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Around Paris – Boxing Day 2016

As I’ve written in previous posts, there is no concept of ‘Boxing Day’ in Paris. Around Paris it’s a normal, if quieter than usual day. The major department stores are open, and it is generally […]


Paris Redux…

It’s time to leave London on the Eurostar, and head for Paris for the night on the way to Hong Kong. The benefit of being close to St Pancras is that it’s a short roll […]


Val-de-Grace and Les Berges de Paris

Apparently Val-de-Grace will be open for visitors today. It is a long held ambition to see the interior of this church, build by Anne of Austria to celebrate the birth of Louis XIV. I have […]