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A trip to Bourgogne

You might know the famous wines from Bourgogne (Burgundy). Burgundy is a French region and not that far away from Paris. Beautiful green hills, slopes and vineyards define the landscape. It’s known for it’s historic towns and villages, castles, good food and fine wines. What’s not to like! I summed up some highlights of the region, which we enjoyed very much. Have fun! First, get …

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Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève

Pantheon square is home to a famous public and university library. But… Prepare yourself for some real Parisian hospitality and don’t come here for the coffee (also skip the toilets), you come here to study. Or pick up a date, at least thats what happened at the university library where I was a student. The private student cabinets were also …

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Paris getaways – Piriac sur Mer

Everybody leaves Paris in summer. Our boulangerie and our greengrocer are closed for 6 weeks. I heard even maids can take a month of paid leave. Of course we couldn’t stay behind. So, we took the train from Montparnasse and only three hours later on exiting the TGV, we were met with a lovely salty sea breeze that filled our …

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Strand zuid – sunny boat trip in Amsterdam

On a soaking hot day like this, I like to reconnect with my boat owning friends to find some coolness on the waters of Amsterdam. We bring the food and drinks, they drive the boat. So wonderful! However, sailing makes you hungry and thirsty so the byo stash ends easily in our stomachs. Then you have the perfect reason to …

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Brunch in St. Germain

Brunch meets lunch at Colorova. Baked goods and pasta bolognese in a spacious trendy environment. The patisserie in St. Germain serves a copious brunch on a tight time schedule. Brunch in Paris is hot. So call upfront to claim your spot on the colourful furniture. You can choose between two shifts: 11.30 or 13.30. Don’t let the waiters rush you …

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Empanadas

Empanadas… I’m a sucker for these savoury snacks. You can imagine that when I walked by a shop specialised in empanadas I had to try them…all of them that is. Clasico Argentino has several locations in Paris. I went to the one located at 8 rue du Pas de la Mule next to Place des Vosges in the Marais. The cool …

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Food market in the Marais

In the mood for some comfort food? There is a market in Paris where you can find delicious plates from all over the world. Lebanese, Moroccan, Japanese, Caribbean, Italian, all under one roof. Just order your favourite dish and pick a place to sit on one of the picknick tables. The biggest part of the market is indoor, so rain …