Paris with Kids

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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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 … Lavatory de la Madeleine Let’s […]

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The Easter weekend is a holiday of beloved rituals for Parisians, but it can be just as joyous for visitors. The key to getting into the spirit of the moment is to do a little advance planning. Read on for some tips … And for the most important information of all: where the Easter Bunny […]

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‘April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees …’ Which is your favourite version of the classic jazz song? Thelonious Monk’s? Charlie Parker’s? Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s? Frank Sinatra’s? There’s a cute anecdote about how April in Paris came into being, in Art Buchwald’s book Paris. For many years, the columnist […]

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