Inspire

Inspire
Woman stretching in park. © Alexis Duclos

From Breathless to a Paris Marathon Runner

Let’s be clear. I am not a runner... I grew up in a swimming pool, and therefore my body was conditioned from a very young age to believe that exercise only took place in zero gravity environments.
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So You Want to Start a Book Club…

The "rentrée" is a clever French word that describes back-to-school, back-to-work and the beginning of fall all in one. With kids and jobs returning to a regular schedule, it’s also the perfect time to start new projects. Like your very own book club.
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Let’s Talk About Wine with Hélène Goble

When you live in France, which is one of the world’s largest producers of wine, there’s always more to learn… and (the part we enjoy most) to drink! That’s why we’re introducing you to Hélène Goble, a wine expert who was probably born with wine in her blood.
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6 Tips for Mindful Eating (and Natural Weight Loss) French Style

Amazed by what the French can eat in a week’s time and still stay slim? They regularly eat chocolate, full-fat yogurts and cheese, bread, delicious desserts, rich sauces, and the list goes on and on. Yet, France has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world.
Woman barefoot in front of Eiffel Tower

Naughty Paris Expert: What Makes Paris So Sexy?

“Paris is the sexiest city in the world.” Everyone has heard the cliché, of course, but probably because it’s hard to refute. After all, there’s much to dazzle and seduce us in the City of Light...
chocolate gluten-free tart from Chambelland Bakery in Paris

Discover Gluten-free Pastry in Paris Bakeries

The French excel in the art of eating and revel with every delicious mouthful of food. The idea of not eating certain things, especially something as delectable as a French pastry, is almost unfathomable to most French people. However, with the ever-growing number of people becoming gluten-free, Paris had a choice to make… and so did I.
Notre Dame Cathedrale interior. © Alexis Duclos

5 Mysteries in the Halls of Notre Dame Cathedral

Tour guide Laura Moore reveals some not-to-be-missed features to look out for when you visit Notre Dame cathedral in Paris!

Fashion Tips: Packing for Paris with a French Flair

On a recent trip to Paris, I was able to subdue the intimidation factor of French chic, travel with carry-on luggage and still look and feel sensational. If you keep in mind a few guidelines you too will be able to walk confidentially the streets of this wonderful city.