Hotel De La Paiva Brings Versailles to Paris

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Have you ever wondered what life in Paris was like during France’s second Republic? Tucked away on the world’s most famous boulevard is a magnificent private house offering visitors an immersive experience of 19th century Paris. But it’s not just any house, Hotel de la Païva was the home of one of Paris’ richest and most famous courtesans, and the story of how she acquired the house, and what she made of it, is quite incredible.

The Best Champagne Tours in Reims and Épernay

Planning a trip to the French Champagne Region? Head to the heart of the region - the city of Reims, or the town of Épernay. Many champagne producers offer cave tours, information about production, the factors making each producer unique, and a variety of tastings. You can easily spend a few days exploring the various caves (there are plenty to keep you busy), and indulging in a few degustations… 

Which is the Best Galette des Rois in Montmartre?

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Do you like delicious buttery pastry and frangipane, and a bit of fun with your decadent French pastries? You’re in the right place, especially if you’re in France in early January!

Imagine the Lives of Artists at the Musée de Montmartre

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Aside from being a must-see for fans of Renoir, Utrillo and Valadon, the Musée Montmartre is a true gem of a museum for anyone interested in Montmartre’s rich history, in terms of local history and the culture of the community. The gardens and surrounds also provide a green and tranquil space to enjoy for a few minutes off your feet!  

English Bookshops in Paris

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Paris is a city of bookshops, but is even spoiled for English bookshops. It seems despite the heyday of the writers of the left bank being long over, If the number of English bookshops is anything to go by, Paris remains a firm global hub of literature. As a bookworm, or in French, rat de bibliotheque (library rat), this pleases me greatly. Are you looking for English books in Paris? Here’s where you need to go.