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NewsletterJanuary 2017

Très Bonne Année À Tous!

Here are some photos from my recent trip to Paris with a stay at the two star ibis budget Paris La Villette, video tour here! The big takeaway from my trip? If in doubt, chose the Musée d'Orsay over the Louvre!
Looking for more from France than Paris? Check out these suggestions from last year!

  • We start with a walk on the Coulée verte René-Dumont aka the Promenade Plantée near the Gare de Lyon.

  • Then move on to the Musée d'Orsay.

  • Where we admire Vincent van Gogh's L'Église d'Auvers-sur-Oise.

  • And then Claude Monet's Gare Saint Lazare.

  • Now it's time for lunch.

  • Lunch finishes with a Gaufre Bruxelloise Glace Vanille et Sauce Chocolat!

  • Did you know you can see Sacré-Cœur from the Musée d'Orsay!

  • Talking about Montmartre, let's head over to Place du Tertre.

  • We can also take in the view of Paris.

  • Moving on to the Louvre.

  • Victoire de Samothrace.

  • Trying to see La Joconde - aka the Mona Lisa.

  • Venus de Milo.

  • Time for a ride on a Bateau Mouche.

  • Pont Alexandre III.

  • Pont Alexandre III with the Tour Eiffel.

  • Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

  • & from above.

  • Bouquinistes - Booksellers along the Seine.

  • Marché Barbès.

  • Paris at sunset from the Jardin des Tuileries.

Sales in France

The 2017 winter sales in France - Soldes d'Hiver 2017 start on Wednesday January 11th. There are a few departments where sales start earlier. They are Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle and Vosges (Lorraine region) who start on Saturday January 2nd.

Driving in France

Driving in France this January? Here's the traffic forecast.


Successful Chateau Business for Private Sale: So much more than a magical chateau in the Dordogne, France, a 5-star quality B&B/restaurant with adjoining self-catering houses.
Chocolate & Zucchin: Welcome! My name is Clotilde Dusoulier. I am a French food writer based in Paris, and Chocolate & Zucchini is the blog I created to celebrate the smalls joys of the kitchen and get you excited about daily cooking.
French Politics: An American observer comments on French politics.


Global Insurance Net: If you are thinking about moving to France you will need health insurance to get your visa. A great company that will help you with this is Global Insurance Net. I found out about Global Insurance Net in 2003 through another expat and have been recommending them ever since with no regrets. Carlos Perez the President, CEO of Global Insurance Net has always been very easy to work with.

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