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Places to Eat Around Champs-Elysées in Paris
October 24, 2011
Places to Eat Around Champs-Elysées in Paris

Over the years, the area around Champs-Elysées in Paris has gained the reputation of being a tourist trap. It even seems as though true Parisians look down upon this part of town and avoid going anywhere near it. Au Contraire, Mon Frère! In recent years, a couple of nice places have opened in this area [...]

3 Affordable French Bistros in Paris
August 24, 2011
3 Affordable French Bistros in Paris

Maybe I have watched too many movies that gave me the wrong idea, but I have a certain image in mind when I think about a bistro in Paris. In the background you can hear “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” by Edith Piaf. The tables are small and have clean white table cloth and the [...]

Most Romantic Places to Stay in Paris
February 2, 2011
Most Romantic Places to Stay in Paris

Accommodation options range widely from modern chic to historically elegant to tiny pensions, so we’ve listed the best romantic choices for you to select from. Hotel De Banville Paris – This elegant hotel is located in a distinguished residential area just off the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe districts. This property is in proximity [...]

New Paris Pass offers Restaurant Privileges
January 26, 2011
New Paris Pass offers Restaurant Privileges

TheCityCase Package, which launches today, is a fully customizable package featuring the Paris Museum Pass, the Paris Metro Pass, and the new Restaurants & Nightlife Pass. The idea is that with a single package, customers will receive free admission to over sixty museums and monuments, including the Louvre, Versailles and Centre Pompidou, unlimited use of [...]

Best Value Hotels in Paris
December 30, 2009
Best Value Hotels in Paris

Paris is the “city of light” and a trip here will tell you why. It is a city you can wander aimlessly and encounter charming places, people and architecture around each and every bustling and quiet street corner. The juxtaposition of grandiose streets and narrow, charming alleyways is enchanting. Accommodation choices here can be overwhelming, but we have compiled a list of some of the best value hotels in this legendary city.

Getting between de Gaulle and Orly Airports in Paris
December 15, 2009
Getting between de Gaulle and Orly Airports in Paris

Transferring between Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and Paris Orly airport is easy …and free if you are an Air France passenger in transit. The Air France shuttle buses depart every 20 to 30 minutes from 6 am to 11 pm and the journey between airports takes about an hour.

The Paris Sewer Museum
October 16, 2009
The Paris Sewer Museum

When visiting Paris, there are countless touristy sights for visitors to take in such as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. For those interested in exploring the less traditional side of Paris, there is the Paris Sewer Museum (Le Musée des Égouts de Paris). Long regarded by the rest of the world as [...]

France for Foodies
October 12, 2009
France for Foodies

It is argued that France has a more varied and developed cuisine than any other country. Eating out in France is an adventure and a delight, but might be different than what you would expect. French cuisine has been adapted around the world, so don’t expect exactly the same type of French fare that you [...]

An Interview with Twitter Tripper Benji Lanyado
February 6, 2009
An Interview with Twitter Tripper Benji Lanyado

Just back from his TwiTrip to Paris, a trip based entirely on live tweeted tips and suggestions, we interviewed Benji Lanyado: @BrilliantTips: Did you find yourself waiting around for replies after tweeting your requests? @benjilanyado: At first, a bit, yes. For about 20 minutes I was waiting for suggestions outside the Gare du Nord, chatting [...]

Travel Tweets – A Night Out in Paris
February 5, 2009
Travel Tweets – A Night Out in Paris

Now, well into his TwiTrip to Paris based entirely on live tweeted tips and suggestions, it’s time to eat dinner and @benjilanyado tweets, “ok, next leg of the #TwiTrip: dinner. Pref in between Belleville and Place de Clichy (Montmartre). Hint: steak, red wine, not too expensive .” We recommended Un Zebre a Montmartre, 38 rue [...]

Travel Tweets – Looking for Somewhere Good to Eat Near the Gare du Nord in Paris
February 4, 2009
Travel Tweets – Looking for Somewhere Good to Eat Near the Gare du Nord in Paris

“See you in Paris…where I am at your mercy!” These were the final words this morning from Benji Lanyado when his train departed St. Pancras and his TwiTrip began. Upon his arrival at Gare du Nord, he tweeted right away. “Let’s begin. Looking for somewhere good to eat *near the Gare du Nord*. Any ideas? [...]

Twit Trip to Paris
February 4, 2009
Twit Trip to Paris

Benji Lanyado is going to Paris and he hasn’t planned much in advance. Why? Because he’s taking a Twit Trip. He plans to take his entire trip based on live tweeted tips and suggestions. Leaving it all up to the Twitterati, he states, “I’m going to leave it to the tweetosphere.” Early this morning (early [...]