Stay & Play

Ah, Christmas in Paris … it just has a gorgeously sparkling ring to it, n’est-ce pas? Few places are as festive and as fairy-lit a wonderland as the City of Light in December. Whether you’re going this year, or dreaming of it for the future, here’s some inspiration for making your Parisian Noël all the […]

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Sad news for lovers of Old Paris: the rectangular cardboard tickets that have been used on the Métro since it opened in 1900 are set to go the way of the city’s travelling knife grinders, into the history books. If you’ve visited Paris numerous times in your life, chances are you’ve come across tickets fluttering […]

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Short of moving to the City of Light (le sigh), there’s no better way to experience life à la parisienne than living in an apartment for a week or more. You can shop at the local farmers’ market, basket in hand, channelling your inner Julia Child; you can wake up and sit dreamily by the […]

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I’m taking the next few weeks off — when I’ll be wandering about Paris rather than dreaming about it — so I’ll leave you on the subject of Paris in October. It might not at first seem the ideal month in which to visit Paris, but for me it’s one of the most magical times […]

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