Paris in the Movies

Ahhhh, Paris. Where you spend hours in cafés, sipping wine while reflecting on the meaning of la vie … except, of course, if you have children in tow. Not that this need be a negative, mind you, because travelling with family forces you to explore a different side of a city, and do things you […]

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Behind the grand cobalt-blue coach doors of 52 rue de l’Arbre-Sec, the old Hôtel de Trudon (in the eighteenth century it belonged to the family of Cire Trudon 1643 candle fame, once the King’s official wax providers), you’ll find another portal into old-world Paris. Nestled into the back corner of the calm cobbled courtyard is […]

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Like so many of the lovely things in life (the little black dress, confetti, macarons, ballet, and so much more …), the carousel originated in Paris.   Rewind to the jousting tournaments of medieval times, knight games that were in part inspired by the myth of Sir Lancelot — that passionate lover, brave fighter and all-round dreamboat. Lancelot […]

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