Paris A to Z part 1

Paris A to Z….This post would be much too long if I were to include everything, so I’ll unfold a sampling of some known, unknown, quirky, interesting, and wonderful things Paris has to offer. Here you’ll find antiques, family-friendly ideas, flea markets, and open markets. I have taken these from my book, Magical Paris: Over 100 Things to do Across Paris. (special categories section) A is for Antiques and Vintage Marché aux Puces (See listing for Flea Markets, this section);…

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Cool Paris

I just thought it would be fun to take a stroll through some of my favorite slightly older photos of Paris. I tried to choose some more unusual viewpoints. Hope you enjoy them! Here’s one that surprised me as much as it probably did you!Park of LaVillette in the 19th district (northeast). This metallic ball is a planetarium.       Look Closely….      Notre Dame Cathedral … notice how clean it is! It took about 2 years to…

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Another World… La Défense

Looking out from the Eiffel Tower to the west, you’ll see a far-away cluster of skyscrapers. You might wonder if a mini New York City was transplanted there. No, it’s La Défense. If you’ve taken public transportation in Paris, you’ve likely seen the words as a stop on the RER train or the Line 1 Métro, a station flung out to the extreme west of the city. What is La Défense? A neighborhood? A monument? Well, sort of… both.

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The 10 Best Parks in Paris

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 aesthetic design that has gone into the creation and maintenance of these oases will surprise and delight you. Including at least one picnic during your trip will balance the urban hustle of the city with a peaceful, floral getaway. Here are 10 Paris…

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