For an icon that is so quintessentially American in spirit, the Statue of Liberty is also so very French at heart. A little history to explain … In 1871, the French republican politician Edouard de Laboulaye approached sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, who had an interest in colossal statuary, with a big idea. The Americanophile envisioned […]

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Only in Paris does the idea of ambling around a cemetery seem eerie but also quite romantic — because only in Paris is a cemetery a place of such heart-touching beauty. It’s a poignant kind of beauty, of course. Cemeteries here, as everywhere, are above all about honouring lives past. But, in a country that […]

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Sure, in a dream holiday you wouldn’t need to interrupt your itinerary for something as mundane as a search for a public toilet. But sometimes reality hits, especially if you’re travelling with kids … Fortunately, in Paris, it’s not as difficult as you might imagine to aller aux toilettes … Les Sanisettes Paris’s public toilets […]

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Sure, you could always grab a miniature Eiffel Tower or a snow globe of a shimmering Parisian landscape as you rush to the airport, but why not make souvenir shopping something you’ll enjoy as much as your recipients will love receiving their more inspired holiday gifts. Read on for ten shopping destinations that double as […]

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