Victoria Wall

Working in Paris: Strikes, 35-hour Weeks and Real Lunch Breaks

35 hour work week – time for gazing at the Seine – Christophe Hue Many associate French working life with 35-hour weeks, strikes, long long lunch breaks and even longer holidays. This
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The Art of the Parisian Soiree

To do une soirée or not to do une soirée? What exactly is this rather elegant and mysterious sounding soirée? And, how should it be approached by
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Christmas in the City of Lights: Seeking Out Paris’ Holiday Cheer

Mic Mac When I popped home to the UK in November, London was already in full festive swing with Christmas trees, festive songs and neon lights
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Zut Alors! How To Speak French Like A Parisian

Lost In Cheeseland On arriving in Paris, No.1 on the lengthy to-do list (in between museum visiting and restaurant testing, bien sûr) is
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Paris Tips: Making Small Talk A La Parisienne

Little Brown Pen Warm? Friendly? Spontaneous? These aren’t perhaps the first words that spring to mind when describing the typical Parisien.
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Paris Picnic Etiquette: the Dos and Don’ts of Dining Al Fresco

Parc des Buttes Chaumont (Celine NYC) If you’re in Paris in summer, you’ll pretty quickly realize that as soon as the sun starts to glimmer,
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Fighting the Pounds: The Perils of Jogging in Paris

Jogging along a Paris bridge (Kevin Bongart) As a very keen runner, I realized that Paris – with its pavement café culture and lax attitude
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