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tips for hosting visitors to Paris

5 Tips to Handle the Onslaught of Visitors to Paris

Every year, approximately 46 million visitors will walk the narrow cobblestone streets of Paris, and when you live in Paris, you sometimes feel like you are personally responsible for about half of them. That may be a slight exaggeration, but it is true that when you live in the City of Light, everyone you know will want to visit at some point, and you’ll find that once the spring season has begun, your spare couch will suddenly become the busiest hotel in the city.
Camino de Santiago

A Spiritual Walk on the Camino de Santiago Inspires an Exhibition

A wine merchant describes the life-changing experience walking the Camino de Santiago that led her back to painting and a new exhibition of her works.
Hotel Westminster Signature Room

Get the Royal Treatment at Hôtel Westminster in Paris

From the moment you walk into the elegant and inviting lobby of the Hôtel Westminster, you’ll be made to feel right at home. For over 200 years, this quintessentially Parisian hotel has been synonymous with luxury, sophistication and stellar service fit for royalty.
bordeaux cuisine

Bordeaux: A Gastronomical City as Great as Paris – Just Ask My Father!

Bordeaux: You come, following a long journey, to a place you have never been before. Preparations have been made for your visit long in advance – ducks have been fattened, grapes made into wine. A French family opens its doors to you, and begins to feed you. They feed you, and feed you and feed you. When you can't eat anymore, they are happy to show you their city and the region.
career abroad

Expat Life: Write Your Own Career Narrative Abroad

Tips on how to take charge of your own story and make the most of new opportunities for an exciting and fulfilling career abroad.
moving to Paris

Paris Plunge: 5 Things I Learned When I Moved to Paris

I've learned a lot in a short time here in France. And not just about France, either. I’ve learned about myself, what kind of strength and resolve I might have even when I can’t see it, about my friends and family, and about risks being worth it even if they’re scary.
living in France

10 Quirky Things I’ve Discovered About Living in France

From banks with no cash to square pillowcases, an American chef and blogger shares the odd things she's noticed about life in France.
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Invite Yourself into a Parisian Stranger’s Home for Dinner

For a taste of authentic French food and warm hospitality, forget the restaurant and try visiting a Parisian home for dinner.
house swap

Tips for a Transcontinental Year-Long House Swap (What?)

Moving, like most anyone knows, is a complicated matter. Especially when there isn’t a big corporate entity helping you out. When you swap your home with someone else for an entire year it becomes even more complicated. For anyone considering a year-long, transcontinental house swap with your family, and largely without outside support, then this is the post for you!
Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel: A Perfect Weekend Getaway from Paris

Mont Saint Michel, with its gravity-defying, Gothic Abbey sits along the northwestern Normandy coastline, and is an easy overnight or weekend getaway from Paris. Michelle Beary shares highlights from her recent trip to the UNESCO world heritage site