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The Hidden Depths of the City of Light's Underground

This week’s guest blog post written by Sam Rosario, mother and resident of the greatest city in the world, NYC, delves into the hidden depths of Paris’ underground. Sam is a writer for Content Blossom, who enjoys putting pen to paper for her pursuits and writing about things she enjoys and is inspired by. When she’s not focusing on her writing, she’s spending time with her family in her favourite city in the world....

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We all know that Paris is beautiful with it’s Haussmannian architecture and luscious gardens.  But sometimes Paris’ beauty is hidden in places that you can only discover after a bit of poking around in the city.  One such source of exquisiteness are the passage couvertes–glass covered passages that were built to shield luxury shoppers from the rain.  Originally there were more than 100 passages couverts, but that number has dwindled to about 20. Here are some of our favorite passages in Paris: Galerie Vivienne (4 rue des Petits Champs) Ever since it’s opening in......

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As spring approaches, all we want to do is go see the flowers blossom and picnic in beautiful gardens.  Sure everyone’s heard of the Tuileries and Luxembourg gardens, but what about checking out some of the lesser known and equally stunning spots in Paris? We’ve compiled a few of our favorite hidden gardens in Paris.  Don’t forget to grab the baguette and bottle of wine before you mosey on over. Le Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil : Located on the Avenue de la Porte d’Auteuil, the Serres d’Auteuil garden is a haven of exotic......

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While scooting down Rue Babylone on a friend’s Vespa yesterday, I stumbled upon a beautiful bit of greenery behind a mysterious stone wall and thought I would head over there today to check it out. The Jardin Catherine Labouré is named after a young 19th century nun to whom the Virgin Mary was said to appear. The gardens were opened to the public in 1977 by the covent of the Daughters of Charity whose windows overlook the gardens....

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About a week ago Brian Pirolli of Where is Bryan?,  Smart Planet, and ½ of the mastermind behind this weekend’s Cupcake Camp Paris and our friend, Tess, went to dinner at Derrière restaurant in the 3rd. We had planned a dinner to catch up as friends but this restaurant turned out to surprise us with much more than just some good food. Derrière was designed as an apartment-style venue where you feel like you are welcomed into someone’s (very large!) apartment for an intimate dinner party. When reserving your table, you can......

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