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Palais Garnier

What do you think of when you think of Paris: Eiffel Tower? The Louvre? Musée d’Orsay? There are many monuments, museums and places in Paris which are all worthy of visiting. When tourists first arrive, there seems to be the classic bucket list of things to see, almost like the ‘Big 5′ of Africa with… Continue reading Palais Garnier

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Take a little time at Trocadéro

With a bit of time having elapsed since my last post on here, and only a few weeks remaining in Paris before I return to the homeland (& to where avocado brunch and Dairy Milk caramel aren’t rare gems!!), I’m keen to update on everything which I have discovered over these past few months. So, as the title… Continue reading Take a little time at Trocadéro

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Dada Cool

Since moving to Paris, it’s been difficult finding a good range of organic produce, maybe some gluten free pasta or bread, and just things that you can pop into trusty Holland & Barrett to buy in England. There are of course some shops, notably Naturalia, which are good and do just this, but I tend… Continue reading Dada Cool

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When moving to any new place, the first week is always about settling in and finding your way around. Moving back to Paris this time meant that the latter took about no time at all, having already been here for the best part of a year before. As for settling in, there are always those… Continue reading Beaugrenelle

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Mount Parnassus

Situated in the 14th arrondissement, Mount Parnassus, the impressive nickname of the infamous tour Montparnasse which towers over the city, impedes on the skyline almost as much as the tour Eiffel. Although not as structurally striking as the famous landmark, this more modern tower still provides an epic view over the whole city, including a bird’s… Continue reading Mount Parnassus

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Happy Days at HD

Having written my previous post about restaurants, I feel it necessary to now mention a place which could have been included, but deserves a whole post all to itself… HD Diner. A seemingly normal American-style diner, which even pop up on the motorway now as a service station, it was a while before I first… Continue reading Happy Days at HD