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Kid-Friendly Travel: An American Family Visits the City of Lights

After half a day in the airport, a canceled flight and a sleepless passage over the ocean, I expected my children to nap away our first day in the City of Lights. But the magic of Paris revived us and it was 11 p.m., admiring the fire dancers at the Sacré-Coeur when my son said, “Mom, […]
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Planning A Wedding in France: Saying “I Do” In A French Chateau

“I’ve just been offered a job in Paris,” my boyfriend of one year announced. “I won’t even consider it if you’re going to rule out coming with me…” Huh? Definitely an invitation, not quite a ...read more
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Expat Special: What To Do With One Month in Paris

Piyapat Ch You’re about to realize your dream: living in Paris for a month. You found an apartment, booked your flight, and learned how to ask for les toilettes. You imagine strolling through the city, taking in the sights, hanging out at cafés, ...read more
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February in Paris: 25% Off Your Very Own Parisian Flat

Dave Bloom; Rafael Garcia-Suarez; Maggie Battista Winter blues got you down? Nothing a quick trip to Paris can’t fix! Seriously though. Winter is winter in Paris too, but when you can while away the days eating delicious pastries and drinking ...read more
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A Leap of Faith: Finding the Perfect Paris Apartment

Chris Waits; David L. After having made the huge, scary, glorious decision to quit my plum entertainment job of 14 years to move to Paris, all I could picture was drinking rosé in fabulous cafes in St. Germain and strolling with my ...read more
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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 galore. Sent back with a Cadbury’s chocolate advent calendar adorned with an oversized Santa, I was ...read more
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A Day in London: Amy’s Perfect One-Day Itinerary

Amy Thomas loves London, and so do we.  In fact, we adore it so much we just launched our very first London vacation apartment, a gorgeous 2-bedroom rental in the heart of Chelsea.  If you’d like to do London in more than a day, and enjoy ...read more

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Black Friday: Paris Apartments on Sale!

Our Penthievre Apartment near the Champs-Elysées Bonjour! The winter months are absolutely wonderful in Paris. The lines are shorter at our favorite museums and sights, and the restaurants put their best foot forward for the locals – steak ...read more
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Photographing Paris: Tips from a Travel Photographer

You’d think that as a travel photographer who’s endlessly enamored of Paris, finding infinite inspiration for things to shoot in the City of Light would be proverbial cake. Well, you’d be wrong. At least where this Francophile photog is ...read more
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Buying In Nice: Negotiating Real Estate A La Niçoise

Navigating the real estate scene in France can be tricky — even more so when you are unfamiliar with the labyrinthine bureaucracy and unusual quirks the French can be known for.  Adrian Leeds, who specializes in helping Americans negotiate ...read more
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Ladurée: Parisian Macarons Land In New York

Ladurée macarons in their sleek box (Louis Beche) For years, everyone—especially New Yorkers—has been clamoring for the death of the cupcakes. Let those pastel-colored, frosting-slathered, sprinkled-adorned, oh-so-cute sugar bombs be over! Can ...read more
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Bryan’s Italian Love Affair With Napoli

Paris might be our one true love, but there is always room for summer flings. As the season of summer getaways winds down and our very own Erica Berman soaks up the pasta and capuccino in Genoa, Bryan Pirolli tells us about his (short-lived) ...read more
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Day-Trip From Paris: A Visit to Champagne Includes Tastings In a Private Chateau

Spending a summer in Paris is a dream come true, but as the Parisians rushed away to enjoy the famous French summer holidays, we got a bit envious and started dreaming of our own escape into the countryside. Thankfully, we were in for a treat: a ...read more
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