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"Les Banlieues Bleues" Jazz Festival to be celebrated in Paris this Spring

From the 11th of March to the 8th of April 2011 the Banlieues Bleues Jazz Festival, an annual five week festival of French and international jazz, blues, R&B, and soul, amongst other musical styles will be taking places in various locations in the French capital for the entertainment of music fans and jazz fanatics alike in Paris. more ...

Valentine’s Day in Paris: the city of romance

Valentine’s Day in Paris: the city of romance

Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year is fast approaching and for those of you that aren’t yet prepared you’ll be glad to know that there’s still time to arrange that special something to celebrate, and what can we say, what better than organising a little getaway to Paris to show the one you love how you feel. French is renowned for being the language of love, and no we’re not suggesting that you learn French but that you take your partner on a little break to Paris capital, the city of romance which is guaranteed to be a successful gift given that it falls on a Monday this year. Plus if you’re stuck for a few ideas then as always we’re here to help so check out our 3 suggestions to make sure your valentine’s day is the best it possibly can be. more ...

International Circus Festival of Tomorrow in Paris

International Circus Festival of Tomorrow in Paris

Paris just like any good city has a busy agenda and a diverse array of activities on offer, in addition to its abundance of museums including the world famous Louvre, monuments, characteristic districts, culture, and history making it one of the most popular destinations for tourists all year round. The city is particularly famous for the stunning lights and decorations that adorn the French capital and the prestigious Champs Elysées shopping avenue where the city’s annual New Year’s Eve party is held welcoming thousands who gather there to see in the New Year. However, the Christmas celebrations in the City of Lights are soon coming to an end but not to worry there’s no chance of you getting bored because the International Circus Festival of Tomorrow is coming to the French capital on the 27th of January 2011 to keep you and all the locals in Paris well entertained. more ...

Chinese New Year celebrations in Paris 2011

Chinese New Year celebrations in Paris 2011

The celebrations in Paris just don’t stop as once you’ve had your fill of the Christmas events including the markets, the stunning festive lights and decorations adorning the city, News Year, Kings Day, and all the music festivals, in addition to the family celebrations and what the city has to offer in the way of culture you’d think that there would be a slight lull in its usually busy agenda. Think again because the French capital will soon be hosting the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival comprising one of Paris’s most popular annual events given that the city is transformed in an array of colours in honour of the thriving French-Chinese community who’s cultural influence on the capital is getting increasingly stronger. This exciting event that is a shining example of the cosmopolitan culture that reigns over the city, will be taking place on the 3rd of February 2011. 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 ...

Great apartments close to the Champs Elysées in Paris

Great apartments close to the Champs Elysées in Paris

Whenever you think of Paris you will without doubt think of the famous and emblematic Eiffel Tower, as well as the fabulous French cuisine, Disneyland Paris which is just magical at this time of year, and the Louvre one of the most famous museums in the world, amongst others. All these and more are on offer in the city that just speaks chic at Christmas with its Christmas markets filled with the intoxicating smell of mulled wine, the ice rinks, the glittery Christmas trees gracing various locations of the city, and of course the many French Christmas gifts and traditions. However, during the festive season there is always one place where people gather, the nerve centre of the city where you can admire some of the famous monuments in the French capital, do some hardcore shopping, and finally spend your New Year in style and admire a spectacular firework display. You guessed it, the prestigious shopping avenue the Champs Elysées. 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 ...

How to get to Disneyland Resort Paris: where the magic awaits you!

How to get to Disneyland Resort Paris: where the magic awaits you!

Disneyland Paris is just a magical holiday for kids, and not so big kids as well (talking from experience) with its abundance of rides, attractions, the big Cinderella castle, the Disney characters, and the special and enchanting atmosphere that reigns over this spectacular theme park. However, our aim today is to make your sure you get there hassle free and happy so that you can enjoy this fabulous wonderland to the max whether you are visiting with your family, or enjoying an exciting holiday with friends so here are our following three suggestions comprising the easiest ways to get there so can fully enjoy your time there. more ...

Les Inrocks Black XS 2010: Alternative music festival held in Paris this autumn

Les Inrocks Black XS 2010: Alternative music festival held in Paris this autumn

Music lovers of international indie, rock, techno and trip hop visiting Paris this autumn are in luck, as the popular and cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles will be holding their annual alternative music festival, more commonly known as Les Inrocks Black XS from the 3rd to the 7th of November, comprising various venues in various locations of this charming city. 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 ...

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