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5 unusual things to do in Paris

Posted on May 30, 2014 by Andreas (No Comment)
Paris in a 2CV

Discover in this article ideas of unusual things to do in Paris ! Visit Paris in a Citroën 2CV Paris in a 2CV, striped mariner’s shirt and beret, how French can you get! The “French way of life” is what the “4 roues sous 1 parapluie” (“4 wheels under an umbrella”) agency offers with its services for individuals or companies. Choose from the itineraries on offer, or customise your route to fit your fancies and hop on board the 2CV to explore the city! 22, rue Bernard Dimey, Paris 18th Official Web Site Who wants to follow the Paris trail? Visiting […]

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The ghost stations of the Paris underground

Posted on May 2, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
Sainte Croix

The vast network of the Paris underground has no less than 302 stations open … and 14 stations closed! These places, which we like to call the ghost stations of the Paris underground, presumably to increase the aura of mystery that surrounds them, are little known to the public, even Parisians. While most were either moved or closed during the Second World War following the occupation of Paris, other ghost stations such as Haxo or Porte Molitor do not have any outside access and therefore have never been opened! Today, some of these stations are no longer completely unused, which […]

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The lesser known Paris museums

Posted on April 25, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
1930s Museum

Visiting Paris is very often synonymous with cultural visits to the classic museums, but what about unusual museums? Today we would like to introduce you to some museums that you do not necessarily hear about, but which have many things to teach you. We have selected five unique museums for you. The Counterfeiting Museum Located at 16 Rue de la Faisanderie in the 16th district, this unusual museum moved into the premises in 1951. You will find a multitude of counterfeit objects from antiquity to the present day, which will give you an idea of the extent of this phenomenon. […]

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The Manoir of Paris

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Andreas (No Comment)
Entrance to the Manoir of Paris

Who has not dreamed of visiting a real haunted house? A house filled with all the monsters that hid under our beds when we were children or made us scream watching television … Well this house is in Paris! And I’m not talking about a fairground attraction made out of cardboard, but a real immersion in the heart of over 1000m2 filled with Hollywood sets and monsters played by more than 30 actors, who will recreate for you the spinechilling legends of Paris … This project was created by an American, Adil Houthi, who has already set up two haunted […]

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The international market of Rungis

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
A Stand of market of Rungis

Rungis is situated about ten kilometres from Paris, in Val de Marne, and is joint headquarters (with those of Chevilly-Larue and Fresnes) of the world’s largest market for fresh food products. The amalgamation of the former Halles market in Paris and the slaughterhouses of La Villette (which joined the Rungis site several years after its opening, in 1975) resulted in the National Interest Market of Rungis which opened on 3 March 1969. This decision had been made ten years earlier by General de Gaulle due to lack of space that was increasingly felt but also to create a new more […]

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145 Rue de La Fayette

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Hailey (One Comment)

145 Rue de La Fayette… Do you know it? Paris is a city full of secrets. Those who love the capital will tell you that you will discover as much as you seek. Nobody can claim that he knows everything about Paris… because it’s simply impossible! And speaking of secrets, there is one, visible to all, yet which few people know the existence of. Its name? 145 Rue de La Fayette. And even if you don’t know what this address hides, you’ve probably already walked right past it! At first glance, the building situated at this address seems perfectly normal. […]

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