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Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #52!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #52!

This week's and the very last get-to-know-Paris challenge from Paris Weekender is to create your own trip itinerary. Here's an itinerary template. For ideas, see my weekend itineraries or longer trip itineraries. Now you have a full year's worth of get-to-know-Paris...

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #51!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #51!

This week's get-to-know-Paris challenge is to draw up a travel budget. Sometimes it is hard to fully enjoy a trip when you are stressed out about money. So why not do the thinking about finances in advance and not have to think about it while you are out and about?...

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #50!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #50!

This week's get-to-know-Paris challenge is to share something you know about Paris with others that they may not know already!  Perhaps it's your new favorite restaurant, a trick for finding out about upcoming events, a new boutique or a favorite hidden park. Whatever...

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #49!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #49!

This week's get-to-know-Paris challenge is to visit one of the vestiges of the Roman age. Pont du Gard, Provence Paris's most famous Roman ruins are part of the Cluny Museum, comprising the Roman baths of Cluny and the Arènes de Lutèce (ampitheater). Here is some...

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #48!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #48!

This week's get-to-know-Paris challenge is to order a new dish at a French restaurant. I am guilty of always sticking with the same dishes. There is a pretty high probability of me ordering scallops or cod at any given French restaurant. But sometimes it's good to...

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #47!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #47!

This week's get-to-know-Paris challenge is to attend a sporting event in France. Even in the winter, there are events all the time: soccer, basketball, rugby... Click here for the Paris Tourism Office's listing of upcoming event and information on how to purchase...

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #46!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #46!

This week's get-to-know-Paris challenge is to try a new French recipe. Whether you are a seasoned chef or not much of a cook at all, why not try something new? Une éclade de moules Here's one idea: Julia Child's Beef Burgundy... yum! Or Reunion Rum Punch? Brioche and...

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #44!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #44!

This week's get-to-know-Paris challenge is to visit a new museum. According to the official website, there are 544 museums in Paris. Is that even possible? So even if you have lived in Paris your whole life, I don't think you have seen them all! And then of course...

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #43!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #43!

This week's get-to-know-Paris challenge is to learn the Paris bus routes, or at least one of them. The metro is easy and (usually) efficient. I admit that waiting for a bus late at night is not fun. But when you are not in such a rush, try the bus instead. It's much...

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #41!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #41!

This week's get-to-know-Paris challenge is to memorize a French-language poem. We anglophones do not do as much memorizing as the French. Usually, I think that is a good thing. But a little memorization once in a while is also a good exercise for the brain - and...

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