Sylvia Sabes

Halloween in Paris: Cemeteries, Catacombs, and Ghostly Itineraries in the City of Light

Temperatures are dropping as fast as the gold stained leaves that crunch beneath our feet, filling the air with the fragrance of autumn. Sedate men selling warm chestnuts balance their shopping
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The Parisian’s Paris: Discovering the 15ème Arrondissement

10% of all Parisians live in the 15th arrondissement, making it the most populous arrondissement in the city, with more citizens than the city of
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Back to School in France: Frantic Moms and Fading Tans

In North America, it's "back to school," when classrooms fill up and families slip into familiar routines, or start new ones as the youngest step
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Luxury Lingerie Shopping on Paris’ Left Bank

There is nothing more Parisienne that underwear that oozes sexy attitude with understated elegance and there is no where better for a decadent
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Lights, Camera, Action! Five Unmissable Parisian Movie Houses

In France, cinema is the 7th art, as culturally important as painting or literature and like museums or libraries, movie houses play a key role
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Exploring the Bois de Boulogne, an Oasis of Green on Paris’ West Side

The good King Dagobert would hunt bear and wild boar through the forest that is now the 2000-acre Bois de Boulogne on the western edge of Paris.
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Exploring the Hidden Gems of Paris’ Chic 16th Arrondissement

This area, centered around the charming village of Passy where genteel manor homes used to fill the bucolic countryside, is now the 16th
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Les SOLDES: Navigating Paris’ Fierce Sale Shopping Scene

Regulated by French law since 1906, stores are only allowed to have sales twice a year in Paris. When the Soldes begin, it is like hunting
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Top 5: Our Favorite Parisian Cafés

Everyone has their favorite café. It’s usually the one closest to home or the office, because it’s not actually about the coffee, it’s about the
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Shopping Break: Our Favorite Paris Lunch Spots Near Le Bon Marché

Aristide Boucicaut opened the world's first department store in the 1850's. Le Bon Marché was an instant and enduring success, changing shopping
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Parenting in Paris: The Challenges of Raising Teenagers in France

Some of the differences I’ve experienced raising a teen in a foreign country can be wonderful, like all the international travel these kids get
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Love Locks on the Pont des Arts: Symbols of Love, or Tacky Vandalism?

From lazy fall mornings spent under a cozy comforter with a steaming café crème and a rich, buttery croissant within arm’s reach, to the
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L’Amour Parisien: 10 Signs I Live With a Frenchman

As a single Mom of two teens, this is not the first time I’ve lived with a man. With almost half a century of life and decades of dish with
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