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L'as du Falafel in Le Marais, Paris, France

Why I always stay in the Marais when I visit Paris

Whenever I visit Paris, I stay in the Marais neighborhood. My very first trip to Paris was when I was 11: it was with my mom and a family friend, and we stayed in a teeny-tiny hotel room up a skinny circular staircase right down the street from the...
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Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

The 10 things I always do in Paris

I've been to Paris quite a few times, and every time I go, I try to seek out new things to experience--but I also make a point to go back and do the things that I love the most. On my last trip to Paris, I was playing tour guide for my boyfriend--not...
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A day at Versailles

My main takeaway from Versailles: (somewhat) glad we went, but not in any rush to go back. The last time I went to Versailles, I was 16: I remember enjoying Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon and the general splendor of the chateau, but not much else....
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Vedettes de Paris river cruise

The two tours in Paris I recommend

To be honest, I'm not too much of a tour person: I'd almost always rather explore a new city on my own. My two exceptions: bike tours and river cruises. Although I bike regularly in New York City, I always find it easier to get the hang of biking in...
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A weekend in Pigalle

Montmartre and Pigalle are possibly one of the most "touristy" neighborhoods in Paris that I've barely spent any time in: I've never been too drawn to the Moulin Rouge (I've still never seen the movie!), and although I have eaten at the famous Amelie...
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Paris: on video!

We're back home after a wonderful visit to Paris and Cambridge, and honestly, I am so thrilled to be reunited with Gertie! That said, I had so much fun playing tour guide in Paris: we went back to all of my favorite places, checked out a few touristy...
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Postcard from the streets of Cannes

I'm still in a bit of disbelief over the events in Nice last week. Six years ago on Bastille Day, I drank champagne and watched the fireworks with friends on that very same promenade. I was in Cannes just a few weeks ago, and I head back to Paris in...
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Postcard from the Cannes market

Market culture is one of my favorite things about France: when I lived in Nice, I used to go shopping at the local market a few times a week, discovering new ingredients like zucchini flowers and stocking up on plenty of fresh strawberries and...
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The best of 48 hours in Cannes

This was not a post I expected to write this year: I found out that I'd be going to Cannes approximately one week before I left, and because of how it coincided with getting Gertie, I'd be on the ground for about the same amount of time as I'd be in...
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Hotel des Vosges in Paris, France

The perfect (first) weekend in Paris itinerary

Thanks to my Francophile mom and an extended stint living and working in Nice, I've been lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Paris. Even though it can seem like a museum city and it's full of so many favorite places I love going back to, it's...
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