Category: France

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Princess Diana Memorial Paris

Today is Malaysia’s National Day and also a tragic day for the people of the United Kingdom where they lost Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris in 1997. I recall that I just started high school but my mum in particular spoke highly of her and how she was challenging status quo and […]

La Fetes des Loges

The Fête des Loges is one of the oldest fairgrounds in France, which has been held almost every summer since 1652, from the end of June to mid-August, on the Esplanade des Loges, an area of eight hectares in the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. We took notice of this fair from a big billboard on the […]

Bonsai in Paris Botanical Gardens

As part of the public holiday on 15th August, we decided to visit the Botanical Gardens rather than wasting the day at home. I saw mixed reviews on Google about this place but decided to give it a go anyhow. Traffic was clear on the way there with parking available accross the road from the […]

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Our first Michelin Star restaurant experience. We received a gift voucher from a family friend that stayed with us between Christmas and New Year. The voucher is sufficient for a testing menu for two person. The Etoile branch is located close to Arc De Triomphe, we booked the first available slot of the day well […]

Gallery of Coaches Versailles

This is our fourth time back to Versailles and after visiting the musical gardens and fountains, I insisted despite the heat to go into the free Gallery of Coaches museum. It is outside of the main compound of Versailles across the road but it was on way out towards the underground car park. It’s amazing […]

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Boarded Up Lego & Nike Store

We were in Paris city over the weekend for visiting the Free Museum Sundays. We were unsure how the capital will look like after four nights of riots. Overall, the place we were looks in order despite the heavier than usual army and police presence. There were some evidence of the on-going unrest but tourists […]


Thanks to my wife, we managed to book tickets to visit Monet’s house in Giverny. This completes our wish of seeing the place that inspired his famous The Waterlilies art work at Musee de l’Orangerie. The place was about roughly an hour drive away from where we live. We were blessed with incredible weather when […]

Le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature à Paris

The Hunting & Nature Museum of Paris. Another free Sunday open museum day and I prebooked the ticket months ago without knowing what to expect at this splendid place. My son was not particularly keen on seeing dead animals but turned out to enjoy it. There were contemporary art work in the mix and not […]

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Disneyland Paris

We made it, we finally visited Disneyland Paris for it’s 30th Year Celebration. We decided that we need to get this done as part of making the most of our stay in Paris. We booked ourselves in for a 3 days 2 night stay which included 3 full days access to both parks. One of […]

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Musée de l’Orangerie

Another free Museum Sunday in Paris. This time we visited Musee de L’Orangerie to see Monet’s grand work of the Water Lillies. It features 8 Monet’s painting of Waterlilies in a pond in two oval shaped rooms. The large paintings were gifted to the state by Monet. The room feels like a perfect place for […]