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Eiffel Tower: tickets and queuing advice

The Eiffel Tower is 125 years old this year, and will inaugurate its new-look first floor in October. Here is our <b>Paris</b>expert's guide to making the most of your visit. For information about where to stay, see our guide to <b>the best hotels in Paris</b>.<p><b>Going up the Eiffel Tower</b><p>If, like many Parisians, you …

A Walk Through One of Paris’ Last Flower (and Bird) Markets

Once you’ve tired of Notre Dame’s gothic exaggeration, head around the corner, still on íŽle de la Cité in Paris’ 4th arrondissement, for the Marché …

Best Day Trips from Paris

Visitors to the City of Light may find it impossible to tire of all the things the city offers—Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur; sidewalk cafes and …

Neighborhood Guide to Paris

Get pleasantly lost in the 20 arrondissements of Paris: Head to the 8th to buy macarons on bustling Champs-Elysees, the 6th to drink champagne in …

The Best Flea Markets in Paris: A Full Guide

01 of 07<p>Why the Traditional "Puces" Are So Coveted in the Capital<p>The term "Marché aux puces" literally translates to-- you guessed it-- "flea …

Paris in Summer

Paris in Summer: Ten things to do on a shoestring<p>While most Parisians head to the coast in summer, many are left behind looking for something to do. …

France

Le Carrousel - Dodo Manège

Dodo Manège<p>Hidden in Jardin des Plantes this fanciful, unusual carousel is a delight for all ages.<p>As you can see from the photo, these are not your …

Homemade Ketchup - A Delicious and Simple Recipe

<b>My old college roommates will attest to</b> the fact that I adhere to no boundaries when it comes to eating ketchup. I once ate it slathered on a …

France For History Lovers: A New Online Travel Guide To World Heritage Sites

Francophiles and history buffs may be in luck. Discovering French heritage — through cities, monuments and landscapes — may be a little easier with “The World Heritage Sites of France,” a new online travel guide.<p>“The guide directly follows in the philosophy advocated by UNESCO and the World …

My favorite Paris attractions — 1Dad1Kid.com

Posted By Talon Windwalker in France | 6 comments<p>While there are ton of things to do and see in Paris, I wanted to write about some of my favorite …

Learn How to Make Felted Wool Dryer Balls

Learn How to Make Wool Dryer BallsAbout three years ago Matt purchased a set of felted wool dryer balls on Etsy. When he opened the package I laughed …

Knitting

DIY: Homemade Insect Repellent Sprays and Lotions

‘Tis the season for camping trips and beach parties, barbecues and patio drinks, and you can bet that insects of all shapes and sizes are rubbing …

Alternative Medicine

Don't Buy That! 10 Foods You Should Make at Home

Some very delicious packaged foods have some seriously disgusting ingredients (who knew ice cream’s dirty little secret?). Others are ridiculously …

Whipped Cream

rich homemade ricotta

A few years ago, I made ricotta for the first time. I suspect a good lot of you just read that — the part where I <i>made</i> cheese/played …

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread. (aka, an embarrassingly easy summer snack.)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 5, 2014 99<p>Today’s dish is really just a math lesson.<p>How …

Vicki Lesage, Author

The Sassy Guide to the City of Light<p><i>As an American living in Paris for nearly 9 years, I have plenty of words of wisdom to share about this glorious,</i> …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

DIY All Natural Pressed Powder Foundation

This could possibly be the easiest tutorial ever! I love my <b>DIY Natural Foundation</b>, but I thought it would be great to have another option for this. …

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Paris attractions: what to see and do in summer

<b>Parks and gardens</b><p><b>Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil</b><p>Also known as "the municipal gardener", these elaborate, late 19th-century greenhouses were built to cultivate plants for municipal parks. The ensemble is grouped around a magnificent central tropical greenhouse, filled with steamy palms, an aviary and …

7 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

<i>By Melinda Johnson for U.S. News</i><p>Protein tends to be misunderstood. At times, it's flying high on a fad-diet craze, when it seems that half of our population is shunning carbs in favor of a high-protein diet. At other times, protein is forgotten completely, as people order salads with low-fat …

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Five reasons to visit northern France in 2014

France’s refreshing Nord-Pas-de-Calais has been overlooked by travellers for too long. The region has embraced the jokes about chilly weather and yokel locals while quietly transforming into a world-class destination with a daring arts scene, clutch of historic sights and irresistibly rugged charm. …

How to Make an Herbal Raw Honey Ointment: For the Treatment of Burns and Wounds

Herbal raw honey ointment…nothing is as powerful to encourage skin healing like raw honey! Combined with medicinal herbs and bursting with …

Plank position for beginners

We all know plank position is good for us. But. Um. What if you lack the core strength needed to suck in the gut and engage the back, glutes and quad muscles — all while balancing between your toes and elbows?<p>Answer: You slowly and carefully work your way up to it, says fitness expert Tosca Reno, …

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Fun Maps For Young Travelers (And Others Like Them)

If you are one of those people who like to travel a bit under the radar, a series of fun, informative – and free – maps may help.<p>USE-It Europe maps, all made my young locals, have the usual tourist information (public transport, bike rentals, walking tours, tops sites, where to eat and shop) for …