If you’re interested in sampling the best Paris has to offer, but don’t have the time to do the deep research necessary to guide yourself through the arrondissements, you need a great, English speaking tour, with small groups, and knowledgeable guides. Luckily for you, Debbie and I have already found one of the best. Paris […]
For Debbie and me, our favorite Paris arrondissement is undoubtedly St. Germain-des-Prés, one of four administrative quarters in the 6th. The former Abbey St. Germain-des-Prés, the oldest church in Paris, the 6th’s center, is surrounded by art and antique galleries, historic monuments, upscale boutiques, and iconic cafes, brasseries and bistros. Encompassing the Luxembourg Garden as well as butting up to the Latin Quarter, it’s a walker’s paradise. Currently, there is not […]
Get 2018 off on the right foot. A little more than just surviving. You know you’ve arrived, literally and figuratively, the minute you see Place de la Concorde up on your left and Hôtel de Crillon on your right. As your driver pulls up you are surrounded by regally dressed staff, guiding you to the […]
According to a report by Knight Frank, Paris could be the fastest growing real estate market in 2018. New York, Miami and London have dominated the rankings for a decade, but with an expected growth of 9% in luxury home prices in Paris, 2018 is the year of the City of Lights. Fang Block writes […]
Greetings from Le Mini Palais, Paris (3 avenue Winston Churchill, in the 8th arrondissement). More on Le Mini Palais here, here, and here.
Along with the Little Prince, the beloved Babar series is among the most widely read and enduring French literature of all time for children. Jean de Brunhoff created the character of Babar in 1931 with “The Story of Babar.” A young elephant sees his mother shot by a hunter and flees to the city to […]
La Grande Épicerie de Paris, on the ground floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche (24 Rue de Sèvres in the 7th), has long been one of the best food halls in Paris. Now shoppers can get the same quality at the new La Grande Épicerie de Paris Rive Droite, on the Right Bank of the Seine. […]
A charity auction held each year at the Hospices de Beaune raised $16 million this year. Decanter’s Chris Mercer reports that the auctions most valuable lot sold for $495,000. He writes: The Hospices de Beaune 2017 auction raised a record 13.5 million euros (£12m, $16m), according to auction organiser Christie’s, beating the previous record set in 2015. Top […]
Le Bon Marché (24 Rue de Sèvres in the 7th arrondissement) is the world’s first department store, and its food court, La Grande Epicerie de Paris is the best park lunch in Paris. Read more about the best gourmet food halls in Paris here.
There are so many reasons that require international perspective as your investment horizon expands. And needless to say, it can be difficult to gain perspective by sitting home. Debbie and I have found after repeated trips that the world comes to Paris! More than any other international base we would wish to consider, Paris stands […]