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As Autumn is approaching and it’s getting more chilly outside, it’s time to start weening yourself off of those outdoor picnics, and start getting back into the kitchen! We know we have to ease ourselves in slowly so to start off we want to share one our of favourite recipes with you – Gougères....

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We all know that the shopping we have in Paris is some of the best in world. People come from all over just to experience the magic that is Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, or Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, or Rue des Franc Bourgeois. But the real magic lies hidden away in Paris’ various specialty shops. Everything from hats to honey, books to baked goods, here are some of SFP’s favorite specialty shops in Paris. La Maison du Miel- 24 rue Vignon, 75009 One tradition that has been maintained in France is that the......

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Not Ready for Summer to End?

Neither are we! Summer in Paris is always full of unique activities, our favorite of which we shared with Wimdu in their feature. From Paris Plages to the péniches, rosé wine, and terrace hopping, the fun never stops! So if you’re like us and you’re not quite ready for la rentrée, here are SFP’s suggestions on how you can prolong your summer in Paris. Food Trucks and Music This one has been on SFP’s Event Calendar all summer and is continuing past la rentrée, the unofficial end to summer in Paris. Head over to the docks next to......

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Yoga in Paris

  When you live and work in a city, life can sometimes get all too much and cause high levels of unwanted stress. We all need to find ways to alleviate that stress and find that down time in the midst of our chaotic lives. Drinking wine is always a great option of course, but for a healthier alternative, yoga is a favourite activity of ours and is one of the best ways to relax the mind, the body and the soul....

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Paris Pastry Shops - 10 Best

This is a guest post by the wonderful Lou in Paris. Originally from the UK, she moved to France in 2009 and works in communications and publishing. We hope you drool over this post as much as we did! — It’s no secret that Paris has some very talented pastry chefs. The French have high expectations and the profession is known for its rigorous training programmes and unsociable working hours. In my 6 years living here, I have not yet managed to taste everything that the city has to offer. However, I have......

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La Pagode

This is a guest post by Sara McCarty 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 has no dearth of historic jewel-box cinema houses where you can escape the summer heat and take in a film amidst grandeur from a former age. One such house is La Pagode, a late 19th century gem commissioned by François-Émile Morin, the director of Le Bon Marché department store, as a gift for......

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La Petite Ceinture

La Petite Ceinture is a Parisian secret known to few tourists, other than those who do their homework! What was once an abandoned railway has become an incredibly picturesque garden, below street level, circling the urban jungle that is Paris. Between the graffiti and and overgrown grass, La Petite Ceinture, or “little belt,” is way off the beaten path. La Petite Ceinture was built in 1869 for military purposes, facilitating the shuttling of soldiers between train stations. Trains stopped running along most of la Petite Ceinture in 1934, though one area continued to be......

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Swimming Pools in Paris

Now that the weather has warmed and the sun is shining, what better way is there to spend these beautiful Parisian summer days than pool-side? For those of us who plan on spending the summer in Paris instead of escaping to the beach, we have curated a list of our favorite swimming pools in Paris to share with you! Grab that new bikini, slather on some sunscreen and splash around in these great, truly Parisian, swimming pools this summer. Piscine Josephine Baker Probably the most well-known of Paris swimming pools, this stylish aquatic......

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Musée Marmottan Monet

Our latest museum spotlight is on the Musée Marmottan Monet located in the 16th arrondissement right behind the beautiful Jardin du Ranelagh. The museum holds the largest collection in the world of Monet’s work and is located in a stunning mansion just outside the Bois de Boulogne. The museum, which used to be a hunting lodge, opened in 1934 when the house and the art collection were donated to the Académie des Beaux-Arts by father and son Jules and Paul Marmottan. The permanent collections include various pieces focusing on the Impressionist and......

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