Beach on the Seine has opened

July 22, 2015 / Travel
Paris beach 2015

Well, let’s smile, jump and clap your hands! :-) Finally, a true beach season has come to Paris, in spite of that it’s hot in the city for for a long time. If you want to come to the French capital in the short run, so you can spend your time on a beach besides visiting museums and other “classic” pastime.

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Paris today: Haussmann style

July 21, 2015 / Art & Culture
Baron Haussmann

For last century Paris has been visited by hundreds thousands travellers from different corners of our planet, and this tourist stream does not become less year after year. And here we can ask: why? Because you know, there is a lot of cities in the world, but Paris is still one of the most popular and visited ones. Of course, we could answer by many ways: museums in a great number, great French cuisine, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Seine, beautiful language and culture… But today we would like to talk about Paris architecture – the biggest and powerful magnet which attracts tens of millions tourists from all around the world every year.

Paris is an ancient city, and it has quite a lot of interesting beautiful buildings of different historical periods. However, no matter what someone can say, modern Paris – the city that we can see nowadays – is a creation of the famous prefect Baron Haussmann. Hot discussion on this man’s activity continues till now, but we have to recognize that, in spite of all interpretations, he had left a colossal heritage.

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Price restriction for rental apartments in Paris

July 13, 2015 / Real Estate
Hotel de Ville

For last years the price of rental apartments has grown up actively in all the big cities of Europe, and Paris was on the top positions on this list. Of course, first it was a result of common trends, but also because a Paris’ status as one of the most popular touristic places in the world. Owners of residential real estate do everything to increase income of their property.

Sure, as for an average person who comes to the French capital on vacation or just needs an accommodation for permanent residence, such prices hike becomes more and more big problem, especially taking in mind consequences of the world financial crisis.

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Cash payments’ cutback in France

June 29, 2015 / Shopping
Payments

Some time ago the minister of finance of France announced the government’s plans to cut cash payments in the country, and from September, 2015 this initiative will come into force.

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Films under stars in Saint Cloud

June 23, 2015 / Art & Culture
film

Paris and art are inseparable things, and every adult in the world knows this. That’s why it’s not surprising that in the city you can find different art events which would gladden connoisseurs of all genres and direction.

Summer in Paris is also rather active time for lovers of art so, be sure, there is something interesting for everybody there.

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Paris Jazz Festival 2015

June 10, 2015 / Art & Culture
redman

Summer has came and Paris, traditionally, offers its residents and tourists a variety of interesting cultural events. And one of the brightest and most popular music festivals of the French capital – Paris Jazz Festival 2015 — has started on June 7. It will last until the 26th of July in the Bois de Vincennes, so you can still plan your trip to Paris if the word “jazz” is not an empty phrase for you. :-)

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Le Bourget 2015

June 4, 2015 / Various
LB2015

Dear friends, it’s summer time on calendar! And we send our greetings on this occasion. :-) Though, today’s main topic is a little bit different, so long as, by tradition, the middle of June is the time for famous Paris Air Show in Le Bourget – one of the biggest aircraft forums in the world.

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U2 Concerts in Paris

May 28, 2015 / Art & Culture
u2 in paris

U2. Long ago these two symbols became a simple name of a music band. Today U2 is a legend. It’s a standard of musical style and taste. They are the main brand of Ireland, of a small country with a great history on the British Islands.

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Cityscoot: Scooters rent in Paris

May 27, 2015 / Travel
Cityscoot

Paris becomes more and more attractive as to the transport infrastructure, and that’s really good for tourists who visit the city. As you probably know, in the French capital there are rental services of bicycles (Velib) and electric cars (Autolib) which are actively used by visitors and locals (especially actual for bikes). And now we are glad to inform you that a system of rental electric scooters will start its activity in Paris from June 2015.

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Exhibition: Diego Velazquez

May 20, 2015 / Art & Culture
Velazquez

“Why do people paint? Because everyone in comparison with great Velazquez looks scammer and pretender?” A similar phrase was heard in the conversation of the famous French painter Edouard Manet and poet Charles Pierre Baudelaire. Was the great master right saying these words or not is not for us to judge. But in any case, the talent and genius of the Spanish painter can not be questioned.

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