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Semaine du Golfe

Semaine du Golfe

At the end of May, I was in Brittany for the biennial week-long festival, the Semaine du Golfe. This "Week of the Gulf" is a celebration of the boating history of the Gulf of Morbihan. There is no racing, but numerous other boat-related festivities, including a...

Christmas and New Year’s Plans?

Christmas and New Year’s Plans?

If you're still looking for something to do on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve this year, Come to Paris has a number of special activities you could consider. From cabarets to dinners to jazz to boat rides on the Seine, check here for Christmas Eve ideas and here for...

Still No Plans for Thanksgiving?

Still No Plans for Thanksgiving?

If you're in Paris and still aren't sure where to get your turkey on Thursday, 52 Martinis has a few great suggestions for where to find that special meal. Some options are traditional, some offer a French twist on the classic American dishes and one is calling itself...

France for the Holidays

France for the Holidays

A number of people have asked me over the years what to do in Paris or elsewhere in France if visiting around Christmas and New Year's. These are generally family holidays in France. Many businesses will shut down and Paris is not known for its New Year's nightlife....

November 11th

November 11th

This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice after World War I. Secrets of Paris has provided us (here) with a great summary of the events commemorating this centennial. Be sure to read my post about visiting Compiègne, the town just outside Paris where...

Regional Wine Festivals in France

Regional Wine Festivals in France

Complete France recently posted a list of their top picks for regional wine festivals in France. Quite a number of them are in October, so get planning now! The Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre right in Paris is this coming weekend! And don't forget, November...

European Heritage Days 2018

European Heritage Days 2018

The annual European Heritage Days is coming up this weekend--September 15 and 16--and Bonjour Paris has posted their list of top picks for 2018. Assemblée Nationale European Heritage Days (Journées Européennes du Patrimoine) is the one weekend when (almost) all...

Only in Summer!

Only in Summer!

Complete France magazine recently shared an article on 9 Great things to do in Paris in summer and you haven't missed any of them yet--there's still time! Paris Plages is running longer than ever this summer, with more activities than ever. I'm also a big fan of the...

Summer Events in Paris

Summer Events in Paris

It's always fun to plan a vacation around local festivals. Check out Paris Insider's Guide's events calendar for Paris goings-on this summer. Semaine du Golfe, 2017 And if you are looking to hit up some festivals outside the capital city, here are some useful...

Free Films in the 4th

Free Films in the 4th

There is a free film festival going on at the 4th arrondissement’s City Hall. There’s a film tomorrow and another on Saturday. Hôtel de Ville For more details and to reserve your spots, click here. Each of the 20 city halls, as well as the Hôtel de Ville for all of...

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