City-break

Tuesday, May 30 2017

Horses in the city, under the Eiffel Tower

Longines International Jump"Horses in the city": the sentence appears on the projection screen when I come into the Café de l’Homme for the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping launching.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

Concierge services at Paris Aeroport

Concierge services at Paris AeroportParis Aeroport has introduced a premium bus link between Paris, Roissy and Orly, launched a conciergerie for VIP travellers...

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Monday, March 27 2017

Unusual luxury concierge service, dedicated to African travellers

Paola Miklas, private concierge for African travelersBorn in Douala and living in Paris, Paola Miklas has started an unusual luxury concierge service, to offer African travellers bespoke services, according to their needs and tastes.

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Monday, March 6 2017

Balenciaga loved the colour black

Balenciage exhibition in ParisThe « Balenciaga, l’œuvre au noir » exhibition includes black Haute Couture pieces created by the Spanish fashion designer, amidst white sculptures, plasters and mouldings from the Musée Bourdelle in Paris.

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Wednesday, February 8 2017

The school Van Cleef and Arpels in Paris is open to each of us

the school van cleef and arpelsThe school of Jewelry Arts -founded by Van Cleef and Arpels in 2012- designs a taylor-made program, including new complementary courses, lectures and workshops.

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Wednesday, February 1 2017

Stanislas Draber, poetic florist in Paris

Stanislas DraberBetween the Odeon square and the Luxembourg Garden in Paris, an unusual flower shop is settled on a little street: Stanislas Draber, flowers, pieces of pottery, literature, terrace and gardens.

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Thursday, January 12 2017

The French Savoir-Vivre by Ladurée

Savoir-Vivre by LadureeLadurée refreshes the French Savoir-Vivre, with humour and finesse, in a box at the colour of its macaroons.

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Thursday, January 5 2017

Veronica Antonelli, the soprano who sings with the monuments

Veronica Antonelli"Lyric visits of Montmartre with a soprano" said the press release: I immediately picked up my phone.

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Saturday, December 31 2016

Heli Air taxi, the new affordable luxury

heli air taxiThe helicopter is more than a mere taxi as we know them: minutes of flight among happy few, with a privileged upper view while escaping discreetly from an airport in total safety

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Wednesday, December 28 2016

Parties and entertainment at the Palace of Versailles

carriage at VersaillesKing Louis XIV gave a precept to the Dauphin as a guideline for his rule: « Entertain in order to govern ».

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Sunday, December 4 2016

Reopening of the Louvre bookstore and giftshop with VIP services

La Joconde at the Louvre Museum"Culture is not simply merchandise" as it is revealed by the reopening of the new bookstore and giftshop of the Louvre Museum, after two years of renovation.

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Friday, October 28 2016

Jean Nouvel, the architect who makes design

chair for Ligne Roset by Jean Nouvel“I am not a designer, but an architect who makes design” says Jean Nouvel, who draws furniture since 1987.

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Thursday, December 13 2012

I took pictures of the outdoor market on the Avenue du President Wilson at 7:00 in the morning…

fruits on the parisian market, avenue of President WilsonFor some time, a friend of mine who often travels to North America has been talking to me about it: “Isabelle, English speakers love French open-air markets, you should mention them in your blog.

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Wednesday, June 6 2012

“In” and “Off” at the Avignon Festival: I interview a festival talent agent

facade of an Avignon theater - ProvenceAn Insider’s View of the Avignon Festival: the “Off” and the “In”... A conversation with someone involved in the Avignon Festival reveals a fascinating universe.

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Wednesday, January 25 2012

Parisian Monuments from the Ferris Wheel at the Tuileries Garden

Big Wheel of the Tuileries GardensWhen I got onto the Ferris wheel, I knew I’d have vertigo—not just from the height, but also from the 360° view.

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Sunday, January 1 2012

Cannes, Nice, St Tropez, Grasse, Menton and Monaco

St Tropez marina in the sunshineIf there is one French region blessed by the Gods, it is surely this one. The French Riviera.

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Thursday, November 3 2011

Bordeaux, St-Emilion, Arcachon, Bayonne and Biarritz

New AquitaniaAquitania stretches from the immense beaches beaten by the Ocean waves to the plains of the Garonne valley.

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Wednesday, November 2 2011

Nancy, Mulhouse, Strasbourg and the European Parliament

a house in AlsaceLorraine and Alsace are lands of passage deeply marked by their respective histories, lands brimming with memories, having overcome terrible ordeals thanks to their strength of character.

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Sunday, October 30 2011

Château de Versailles, Chantilly and Fontainebleau

sculpture in the park of the ChateauL'Ile de France is like a crown around Paris and resembles no other region in France.

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Champs Elysées, Carré Rive Gauche, Grands boulevards and the Eiffel Tower

under a bridge of Paris"I have before my eyes the five thousand acres of the earth where the most thinking, speaking and writing has been accomplished"...

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