Stay & Play

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day in France — which we’d ideally all celebrate in Paris! If you’re lucky enough to have had a mother-daughter holiday in the City of Light, you’ll appreciate that it’s not just a city for women, but women of all ages and life stages. For any of you planning a […]

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Today is Victory Day, which celebrates Nazi Germany’s 1945 surrender to the Allied Forces. It’s a public holiday in France, although more shops and museums tend to be open than on other national days. In keeping with the day’s theme of joyous liberation, you can spend a spontaneous day out and about, going wherever your […]

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If you love a glittering chandelier and a little floral chintz, but aren’t quite on a Hôtel Ritz budget, these pretty Parisian stays might just hit your sweet spot … Hôtel Caron de Beaumarchais Inspired by the author of The Marriage of Figaro — who lived up the road at no.47, behind one of the […]

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Some more family-fun ideas to add to la liste … Twirling through the Tuileries In the north-west corner of this gorgeous garden, you’ll find a whimsical children’s wonderland. There’s a playground, an olde-worlde carrousel, and a delightful statue of Charles Perrault — the Parisian author of such fairytales as Cinderella and Puss in Boots — […]

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