Tag Archive: France

Val d’Europe – Largest Outlet Mall in Europe

December 24, 2013

If you are a shopper you may have heard of this gigantic indoor and outdoor mall about 35 km east of Paris in Marne la Vallee. Promoted as the largest mall in Europe, Val d’Europe attracts travellers from all over the continent and is a shopping destination for Parisians who can reach it by a quick train ride from central Paris. Val d’Europe is close to EuroDisney and represents the Disney concept of creating “idealized”... View Article

Paris for Insiders: Foodie Tour of Saint Germain (part 1)

December 13, 2013

No other arrondissement in Paris has been painted, written about,  featured in novels and movies, had music composed about it and philosophy debated in it’s cafes as much as Saint Germain Des Prés. Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir philosophized with the intelligentsia at Cafes Flore and Les Deux Magot, Oscar Wilde lived on 13, rue des Beaux-Arts, Picasso painted in his atelier on rue Saints Augustines, Hemingway stayed there and wrote about it, Charles Aznavour... View Article

Bonjour from Paris – Les Grands Avenues

December 10, 2013

Excuse me for a moment while I dab on Chanel No. 5 and loop a cashmere scarf around my neck à la Franċaise. French women wear perfume and when it comes to scarves they clearly elevated scarves-tying technique to a serious art form. Perfume fragrances waft towards you, sometime gently seducing, other times boldly announcing their presence. It’s a personal thing. And scarves, they are everywhere, in shops, on the metro, on the streets and... View Article