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Passionate About Paris: January 11th 2012

Happy New Year and welcome to the first post for 2012 in my weekly blog series, Passionate About Paris.

The Christmas illuminations may have been taken down and the galettes des Rois no longer adorn the patisserie windows (having been avidly eaten on January 6th), but Paris never rests on its laurels. There’s buzz and excitement even in gloomy January and the chilly weather justifies the calorific excesses of the superb chocolat chaud on offer, especially from Angelina’s and Berthillon.

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Passionate About Paris: December 21st 2011

Courtesy N Talka

Welcome to the last post for 2011 in my weekly blog series Passionate About Paris, which is now taking a break over Christmas and the New Year. Wishing Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année to everyone – and see you in 2012!  But first, read on for things to do and see as well as some all-important info.

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Passionate About Paris: November 23rd 2011

Welcome to a new post in my weekly blog series, Passionate About Paris.  Maybe you’re a first-time visitor, or like me a can’t-get-enough-of-Paris devotee. Perhaps you’re mildly curious about the City of Light.   Whatever your feelings about Paris, I hope you’ll find in these posts some ideas to inspire, hints to help and a sense of sharing what’s great about this awesome city.

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Passionate About Paris: 16th November 2011

Welcome to another post in my new weekly blog series, Passionate About Paris. Maybe you’re a first-time visitor, or like me a can’t-get-enough-of-Paris devotee. Perhaps you’re mildly curious about the City of Light. Whatever your feelings about Paris, I hope you’ll find in these posts some ideas to inspire, hints to help and a sense of sharing what’s great about this awesome city.

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Passionate About Paris: November 9th 2011

Welcome to my new weekly blog series, Passionate About Paris.  Maybe you’re a first time visitor, or like me a can’t-get-enough-of-Paris devotee. Perhaps you’re mildly curious about the City of Light.   Whatever your feelings about Paris, I hope you’ll find in these posts some ideas to inspire, hints to help and a sense of sharing what’s great about this awesome city.

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Midnight in Paris: Rom-Com as Travelogue

Sorry to upset the Owen Wilson fans out there, but his films are a complete no-no for me. Any cinema trailers that I have to endure leave me feeling that I’d rather stick pins in my eyes than pay money to watch his films.  His sole facial expression seems to be that of a permanently perplexed goldfish, with an acting style that’s quite possibly sponsored by Cuprinol.   However I’ve had to set aside such uncharitable judgements because his new film is set in my favourite city: Paris.

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“Like Jim Morrison, I fell asleep in a bath of freezing water”: reflections on living at 17 rue Beautreillis

Earlier this year I wrote several blog posts about the 40th anniversary of the death of Doors’ front man Jim Morrison and some events commemorating the anniversary.  For anyone reading those blog posts the following may be of interest. It’s an account by Jean Paul Desnos about living in the apartment block where Jim Morrison died.  This has been translated from French with thanks to Susan Bourdin at JimMorrisonsParis.com for the original.

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