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Where to Stay Warm and Dry During a Paris Winter

Everyone always says how beautiful Paris is in the rain… these people must come from places with little rain and they’re newly arrived in Paris, or they’re lunatics (in our humble opinion). Once you’ve lived through a Paris winter, you’ll figure out why this blog post is necessary! Day after day of rain and gray skies can lead even the most sane of us to go a little crazy, so we’re going to help you out with our favorite places to get through winter and try to forget your jeans are soaked......

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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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As the weather cools down and the holidays get closer, I always look for recipes to make that will keep me warm and that are also festive. Two of my favorite things to make this time of year are vin chaud (hot or mulled wine) and bonhommes de pain d’épices (gingerbread). When I think of either of these, I immediately think of my boyfriend’s family who comes from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. Both of these treats are traditionally served in this area around the holidays. Go to the Christmas markets in Strasbourg,......

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