Paris and Nearby

5 Things that have Changed in Paris

5 Things that have Changed in Paris

During my recent visit to Paris, I noticed a few changes. My trip to France was long overdue! My heart’s still there, as I expect to see a boulangerie on the corner or hear French conversation. I visited Dijon, Paris, and Bordeaux and had a quick side trip to St....

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Notre Dame: Icon of Paris

Notre Dame: Icon of Paris

Notre Dame de Paris The Notre Dame Cathedral is the final French monument in this 5-part series (links below) and deserves special attention. Like the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral (called Notre Dame de Paris) is symbolic of France. It is the most visited...

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The 10 Best Parks in Paris

The 10 Best Parks in Paris

Don't you Love Parks? Paris has the Best! In a city of 2 million residents, the need for more housing (not to mention financial opportunity) didn’t prevent the French government from prioritizing green spaces.  Paris parks are not plots of grass or playing fields. The...

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Versailles: Château and City

Versailles: Château and City

When people hear the name Versailles, they often think of the opulent château. The Château de Versailles is a must-see on many a tourist’s list! This was where King Louis XIV moved when he wanted to escape to the suburbs. But did you know that the town of Versailles...

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Wandering Paris: 5 Neighborhoods to Explore

Wandering Paris: 5 Neighborhoods to Explore

Explore Paris Finally, you can travel to Paris again! Once you’ve seen the icons like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, you might just want to wander aimlessly in some memorable neighborhoods of Paris. Here are 5 of them you’ll enjoy. Some are better known than others,...

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Kid-Friendly in Paris

Kid-Friendly in Paris

Kid-Friendly in Paris When you travel as a family, you’ll want to know about kid-friendly activities. For your next trip to Paris, Oliver’s France has you covered. (It's not too early to plan ahead!) Here are 10 ideas to keep your kids happy! (And you, too!) ONE  La...

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20 Surprising Facts about Paris

20 Surprising Facts about Paris

There are many notable and surprising facts about Paris, France. Here is a list of 20 facts that maybe you didn't know! Why is Paris called the City of Lights? Paris was one of the first cities to have city lighting. Lanterns were used widely on street corners in the...

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10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Paris

10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Paris

Would you like to be non-touristy the next time you visit Paris? Maybe you've already participated in the Must-See crowds many times. Try some unusual spots in the City of Lights. There are Plenty! Here are 10 (in alphabetical order) to try! Belleville Neighborhood...

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