Monthly Archives: October 2014

TwizTours | Zipping Around Paris


Ever feel like zipping through Paris and all of its glorious sites in your own electric car? Well we did with TwizTour and thought we would share our experience with you.

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A Twizy is a cute blue electric car with an individually tailored GPS tour of Paris, based on duration of time and sites you want to see. Valentina and Fanny run this unique boutique electric car tour company located at Port de Suffren beneath the Eiffel Tower and are super sweet and helpful.

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Exploring Paris Street Art


This is a guest post by the team at Context Travel. They have shared some of their expert advice on some fun new ways to discover the City of Light. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Paris, like most major metropolises, attracts artists of many kinds, and graffiti artists are no exception. Far beyond the spray-painted wall scribble with which many associate it, graffiti has over the last few decades evolved into a respected expression of public art, often with strong political and social messages. It’s no surprise that Paris has long been known as a leader in such urban art, and pieces from the large-scale to the barely perceptible can be found all over the city, even in its wealthiest quartiers. Here we point out just some of the best areas to see true graffiti art in the ever-changing canvas that is Paris.

Artists at work on rue Dénoyez in Belleville.

Artists at work on rue Dénoyez in Belleville.

Le M.U.R.

Le M.U.R. is a billboard-sized wall on rue Oberkampf, in the 11th arrondissement, that hosts the work of artists from around the world. Every two to four weeks, the non-profit that manages the wall (one of Continue reading

Best Brunch Bites in Paris


Not sure about you guys, but as fall and winter loom closer, we are in the market for places to withstand the temps and nourish our souls with some good old fashioned brunch.  We’ve done the work for you, here are some of our top picks as of late!

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Le 37m2:

Tawainese food for brunch?  Seems a bit odd, but I have two words for you: bubble tea.  At their super cool location in Pigalle, Le 37m2 offers this unique tea which contains grains of tapioca and is blended with a number of sweet flavors.  They shake Continue reading

Auctions & Auction Houses in Paris


Auction houses  in Paris come in all shapes and sizes and handle everything from consignment sales to fine art auctions. The auction experience makes art and collectibles accessible to the broadest possible audience and offers a fresh way to discover, browse and buy premium pieces.  Here are some of the best auctions to find hidden gems and many unique pieces that you won’t find at traditional stores or even French markets:

 

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Galerie Liova-Marc Perpitch:

This dealer specializes in Medieval, Renaissance and 15th Continue reading

End of Summer Days | Giverny


Paris has enjoyed a bit of an Indian Summer these past few weeks and many have sought out some of the beautiful gardens and outdoor attractions to catch some of those warm sun rays before the temperatures drop. I was invited on a delightful day trip to Giverny a few weeks ago and thought I would share some photos and recommendations for any future trips.

photo 2While we drove from Paris, Giverny is accessible by train from Gare St. Lazare to Vernon and then there are busses and even bike tours that depart from the sleepy town to Monet’s gardens.

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