Category: France

July 9, 2009

The End of an Era for Christian Lacroix's Haute Couture

Filed under: Paris Shopping - 09 Jul 2009

It’s sad to hear that Christian Lacroix’s business is facing closure after 22 years of delighting fashionistas with his very creative haute couture.  His recent Paris show is the last for a while unless he can find new …

July 4, 2009

Tour de France – all eyes on Monaco

Filed under: France,Tour de France - 04 Jul 2009

All eyes on Monaco with the Countdown to the start of the Tour de France time-trial this afternoon.

Today’s strenuous route is apparently unusual for a time-trial on the first day so it’s all excitement from Day 1.

I hope …

May 15, 2009

Paris Attractions | La Nuit des Musées

Filed under: Paris,Things to See & Do - France - 15 May 2009

The best things in life are free and for one night in May, hundreds of museums across France will be open to the public and entry is free. This is an initiative of the French Department of …

May 13, 2009

Paris attractions | Opéra Garnier

Filed under: Paris,Things to See & Do - France - 13 May 2009

You don’t have to be an opera buff to appreciate the Palais Garnier which is also known as the Opéra de Paris or the Opéra Garnier, or more commonly referred to as the Paris Opéra.  Located on the …

May 11, 2009

Paris – French Perfume Workshop

Filed under: Things to See & Do - France - 11 May 2009

Perfumes (and diamonds) are a girl’s best friend and if you’ve ever been interested in learning how perfume is created, there’s no better place to do this than in Paris.

France has a long tradition of perfume making and …

May 3, 2009

Paris Designer Outlets | La Vallée Village

Filed under: Paris Shopping - 03 May 2009

Update from La Vallée Village – Paris

Get more savings out of your Designer Outlet shopping:  Chic Outlet Shopping outlets throughout Europe have entered into an alliance with Europcar which will give shoppers an additional saving of 10% on …

April 25, 2009

Cannes Film Festival – a holiday with the stars

Filed under: France,French Riviera - 25 Apr 2009

Film buffs, celebrity seekers and anyone looking for a star-studded holiday will be thrilled to know that the Cannes Film Festival will soon be here again and this 62nd Festival will be held in this most …

April 18, 2009

Pedal your way around Versailles and keep fit!

Filed under: France,Things to See & Do - France - 18 Apr 2009

Have you ever considered seeing Versailles by bicycle? If you’ve never contemplated doing this because you think it’s just too difficult to organise, this needn’t be the case.  The people at Viator have made …

February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day in Paris

Filed under: France,Things to See & Do - France - 14 Feb 2009

For many people, Paris is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in the world and what an ideal setting to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Whether you prefer a feeling of being on top of the world at the …

January 20, 2009

What type of Fashion Victim are you? Paris Shopping

Filed under: France,Paris Shopping - 20 Jan 2009

Well, when it comes fashion shopping, much of the pleasure comes from feasting your eyes on lots of different designer styles, seeing what’s on sale and then narrowing your choices down to the best buys and what you …

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