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Nothing says Holiday Season like some holiday baking! Spice up your apartment and warm your souls this winter with this delicious recipe for pain d’épices. We have teamed up with the fabulous Montmartre-based cooking school Cook’n With Class to bring you one of the easiest and best recipes we have ever made for this French classic. Pain d’épices is a honey cake flavoured with various spices. While the cake is similar to gingerbread, this French classic contains no molasses and is made with whole grain flour...

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Traveling in Paris over the holiday season is nothing less than magical! One can hit quite a few speed bumps, however, when it comes to dining as many restaurants close for at least a week over the holidays. Below is our list of restaurant closing by arrondissement followed by our suggestions for some great spots to spend both Christmas and New Years. First up, the holiday closures: 75001 Le Grand Vefour – cosed December 24-28 Les Fines Gueules – closed December 23-25, closed December 31 – January 1 Verjus – closed December 24-26 &......

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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! The Musée de Nissim Camondo, located in the 8th arrondissement near the Parc Monceau, houses the once private collection of 18th century arts & decor that previously belonged to Count Moïse de Camondo. In a city notorious for its many museums, the Nissim Camondo, although less-known than the Louvre or the Orsay, still very......

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There is something magical about the holiday season in Paris and there isn’t a better way to bring out the Christmas spirit than to head to one of the city’s Marchés de Noël, or Christmas Markets. Christmas markets throughout France originate from the Eastern region of Alsace that has historical roots being traded between France and Germany. The most famous (and largest) Christmas Market in France is in Strasbourg, the capital of the region. Here in Paris, Christmas Markets tend to pop up throughout the city from mid-November through the holiday season.......

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I was recently interviewed for a feature in easyJet Traveller, easyJet’s in-flight magazine, on an itinerary for a 24-hour business layover in Paris and what we would recommend. The full article is featured in the November 2014 issue of easyJet Traveller but I thought I would share with you my suggestions for a 24-hour business pitstop in Paris that would be the perfect mix of business and pleasure: Overnight | Sleep Well...

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Over the past few years it seems that renting an apartment for your trip to Paris has been the thing to do. Lots of great apartment rental agencies like Perfectly Paris, Haven in Paris and the fabulous Time & Place luxury rentals that we work with provide all of the comfort of a hotel with the experience of exploring Paris like a true Parisian. With the explosion of these rental agencies as well as the saturated rental market with AirBnB in Paris, some hotels are upping your game to provide high design......

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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. 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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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......

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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! 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......

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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:   Galerie Liova-Marc Perpitch: This dealer specializes in Medieval, Renaissance and 15th...

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