Category Archives: Summer

Fête du vélo (Bicycle Party) 4/5 June

With Mayor Anne Hidalgo pushing to reduce pollution and pedestrianize central Paris as much as possible, the city’s cyclists are rubbing their hands together and stretching their calves in preparation for a bicycle take-over… Join the  revélotion© and celebrate the annual … Continue reading

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Boating on the Canal de l’Ourcq

Despite the fact that the Seine and the canals in Paris are (99% of the time) look-but-don’t-touch, even a little bit of sunshine leads to a mass encampment anywhere located by the water. Now you can get even closer by … Continue reading

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Summer Festivals in Paris

Melt your ears, not your ice-cream Ouch! There are so many festivals going on in and around Paris this year that you risk a burn-out. So here’s a quick refreshing dip into what’s on this summer…Paris Jazz Festival: on now … Continue reading

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DON’T COME TO PARIS IN AUGUST!

This is a short post intended for tourists even contemplating spending an August in the City of Lights. It’s SUMMER! So let’s talk holidaying…. A.Blight @ flickrcreativecommons The Parisians have a stupid an unusual approach to the holiday season. As opposed … Continue reading

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Paris Plages- the seaside comes to Paris

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Paris Plages, an event which sees the banks of the Seine transformed into a playground/beach/ paradis du flaneur. Roads are closed in an attempt to create an artificial seaside-on-Seine. Palm trees and deckchairs line the banks. … Continue reading

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