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Best places for a cheap family holiday in France from Provence to Normandy

France has been a family favourite for British holidaymakers for decades. In fact, around 17 million of us go there each year - and its popularity …

France

Zelle, the Banks’ Answer to Venmo, Proves Vulnerable to Fraud

Big banks are making it easy to zap money to your friends. Maybe too easy.<p>Zelle, a service that allows bank customers to instantly send money to their acquaintances, is booming. Thousands of new users sign up every day. Some $75 billion zoomed through Zelle’s network last year. That’s more than …

Identity Theft

Still-Secret Spain: 9 Fairy-Tale Towns Off the Tourist Track

For unspoiled nature, centuries-old architecture, and guaranteed tranquility, hole up in one of these postcard-perfect villages.<p>If you’ve been to …

National Parks

The 10 apps police are warning parents to look out for on their children's phones

Parents are being urged to check their children’s phones in an effort to keep them safe online.<p>One police force has posted a warning to parents …

Apps

Les anciens rails cachés de la place des Vosges

Il n’est pas forcément obligatoire de lever la tête pour admirer les charmes et les secrets de Paris. Il faut parfois regarder par terre pour …

Grand Est

Paris : La meilleure pâtisserie du monde a un prix !

Accro aux gourmandises, vous avez sans doute entendu parler de la pâtisserie de Cédric Grolet qui a ouvert ses portes dans le Ier arrondissement de …

Métro du Grand Paris : on congèle pour creuser sans risque !

Sur les prolongements de la ligne 12 et 14, les sols ont été congelés artificiellement pour les durcir et faciliter la construction de tunnels ou …

2e arrondissement de Paris : pourquoi on l'aime ?

<b>Si chaque arrondissement a ses mauvais côtés, ils sont surtout tous bourrés de qualités ! Alors on vous embarque pour un petit tour d’horizon de ce</b> …

10 of the best cafes and restaurants near Paris’s major attractions

Lunch near Paris’s big draws doesn’t have to be expensive or touristy. A short walk from the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre will reveal a classic bistro, stylish brasserie or locals’ favourite<p>Everyone visiting Paris is likely to end up among the crowds at its most famous sights; the problem that …

France

Revealed: here’s where to get the best baguette in Paris

A bakery in the 13th arrondissement of Paris will be making the daily bread for the Élysée Palace and the new French president Emmanuel Macron after scooping the illustrious annual Grand Prize for the best baguette in the city.<p>Baker Sami Bouattour of Boulangerie Brun saw off competition from almost …

France

How to Set Up a Backdoor Roth IRA

You may think a high income will shut you out of Roth IRA eligibility, but there’s another way in: a backdoor Roth IRA. And it can save you thousands …

Hiking Trails in Zion National Park

Angels Landing<p>Angels landing is one of the most famous hikes in all of Zion National Park, this one is not for the squeamish or those easily affected …

12 Things You Can't Miss On Your First Visit to Capitol Reef

Shares 4K<p>I’ve visited the National Parks in Utah dozens of times, and I really believe that Capitol Reef is Utah’s hidden gem. It is not very …

9 Delicious Reasons Why You Should Visit Portugal

You know how it is when you return from a trip and you’ve had the most wonderful time. I keep asking people, “Have you visited Portugal, yet?” The …

European Travel

Beaux villages de France : Nord-Est

Les plus beaux villages du quart Nord-Ouest : de la Champagne au Brionnais, en passant par l’Alsace, la Bourgogne, la Franche-Comté.<p>Eguisheim, …

Voyages

Métro à Paris: où sont les stations fantômes ?

Pour des raisons historiques datant de l’entrée en guerre de la France en septembre 1939, économiques ou commerciales, plusieurs stations de métro …

Métro

Visiting Paris in Two Days: What To See

Paris in Two Days - Introduction and Overview of the Itinerary<p>A Flexible, Fun, and Self-Guided Itinerary<p>A week or more in Paris is absolutely ideal …

Top income investor: ten stocks you should own for the next decade

Shares around the world look expensive as markets have marched up over recent years but it’s still possible to find high-quality businesses, trading at attractive valuations – and paying a sustainable dividend.<p>With this in mind, we've found 10 stocks across the globe that balance cash generation …

Investing

Les restos les plus insolites de Paris

Qui a dit qu’aller au <b>restaurant</b> ne pouvait être pas être une <b>expérience</b> ? Pourquoi se contenter d’un repas tout ce qu’il y a de plus classique alors …

How to make the most of a short stopover in Iceland

These days, Iceland seems to be on every traveler's radar – and for great reason. Here you'll find the culture rich, the locals friendly and the …

European Travel

Petite histoire de la Conciergerie

Elle étend sa longue silhouette baignée de lumière le long des quais de Seine dans le 1er arrondissement, faisant d’elle <b>l’un des édifices les mieux</b> …

20 Most Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe

Let's face it: When it comes to a continent as beautiful and diverse as Europe, deciding which landmarks to add to your itinerary can be a daunting task. It always helps to do some research before you set out with a backpack and Eurail pass, and luckily, some of that research has already been done …

European Travel

L’étonnante façade alsacienne du McDo Saint-Lazare

On ne s’avancera pas trop en disant que le 119 rue Saint-Lazare est l’un des bâtiments les plus insolites de Paris ! Une <b>cigogne perchée sur la</b> …

Les plus belles portes d’entrée de Paris

Si l’on prête un peu attention à l’architecture parisienne, il n’est pas rare de découvrir des immeubles insolites, inclassables ou simplement issus …

Architecture

T-Mobile launches Galaxy Note 8 "Buy one, get one free" offer

The S8 Plus offers similar size and specs to the Note 8, but at a much lower asking price.<p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 isn’t even out yet, but T-Mobile is wasting no time in launching a new promotional offer for the upcoming flagship smartphone. The carrier has announced a new “Buy one, get one free” …

Mobile

Les plus beaux passages à ciel ouvert de Paris

Si les passages couverts du centre de la capitale nous plongent inévitablement dans le Paris d’antan, c’est un tout autre Paris que nous font …

Here’s your Philly megadevelopment cheat sheet

Developers are spending billions of dollars to build new residences, hotels, and parks in Philadelphia<p><i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in August 2017 and has since been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>There’s a lot of talk about Philly’s growing skyline these days. …

Les meilleurs palmiers de Paris

PALMARÈS VIDÉO - Avec leur côté discret, voire un peu désuet, ces biscuits font les délices des connaisseurs. Pour eux, nous avons traqué les plus …

Timekettle’s WT2 real-time translation earpieces enable ordinary conversation across language barriers

At TechCrunch’s event in Shenzhen last month, we had a chance to test out the WT2, a clever and ambitious device from startup TimeKettle. It’s a pair of wireless earpieces; each person in a multilingual conversation wears one, and they translate what’s said into the language spoken by each …

Language

Le Père Lachaise insolite

<b>Partez à la découverte des personnages qui font l’Histoire de ce gigantesque musée à ciel ouvert depuis plus de 200 ans ! Suivez-nous pour une balade</b> …

Recettes de Cuisine