Salle Pleyel – A Celebrated Concert Hall in Paris

Concerts in Paris

Salle Pleyel – A Celebrated Concert Hall in the Most Fashionable Paris Street The Salle Pleyel is a performing arts centre on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, one of the most fashionable streets in Paris. The concert hall hosts some 200 concerts each year and the building is also home to the Orchestre de Paris and […]

My Top 10 Free Things to Do in Paris

Shopping in Paris: Galeries Lafayette

Paris resident Allison Lounes chooses ten of her favourite free activities in the City of Lights! Going to Paris can be expensive. Unfortunately, most of the popular tourist attractions like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower are pricey too. While you certainly shouldn’t neglect the most famous museums and attractions in the world, you don’t […]

Immerse Yourself in the Music World at the Cité de la Musique

Cite de la Musique

Cité de la Musique – Paris City of Music: The Cité de la Musique in Paris is a venue which offers music lovers the opportunity to be totally immersed in the music world. More than just a venue for music performances, the Cité de la Musique contains the Musée de la Musique which has an […]

Marché Rungis – The World’s Largest Fresh Produce Market

Cheese at the Marché Rungis, wholesale market

Marché Rungis (Rungis Market) is the World’s Largest Fresh Produce Wholesale Market: For the foodie, Paris has always offered the opportunity to visit lively neighbourhood food markets where all kinds of wonderful foods are on display.  If, like me, you enjoy visiting Paris markets and finding out about the seasonal food in Paris, there is […]

Reblochon – The Cheese Name With Quite a Story

Reblochon Cheese

Reblochon Cheese is From the Haute-Savoie Region and is AOC Accredited: We first came across Reblochon cheese when we were travelling in Annecy. This soft washed-rind and smear-ripened French cheese is a specialty of the Haute-Savoie region and so as cheese lovers we had some of this delicious cheese. Reblochon was first produced in the […]

A New “Palace” Classification for French Hotels

Le Bristol, Paris Hotel

Your French Hotel Could be A “Palace” Under a New Hotel Classification: If your holiday fantasies include staying in a palace during your French holidays, perhaps this is not so out of reach with the new French hotel classification. Eight amongst the very best 5-star hotels in France have been awarded the distinction of “Palace”. […]

Eglise St Sulpice – A Place of History and Fiction

St Sulpice Paris - Travel Signposts

St Sulpice – Brought into the Limelight by The Da Vinci Code: The visit of Silas, the scary albino monk and assassin, to St Sulpice in search of the Holy Grail is a scene that endures in my memory.  And, since The Da Vinci Code, a visit to Eglise St Sulpice will probably never be […]

Opéra de Baugé – Opera in the French Countryside

Les Capucin, Baugé

Opéra de Baugé is Held at the Historic 16th Century Les Capucins: Paris has opera houses that are fit for emperors, but for those who enjoy opera and love the French countryside, Opéra de Baugé combines opera and the ability to meet up with friends for a picnic in the countryside. Baugé is a canton […]

Tour de France – Le Tour 2011

Tour de France 2011

Tour de France 2011 – From Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts to Paris Champs-Élysées: The 98th Tour de France starts from Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts on Saturday July 2nd and finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 24th, 2011. This year’s race is made up of 21 stages covering a distance of 3,471 kilometres, 129 […]

Beaune – Capital of Burgundy Wines

Hospice de Beaune

The Varnished-Tile Roofs of Beaune’s Hôtel-Dieu is the Symbol of Burgundy Abroad: Unlike Chablis and Dijon, Beaune is not a town that bears the name of a famous wine or a Burgundian product. The varnished-tile roofs of the Hospices de Beaune is the most recognisable symbol of Burgundy abroad, but that Beaune is the Capital […]