There is something about Paris that makes black and white photos look seductive…but then the word Paris is seductive in itself – is it not? But then I think I am biased  –  Paris seems to look good any way I look at it. Click to open the Gallery of ‘Paris in Black and White’ Paris in, Read More

On a lazy ole Sunday in Paris we venture to the biggest flea and antique market you have ever seen. The most famous flea market in Paris is officially called Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, but is known to everyone as Les Puces (The Fleas).

Let Paris’ unique people inspire you. Paris has long been a haven for artists, musicians and thinkers, and this atmosphere has created a culture distinct to Paris alone. The stereotype about Parisians being rude, snobby and so on is simply not true. Don’t be fooled by this myth.  The truth is far more interesting. Don’t tell, Read More

Dogs in Paris appear to be another Parisian fashion accessory. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and textures and are carried in dolls prams and handbags and customised doggy transportation.They add yet another quirky element to observing Parisian the go, and as dogs appear to out number humans, there’s no way you can, Read More

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If New York is the “City that Never Sleeps” then Paris is the city you need a good sleep each night in so that you can make the most of each day you have there, whether it be a few days, a month or a year. There are so many things to do in, Read More

As soon as I arrive in Paris my olfactory senses kick into action. I know I am surrounded by old European culture. It’s a fragrance distinct to Paris, just as so many other cities have their own unique scent. They say that smell is the sense with the strongest powers of producing nostalgia. The ability, Read More

Everyone knows a French baguette. If you are very French you buy one from the boulangerie and walk down the Paris streets ripping chunks off to eat. We join them in doing so and feel a wee bit French ourselves. We find varying qualities of French baguette from different boulangeries and the result is that we, Read More

When in Rome…? Well, when in France eat what the French eat. French cuisine is a mixture of sophisticated refined gourmet a la carte dining and hearty rustic fare. We have a habit of buying “deux baguettes” each day, one for lunch and one for nibbles with cheese and wine…soo French and soo nice., Read More

We enter our Parisian apartment in Montmartre, conscious of the French old building smell and home cooking filling the air. Our apartment is light and airy with double opening doors out of the living space and bedroom. All of the rooms face south (remember we are in the northern hemisphere so this is good!) and are, Read More

Now enter the Aladdin’s cave of Parisian Patisseries with me: patisserie cases overflowing with the most delicious looking sweet treats around every corner. It is too hard to resist not getting a daily fix of flaky, melt-in-your-mouth pastry or chewy macaroons. My favourite is Mille-feuille: This pastry’s name literally means “thousand sheets” and is a pastry made, Read More

As soon as we arrive in Paris, we hit the French cuisine starting with foie gras with crusty farmhouse bread and Confit de Vin (wine jelly) and let it melt in our mouths. By the end, we still haven’t lost our love for the delicacy and are forgoing other French cuisine to eat foie, Read More

Although meals in France are not too dis-similar from those in the rest of the Western world, one is always aware how important food and the art of dining is to the French. It is all the more exciting to fully participate in the traditional and day to day experience of devouring French food., Read More