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Archaeological Crypt of Notre Dame in Paris: Gallo-Roman settlements and artefacts

Archaeological Crypt of Notre Dame in Paris: Gallo-Roman settlements and artefacts

To continue with ´Paris Tourist Attractions for dummies,” blog we at friendly rentals have been working really hard to find things that are interesting for you to do in Paris, but of course with a twist. So as a follow on to our “Paris Catacombs” blog which we hoped you liked, and given that our motto at Friendly Rentals is share and share alike when it comes to local knowledge and experience, we thought we would let you in on another little treasure, that not a lot of people know about, and that promises to be extremely interesting and entertaining, the Crypte Archéologique de Notre-Dame (Archaeological Crypt of Notre Dame). more ...

Paris brands: Chanel, Louis Vuitton

Paris brands: Chanel, Louis Vuitton

What better way to get to know a city than by acquainting yourself with its most prodigious children? We’ve already written a short biography of Parisian golden boys Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior; this week it’s time to try on famous Paris brands Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Let’s see if they fit. more ...

48 Hours in Paris

48 Hours in Paris

Paris, the city of light and love. An overwhelming vibrant city full of history, tradition, museums, high fashion, monuments and so much more. If you were going to explore all Paris has to offer it would require a lifetime...But what to see if you only have Two Days in Paris? more ...

Top 3 Christmas Markets in Paris 2013

Top 3 Christmas Markets in Paris 2013

A little bit of magic, colour, and warmth is brought to Paris when the Christmas markets return for another festive season. Beginning in December, they sell everything Christmas related, especially artisanal and unusual handcrafted goods as well as original and creative gift ideas.Without further ado we would like to suggest our top three Christmas Markets in Paris. more ...

French gifts and Christmas traditions

French gifts and Christmas traditions

Have we convinced you that Paris is great? Are you planning a fabuleux festive season there and would like some tips on how they spend their Christmas? Be assured that for friends and family a gift from the French capital would be a novelty, and that’s where we come in with a few tips on what to get while you’re away and so you don’t go back ashamed and empty handed. In addition, here are a few tips on French traditions to make sure that you spend the most traditional Parisian Christmas. more ...

Bistro restaurants in Paris

Bistro restaurants in Paris

In Paris, eating out in a restaurant from time to time is almost considered to be something of a fundamental human right. That’s why the French invented the bistrot – a low-cost eating establishment where any Frenchman can get his petit salé, a bit like a cheaper, less snooty version of a restaurant. Bistrots in Paris abound, meaning you’ll need to take our handy guide with you when it comes to sorting les hommes from les garçons. more ...

Dans Le Noir, Paris

Dans Le Noir, Paris

Dans le Noir or in the Dark. Welcome to a truly sensory and culinary experience whereby you will eat, drink, and converse in the pitch black. This is a new concept by innovators Andreas Heineke and Michel Reilhac who questioned what would happen if sight, the dominant sense suddenly disappeared for a few hours, and what would the other senses would be awakened to: a completely different and unbelievable world of sense, touch, taste, and smell. more ...

14th of July, experience a historical day in Paris

14th of July, experience a historical day in Paris

Every July 14th, Paris dresses up in all its finery to celebrate the French National Holiday. It comprises a day with a jam-packed programme of activities to commemorate the Storming of the Bastille which, in 1789, following a bloody shoot-out, was assaulted by the revolutionary Parisians, marking the beginning of the French Revolution. more ...

Africolor urban music festival in Paris

Africolor urban music festival in Paris

This festival of African music has once again come to grace various venues in the City of Lights this Christmas season that has been vibrating to the most diverse rhythms and polyphonies. This event, that will make you discover a living panorama of African music today has been entertaining Parisians and tourists alike since the 21st of November and is shortly due to conclude on Friday the 24th of December. more ...

Discover the Latin Quarter in Paris

Discover the Latin Quarter in Paris

Winding streets, bohemian cafés, second hand bookstores, museums, historic buildings, restaurants, lively nightlife…Paris’ Latin Quarter is a simple yet monumental neighbourhood, one of those places which deserve to be discovered slowly. more ...

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