Category Archives: walks & sightseeing

Christmas in Paris 2013

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  Christmas in Paris/ Noël a Paris THE CLASSICS/ LES INCONTOURNABLES Paris is well-known to be the city of lights and it is during the holiday season that it is most deserving of this name ! The kick off of the … Continue reading

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La Pointe d’Arcay – Magnifique plage à découvrir!!!!!


Partie sud de La Faute-sur-Mer,  cette pointe constitue une presqu’île d’environ 5km, parallèle à la côte.  Depuis l’hôtel, il faut environ 45mn pour s’y rendre. La route est très agréable. Georges André nous l’a faite découvrir. Depuis on ne s’en … Continue reading

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Hang out along the Seine….Berges sur Seine


The old freeway along the Seine has been closed to the cars and traffic and rehabilitated into a pedestrian area full of fun things for everyone– activities for the kiddos, relaxing areas, concerts, and restaurants, cafés (inside rehabilitated train containers!)  … Continue reading

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Take a walk on the dark side!

"Autoroute". (c)Emilie Vialet

  “La ville de lumière” has also a dark side… Well, not dark like in Darth Vader but a hidden side not even the parisians are familiar with. What we may call the backstage of Paris (“coulisses” in french). A … Continue reading

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Shops around the corner : rue Bichat

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  The street right behind the hotel, rue Bichat, has recently seen a very pleasant transformation: lots of fun boutiques, yummy food stops, and hip places to grab a drink! Here’s what we suggest: 1. Pop Market, 50 rue Bichat … Continue reading

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Holiday shopping list!


  As promised, here are 10 ideas for your holiday shopping list in 10 different : 10 idées de cadeaux à 10 euros dans le 10è arrondissement   1) ARTAZAR, 83 quai de Valmy Mentioned in our shopping list, this … Continue reading

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PARIS PLAGE until August 21st


This summer has been fickle with rain and sunshine alternating almost daily….. so when you see a ray take FULL advantage of it at Paris Plage!  Every summer the city of Paris creates a ‘beach-like’ feel along the Seine with … Continue reading

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Le “Trikke” ! Discovering Paris in a different way..

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  Yesterday afternoon, Cathy and I tried a ride with the trikke under a shinny sun! It’s a strange machine, a mixture between a scooter, an electric bike and a segway. The meeting was at Le Village Suisse (subway: La … Continue reading

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14 juillet à Paris


The city of Paris has many activities planned for France’s Independence Day: military parade on the Champs Élysée, a concert at the Eiffel Tower, fireworks at Trocadero, and Firemen Balls in many fire stations around Paris!  Partake and enjoy the … Continue reading

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BALADE DU PATRIMOINE- Henri IV de l’Ile de la Cité (1er) à l’hôpital Saint Louis (10e)

Balade Henri IV

La mairie de Paris vous propose une balade pour découvrir les lieux historiques de l’époque Henri IV.  Le dernier ‘arrêt’ est juste à côté de l’hôtel !  Pour plus d’information et pour télécharger le parcours, cliquez ici.

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