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Door of the Month: Boulevard Beaumarchais

The Boulevard Beaumarchais is about a 10-block thoroughfare, starting at Place de la Bastille going towards Republique and continues north until the boulevard is renamed Filles du Calvaire.   There’s quite a number of outstanding doors lining the boulevard, many with exquisite ironwork and ornate, plaster frames around them. The buildings are mostly Hausmmannian style, from the late 20th century.   There are also a number of doors in unusual colors such as pale lavender and teal blue....
Tags: Travel, Paris, Alan Cumming, Alan, Vincent, PAUL, Judy Collins, Richard Nahem, Door of the Month, Becket, Boulevard Beaumarchais, London Alan


A milestone birthday

I've known my friends L & L for over forty years. We met back in 1979 when we all worked for the same state agency in Albany, the capital of New York. They were instrumental in my decision to leave work and go to Paris for a year back in 1981. I can't imagine how my life would have unfolded had I not done that. For one thing, that year in Paris is when and where I met Ken. My friends L & L and his birthday cake. I only took one picture, so I'm glad it worked! On this sad occasion of my aunt's ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Albany, WCS, Albany New York, New York They, Ken My friends L L


ETW #50 Travel to Paris

This week we share insider tips and tricks to help you best experience Paris, France. Whether it’s your first visit or your 10th, this week we interview Stephen Oddo for insider tips to help you make the most out of your trip to Paris. You can listen to the podcast here on this page or on any of these services: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher. When I was 17 years old, I boarded an Air France flight for my first trip outside of the US. It was also only the 3rd time I’d ...
Tags: Travel, US, San Francisco, Paris, Italy, Stephen, Air France, Paris France, Twitter Facebook, ETW, Explore the World Travel Podcast, Stephen Oddo, Stephen Oddo Stephen Oddo


I cycled from Dieppe to Nice and saw a different France

A 1,000km ride on cycle trails in the Seine, Loire and Rhône valleys takes in a France inaccessible by car – and brings a rare sense of freedomThe crunch of tyres on gravel rouses me from my doze. Damn it! I knew I shouldn’t have hit “snooze”. I unzip my tent and look out on to a dewy football field. A van has pulled into the car park – it’s the groundsman arriving for morning duties. I’d intended to be out of here before anyone found me, so wiggle out of the tent and pack it as quickly and quie...
Tags: Travel, UK, France, Paris, Cycling Holidays, Nice, North Sea, Green travel, Adventure Travel, Camping Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Dieppe, Chaussy, Seine Loire


Home again

As many of you already know, one of my aunts passed away last week. I hurriedly put together a trip back to upstate New York hoping that I might see her before the end, but I didn't make it in time. Still, it was good to be there with the family to share grief and memories and to catch up with each other. Clifton Park, NY. By morning the streets were clean, but cars remained coated with a layer of ice and snow. I am not used to that kind of cold. The travel was eventful. Because it was a last-...
Tags: Travel, New York, Chicago, Paris, Albany, WCS, Albany New York, Clifton Park


SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – LUCY DYSON

Splendour in the Grass is thrilled to welcome Berlin-based Australian artist, animator and award-winning music-video director Lucy Dyson as the festivals 2020 Artist in Residence. Lucy’s residency with Splendour will include creation of the festival’s 2020 artwork, poster and official lineup announce video and you’ll also be able to see some of her work onsite at the event. Lucy’s “beautifully detailed, unique and off-beat” (Gotye) collages have been commissioned for album covers and exhib...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Beyonce, News, Berlin, Nike, Culture, Paris, Sydney, Lucy, Festivals & Events, Bey, Paul Smith, Byron Bay, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Gotye


How much are hotels in Paris? And how can you save?

Have hotel prices in Paris given you sticker shock? How much are hotels in Paris? Is that normal? And is there anything you can do to lower those rates? We’ve been reviewing hotels in Paris for nearly 20 years, and are here to tackle some of the most common questions. We’ll show you what to expect, and how to save big on hotels in Paris. How much are hotels in Paris? The average nightly room rate in 2018 in Paris was 146,30 €, or about $158, according to the most recent report by the Paris tou...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Paris, Paris Hotels, Dailycheapo, Metro, Paris France, Don, Chopin, St Germain, Paris Hotel Advice, Tom Meyers, The Hotel Chopin


Prep Your Tech for Travel with These Affordable Accessories

Whether your travels take you to a remote jungle or the bustling streets of Paris, first on the packing list is always our tech devices. Cell phones and laptops are some of our most expensive and used possessions, making them indispensable partners on vacations, work trips, and personal adventures. Or tale a ñool at this article for information about what to pack for an international trip. Damaging a phone while on a trip is devastating because phones are not just phones anymore—they’re also tr...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Asia, Europe, America, Paris, Europe Australia, Integrated Wallet, USA Continents


Drinking

I stopped with a friend for a glass of wine in this charming café. The exterior. It was a bit chilly outside but I guess if you have to smoke, why not? A sign inside which means the prices bring you in but the quality keeps you there. It was hanging on a coat rack. My glass of white wine being poured. It was nice to have glass to look through and see the architecture outside, not to mention the blue sky.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Wine, Cafe, le Sauvignon


Oil demand set for first fall in a decade as virus takes toll: IEA - Reuters

Oil demand set for first fall in a decade as virus takes toll: IEA - Reuters:Oil demand is set to fall this quarter for the first time since the financial crisis in 2009 due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.“The consequences of Covid-19 for global oil demand will be significant,” the Paris-based IEA said in a monthly report, using the new scientific name for the virus.Demand in the first quarter of 2020 is expected to fall by 435,000 ba...
Tags: Travel, Paris, IEA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, IEA Reuters, China the International Energy Agency IEA


8 travel myths about London to stop believing

Thanks to EuroCheapo correspondents across Europe, we now know that all Parisians aren’t the height of chic, and that Barcelona isn’t full of sangria-guzzling locals. Now it’s time to leap on the next Eurostar to debunk a few London travel myths. 8 Debunked London Travel Myths Like many places, London has many popular misconceptions about it. We’re debunking the top eight London travel myths, with additional travel tips along the way, to make your next trip the best (and most budget-friendly!...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, London, Football, Barcelona, Britain, Paris, Amsterdam, Bank, Charles Dickens, Banksy, Kate, British Museum, Shoreditch, Covent Garden


Vintage Storefronts in Valetta, Malta

I am traveling out of Paris this week, so I thought I would post all travel posts this week. Enjoy! On my visit to Malta last year, I stayed in the capital, Valetta.   The tiny capital, the smallest in Europe, only.08 meters square, has beautiful, baroque architecture from the 1600s. One of the distinctive architectural elements is the vintage storefronts which still have hand painted signs with groovy fonts and many have the original family owner’s names on them. I will be back in ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Architecture, Paris, Malta, PAUL, Valetta, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Valetta Malta


L’As du Fallafel dishes up the best €8 meal in Paris

Looking for a tasty bite to eat in Paris without breaking the bank? Unfortunately, that’s a pretty tall order in this city, where it’s hard to find a meal for under €10 that isn’t McDonald’s. It feels wrong to eat at fast food in Paris, one of the culinary capitals of the world. So what’s a Cheapo to do? Introducing: L’As du Fallafel, a Paris staple and budget-friendly foodie dream. More ways to save in Paris: 50 ways to save time and money on your trip to Paris 10 costly mistakes that tourists...
Tags: Travel, Food, France, Paris, Dailycheapo, Marais, Eating In Paris, Don, McDonald, Place des Vosges, Paris Paris, Cheap-eats, Rue des Rosiers, Fallafel, L'as du Fallefel, Andrea Shaffer


Rain and Flowers

I was in the neighborhood of Bon Marche, a rather upscale department store, and dropped in to have a look. They often have interesting decorative installations, such as Christmas trees hanging from the ceiling this December and they did this time too. The pretty exterior. Those white balls up at the top represent rain drops which open into flowers. Getting ready for Spring I guess. These were in a window. It looks like they are floating for some reason but they weren’t. Maybe ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Display, Bon Marche, Department Store, Le Bon Marché, Rain And Flowers


Landscape Photos from Cappadocia, Turkey

I am traveling out of Paris this week, so I thought I would post all travel posts this week. Enjoy! Last February, I posted stories about my extraordinary trip to Turkey in 2018. The highlight of my trip was my visit to Cappadocia. The little mountain top village I stayed in, Uchisar, was the highest point in Cappadocia, with panoramic views of the incredible mountain ranges.   In the late afternoon on the day I arrived, I walked through the town noticing the run-down houses with di...
Tags: Travel, Turkey, Paris, Cappadocia, PAUL, Cappadocia Turkey, Uchisar, Richard Nahem


Is it weird or sad to eat alone

This is the Travel Take, where Matador’s writers and editors make the case for their favorite travel hacks, tips, and personal tics. It doesn’t matter if you’re someone who travels to eat or someone who eats for the energy to keep traveling: Sharing a meal with your companions is an essential part of the journey. But eating alone can be just as special. Next time you find yourself somewhere new, carve out some time to eat at a local restaurant by yourself. Few experiences can better teach you...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Harry Potter, All, Marseille France, Travel Take, Eating Alone


Chicago’s Legendary Mob Bar, the Green Mill

The Green Mill was a bar modeled after the Moulon Rouge in Paris, with gangsters including Al Capone, regular customers in this Chicago Prohibition-era bar.
Tags: Travel, Chicago, United States, Paris, Illinois, Al Capone, Green Mill, Moulon Rouge


Valencia, Spain Doorways

I am traveling out of Paris this week, so I thought I would post all travel posts this week. Enjoy! Last month, when I posted my story and photos, Fishing Boats in Marsaxlokk, Malta, I asked you if you liked my new travel posts format, where I would focus on a specific element or feature of the place I traveled to, rather than a general travel story. Almost all your responses were positive, so I am staying with that format. When I was in Valencia last summer, while waiting for the tram ...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Paris, Cape Town, Valencia, PAUL, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Marsaxlokk Malta, Valencia Spain Doorways


IHG® Hotels & Resorts Featured in Modern Family Episode during Farewell Season

IHG® Hotels & Resorts (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, recently hosted the hit television show "Modern Family" in the "City of Love" while filming on-location in Paris for the show's farewell season. Crowne Plaza® Paris - République, a global flagship hotel showcasing a host of distinctive brand features, served as a key filming location for the special Valentine's Day episode, entitled "Paris," which included scenes with many of the series' principal characters.
Tags: Travel, Paris, Ihg, Paris République


Fromagerie Marie-Anne Cantin

One of my favorite cheese shops in Paris. And her selection of Comté is incredible! [Author: Jennifer]
Tags: Travel, Paris, Jennifer, Fromagerie Marie Anne Cantin


This and That

Another group of various photos from Paris. A colorful area as I exit the metro. An unusual building in the Left Bank. I love ancient architecture not torn down for Haussmann’s redevelopment of Paris, even though I like his work. Another ancient building. Hard to beat the Saint Sulpice Church.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Left Bank, Haussmann, Saint Sulpice, Archetecture, Ancient Buildings, Metro Entrance


Fair Europe, fare thee well: my love letter to a continent

In over half a century of travels, I’ve felt European: buying left-hand-drive cars, learning enough of several languages to talk football with taxi drivers. But now I’m no longer a citizen …London in the 1950s and 60s was an ebullient, technicolour time. But it was also an era during which most of monochrome Britain regarded “the Continent” as a place of “rabies and intellectuals” – as New York Times journalist Roger Cohen, raised in north London, put it in a book about his mother.I didn’t care ...
Tags: Travel, London, Spain, Prague, Austria, Britain, New York Times, Paris, Italy, Rail Travel, Calais, Provence, Europe Holidays, Sncf, Basque Country, Gare de Lyon


Best cities for black travelers 2020

The Year of Return has come to an end, and whether or not you were able to make the pilgrimage, it remained a cultural phenomenon, sweeping the diaspora worldwide. This celebrity-studded, year-long event was created by the Ghanaian government to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving at Jamestown, packaged in an invitation to Ghana. Formally announced by President Nano Akufo-Addo in September 2018, its aim was to celebrate “the cumulative resilience of all the ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Washington, France, White House, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Senegal, Unesco, South Africa, Paris, Oscar, Nba, Michelle Obama


5 best boutique hotels in Paris

When visiting Paris, the choices are plentiful for accomodation. Whether you prefer famous 5-star properties, well-known chains or private apartment rentals – there is something for everyone. However, the increasing demand for experiential travel has come with requests from travelers for a more “authentic” experience, which has boosted the proliferation of different and original boutique […] The post 5 best boutique hotels in Paris appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Hotels, Accommodation, Paris, Regions, Western Europe


STR: Berlin hotels post record-breaking year

Berlin's hotel industry reached its highest levels in occupancy and revenue per available room (RevPAR) despite the uncertainty around an economic recession, according to 2019 data from STR.Thanks to healthy demand growth and a lack of significant supply increases, occupancy rose 1.5% to 79.2%, driving RevPAR growth of 1.4% to EUR78.87. Average daily rate (ADR), on the other hand, fell slightly (-0.1% to EUR99.53). "Berlin has become, after London and Paris, one of the most popular leisur...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Germany, Berlin, Paris, Airlift, Christian Strieder, International Green Week Berlin


River cruise in Provence, France

If you’ve long been curious to explore France’s storied southeastern region — from the lavender-filled fields of Provence to the hilly wine country near Lyon — consider doing so by boat. A Rhône river cruise gives you time to shop at bustling farmers markets, marvel at medieval palaces, and meander through vineyards while getting you to your next location by night. Rather than fretting about early check-outs, train schedules in French, or car travel down small winding roads, you can sleep in ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Rome, Marseille, Paris, Nice, Emerald, Lyon, Avignon, Mediterranean, Provence, Arles, Van Gogh, River Cruise, All


Here and There

Shots from around Paris. Interior of a Paris pub. This is a restaurant/chocolate place called Un Dimanche à Paris which has the remains of a 12th century wall from the time of King Phillip August. Isn’t it great it was saved? Being served hot chocolate from the same place. An etched window in another restaurant. Graffiti done with mosaics, sort pixel art.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Window, Hot Chocolate, Grafitti, Un Dimanche, Phillip August wall, Un Dimanche à Paris


Sixty-Two

    Sixty-two things I have done in my life in no order because my storytelling mind doesn't work that way: 1 lived on a farm 2 went crabbing 3 Danced two twenty-four hours dance marathons 4 -5 Worked in an ice cream parlor and got fired for being "a dirty Portugee" said the boss to me. 6 became a mother of two 7 -8 married a French Man and moved to France, first Paris and then Provence. 9 grew up in a large loving family 10 lived in a monastery 11 became a vegetarian when I was 18 12 sang out o...
Tags: Travel, Greece, France, China, Chelsea, Paris, Les Miserables, Grand Canyon, Provence, Great Wall, Mother Teresa, French la Vie, Portugee


Instagram Photos February 2020

I took lots of great photos around Paris in January and I shared them in Instagram last month.   If you still haven’t followed me on Instagram yet, here are my handles.  @eyepreferparis     @parisian_doors   Café des 2 Moulins from the film Amelie Place Saint Germain  Place des Vosges  Montmartre  Grand Palais  Pierre Hermé Kings Cake  Paris Pompiers Peninsula hotel Paris Sunset on the Seine Cube Houses Rotterdam  ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Paris, PAUL, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Paris Sunset, Seine Cube Houses Rotterdam


Montmartre

I haven’t been up to Montmartre in ages. It’s a little village in a way, high above Paris and has its own flavor. If you are outgoing and get out on the streets-and live there-it’s a neighbourhood where everyone knows everyone. I don’t live there of course but I think it would be a great place to do so. It’s full of shops and restaurants and very interesting to walk around in. The Larmarck metro stop, one of the most Instagrammed places there is. Isn’t this an inviting place to buy f...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Shops, Italian, Montmartre



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