Stay & Play

The Jardin du Luxembourg is such a lovely world unto itself, no matter the season, that it well deserves its own day on a Parisian itinerary — especially if you’ve been to Paris several times before, and are looking for a slower kind of holiday this time, one of little moments rather than big monuments. […]

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If you’re in Paris in early September, you’ll notice all sorts of signs proclaiming C’est la Rentrée! ‘The return’ refers to the start of a new school year — many students have had two months off by now — as well as the getting back to work for Parisians who took off much of August. […]

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Once upon a time, you could find two-star hotels all over Paris. These days, the old-school institution is a little like that other Parisian tradition of hard-boiled eggs displayed on a zinc counter — tricky to find, but worth the effort of tracking down. (On that note: When you’re next ambling along the market street […]

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If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Paris on July 14, you might be tempted to greet a local with a cheery ‘Bonne Bastille.’ Best not to. In France, Bastille Day is formally known as ‘La fête nationale,’ or, more casually, ‘Le quatorze juillet’ — so throw around a merry ‘Bonne fête nationale’ or […]

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