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Winter events in Paris

The Best Winter Events in Paris Trips to Paris aren’t just for the summer! In fact, no matter what time of year you visit there’s always an interesting event to enjoy, and the cold winter months are no exception. Here’s our guide to the best winter events in Paris for you to experience. Salon Nautique […]

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In search of authentic Montmartre

A guest post by Marlys Schuermann. Paris is, essentially, a 19th century town with a few older buildings thrown in: the showcase city for the rampant optimism of the Belle Epoque, and little in modern day Paris reminds the visitor of earlier, more humble periods. Of all the city’s quartiers, only Montmartre – an unassuming […]

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Plane views: Paris

Seeing Paris from the air is always a treat. Not only is it easy to recognise some of the city’s most famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, it’s also a great way to truly appreciate the beauty of Baron Haussmann‘s stunning design of the city’s wide boulevards, epicentres […]

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Ten incredible bridge walks

I love bridges, from the simple brick-and-mortar and wooden contraptions (I’m not so sure about the rope kind) to the massive engineering marvels with their elegant spans and towering masts. Some cross a simple stream or small creeks whilst others traverse wide rivers, harbours and canyons. It’s always a joy to cross a bridge on […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Paris

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. You’ve done all of it: […]

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