, personally Rome is my favorite city in Europe, and I do think sometimes that maybe Paris is a bit overrated.  But that’s my personal opinion.  One …