Printemps Des Rues – Street Performance Festival

From Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27, the Printemps Des Rues festival will again claim the banks of the Saint-Martin Canal in Paris’ 10th arrondissement for the annual celebration of street performances. The festival is celebrating 20 years of entertaining the masses. This year’s lineup includes public dancing, magic shows, indie concerts, puppet shows,

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A Day in Paris

What a great video Condé Nast Traveler posted documenting a day and night exploring the City of Light, with stops at the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Grand Palais. What would you do if you had 24 hours to spend in Paris?

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Paris Legalizes Pants

It’s been about 5 years since my last trip to Paris, so I guess the statute of limitations has passed, and it’s time for a confession: I broke a law. Now, this isn’t a  Brokedown Palace-esque tale; the simple facts are that I’m a woman and I wore pants in Paris, which, until last week,

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Paris: City of Science

Paris lovers: you know the Eiffel Tower like the back of your hand, but did you know that it functions as a giant antenna for radio and television transmissions? You know that Louis Pasteur and Madame Curie were Parisians and made important contributions to science, but did you know that you can visit their homes

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Graffiti Hotel

Would you stay in this crazy hotel room? It’s in a hotel called Au Vieux Panier in Marseilles, France.  Every year, the hotel offers up a blank canvas in the form of blank hotel rooms to local artists and designers who let loose their paintbrushes (or, in this case, spray paint nozzles) to create a

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