Wednesday, December 29, 2010

December Travel Tips #2

Visit this official Paris website, brought to you by the 'Office du Tourisme et des Congres':
What you will find are online publications to browse through and download including Paris maps, City Guides, Paris Gourmand Guide - Good Food Guide, Paris Shopping Guide, the Visiting Paris guide which has interpreter guides, lecturer guides and companies specialising in cultural or thematic tours, maps of each district in Paris (if your staying in Montmartre for example you can see the map of Montmartre) and finally the Paris around the Eiffel Tower guide.

This months favourite Paris Travel website/blog is: 

(despite it's title, it's also very useful for the fellas). It's JAM packed full of information about shopping, dining, culture and art, tips to prepare you before you fly, maps, links etc, fabulous french finds, lots of resources and even recipes of the month, wine of the month, fan photos…

Experience a visit to the famous Paris flea Markets. Ok there are thousands so here are just a few for now:

1.    1. galette.jpgPorte De Vanves Flea Market aka Marche aux Puces des Porte de Vanves. Best way to describe this is: ‘like peering in the window of an elderly neighbours apartment’. This is our favourite antique and vintage marketplace in Paris. Open: Every Saturday and Sunday 7am – 1pm. Address: 14eme – Avenue Marc Sangier and Avenue Georges Lafenestre.

 2. Marche du livre Ancien et d’Occasion. Over 100 vendors offering specialty 
out-of-print books. As cheap as 1euro each or by weight. It’s worthwhile 
just to see the vendors sit at card tables drinking wine, eating baguettes 
and cheese and chatting with customers. We found a delightful classic 
children’s book for 1euro. 

        Open: Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm  
Address: Park Georges Brassens, Rue Brancion – 15th arrondissement.

        The Markets of Paris – is the market Bible of Paris. Find it on Amazon or the 
Book Depository




         We'll be posting our B&B News for December shortly -  Lots of Discounts of special Paris apartments and our newest addition to the family - a B&B in the 9th arrondissement - Opera/Lafayette area for a beautiful 88euro per night (104euro per night for 2 people) - its gorgeous! Stay tuned!!

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