Archive for July, 2008


Coulee Verte & Promenade Plantee

There is a walking path from Vincennes all the way to Bastille, along the boulevard Daumesnil, running three miles. There is a portion of this beautiful path that will take your breath away. The Promenade Plantee, ...

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Chateau de Vincennes

The Chateau of Vincennes was the out-of-town residence of Kings before the remodeling and permanent royal removal to Versailles. King Louis XIV had wanted to renovate this 13th century palace into his royal residence before he ...

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Bois de Vincennes, the Lake & Ile de Reuilly

The French vacation a lot, much more than Americans. In fact, it is very difficult to make a date with anyone in this city during the entire month of August. Parisians are off being tourists in ...

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Le Petit Troo Restaurant

This little restaurant, a two-minute walk from the Hotel de la Porte Doree, is unlike any other restaurant in Paris. This is a restaurant that would have been a favorite of Marie Antoinette. Classic French food ...

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Velib and transportation around Paris

One of the best new additions to Paris isn’t a restaurant or hotel or even a clothing store (gasp), but a brand new way to get around! It’s called a bicycle! And they are all over ...

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