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Tourists flocking to the French capital for their Christmas holidays have been urged to get their skates on after an ice rink under the vaulted glass dome of the Grand Palais landmark opened to the public. Billed as the largest of its kind at an impressive 1,800-square-metres, the seasonal rink opened last week to much celebration, with many lauding...
Filed in: News, Paris, Things To Do
With its wealth of city landmarks and flourishing relationship with the arts, it comes as no surprise that the hotels in Paris prove so popular throughout the year. Its excellent reputation as a city break destination has been further boosted after a leading tourism body confirmed that Paris is once again the most popular tourist destinations in the...
Filed in: News, Paris, Travel

Paris prepares for classic car rally

Posted by on December 3, 2012
Classic cars and motorcycles from eras past will be hitting the streets of Paris in the New Year, when the 13th annual Traversee De Paris Rally takes place. Over 600 vehicles will take to some of the most famous roads in the French capital on 6 January 2013, with the cruise expected to last around 5 – 6 hours. Encompassing some of the city’s most...
Filed in: Europe, Events
A new exhibition that opened in Paris in September, revealing all the fascinating secrets of fine jewellery making, has become a roaring success. Featuring some of the most majestic exhibits ever to have been made by man, the In The Nave exhibition is running at the celebrated French Museum of Decorative Arts – or Les Arts Decoratifs – until 10...
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Paris club inspires new Bruno Mars song

Posted by on November 22, 2012
Pop superstar Bruno Mars has revealed that a club in Paris was where he found the inspiration he needed for a party anthem which will appear on his upcoming album. The multimillion selling icon said that he felt embarrassed when one of his earlier tracks, the romantic ‘Just the Way You Are’, came onto the speaker system as he was introduced...
Filed in: Europe, News
A master-class in technical dexterity, speed and precision, table tennis is one of the most exciting and enthralling sports to witness. The city of Paris is giving you the perfect opportunity to do just that, with the French capital proudly hosting the Table Tennis World Championships 2013. Having been an Olympic sport since 2008, Table Tennis has developed...
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While Paris has always been admired as one of the most fashionable cities on the planet, it is now set to become even classier after high-end jewellery company Tiffany & Co announced that they will bring a megastore to the French capital as early as 2014. The multi-storey facility has been earmarked for a prime location on the famed Champs-Elysees...
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It seems the seaside is set to arrive in the city of Paris this summer, with the Paris Plage Festival returning with some fabulous and unique events to the French capital. From 20 July – 19 August, the banks of the river Seine are set to be transformed, bringing more than 800 metres of beach for tourists and locals to enjoy. There will be two...
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Sensational folk troupe Bon Iver is preparing to bring a pulsating performance to Paris this coming July, appearing in the French capital as part of an intense European tour. The American group have quickly gathered a following, generating popularity with their debut album ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ back in 2008. The album was well received...
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Should You Consider Camping and Campsites?

Posted by on February 12, 2009
So you are considering going camping for a holiday destination but you’re not quite sure. Would the family/ partner enjoy the camping experience?  You don’t have to be a seasoned professional to undertake the camping experience either. Many campsites cater for the professional as well as the amateur. People are choosing to go camping...
Filed in: Advice, Camping