Paris is an escargot. If you take a closer look at our French capital, you’ll see that the 20 arrondissements make up a spiral that begins in the center, moves east to west, north to south and is separated by the Seine River. At the heart of Paris is one of the most well-known places in Europe, the Louvre quarter in the 1st arrondissement. …read more.
The three-day Easter weekend is coming up in less than a week. It’s a busy period for chocolatiers everywhere in Paris. Chocolate eggs of all shapes and sizes make their way into every pâtisserie, bakery and specialty chocolate stores of the French capital. Easter Sunday and Monday are relatively quiet days in the City of Lights, but there are nevertheless a few things that visitors can do during their Easter weekend in Paris:
In just a few days into the New Year 2013, crowds of people from all over the world will gather in the heart of Paris for its infamous Soldes d’Hiver, or Winter Sales 2013. The winter sales this year begin on Wednesday, 9 January 2013 and goes on for 5 weeks, ending on 12 February 2013. During this period, all manner of businesses – luxury boutiques, specialty shops, big department stores – participate in serious price slashing of different degrees. Some stores start reductions at 30% off, others are even bolder with a 70% discount off retail prices!
Well….not quite yet, but we’re getting close to New Year 2013. This post is something to think about for future New Year’s Eve partygoers in Paris.
After a probably exhausting night partying in the heart of Paris, travelers are invited to explore other, more subtle ways to have fun on the first day of the New Year. Take advantage of the free public transport available until noon on 1 January 2013. This includes the metro, RER trains, buses and trams circulating in the region of Ile-de-France. All arrondissements in Paris are easily accessible by at least one of these methods.
With free transport, the question left now is: what to do in Paris on New Year’s Day? Here are a few suggestions, courtesy of Paris by Travelers: