Archive for July, 2008


Zygomates

In French, the Zygomates are the muscles used to smile, suitable name for such a friendly restaurant. This restaurant is fashioned in the old Parisian style, with small tables and an enormous bar, you will feel ...

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Bercy Village

This walking street amazingly was Paris’s former wine warehouse. The storefronts have been beautifully restored from their previous lives as storage facilities for Paris’s booze stock. Today there are movie theaters, bars restaurants and plenty of ...

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Boulangerie & Patisserie

France has one of the lowest emigration rates in Europe; the French just don’t want to leave their country. And right across the street from the Hotel Porte Doree is one of the biggest reasons for ...

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Aquarium

A block away from the Hotel de la Porte Dorée, is the Tropical Aquarium at the Palais de la Porte Dorée. As a child growing up in southern California, I was pretty used to aquariums, but ...

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Parc Floral

The Parc Floral in Vincennes is a botanical garden as well as an enormous conference hall. But this isn’t just the place to go if you are a botanist or a conference go-er, although the park ...

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