By BP Editor
David Downie has called Paris home since 1986. His feature articles have appeared in over 50 magazines and newspapers worldwide and Downie is keen to share Paris with his readers. He has written several non-fiction books about Paris, and even a triller set in the city. When he's not writing, he's leading private tours across Europe.Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 January 2013 )
By Barbara Becquiot
My first experience with French taxis dates all the way back to 1965 and I’m not about to forget that first cab ride in France! It took me from Orly Airport to a hotel near the Montparnasse train station. As I grasped the little black handle on the back door, I felt like I was on the roller coaster ride of my life.Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 January 2013 )
By Naomi Mikhaiel
"A year!" repeats the astonished bank teller.Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 January 2013 )
"Yes," I stammer, suddenly feeling irresponsible.
"And where is it that you’ll be spending most of your time?"
"Um, in Paris," I swallow, immediately becoming aware of my blue and white striped T-shirt.
By Andrew Hirst
If you’re vacationing in Europe by car, there is a big chance that you will be driving through France at some point. With the beautiful countryside and mountains, it’s easy to see why holidaymakers would want to drive through France. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that the road laws and rules are just as pleasant as the views.Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 January 2013 )
By Katherine Brodsky
if you find yourself in Paris on Christmas day, fret not. Even though Paris is certainly more quiet than usual, with many small shops and museums closed, there is still plenty of adventure to be found. Here's a handy list of some options of things to do in Paris on Christmas day. There's more than you think!Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 December 2012 )
By Joseph Lestrange
I would never tell her because it would break her heart if I did. But I will tell you that she is not a pretty girl—and not simply because she has fallen asleep on the bus, her head leaning against the window, with her mouth open.Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 December 2012 )
By Wini Moranville
Just in time for the holidays, here’s a list of some great gift ideas for people on your list who love to cook—especially those who love cooking French food.Last Updated ( Monday, 17 December 2012 )
By Karen Fawcett
There are days, weeks, months and years when living in Paris makes me come to a crashing halt and reevaluate so many things I’ve come to accept as status quo. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons I remain here because boredom is equivalent to my being dead, and I’m not ready, merci, quand même. No matter how comfortable I may be here, nothing stays stagnant or the same same for long. And, that’s part of the charm and the challenge.Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 November 2012 )
By Karen Fawcett
Since I moved to Paris more than a few years ago, Thanksgiving, more than any of the other holidays, draws Americans together in a unified pursuit of cooking and eating turkey. It’s fairly easy now to prepare a turkey dinner now, plus all of the fixings, which wasn’t always the case.Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 November 2012 )
By Sue Aran
The Course Landaise is an ancient style of Iberian bullfighting that does not involve the death of the animal. It's an acrobatic sport rather than a blood sport. "Landaise" cows instead of bulls are used. These cows are bred specifically in the Landes department and are not raised for their milk or their meat, but for their agility and entertainment value.Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 January 2013 )
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