Tips for Seeing a Show at the Moulin Rouge

Tips for Seeing a Show at the Moulin Rouge

Going to see a live show may not be at the top of the to-do list for a European vacation – but when it comes to Paris, everyone wants to visit the Moulin Rouge. But is it like the movie? Is it cheesy? What do you wear? Here are our top tips for seeing a show at the Moulin Rouge, so you won’t feel out of place.

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July 17, 2014 by
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The Hippest Swamp: Your Guide to the Marais

Your Guide to the Marais

In the French language, “marais” means marsh, and it was late in the 9th century that the fertile marshlands of the Seine were given over to the city to be built up. In the 1700s, when Louis XIV moved to Versailles, the district fell into disrepair. But today it is one of the hippest arrondissements in Paris, and a favorite of Parisians and visitors. Here’s your guide to the Marais.

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July 14, 2014 by
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Lose Yourself In the 1st Arrondissement in Paris

Lose Yourself In the 1st Arrondissement in Paris

The 1st arrondissement in Paris is smack in the center, and encompasses 8 Métro stops, one RER station (the massive Châtelet – Les Halles, Paris’s major transportation hub), the Louvre (plus four other museums and several galleries), the Tuileries, Sainte-Chapelle (plus a third of the Île de la Cité), and is still one of the smallest neighborhoods in the city. You could easily spend days in this one arrondissement and still feel like you haven’t seen anything.

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July 7, 2014 by
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Montmartre: From Druids to Decadence

Montmartre. Photo courtesy of Antonis Lamnatos on Flickr

Are you visiting Paris? Have you suddenly started to walk uphill, or climb steep flights of steps to get from one street to the next? Then you’re in the Montmartre neighborhood – and once you discover it, you just may never want to leave.

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June 30, 2014 by
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Paris in July: Weather, Events and Things to Do

Bastille Day. Photo courtesy of Yann Caradec on Flickr

Summertime is the right time to visit the City of Light; Paris in July can be crowded and hot, but it’s also simmering with a different kind of heat that simply cannot be matched anywhere else. Here’s what to expect if you’re visiting Paris in July.

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June 23, 2014 by
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Paris Paradis Latin Dinner and Show

It’s hard to capture the glamour and romance of Paris in words. Which is why the Paradis Latin, the oldest French cabaret in the world, is a great way to experience the truly magical elements of Parisian culture.

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June 19, 2014 by
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Pet Friendly Paris

Pet Friendly Paris. Photo courtesy of delta_avi_delta on Flickr

One of the things that hits you about Paris is how pet friendly it is. You can’t go far in the city without seeing a cat lounging in a shop window or a dog chilling out next to its owner, not even on a leash. And unfortunately, you’ve probably also barely avoided stepping in Fido’s little presents left seemingly everywhere. So, what’s up with Paris and pets? Is it really as friendly as it seems?

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June 16, 2014 by
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Pastries and Desserts to Try in Paris

Pastries and Desserts to Try in Paris - Macarons. Photo courtesy of Etienne Gérard on Flickr

As if the delectable sauces, sumptuous sandwiches and creamy cheeses aren’t enough to make you bust a gut when visiting Paris, make sure to save room for dessert! There is nothing like a good French dessert, and no place like Paris to have them. Here are our favorite pastries and desserts to try in Paris.

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June 9, 2014 by
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Remembering 70 Years Since D-Day, June 1944: Normandy, France, A Tour

As I step on the bus for my day trip from Paris to the beaches of Normandy, I’m thinking about war and how it all came to be those fateful end days of World War II in June of 1944. The ravages of war are shocking. It truly is unbelievable what humans do to other humans and the era of the time makes that no different.

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June 5, 2014 by
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Paris in June: Weather, Events and Things to Do

Fête de la Musique. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Vigier on Flickr

What can you expect from Paris in June? Here’s all the news that fits!

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June 2, 2014 by
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