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Classic Paris: Book-hunting along the Banks of the River Seine

"Walking through Paris in search of new tips and hot-spots for readers of paris-eiffel-tower-news.com, I realized I’d neglected one its most classic locations, despite the fact that I often take time to skulk around the “bouquinistes” (second-hand booksellers) of the banks of the river Seine."

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Four-Star Gourmet Food in Paris - Part II

If there's one thing the French know how to do well, it's food. Food is more of an art (and for some, a quasi religion) in France, and so I knew I would be remiss in my duties to readers of paris-eiffel-tower-news.com if I did not go and seek out Paris's finest gastronomic glories for you. Sampling the following is not an option – it's a must!!!

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Four-Star Gourmet Food in Paris - Part I

If there's one thing the French know how to do well, it's food. Food is more of an art (and for some, a quasi religion) in France, and so I knew I would be remiss in my duties to readers of paris-eiffel-tower-news.com if I did not go and seek out Paris's finest gastronomic glories for you. Sampling the following is not an option – it's a must!!!

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Shop Till You Drop In Paris

Good news! I have more great Parisian hot spots yet for the readers of Paris-Eiffel-Tower-News.com. Read on, I believe you won't be disappointed.

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A Few Parisian Hot Spots

In this issue I have yet more Parisian shopping bargains and discoveries in store for the readers of paris-eiffel-tower-news.com: fine crystal and some wine-tasting sessions from one of the most reputed Parisian wine cellars, and more!

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Serendipitous Paris: A Random Assortment of Things to Do – Act I Scene I

Your experience of Paris will necessarily be different from that of any other traveler. Because your expectations are unique, your perception of the French capital will be yours, and yours only. Diversity being the name of the game, I thought you would enjoy being told about a larger variety of unusual places to visit, and singular things to do while in Paris.

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A Melting Pot of Ideas to Try out in Paris – Act I Scene II

Everyone will memorize something personal about Paris. I thought it would be a rich idea to start writing a brand new series of articles in which I would offer each time a motley of ideas: obscure sites to see, off-the-wall museums to visit, quaint shops to shop at, and other things to do (for free or for money) in Paris. Starting now!

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Bringing Back Gifts from Paris

Bringing back cool gifts from your trip in Paris: A major important task on your To-Do-When-I'm-There list. But where will you find nicely original (and attractively inexpensive) stuff?

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Three Spots Where to Take Time Off in Paris

One of my favorite pleasures when I am in Paris is to take some time off, pick up a good book, and hole up some place where I can be left alone with my old self. If you feel the same, these are three of my fave spots to do just that.

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Places in Paris Where to Romance Your Love

Like Venice, Paris has always been a magnet for lovers and their affairs. As Woody Allen put it: “As long as you haven’t been kissed during any of those rainy Parisian afternoons, you haven’t been kissed at all.” Paris is where sleepy marriages are rekindled, the flames of passion ignited, vows renewed, and special someones met. But where will you get the most ardent thrill?

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3 Shops Where to Buy Fashion Smartly in Paris

Paris has become more expensive over the last three years because of the appreciation of the Euro currency. Die-hard fashionistas have had to wisen up and be smarter in the way they shop. Some best-kept-secret shops offer bargains you cannot decently pass on.

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Four High Spots to See Paris From Above

When you want to view Paris from the top, four vantage points offer an easy access. Paris expert Phil Chavanne has located them for you.

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Paris Touring With Little Money and No Legwork

To the exception of its rather enjoyable aerial line #6, the Paris metro does not shine as a sightseeing vehicle. To those of you who want to “see while learning”, I would recommend discovering sections of the city on the wheels of the Open Tour deck bus.

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Paris bound? Pack the Right Power Supply

When planning your trip to Paris, remember to pack the right adaptors for your small appliances. Forget those, and you are in trouble.

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Jeans and Sneakers: Fashion Don’ts in Paris?

Are sneakers a barely acceptable ‘dress-down’ accessory in Paris, or a fashion statement which US tourists can use to their advantage? The Senior Editor of web magazine Paris Eiffel Tower News, Phil Chavanne, discusses the topic from all angles.

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