They’re the iconic car of France, quirky and with bundles of character – the 2CV, which stands for 2 deux chevaux (2 horse power), never seems to lose its popularity. Over the years it has picked up a few nicknames including the “umbrella on wheels”, the “ugly duckling” and “tin snail”. 2CVs are no longer […]
On a cold, crisp April morning, with numb fingers, and an almost feverish determination I searched for buttons. Muscling locals aside I pounced on another matching set. My fingers became blue, nose snuffly, but the button search went on and on, till every button had been turned and either discarded or bagged as a treasure […]
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The other day I was waiting at Gare de Lyon in Paris to take a train to Burgundy (I know I have the best job, right?!)… I had quite a bit of time to spare so, lugging my suitcase and camera bag I wandered outside the station. I decided to go no further than 10 […]
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Paris is the most visited city in the world – for good reason, there’s just so much to fall in love with. Is it the wonderful architecture, the museums and art galleries, the fabulous patisseries and boulangeries or the scrumptious chocolatiers that you love? Or do you like to get off the beaten track and […]
Paris is known as the city of love and in the famous Père Lachaise cemetery there reside together France’s most famous lovers – Abelard and Heloise. Long before Romeo and Juliet, and the City of Romance itself, another couple set tongues wagging, with their ill-fated romance. Abelard and Heloise’s tale is fascinating, and you can […]
It’s no secret that Paris is the most romantic city in the world, the very best place to visit with the one you love. But maybe you aren’t in a relationship right now. You may, however, be in love with art, architecture, history, travel, culture, language, food, and/or fashion. And you know the City of […]
You booked a trip in Paris and then it rains. But you shouldn’t worry that it will ruin your visit even though when you booked your ticket you probably thought the weather would be sunny! Ten things to do in Paris when it rains Paris weather is unpredictable and even in summer rain is not […]