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Speed Limits

Speed Limits

There's sad news for anyone (like me) who likes to drive fast. As of July 1st, the speed limit on two-way roads with no median divider has been lowered from 90 kilometers per hour to 80 kilometers per hour, unless otherwise marked. For those new to driving in France,...

Using Google Flights to the Max

Using Google Flights to the Max

I just updated my post on finding cheap flights as Credit Donkey just came out with their 2018 guide on Google Flights: How to Find Cheap Flights. Snag a cheap flight and come visit me in Paris! You can find my original post on finding the best deals through Scott’s...

Free IKEA Shuttles!

Free IKEA Shuttles!

Did you know that there are free shuttles from central Paris to IKEA? My IKEA bookshelf put to good use There's a shuttle to IKEA Paris Nord (the store you see on the way to CDG Airport) that leaves from Place de Clichy and Gare de l'Est and takes about 40 minutes,...

Stasher: A New Luggage Storage Concept

Stasher: A New Luggage Storage Concept

**USE CODE WEEKENDER FOR 10% OFF** A new luggage storage company has recently launched in Paris. Stasher provides a number of locations in central Paris where tourists and day-trippers can leave luggage for short periods of time. One of the Paris stash points (photo...

Faster Trains to Western France!

Faster Trains to Western France!

There's great news for those (like me) who travel frequently to the west of France. Starting July 2nd, these train trips will be 1 hour shorter, if not more. This has been a massive project in the works for years, which includes new tracks and new trains. It will be...

Cheap Flights!

Cheap Flights!

Here are my new favorite sites for cheap flights: Scott's Cheap Flights: I subscribed to their free e-mail list but recently upgraded to the premium membership for $39/year. They alert you to great deals and allow you to choose multiple departure cities--as many as...

Cheaper Eurostar Tickets Through Eurostar Snap

Cheaper Eurostar Tickets Through Eurostar Snap

Thanks to my friend Daisy of THATLou (soon to be THATMuse as they are expanding to the British Museum as well!) I discovered a way to purchase semi-last minute Eurostar tickets at a fraction of the cost. For those who travel frequently between Paris and London (or...

How To Get There

How To Get There

I recently discovered a great website in both French and English to assist with travel planning. France-Voyages.com offers, among other things, practical guides to all regions of France, and information on accommodations, restaurants and activities. You can search by...

No More Cars on the Rive Droite Quais

No More Cars on the Rive Droite Quais

Soon there will be no more cars on the quais of the right bank, between the Tuileries tunnel in the 1st arr. and the Henry IV tunnel/bassin de l'Arsenal in the 4th arr. That's basically the section blocked to traffic during Paris Plage (late July to late August). Now...

Airline & Airport Magazines

Airline & Airport Magazines

Do you pick up those freebie magazines in the pocket of the seat in front of you when you're flying on a low cost airline? Or on the racks by your boarding gate at the airport? If not, you should. These magazines are not particularly high budget. But I've found that...

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