Paris

A golden moment at the Opéra Garnier (Palais Garnier)

A golden moment at the Opéra Garnier (Palais Garnier)

We are the sort of travellers that don’t have to visit everything that can be visited. Especially the churches that all kind of look the same we usually skip. With the Palais Garnier, we were unsure whether or not to go see it. From the outside, it isn’t all that spectacular and after all, it is just an opera.

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Paris for free

Paris for free

Paris is expensive, this realisation hit us time and again. But there is still a ton to do in Paris without you having to whip out the wallet all the time.

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Canal Saint-Martin and Bassin de la Villette

A place to meet after work for the Parisians: Canal Saint-Martin and Bassin de la Villette

An evening walk brought us to Canal Saint-Martin and Basin de la Villette. This area is a popular place to meet after work for Parisians when the weather is nice.

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower and Palais du Trocadéro – A must see in Paris?

This is a question we asked ourselves before we came to Paris. The view from the Eiffel Tower is grand, that much we know, but so are the wait times to get up there. Our decision was to decide once we’re there.

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bouquinistes of Paris

The booksellers along the Seine in Paris – the Bouquinistes of Paris

Tradition is nice, especially when it can stand its ground against modern media. One can still find them even today, the traditional booksellers along the Seine in Paris.

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Seine in Paris

The Seine in Paris – a relaxing walk along the embankment

The embankment of the river Seine is very inviting for a walk on a hot day in Paris. As the opportunity presented itself we used it and strolled from Île de la Cité to the Eiffel Tower and back on the other side of the river.

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questions about Paris

My 8 Paris related questions that I sought to have answered

On some of the days, I walked through Paris vigorously shaking my head in response to the habits of the Parisiens. So what I decided to do was to write down all of my questions about Paris in the hopes that I would later find some answers.

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An apartment in Paris

An apartment in Paris

It is not easy to find reasonably priced living space for a longer stay in Paris. We found a small but very neat apartment in Paris in which we felt very comfortable.

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