Paris Life


We all know that the Tour de France is the biggest cycling competition in the world, with riders traversing from Leeds to Paris over a three week period.  But we’ve dug up some little known facts for you on the event before you watch the finish on July 27th. Did you know….? 1. Twenty-two teams participate in the race, and each team is made up of nine cyclists, which comes out to 198 riders. Rules require that each team member be dressed identically: the same team shorts, jersey, socks, shoes, gloves, and...

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With Summer in full swing and the sun beating down it’s only natural that we’re all dreaming of Summer vacation. As part of the Savoir Faire Paris team I’m playing vacation correspondent from a lesser known area of France that I currently call home. The Arcachon Basin is a large natural bay of the Atlantic Ocean...

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With the fabulous weather rolling in for the summer months, you’ll want to be outside picnicking or on terraces as often as possible.  And what goes better with a picnic or summer terrace than a nice refreshing cocktail? Here at Savoir Faire, we’ve compiled summer cocktail recipes that are cool, refreshing, and are sure to brighten your summer.  Bring some along to your World Cup or Wimbledon viewing parties, your weekend at the countryside, or your Bastille Day festivities, and you’ll win some major brownie points with friends and family.  Don’t forget......

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Sure we’ve all dreamed of getting a Cartier diamond or a Boucheron bracelet.   These are two famous French jewelry designers that everyone has heard of.  But for those of us that don’t quite have that sort of a budget, there are plenty of other cool jewelry shops in Paris that won’t break the bank.  Here are a few of our favorite places that offer original pieces and affordable prices without compromising style: Matières à réflexion: This boutique is awesome because they offer gorgeous rusted-out necklaces for layering, pendants and chains, all made......

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When I asked a couple of French friends if they had any seasonal favorites for the warm weather months the response was that the rich sauces and heavy meats of traditional dishes are most often associated with Winter, and Spring and Summer food consists mostly of salads. What we’d first forgotten, however, was bistro food,...

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As the historical tennis match begins this week, we wanted to give you a brief glimpse into the history of the Roland Garros tennis tournament.  Established in 1925, Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, is the second tournament in a calendar year of the four Grand Slam tournaments, and the only one to be played on clay. It is considered the second most prestigious tennis tournament in the world after Wimbledon, and has a very large audience and global media coverage. The French Open was first held in Paris in......

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