All About Paris

Our Paris Blog. Learn the basics about traveling to Paris. Tourist information about the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and much more.

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    The Palace of Versailles History

    All about Versailles – France’s most important chateau The Palace of Versailles was the royal residence of France for more than a century (from 1682 until 1789), when the French Revolution began.  Way back when, Louis XIII built a hunting lodge at the village of Versailles outside of Paris in 1624. The small structure became the base on which was constructed one of the most costly and extravagant buildings in the world. It became the palace of Louis XIV, the “Sun King”, who said of himself, “L’Etat c’est moi” or “I am the state.” Louis XV and Louis XVI also called the castle home. Creating this ultimate palace were Louis…

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    Food and France: A Love Affair

    A journey to discover the best food in France Most of Europe lives on bread, cheese and some form of ham and sausage. They are the staples of the continent. So why then is it all so fantastic in France?  Why is France above the rest?  Pipe down, Italians, you know it’s true (even though I’ve never had a bad meal in Italy!).  I love focaccia, but who thought of the croissant? No one but the French.  Spain’s mancheca cheese is awesome.  Plus tapas.  But the sheer variety and fancifulness of French food is beyond compare. As for pastries. Sorry Britain, ten types of custard and mince pie is not even on the…

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    French Savoir Faire

    Why not spend a week or two in France?  Or more?  There is a lot to see. It’s the biggest country in Europe, besides Russia and Ukraine of course.   With mountains (the Alps), amazing coastlines (the Mediterranean and the Atlantic), rivers (the Seine and Saone among many) and rolling hills of picturesque castles, farmland and adorable villages, it is a jewel on earth. And it has been kept that way by the people themselves, who cared about their crops, their way of life and their customs long before national preservation led the way in creating UNESCO sites and the like.  Did French history preserve art and wine or vice versa? …