The fabric district of Paris | buttons, baubles and beads

13 Jun

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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Insider tours of Paris for everyone

22 May

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 […]

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Abelard and Heloise – the French Romeo and Juliet

13 Apr

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 […]

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