Category: France

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The Great Pagoda Paris

I stumbled upon a signboard pointing towards this place of worship in the first few months I was in Paris while visiting the Zoo. It took us nearly two years to finally visit this place and for a delayed Wesak celebration. Nestled in the massive grounds of Bois de Vincennes, there is a Buddhist Temple. […]

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Père Lachaise Cemetery

A place I would have never visited when I was growing up due to having a superstitious upbringing. Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris, France, at 44 hectares or 110 acres. With more than 3.5 million visitors annually, it is the most visited necropolis in the world. There is a bit of […]

Dune of Pilat

We took a long drive for a short mini break. Thanks to my better half who booked this getaway based on recommendations by our French teachers. The Dune of Pilat (French: Dune du Pilat, its official name), also known as Grande Dune du Pilat, is the highest sand dune in Europe. Situated in La Teste-de-Buch […]

Foire De Paris

Over the weekend, we were fortunate enough to visit the 120th edition of Foire De Paris at the Paris Exhibition Center. We missed the events last year and eventhough we had a busy weekend, we had to squeeze it in. We drove to the venue and there were abundance of parking spots available. The fair […]

Troyes

On our way back from a weekend getaway in Les Riceys, we stopped by the medieval town of Troyes. This place have roots to the celtics and roman eras. Troyes, a charming city nestled in the Champagne region of northeastern France, is a captivating blend of history, culture, and architectural beauty. Known for its well-preserved […]

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Roeun

We finally visited Rouen on the Easter weekend. Despite the unpredictable weather forecast, we decided to take our chance and drove almost two hours to this picturesque city. As usual, we arrive early and parked underground in the center. Rouen is the capital of Normandy. The famous landmarks of the city is The Cathedral, the […]

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Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise

It is Easter Monday, and as we had no long weekend plans, we decided to visit the last village that Vincent Van Gogh spent his final days in. It only took us 40 mins by car and there were ample free parking spots available. We parked at the town hall which was just opposite the […]

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Foire De Chatou

We live only a stone throw away from this Antique Fair and have never attended because of poor weather. As we had guests around, we figured it will be a great opportunity to visit together. The 106th edition of Foire De Chatou is running from 8th to 17th March. It is essentially an bi-annually antique […]

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Mont St Michel

I always wondered what this magnificent place was and I jumped into the opportunity to bring my parents here. Similar to my previous trip to Nantes, Le Mans and Angers, I decided to do a trip to Caen, Mont St Michel and Rouen. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t great on the last day and we went […]

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Mattel Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

I have always wanted to watch Monster Trucks live and what a great opportunity when the show was in Paris. We arrived just in time 5 mins before the show began on time at 1130. The La Defense Arena wasn’t 100% full but it was clearly a family affair. In addition to the laser lights […]