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Tea Time at Meurice Hotel

Hazelnut tartlet of Cédric Grolet

For the end of the year festivities, we went with a friend to the Tea Time of great Parisian palace The Meurice. His pastry, chef Cédric Grolet who creates some little masterpieces. We were eager to taste these pastries, while enjoying the outstanding setting of this hotel. I’m fond of pastries and everything about this

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Paris under the snow

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When the snow falls on Paris, it has a magicial effect. What should be perfectly normal in winter becomes something completely unusual. Life is slowing down as if we’d never seen this before in Paris (it’s become so rare). Snow gives a whole new aspect to this city, it’s enlightened. A nice thick white snow,

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Lisbon Pousada

Praça de Comércio Lisbonne

Our selection for our trip to Lisbon a Pousada. We could have opted for a classic hotel, the city is full of quality hotels. But choosing a pousada is the opportunity to discover a typical accommodation of the country. These are only found in Portugal and  Brazil. What is a pousada : a place that

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Sintra visit

Palais de Pena Portugal

From our weekend in Lisbon, the last visit remains one of the most beautiful discoveries, the city of Sintra and its surroundings. Located in the hills of the Serra, 28km from Lisbon, there are many palaces, castles in ruins surrounded by lush vegetation. Of the five parks we saw two, due to lack of time,

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Cascais visit

Cascais côte Portugal

Cascais is a seafront town located at 26km from Lisbon It’s an former fisherman’s village, by train we are there in 30 minutes. Highly appreciated by the English in the 19th century, it’s charming little town with pretty white alleys and pretty façades. During our trip in Lisbon, the idea of spending a moment in

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Georges restaurant at the National Museum of Modern Art

Pompidou center Paris

Georges restaurant (Beaumarly group : Chez Julien restaurant, Castel restaurant, Amour Hotel…) in Pompidou Center. I do sometimes wonder about the worth of a restaurant in cultural center. The setting, a beautiful view on the rooftops of Paris, inside a decoration with lined tables angled, pink benchess and steel coloured modules, framed by bay windows.

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Retrospective of the exhibition of Christian DIOR

The exhibition at the Museum of the Arts Décoratifs was recently completed on January 7, 2018. I would like to come back to the magnificent retrospective, organized for the 70th anniversary of the French House DIOR.   The couturier of dream Christian DIOR Christian Dior and his connections with art, the link he has developped

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Exhibition at the Royal Village of the artist Julien Marinetti

Exhibition of sculptures On the occasion of the Chinese, New Year ( based on the lunar calendar, the year of the dog follow the year of the cock) the Royal Village located at 25 rue Royale in Paris 8e, exhibits the sculptures of Julien Marinetti. His famous bulldog Doggy John, as also Bâ the panda and his

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Pastries for St Valentine’s Day

PASTRIES Say it with words, with flowers…and why not pastries ? A suggestion for this Valentine’s Day from two famous pastry Chef : for the first one, you can personnalized your eclair and for the second, a heart shape for his classic macaron named Symphony. St Valentine’s day or how to say i love you

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