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Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Left Bank... read more »
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Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Right Bank... read more »
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Whether you're shopping for a picnic, counting the number of cheeses on sale or simply observing Parisians at play, head for one of the 80 street markets dotted across Paris. Here's where to find them... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Most Parisians define themselves as Left Bank or Right Bank – but what about the islands in-between? Steeped in history, the Ile de la Cité and Ile St-Louis are great places to explore, eat and stay... read more »
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Destination: Paris
The quintessential Parisian restaurant has been going through a remarkable renewal. A selection of the good, good-value places where Parisians themselves go out for a meal... read more »
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Much as it likes to perpetuate its jetset reputation, bargains do exist on the Côte d'Azur. Here are five stylish budget hotels, whether you're after summer beach or the French Riviera's winter sun... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Activity, Cultural, Family
From mummies and knights in armour to rooftop encounters with gargoyles, here's how to make the most of the French capital en famille ... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Shopping
The Louvre is one of the world's great cultural destinations but the surrounding area also makes a perfect base for shopping and nightlife or simply lapping up chic Parisian life... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Paris has always inspired artists and attracted art-lovers with its museums and galleries. Now, a new generation of themed hotels gives guests the chance to live and sleep among the artworks ... read more »
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Destination: Paris
We all associate Paris with romance – and on a short break, its small, individual hotels offer a mix of urban glamour and villagey charm, comfort and privacy. Here are six of my favourites... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
With its monuments, Gothic churches and bookshops, the old university district of Paris is a tourist trap. Delve deeper, and find a place where Parisians actually live. Here’s how to enjoy it in a day... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Forget chicken nuggets; in Paris, children’s palates are educated young. Here are eight restaurants geared towards toddlers and teenagers, a junior cookery school and two child-friendly French hotels... read more »
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Destination: Paris
In summer, every Paris restaurant sprouts an outdoor table or two – but some have turned al fresco eating into an art. For a spot of people-watching in gardens and on terraces, here are my top five... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Why build a hotel when you can convert one from a bakery, tennis court or brewery? In Paris, the new Banke Hotel (think mahogany cash desks) is only the latest example of accommodation with a history... read more »
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