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A night out on the town – or city of Paris to be precise

A night out on the town – or city of Paris to be precise

As you can imagine, in the City of Light there is an abundance of choice when it comes to going out, and an array of some real, chic, hip-hop and happening bars, some with classic décor and others opting for the more modern and minimalist style. Well, whatever you are looking for, without a doubt there is something for everyone whether you’re a hard core clubber, or you prefer to quietly relax in a bar with a nice glass of regional French wine whilst admiring the illuminated Eiffel tower at a distance and thinking how lucky you are to be in the enchanting city of Paris. Regardless, here a few of our suggestions with regards to the best areas to go out in Paris, varying greatly but which offer you a choice according to what kind of nightlife you want for yourself. more ...

The Paris International Contemporary Art Fair taking place this October of 2010

The Paris International Contemporary Art Fair taking place this October of 2010

Between the 21st and the 24th of October the Paris International Contemporary Art Fair will be taking place in the Galeries Nationals du Grand Palais of the Louvre in Paris. The Art Fair comprises an event whereby the Palais will be bringing together the modern and contemporary art galleries showing solo, group or thematic exhibitions. more ...

And then there was cheese: our top 5 cheese shops in Paris

And then there was cheese: our top 5 cheese shops in Paris

The French are very particular when it comes to cheese, and rightly so because along with the Swiss they are renowned for producing the tastiest and largest variety of quality cheeses in the world. This is the reason for which we would like to recommend our 5 favourite cheese shops in Paris, and given that there are an impressive number of cheese shops in this charming city, it was quite a task but finally we managed to narrow them down. So here’s our selection of the best fromageries a paris selling the best cheeses that you can chow down to during you stay in Paris this autumn. Deliciéux! more ...

3 things to do in Paris this christmas

3 things to do in Paris this christmas

Our 3 things to do at Christmas in Paris may appear a bit before its time, however we wanted you to know what’s going on in Paris during the best holiday season so you can start planning your visit to this stunning city. There is an abundance of things to do, and the atmosphere is so festive and warm, the Christmas lights so enchanting, and the smell of mulled wine so intoxicating that the city is just buzzing at this time of year. So, we have listed 3 things that are going on in Paris all in the spirit of festive fun, and which we are sure that you will enjoy! more ...

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 ...

3 fabulous things to do in Paris

3 fabulous things to do in Paris

We at Friendly Rentals have come up with 3 fabulous things to do in Paris this autumn and although the cold weather is fast approaching, this beautiful city stays mild until well into the month of October, plus there’s lots of fabulous things to do and fantastic things to see, in addition to an abundance of museums for you to visit! Besides, who is going to let a little bit of dubious weather spoil their holiday anyway? Exactly…. more ...

Arab World Institute: Arab art museum in Paris

Arab World Institute: Arab art museum in Paris

We at Friendly Rentals like to share our experiences and local knowledge, as well reveal secrets and let you in on what’s truly hot and what’s not in our Friendly cities. So, as a follow up to our ´Paris tourist attraction for dummies` blog it gives us great pleasure to introduce you to the Arab World Institute (AWI) in Paris, a hidden treasure….truly a diverse, innovative, modern and distinctive building right down from its stunning exterior architecture to the exhibitions hosted inside, that is an great representation of the cosmopolitan and “richesse culturelle” of this enchanting city. more ...

Paris tourist attractions for dummies

Paris tourist attractions for dummies

Ok, so these are quite obvious things to do for some however, our article on the five prime tour attractions aims to point out the 5 tip top tourists sites in Paris, as well as reveal a couple of insider secrets so that you can take advantage of what there is to offer in Paris and make the most of your holiday! more ...

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges: a market to awaken your senses in Paris

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges: a market to awaken your senses in Paris

Paris has an abundance of historical monuments that makes wondering around the streets of this enchanting city a wonderful experience, and amongst these many legendary buildings you will find the market selling the oldest food in the city. ´Le Marché des Enfants Rouges` dates back to 1615 when Luis XIII reigned, and its name literally means ´the Market of the Red Children, ` a name that was given to this event in the XVII century taken from an old orphanage where the children all dressed in red uniforms. more ...

Paris Brands: Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent

Paris Brands: Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent

Paris. The French capital and truly an iconic symbol of fashion in Europe, if not an international landmark. It is home to many of the top fashion designers and some of the most famous brands of clothing, perfume and accessories; in particular, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Lauren where nothing calls to mind sartorial elegance quite like these two French labels that continue to be the forefront of worldwide style. more ...

Playlist Sounds of Paris

Playlist Sounds of Paris

We want to keep on showing you the music styles defining every Friendly city, and today is the turn of Paris. In this city we can find all sort of music styles, ranging from the French song-writers, pop and rock, till the dancy electronic music. more ...

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