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Join in the Fun of the 2011 Tour de France

Join in the Fun of the 2011 Tour de France July 11, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Map of Tour de France 2011 courtesy of organisers Ever since it began in 1903, the annual Tour de France cycle race has been a spectacle that engages everyone in France. Cycling is a very popular sport here and who wears the prestigious maillot jaune (yellow jersey) of fastest rider is a hot topic in...

More Midsummer Music Madness

More Midsummer Music Madness June 22, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The event? Paris’s annual Fête de la Musique – held every 21 June and now in its 30th year The scene? Everywhere, but I concentrated on Canal Saint-Martin area in the 10th arrondissement The atmosphere? Balmy – the forecast rain held off Barmy – those crazy Parisians know how to party Where...

Paris Loves Pooches

Paris Loves Pooches June 21, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Before you leave home If you decide to bring your pooch to Paris, you’ll need to have the right vaccinations and paperwork to be allowed into France. This will vary according to the country you are coming from – your vet should be able to help you. Fido has friends But once you’ve arrived, you’ll...

Fireworks and Firemen Celebrate France’s National Day

Fireworks and Firemen Celebrate France’s National Day June 20, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Will Bastille Day, usually known in France as le quatorze juillet (14 July) see you up bright and early at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arc de Triomphe, waiting for the start of the military parade down the Champs-Elysées? Or will you be nursing a hangover and sore toes after dancing in the street...