Category Archives: France

Top Ten Things to do in Paris

“Paris is always a good idea” – Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild in Sabrina. And I couldn’t agree more! And so, without further ado, my list of top ten things to do in Paris. Just in case you needed inspiration … Continue reading

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Days Four and Five: Come Rain or Shine

Nike decided to get up early for sunrise shots of the Eiffel Tower. It turned out to be a grey, rainy day but he got some great pictures nevertheless. I blissfully slept in, not caring for sunrises (or indeed for … Continue reading

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Day Four: Montmartre, Champs-Elysees and the Velib

Our day started with a walking tour of Montmartre, the bohemian heart of Paris. We started off in front of the infamous Moulin Rouge and then walked up the winding streets, littered with charming cafes and interesting shops. We even … Continue reading

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Day Three: TWIW There Were No Lines

We woke up to ominous looking rain clouds, but undaunted, we made our way to the Chateau de Versailles. Unfortunately (or stupidly, if you please) we ended up on the wrong train, realised it about half way into the journey, … Continue reading

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Day Two: The Louvre

Our second day in Paris was reserved for the Louvre. We had many friends telling us of how the long lines at the entrance meant that they never ended up going to the museum. I think that’s rather a pity, … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Pain au Chocolat

My first introduction to ‘pain au chocolat’ was when I was an exchange student in Brussels in 2005. Pain au chocolat translates literally into ‘bread with chocolate’ – it’s a rectangular croissant with chocolate filling – but that’s a very … Continue reading

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Day One: A Perfect Day in Paris

I first visited Paris as an exchange student in Europe in 2005, and fell under it’s spell. I was going to come back. And come back I did, even though it took me seven long years. And the city was … Continue reading

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