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Cozy Paris Winters

Cozy Paris Winters

I've added something to make winters evenings in Paris just a little bit cozier.  Home Sweet Paris Home from Paris Weekender on Vimeo. January and February are lovely times to visit Paris. Average temps are in the 40s so it's perfectly pleasant to walk around and the...

Moving Out

Moving Out

A couple of weeks ago, I moved out of the house I'd been renting the last seven years in Brittany. Moving out of a rental in France, it turns out, is a bit more work than moving out of a rental in the U.S. I spoke of some of the bureaucratic challenges in my earlier...

Taxe d’habitation and the French bureacracy

Taxe d’habitation and the French bureacracy

In France, there are two types of property tax, taxe foncière, which is paid by the property owner, and taxe d'habitation, paid by the resident as of January 1 of that year. View from my front door After seven years, I am moving out of my rental in Brittany. I still...

Paris & World Populations Chart

Paris & World Populations Chart

This fascinating and dynamic bar chart by John Burn-Murdoch of the Financial Times (via Jane Friedman's website) shows the relative populations of the world's 10 largest cities from 1500 to 2018. Follow Paris! It only dropped off in many of our lifetimes!...

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

I've compiled a few of my favorite photos of Notre Dame that I've taken over the years: There are several ways you can donate to help with the rebuilding. Here is one reliable charity, the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris, a 501c3 public charity (all gifts are tax...

Les Restos du Coeur

Les Restos du Coeur is a French charity that was started over 30 years ago by the comedian and actor Coluche with the goal of helping to alleviate hunger in France. It helps to distribute warm meals to the homeless and to other low income individuals and has expanded...

Take Lessons & the French Accent

Take Lessons & the French Accent

Last year, I shared a $20 off code for TakeLessons, a website that helps match students with teachers.... This promo code for readers of Paris Weekender is still active! Use promo code GETLESSONS and new students will save $20 on their purchase of lessons, whether...

French Cheese in New York

French Cheese in New York

Do you miss French cheese (of course) but you're not able to get back to France right now? The French Cheese Board of New York City has you covered. The French Cheese Board has a mission of educating the New York region on French cheeses--not a simple mission as...

Sending Stuff Home – Discount!

Sending Stuff Home – Discount!

As an update to my post a couple weeks ago on Sending Stuff Home, Uni Baggage has offered Paris Weekender readers 10% off your first order. Just use discount ode PARIS10 when checking out. Uni Baggage specializes in shipping baggage worldwide. Here is more information...

Sending Stuff Home

Sending Stuff Home

You went to Paris. And you bought too many clothes, gifts for people back home, maybe wine? It's happened to the best of us. With airlines charging more and more and more often for checked luggage, it's nice to know there are some alternatives. Send My Bag allows you...

Send a Paris Postcard

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