There's always something interesting, fun or even extra ordinary going on in Paris.

L’Objet qui parle

This antique boutique is attractive by its originality. The place offers old cups and plates, lusters, ironic old bottles or kettle. But it also has framed old mirrors in baroque style, old lanterns, and more. Besides, all the objects are well chosen so that this is the right address to collect original kitchenware: small cups [...] (Read more)


Le Saturne announces itself as a table-cave, which means the food and the wine are equally important. We went for lunch with friends of us some weeks ago. The food goes for the knew kitchen with forgotten vegetables and new combinations. The wines are very exciting. And for the bread… They serve pain des amies [...] (Read more)

El Fogon

An unexpected taste of Spain-sur-Seine; the idea behind El Fogon, which translates as hearth, was that it would be “modern, convivial and delicious”. The dining area features padded bronze and purple benches, and wooden tables with cutlery hidden away in a drawer. The most striking element in the simple décor is the Jamon Iberico, the [...] (Read more)

Rue du Mail

A unique Parisian name and a completely Parisian concept. The interior is very Art Déco , like a big loft of 700 M2. They have an exhibition space where they present artists and where the fashion shows of Rue du Mail take place. Also the workshops,showroom and a boutique are all under one roof. The [...] (Read more)

Okuda, the Kaiseki experience without taking the plane to Japan

Chef Toru Okuda has several Michelin stars in Tokyo. He wants to shine in Paris, France because the Kaiseki food can only be compared to the French cuisine, he says. The interior of the restaurant is simple and pure. Take some time, it takes more or less 2 hours for the Kaiseki ritual which consists [...] (Read more)


New kid on the block, around the corner of the romantic studioloft and very tasty. The ambiance of the restaurant is convivial: all plates are made for tasting (half the menu is à partager and half is à deguster) while a wall-length banquette, a countertop bar, and a lofty, clean space make for plenty of [...] (Read more)


This tiny eatery for gluten and lactose intolerants has club sandwiches, fruit tarts and cooking classes. Noglu, 16 Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris, tel +33 1 40 24 41 24 (Read more)

The bassin the la Villette (2)

5/ Bar 61, 3 Rue de l’Oise, 75019 Paris A friendly bobo cafe with a permanent photo exhibition depicting bars around the world. The terrace, opposite a specatular graffiti wall, is the perfect suntrap at lunchtimes. It has a discerning wine selection and probably the best tartines grillées (toasted open sandwiches) in Paris. 6/ Ô77, 77 [...] (Read more)

The bassin de la Villette

The bassin used to be just a disused canal basi, frequented by ducks, drug addicts and the occasional daring jogger. Now its historic raisable bridge is newly renovated, its industrial buildings have been spruced up, and it’s one of Paris’s hippest meeting places : 1/ Antipode , face au 55 quai de la Seine, 785019 [...] (Read more)

Le 110 de Taillevent

  110 wines by the glass The key of this brasserie are the wines, for every order you can choose between 4 proposed wines (from cheap to very expensive, yet exclusive). You can eat à la carte but they have an amazing menu for 39 Euro at lunch and dinner. The food is amazing, the [...] (Read more)

Ma Cocotte

I just read the last newsletter of Do it in and found an interesting restaurant, because I also like to hang out at Mama Shelter. Starck?s incredible new restaurant at the Flea market Ma cocotte ! It?s the name of the brand new dining room designed by Starck that is opening its doors  at the [...] (Read more)

La Gazetta

The Swedisch chef, Petter Nillson, takes part in the “Cook it Raw”-tour and became famous that way. This is a typical bistro with a 5 of 7 course menu that is light and yummie. It’s a creative cuisine with an interesting wine menu La Gazetta, 29, Rue de Cotte, 75012 Paris, tel 01 43 47 [...] (Read more)

Crêperies à Paris : the good adresses

Translated from an article that I read on The place to go for real good crêpes is the quartier de Montparnasse . It’s the most “Breton” place of Paris. Si vous avez une suggestion pour une bonne crêperie à Paris, n?hésitez à laisser un commentaire. La crêperie Josselin à Montparnasse is the place to [...] (Read more)


From the blog : parisbymouth Chef Bertrand Grébaut climbed the ranks at L?Arpège before going on to earn a star of his own at Agapé at the tender age of 27. He was awarded a 10,000? grant from Evian-Badoit to realize his vision for Septime, where he said he wanted to ?democratize? haute cuisine. The [...] (Read more)

Fish La Boissonnerie

Before becoming a bistro it was actually a fish shop and to keep the memory of this, the facade has stayed the same with its tiled mosaics, which is still very apt considering that seafood is very prominent on the menu and is filled with specialities such as smoked salmon, shrimps, caviar, monkfish, steamed mussels, [...] (Read more)


Gregory Marchand’s bistro is one of the hardest reservations to land in Paris, which is why the lively bar he opened in June has become so popular. since it takes walk-ins only. It’s a great way to sample his superb modern French cooking. Go early or prepared for a long wait. Frenchie, 5-6, rue du [...] (Read more)


From Fodor’s travel blog : Owner Pierre Jancou painstakingly restored the Art Nouveau tiles of a shop that once sold exotic birds to create Paris’s most beautiful new bistro a vins. Dishes typical of the chalkboard menu here include foie gras with artichoke salad, and grilled hen wit baby organic vegetables. Pierre Jancou is alive [...] (Read more)

Ô Chateau

From their site : Everyday, from 6 to 8pm, enjoy a glass of our wine of the day for only 5?! We work very hard to make our wine bar the most exciting place in Paris for anyone who loves wine. Every day, we offer our clients a chance to try over 40 wines by [...] (Read more)

Au Passage

The kitchen talent at this new wine bar comes from Spring and Le Verre Volé, and the small plates feel like a hybrid between the two. They range from the standard rillettes, saucisse, and now-obligatory burrata to more light and creative fare, based on great products from the likes of Terroirs d?Avenir and Joël Thiébault. [...] (Read more)

Le Dauphin, adventurous eats

From the travel blog of Fodor’s, written by Alexander Lobrano : Designed by architects Rem Koolhaas and Clément Blanchet, this cool white marble space is the sister address to chef Aizpitarte’s Le Chateaubriand restaurant next door. The brief menu changes regularly and showcases his imaginative cooking. For lunch there is a menu fixe, for dinner [...] (Read more)


Dary’s brings to realization the best of a Paris shopping experience?a wonderful, family-run, Ali Baba-ish cavern teeming with artists, actors, models, and jewelry lovers. You’ll need to take your time though, because the walls are filled with row upon row of antique jewels from every era, more modern secondhand jewelry, and drawer upon drawer of [...] (Read more)


Anouschka has set up shop in her apartment (by appointment only, Monday to Saturday) and has rack upon rack of vintage clothing dating from the 1930s to the ’80s. It’s the perfect place to find a ’50s cocktail dress in mint condition or a mod jacket for him. A former model herself, she calls this [...] (Read more)

Les Affranchis

A charming neighborhood bistro, already know, but now also mentioned by Hungry for paris, the travelblog of  American-born Alexander Lobrano who has lived in Paris for 25 years, where he’s written about food and travel for publications including Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Departures, and Conde Nast Traveler. He’s a regular contributor [...] (Read more)

The Chinese New Year 2012

The Chinese New Year starts the 23th of January 2012 and will be the year of the Dragon.
With a big Chinese community living in Paris 13th arr. there will be a big parade on Sunday 29th
The parade starts around 13h30 and will follow :
- 44 avenue d?Ivry
- Avenue de Choisy
- place d?Italie
- avenue d?Italie
- rue [...] (Read more)

Paris’s Best Oyster Bars

That was the headline of last Fodor’s travel news. Oysters are the perfect fast food ever. France is Europe’s top producer and mid-winter is the prime oyster-eating season, so here we go :
1/ Atao
Fashion stylist Laurence Mahéo took over her family?s oyster beds in Brittany after her father?s death and sold this succulent shellfish?rare plats, [...] (Read more)

Kiwi St Tropez

Kiwi St Tropez swimwear brings the essence of French chic to swimwear! Kiwi make women’s swimwear to suit a variety of styles and ages. Kiwi swimwear quality is excellent and their ladies’ swimwear is hard to beat. A Kiwi St Tropez bikini or Kiwi St Tropez swimsuit is sure to get you noticed.
If you want [...] (Read more)

Pizza di Loretta

When you like pizza, this is the place to be. Pizza di Loretta serves pizza by pieces. The price is charged by weight.Wines are good price/quality.
When you come in, the friendly and joyful staff asks you to make your choice. Eight or ten different kinds are begging to be chosen, they all look better than [...] (Read more)

An escape to Cameroun

If you love to eat chicken, nobody can better make it than this table of Cameroun.
Doudou is the female chef and is a great cook.
La tontine d’or, 27, Rue Jean-Pierre-Timbaud, 75011 Paris, tel 01 43 38 01 45, M° Oberkampf
01 47 00 51 02
Tél : 01 46 83 12 43
01 47 00 51 02
Tél : 01 [...] (Read more)


When Gilles Choukroun started at Mini Palais we had great meals. Some months later we invited some friends : half of the platters where great, half of them where so-so.
Now he started up a new restaurant MBC (Mint-Basilicum-Coriander). It is said that his meals are great when he’s in the restaurant. Otherwise it’s as before. [...] (Read more)

Dries Van Noten

In an old art galery Dries Van Noten did open his first shop totally dedicated to male fashion.
The Belgian fashion designer did started 20 years ago in Paris. He makes nicely cut fashion items, mixing a delicate and daring feeling.
Dries Van Noten, 9, Quai Malaquais, 75006 Paris, M°Pont Neuf
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With a women chef trained at the best cuisines in Paris, a husband from Hong Kong who is in charge of the drinks (mostly teas, but you also can get wine by the glass) it has to be a interesting place.
The food, a mix French-Chinese is of a high quality. Unfortunately it seems to take [...] (Read more)

Laurent Volger, creative stylist

Just 5 minutes strolling from the Montmartre Paris Lofts, you can find a young stylist. 5 years ago he started at 49, Rue Condorcet with extravagant  dresses, etc.
Nowadays he creates mostly jewels with a lot of bling-bling but always with a funny twist. This weekend we bought some nice broches. He is a friendly guy, [...] (Read more)

Passage 53

A small restaurant in a dark passage but with a creativity and a new style that we all like. Passage 53 gives a fusion French-Japanese and got a second Michelin Star last week. They bring in a new flavour in French cuisine
Passage 53, 53 Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris, tel 01 42 33 04 35, [...] (Read more)

Le Comptoir du Relais

Last weekend we ate at Le comptoir and it was a real treat. They don’t take reservations, means or you queue or you eat rather early. We were seated between 18.30h and 19h.
The service was correct and friendly. We did choose from the menu on the blackboard. A wonderfull first course was a kind of [...] (Read more)

Café Constant

Situated in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, at the corner of rue Saint Dominique and rue Augereau, a short distance from Le Violon d’Ingres and Les Cocottes, the Café Constant is a local café where you will often find Catherine and Christian Constant, as well as all the locals. They opened in 2003. At Café [...] (Read more)

The Ethic Ethnics : Ethical globetrotters

Inspired, responsible and ethical globetrotters, the Ethic Ethnic mixes inspiration from other places with a so Parisian “je ne sais quoi” which only they know how to wear. Local arts and crafts is their muse, organic their credo.
Start at Monceau / Goutte d’Or / Belleville /St.-Paul / Ledru-Rollin / Daumesnil / Italie / Daguerre /Palais [...] (Read more)

The Bobos Chics or Bohemian Chic

The Bohemian Chic takes care of their look with timeless basics and designer items and doesn’t need to have the latest look. Their style is encapsulated in three words : elegance, timelessness and personality.
Start at Commerce / Vavin / Sèvres-Babylone / Mabillon / St.-Eustache / Franc-Bourgeois / Valmy. More at
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The Trendys : Having the right look

Having the right look, the current season’s accessory, being in tune with current trends, this is the obsession of the Trendy. Zero tolerance for fashion faux pas, according to these fashion addicts, clothes too must have a sell-by date.
Start at Champs-Elysées / Haussmann / Grands Boulevards / St.-Honoré / Palais-Royal / Les Halles. Have a [...] (Read more)

The Créatifs : New talent and underground designers

“Early adopters”, the creative knows how to find new talent, rising stars and underground designers. They create their own style and wear today what will be everywhere tomorrow.
Start at Tuileries / Etienne-Marcel / Charlot / Saint-Paul / Quartier Latin / Charonne / Abbesses. To find out more :
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The Sélects : a walk to the big fashion houses

Fans of French luxury and refinement, The Sélects frequent the big fashion houses which has given Paris its reputation for haute couture, jewellry, accecories, etc…For those for who fashion is timeless.
Start at Passy /  Champs-Elysées / Georges V-Montaigne / Madeleine / Vendôme / Saint-Germain-des-Près. When you go to, you get tips where to spend [...] (Read more)

Nuit du Feu at Palais de Tokyo Saterday 29th

I read this at Vingtparis and wish I would be in Paris next Saterday, I’ll  tell my friends.

Text: Jennifer Choi
Images: Olivier Robert
In Paris, whether you want to be fed, watered, culturally educated, entertained, or even simply sound asleep, there is almost always a trade off.
Great shows are pricey, decent yet affordable hotels are 20 minutes [...] (Read more)

Sales for fashionistas until 15th of February

In Paris, creativity is a way of life, reinvented every day. The city is the capital of style and fashion in every form ? timeless, fleeting or current. Betrand Delanoë, Mayor of Paris.
Fashionistas from all over the world are expected on the 5th edition of the Big Wintersales. What’s your style ? Sélects, Trendys, Créatifs, [...] (Read more)

Un Zèbre à Montmartre

Good friends of ours had a great meal at the place. The ambiance was fun, the staff very friendly.
Located at the junction where rue Lepic meets rue des Abbesses, it’s perfect for lunch, even for dinner (specialy sunny weather)
Simple cuisine meets good taste. An unsurprising reliable menu and smiling staff.
Un Zèbre à Montmartre, 38 Rue [...] (Read more)

Guilo Guilo

Exceptional Japanese cuisine in the heart of Montmartre, the Guilo-Guilo is held by  Kyoto chef Eiichi Edakuni. This is contemporary Japanes cooking, a real awakening.
Unique menu composed of little dishes prepared on the spot by a team of chefs in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. It’s on my list to do, but I’ll need to [...] (Read more)

Blanche Neige / Snow White

Inspired by the brothers Grimm La Comédie de Paris presents Blanche Neige , a musical for kids 4 year and up …Stéphanie Pierron, Aurélie Normandon and Gaël Albespy are the main artists, Alexandre Vaz is the director. A nice play for young and old.
Blanche Neige
Until 30 December 2010
Comédie de Paris, 42, Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009 [...] (Read more)


In the 19th century places where workers could buy a cheap but healthy soup to eat with their bread, were known as a “bouillon”. In Paris there existed many. Unfortunately, a lot of them disapeared. Some became ordinary cafés, sometimes a nice brasserie, some still exist ( Bouillon Chartier) or in case of Thoumieux were [...] (Read more)

La maison de l’Aubrac

This is a family business with a mission : serving their clients a good, correct and healthy product with respect of the gastronomic authenticity.
“Probably the best beef that I have had in Europe. The claim is that they grow their own beef. I would have to believe that. Great cuts well prepared. Great wine list, Good [...] (Read more)

Au chien qui fume : a no go place

The name and fame of this place is well known. Maybe it’s the fame that became to much for them.
We were invited one evening at “Au chien qui fume”. At first we were offered a kirr. When my husband did ask for water, the waiter said that the aperitif was kirr…so he didn’t bring any [...] (Read more)

Sexy SoPi… The Lovers Dessert

While surfing , I did find something nice about Arnaud Delmontel, a great bakery on walking distance of the Montmartre Studio Loft, and yes I know, it’s some months ago, but I loved the idea of a lovers dessert.
Posted by Alison Smith at on February 8, 2010
Celebrate this Valentines Day with the amazing cakes [...] (Read more)

MuseoGames at Musée des Arts et Métiers

As written by Brendan Seibel for Vingtparis :

Video games were the vanguard of our computer age. Once strictly the stricken domain of asthmatics and anemics they have burst from basements and arcades into popular culture, infecting movies and music along the way. As geeks celebrate the 25th anniversary of Mario, Luigi, The Princess and Koopa [...] (Read more)

Chez Georges

Three generations of the same family run this bistro, which opened in 1964 near La Bourse (the stock exchange). At lunch it’s packed with stock-exchange members. It serves la cuisine bourgeoise (comfort food). Waiters bring around bowls of appetizers, such as celery rémoulade, to get you started. You can follow with grilled turbot in a béarnaise [...] (Read more)

Cheese, please

The new owners have done a good job : they kept the old interior but added some practical things, as for a table with exclusive goat cheese. They are real professionals who know their products well and can help you out even if you’re into new tastes. You tell them which wine you want to [...] (Read more)


One of the most important car-exhibitions of the world, is the one in Paris. It’s a unique chance to admire big world premières close by.
This year “Mondiale de l’automobile” starts October 02 until October 17 at Porte de Versailles.
Salon de l’automobile, Porte de Versailles, from 10h00 to 20h00 - Nocturnes on Thursday 7 & 14 octobre [...] (Read more)

A Passion for Tea

Neo.T is a cosy shop where you find all things tea. They sell great teas, tableware, crumble cookies and guess what you can even taste the tea before buying it, what a service! It was here that I found some great -but unfortunately  rather expensive- jasmine tea. Furthermore, they have a large collection of different [...] (Read more)

At Paris Biennale, Look if You Can’t Buy

Written by Valerie Gladstone for the New York Times :
Few events could so completely satisfy an escapist fantasy of a life lived in luxury than the Biennale des Antiquaires. Now in its 25th decadent year, the festival brings together exceptional antique art, jewelry and furniture at the glorious Grand Palais from Sept. 15 to 22. [...] (Read more)

Terminus Nord

Terminus Nord, just in front of Gare du Nord is an old institution. It is open every day, even on Sunday evening ( exceptional in Paris) and until very very late. And early in the morning you can have your “petit déjeuner”.
The restuarant is reasonably priced, full of Parisians and has nice ?plateau de fruits [...] (Read more)

About eating and drinking in Paris

Eating and drinking in Paris isn’t so much about food and wine. It’s really about easing the process of ordering food and having a good time – or at least not a stressful time- doing it.  In a food guide “Eating and drinking in Paris – French menu translator & Restaurant guide by Andy Herbach, [...] (Read more)

Le Turgot

When you want a drink on a real Parisian terras, when you want to do as the locals do, read or correct some papers on a terras, when you want to have a small bite or you just want to rest a bit from another exhausting day, when you like to do some people watching, [...] (Read more)

Excellent cheese

The French have a special relation with cheese. They are very demanding and want a cheese riped to perfection. Therefore most of the excellent shops have their own cellars. Marie-Anne Cantin has 7 of them and is one of a kind of perfectionist. But her obsession was worth while, she sells to a lot to [...] (Read more)

Cire Trudon, candles with history

Nowadays a lot of people buy candles as a present, why not buy one with history in Paris. Cire Trudon is a candle shop who started in 1643. Cire Trudon is the oldest operating candlemaker in France. The shop is a real experience in time.
Magasin Trudon, 78, Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, M° Odéon / Mabillon
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Treasure Hunt

Text: Rooksana Hossenally at Vingt Paris
Summer is here to stay, so what better idea than to scour Paris?s mysteries and lost nooks and crannies in a race against time? If that sounds like just your cup of tea, then you?re in luck because next weekend, Saturday 3rd July, the capital will be transformed into an [...] (Read more)

La Grande épicerie

Text by Richard Price for Vingtmagazine
The man in the jaunty suede jacket and the casually woven scarf paused at the meat section of the grocery store and gazed down at the choices.  He clutched his throat whilst he gazed at the selections.  Without pause, he picked up a packet of Bellota Bellota ham from Spain [...] (Read more)

A Passion for Delacroix

Tired of shopping, looking for a peacefull heaven, just jump in at Musée E.Delacroix at the nice Place Furstenberg.
At Vingt I read that there is an interesting exhibition. Text by Tiffany Tang
“The Musée national Eugène Delacroix presents its first private collection acquired by Karen B. Cohen – an exhibition encompassing works from exclusive purchases at [...] (Read more)

Madeleine Vionnet, Puriste de la Mode

Until the end of the month at Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
In the 30’s, Madeleine Vionnet was one of the greatest fashiondesigner of Paris. Unfortenately she is not wel known. The musée brings a homage to her by exposing 130 models and textile.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 70, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, M° Palais Royal-Musée du [...] (Read more)

Uniqlo: new flagshipstore

The third Flagship Store international of Uniqlo after New York and London, did open its doors in Paris Oct first.
The Japanese Uniqlo, a mix of “unique” and “clothing” is specialised in leasure clothing or casual wear with a lot  basics, cachemires in all kind of colors.
This fall they have a collection Uniqlo+J designed by fashiondesigner [...] (Read more)

Exposition : Maisons Closes 1860-1946

As read at the site of Vingt :
In an intimate art gallery Au Bonheur du Jour, directly opposite the site of mythic brothel Le Chabanais presents in explicit detail the history of maisons closes in Paris from 1860 to 1946.
The display of carefully chosen vintage photographs, drawings, documents, paintings and objects of desire is divided [...] (Read more)

Alternative concept store

Le petit endroit in the Marais is an alternative concept store ,a boutique-gallery owned by Sylvie Grumbach. She mixes different genres with designer Christian Ghion.
Every five or six weeks a fashion designer, a photographer, an artist transforms the whole place and take over.
Le petit endroit, 14, Rue Portefoin, 75003 Paris, tel 01 42 33 99 [...] (Read more)

Small prices at your feet

Chez Cindy Glass at 47, Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris, right in the Marais, one can find nice and special shoes, from classic pumps until sexy ultra-feminine.
The models are mostly rather classic so that one can walk easily but the fabrics are quite daring. And very important the prices are reasonable.
A little extra is the Foot [...] (Read more)

Pop up Store of Michael Jackson at L’Olympia

Last fall the Pop up Store of Michael Jackson did open its doors right at the moment of the release of the new remix album and the movie “This is it”; The shop will continue to be exist until February 2010.
This is a new experience and the first in its kind at l’Olympia. The shop [...] (Read more)

David Lebovitz’s Sweet and Savory tour of Paris

David Lebovitz’s new book  The sweet life in Paris, is just published and some of his foodietips are here 
Start the morning with bread from artisan boulangerie Du pain et des Idées (34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris) or from Eric Kayser ( 85 Boulevard Malesherbes, 75008 Paris- plus other locations around Paris) or from La [...] (Read more)

Nabaz’mob,opéra for 100 smart rabbits at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

100 Nabaztag smart rabbits play together an opera specially composed by Antoine Schmitt et Jean-Jacques Birgé.
Inviting John Cage, Steve Reich, Conlon Nancarrow and György Ligeti, this musical and choreographic scorein three movements, transmitted via wi-fi, plays on the tension between the orchestral ensemble and the individual voices to create a strong and involved showpiece.
Schmitt and [...] (Read more)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela at Casino de Paris

Rodrigo y Gabriela come to Paris the 12th of November at the Casine de Paris, Rue de Clichy (walking distance from the Montmartre Studio Loft).
These young mexicans who met each other for the first time in a group of trash metal,Terra Acida. Nowadays they are reinventing the rules of acoustic guitare.
Their sound is very charming [...] (Read more)


Between October 22nd-October 25th
Represented: 210 galleries, 4200 artists
FIAC (or Foire International d’Art Contemporain) is the motherlode of contemporary art fairs in Paris — it’s the French cousin of London’s Frieze and New York’s Armory Show. From the art invasion in the Grand Palais to the outdoor projects in the Tuileries gardens, it will be a [...] (Read more)


Between October 23rd-Oct 26th
Serving as the outlet for the emerging art scene, SLICK openly welcomes the nouvelle garde of artists and galleries with the most gusto . For it’s fourth edition, it is widening it’s scope to include not just video and photography but hosting conferences about gastronomy in art, and, interestingly, using recycled materials [...] (Read more)

Art Elysées

Between October 22-26
Showing off their goods “from the Petit Palais to the place de la Concorde”, along the iconic Champs Elysées, Art Elysées has staged an art fair for the third year . Art  from both well-established and up-and-coming  galleries will allow for all kinds of artistic discovery.
There are names you’ll definitely recognize in there: [...] (Read more)

Art of David Lynch at Galeries Lafayette

Until 3 October the windows of Galeries Lafayette are designed by David Lynch and they are a real succes. The general thema ” Machines, Abstraction and Woman” attractsand intrigues almost every passerby.
Lynch thinks the windows are as little jewelry boxes presenting different scenes. With sound, moving figures and light he evokes a world of magic [...] (Read more)

Burlesque with Dita Von Teese

Until September 17th the spectacle Gentry de Paris Revue is a spectacle to attend at the Casino de Paris, walking distance of the Montmartre Studio Loft.
The Parisian glamour of the extravagant singing and dancing theatre of the years 1900, also called Burlesque is back in town. For the first time in Europe the queen of [...] (Read more)

Museum Gardens

At Gridskipper I read some nice walk . While the weather is still nice and the indian summer gives you a happy feeling just before winter comes in, have a stroll in the lesser known museum gardens in Paris. Everybody knows about the Luxembourg Garden and the Tuileries, they are nice, that’s true but maybe [...] (Read more)

Paris at walking pace : Aristocratic and Imperial Paris

To help you explore the City of Light, I found 4 interesting walks for all legs, moods and degrees of curiosity in the Thalyscope. 
If you want to hear the heartbeat of imperial and aristocratic Paris, then you should journey into the city’s historic centre. We investigate the area around the Seine ( duration: 3h30)
It all [...] (Read more)

Tour Julie and Julia’s Paris

I read this at Fodors last month , it was posted by Rachel Klein : 8 Essential Stops for Your Next Visit
If seeing Julie & Julia has inspired a trip to Paris, visiting Julia Child’s haunts will help you experience the city as she did. Some restaurants, markets, and shops below are featured in the movie, [...] (Read more)

A coffee at Le relais Odeon

Most Parisiens take their coffee standing up at the bar, talking to some mates hanging out with them. If not, they like to have a look at who’s passing by but some of them like to read their newspaper. Not all the places have them but one of these places is Le relais Odeon. 
At the [...] (Read more)

Julie and Julia

Two women, two lives, love for cooking and Paris as location…

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Bar à Bulles at Galeries Lafayette

The French do not drink only champagne on special occacions, they drink it even while shopping. Isn’t it great to have a Champagne bar if you need a break from shopping ?
The Bar à Bulles on the first floor of the Galeries Lafayette is a little oasis where you can work up your Champagne courage [...] (Read more)

Vertical Gardens in Paris

Alisa Gould-Simon wrote something about it for Gridskipper : 
The hottest trend in Parisian garden design is the vertical garden — walls of plants arranged like living tapestries that provide green space without taking up square footage. And the maestro of the vertical garden is French green-haired botanist Patrick Blanc, whose copyrighted murs végétaux are revolutionizing [...] (Read more)

Julie and Julia

The film follows Powell, a government employee who decides to cook her way through legendary cook Julia Child’s classic cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in one year’s time out of her small Queens kitchen. Powell blogs her daily experiences, gaining a loyal following along the way.
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The love trees

While strolling along the beautiful Seine, don’t forget to pass by the love trees at Quai des Tuileries. A lot of lovers before you have carved their names in it. For some of us a nice romantic idea ?! 
See some beautiful pictures of it on the site of Ivan Terestchenko Photography blog.
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Fitzcarraldo@La Vilette

I got a mail of VINGT Paris telling that they plan to attend Fitzcarraldo film screening at La Villette next Sunday 16 August 2009 from 8:00 p.m. at:
Parc de la Villette
Prairie du Triangle
Metro : Porte de Pantin
You will find VINGT Paris because they will be handling colorful balloons! So there’s no way you miss them!
Bring [...] (Read more)

Free Wi-fi all over Paris

Travellers to Paris are never far from an internet hot spot

While Paris’ numerous parks are better known for flowers and statuary  between young lovers than for technology, these days one is as likely to see couples surfing the internet as smooching in public.  That’s because the city has taken the lead in internet technology for the [...] (Read more)

Clamp : the queens of manga

To celebrate the 20 th anniversary of this magical studio, two well known critics of animation movies, propose a exclusive exhibition: ” The queens of manga”
In the 8O’s some friends did organize themselves in a studio, at the start partners changed, but in the end the mythical studio still exists with some of the founders.
LA [...] (Read more)

Herboristerie de la Place de Clichy

As read on IVY Paris :
Herboristerie de la Place de Clichy has one of Paris’ most beautiful shop facades. The wooden interior from the 19th century will take you back in time and houses 900 different types of plants to aid you with any kind of health complaint or beauty need.
You are able to have [...] (Read more)

Paris Plage

(July 20-August 20) by Klein, Fodor’s Editor
For an entire month, the right bank of the Seine is transformed into a long, sandy beach, with lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas, activities (especially for kids), and even public art and fountains. It’s an extremely popular place to be?and not just on sweltering weekends. This year, there’s [...] (Read more)

Tour de France

Snag a spot along the Champs-Elysées and watch this year’s participants of the world’s biggest bike race whiz past as they cross the finish line.
Tour de France
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Bastille Day Celebration

Paris explodes into one huge party on Bastille Day (July 13-14), but two particular events for the 2009 celebration should not be missed.
At the Place de le Bastille on the eve of July 13th there’s a huge dance and music party.
And to mark the Eiffel Tower’s 120th birthday, it will sparkle even more than usual [...] (Read more)

Festival sous la plage

All of young and ultra-hip Paris makes this yearly alternative music and arts festival at the Parc André Citroën in the 15th arrondissement a must-do on the calendar on 12 - 13 July.
Festival Sous Le Plage, M°Ballard
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Windows of Galeries Lafayette

From 7  to 26 July , the windows of  les Galeries Lafayette will be decorated by 8 artistic places in Paris.
With “Paris & Création” le Centre Pompidou, le CentQuatre, le Jeu de Paume, Les Arts Décoratifs, La Maison Rouge, MK2, le Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris et le Palais de Tokyo will [...] (Read more)

La Foire Saint-Germain

If you want to feel like a left-bank local, head to this neighborhood fair that lasts six weeks each summer.
There’s a interesting and somewhat eclectic mix of markets, music, and lectures, and most events are held in the lovely Place St-Sulpice.
La Foire Saint-Germain,
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Tropical Carnaval

Every year the tropical carnaval chooses more then 2000 people who will make the carnaval a big succes : dancers, musiciens, charriots … from all over the world.
This year it will be a real trip around the world when the Carnaval walks from Nation to Porte de Pantin. People from Indonesia, Colombia, Brasil, Notting-Hill but [...] (Read more)


Gaëtane Raguet transposes vintage photos of Paris and America onto canvas wall hangings and lampshades.
OneNineSixOne, 135, Rue Vieille-du-temple, 75003 Paris, M° Saint-Sébastien Froissart or  Filles du Calvaire
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A real parisian feeling

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Paris Air-show at Le Bourget : 100 year

The Centenary of the International Paris Air Show will be an unprecedented celebration for all air and space enthusiasts!
Every day will be a unique event featuring more than 3 hours of flying displays, every new product to emerge from the aerospace industry as well as  historic aircraft .
Finally, the Patrouille de France aerobatics team will [...] (Read more)

La fête de la musique

La Fête de la musique is a annual  event coming up next weekend . It’s as if the whole of Paris is having a big party with music everywhere and a lot of people on the streets.
The Fête de la Musique is  a free popular fête, open to any participant (amateur or professional muicians) who [...] (Read more)

Designer’s days 2009

A design showroom open day with great stuff to see from June 11 until June 15!
Art and Culture
Designer?s Days is an annual event with showrooms and design centres giving you a glimpse of their work and? the way they work. This year the theme is « Design Secrets»  (intriguing), with 40-or-so brans, workshops, design schools and [...] (Read more)

Restaurant tip (Good news)

For your dining pleasure, as of July 2009, the VAT - called TVA in French ,will only be 5.5 percent of your food bill. That’s down from the current 19.6%.
Do note, the lower tax does ‘not’ include alcohol. Can’t win them all.

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This vintage Danish design shop is specialised in vintage of the 50’s and 70’s. I love the collection of lamps they propose. All the pieces are orginal ones picted up in the North.
Danks, 31, rue Charlot - 75003 Paris - Tél: + 33 1 42 71 45 95 - Métro: Temple
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Les Prairies de Paris

Laeticia Ivanez opened this installation space/boutique in the Marais in July 2008.She is the creative mind behind this place and also the designer of her collection ready to wear.
The whole of the ground floor is given over to art shows, gigs and happenings, with an original Peter Colombo leather chair placed centre left.
Downstairs the ’60s [...] (Read more)

Maison Fabre

A fantastic gem . All the gloves are made by hand and you can choose your own model, color, leather (python,crocodile,coyote) and design.
Maison Fabre, 128-129 Galerie de Valois, Jardin du Palais Royal, 75001  Paris, M° Palais Royale-Musée du Louvre
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Paris on four wheels

Line 69 Gambetta/Champ de Mars is probably the best bus route of all ! It crosses the city from east to west, from the distinctly working-class 20th Arr. to the Eiffel Tower. Punch your ticket, take a seat next to the window and sit back, enjoy the film unfolds before your eyes. Duration : 45 [...] (Read more)

Chocolates from Debauve & Gallais

Every year I have a congress at the Rue des Saint-Pères and do pass by Debauve & Gallais. At first glance the place looks chique and a bit old fashioned, but I don’t have something against class.
So I did try the truffles, they are deliciously rich and had a look at the very nice shop [...] (Read more)

Rural and unusual Paris

A city in the country atmosphere: that’s Paris too, because the city is actually an amalgamation of many villages around a central nucleus. For a complete change of scene, this unusual walk in “la Butte aux Cailles” area is just the ticket. Be prepared for a few surprises !  Duration: 2 - 3 h
Don a [...] (Read more)


To open a restaurant in the 8th Arr. in Paris is a suicide. The prices of the places are so high you hardly can survive if you only ask a reasonable price for your dish.
But Eric Martin and Thomas Boullault gave it a try some years ago, he came and did survive in a very [...] (Read more)

Paris, trendy city of art

As the long-time world capital of fashion, you can never claim to have “seen” Paris because it is never the same two days running. We visit contemporary museums, galleries and some highly original shops. Duration: 4 or 5 hours.
The Palais de Tokyo, temple of contemporary creativity, is the ideal starting-point for everyone interested in art [...] (Read more)

Interactive art space

Le 104 at Rue d’Aubervilliers in the 19th Arr. is a multidisciplinary space for artists around the world. You can enjoy exhibitions, video art, theatre, etc.
They have a café, different art spaces, also for children. Everytime you visit, there is something to explore.
The 104 is located in an old mortuary of 39000 m2 and became [...] (Read more)

The high life in Paris

Paris is getting bigger -taller to be precise- and luxury properties are also in demand.
Like all big cities around the world, Paris is undergoing change as it adjusts to the new economic climate - however the skyline of the French capital is literally set to change in the coming years.
In 1977, Jacques Chirac, then mayor [...] (Read more)

1.618, sustainable luxury fair

 At Palais de Tokyo May 16th to 18th a new luxury fair is held. The intentions are a sensible and original approach to luxury. It’s an artistic and cultural exhibition and trade fair open to the public. Some artists and participants are already known to the public, others will be a surprise. Go and take [...] (Read more)

Conceptstore Merci

The newest hype in retail-land: shopping with a clean conscience. Whenever you buy something part of it goes to the happiness of deprived children in Madagascar.
This store is a big success because of the new concept but also because of the  no-nonsense brands. A former wallpaper factory became a all-in-one shop: flowers - boutique - [...] (Read more)

Cake and Couture at Hôtel Le Bristol

Paris’s fashion shows are some of the most prominent in the world, and every year designers and their entourages fly in from across the globe for a week of fashion, fury and media hype. But unlike the boutiques it is not easy to catch a fashion show unless you know the dates and have the [...] (Read more)

Art Paris 09

 ArtParis will be kicking off its eleventh edition, inviting international collectors, professionals and lovers of art from the world of art to visit the more than one hundred galleries which will be brought together under the majestic dome of the Grand Palais through March 23rd, 2009. 
115 of the most dynamic galleries of modern and contemporary art currently active [...] (Read more)

Madame Butterfly at Opera Bastille

Well-known Japanese tragedy (Read more)

Auction of the Century

Collection Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé : Christie's Paris 23-25/02/2009 (Read more)

Love on the beat

At Le Cité de la Musique until 01/03/2009 (Read more)

The Louvre invites comic-strip art : 22 Jan until 13 April 2009

Whoever would have thought that the Louvre would one day exhibit comic-strips? (Read more)

Robert Frank at Jeu de Paume 20th January - 22th March

He came to fame in the late 1950s with his photobook " The Americans" (Read more)

Annual Circus Festival of Tomorrow

January 29 until February 1 (Read more)

Woman in African Arts at Musée Dapper

The very nice exhibition with exceptional pieces (Read more)

Patricia Kaas

Well known French artist will be back in Paris at Casino de Paris, Rue de Clichy from 20/01 to 31/01/2009 (Read more)

David Seidner

Delicious Fragments till 1st February at Fondation Pierre Berger-Yves Saint- Laurent (Read more)

Christmas in Paris

It wouldn't be Christmas in Paris without the lights... (Read more)

From Miro to Warhol : Berardo collection in Paris

The musée de Luxembourg is mounting a major exhibition of 75 modern works (Read more)

The Indian Summer of Shantala Shivalingappa

This danser comes back to Abbesses with her solo Namasya the 30th of November (Read more)

Mois de la Photo 2008 : X

Sarah Moon 1 2 3 4 5 (Read more)

Mois de la Photo 2008 : IX

Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans, Photographing Amerika 1929-1947 (Read more)

Mois de la Photo 2008 : VIII

At Small&Co around the corner (Read more)

Mois de la Photo 2008: VII

"The First Hour" of Thierry Bouet at La Samaritaine (Read more)

Mois de la Photo 2008 : VI

The Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris brings an retropective exhibition on the School of Düsseldorf (Read more)

Mois de la Photo 2008 : V

At the trendy shop Colette 03 - 29/11/2008 (Read more)

Mois de la Photo 2008 : IV

At l'Institut de Goethe (4/11 - 15/12/2008) (Read more)

Téma Hip Hop

Concert carte blanche à Oxmo Puccino (Read more)

Micky Green at L'Olympia today

This pretty young platinum blond bewitches us (Read more)

Malherbe and Gillet at Satelitte Café : 19/11/2008

Kaukasian songs, a mix of Jazz and world music, own arrangements... (Read more)

Mois de la Photo 2008 : II

One of the big fairs of photography at Caroussel du Louvre (13-16/11/2008) (Read more)

Mois de la Photo 2008 : III

For professionals Le Salon de La Photo (13-17/11/2008) (Read more)

Mois de la Photo (Month of the Photo) 2008 : I

Every year in November, Paris becomes the city of the Photo. At Jeu de Paume you can admire the work of Lee Miller until 04/01/2009 (Read more)

Alain Cirelli

Cooking classes and events right around the corner (Read more)

Kiran Ahluwalia at Bataclan 12/11/2008

If yearning had a musical form it would be ghazals, the Indian and Pakistani sung poetry about unrequited love. If longing was a genre, it would be fado, the melancholic Portuguese song form also based in poetry. Singer Kiran Ahluwalia—a musical wanderer, who was born in India, raised in Canada, and now lives in New York City—unites the two on her latest recording, Wanderlust.

Kiran Ahluwalia is nominated for World Music Album of the Year for the 2008 Awards. Now she performs in Paris au Bataclan.

Bataclan, 50, boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris, tel 01 43 14 00 30, M° Oberkampf - Filles du Calvaire


Crash & Sharp

Street Art or graffiti (Read more)

Vanessa da Mata at l'Alhambra 27/10/08

The rising star of Brasil.. (Read more)

FIAC 2008 : 23-26/09/2008

Contemporary art in the heart of Paris (Read more)

JVC Jazz Festival

Every Year beginning of October (Read more)

Hadouk Trio : 18/10/2008

On stage at the Alhambra coming weekend (Read more)

Paris Fashion Fall 2008

Fall 2008 started... (Read more)

Academia, Qui es-tu ? ( Academia, who are you ?) 10 sept - 23 nov

Art project by Axel Vervoordt at the chapel of the Fine Arts school not to be missed (Read more)

Festival of the Paris Garden 27-28th September

Strolling in a Paris garden in sunny weather... (Read more)

Jeff Koons Versailles until 14 December

In the Royal Apartments and in the gardens of the Castle... (Read more)

Festival of Videogames 26-28th of September

At Parc des expositions de la Porte de Versailles - Hall 6
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Nabucco au Stade de France : 27/09/2008

Opera will always be a big spectacle (Read more)

Modern clowns

When circus is one of your favorites (Read more)

Technoparade Special 20/09

Ten year of Techoparade will transform Paris in a huge dancefloor (Read more)

Madonna in Paris

Madonna will perform au Stade de France on 20th of September (Read more)

Sarah Lenka au Duc ( 16/09)

 A good friend of us who lives in Paris, gave us a tip for a nice concert of Sarah Lenka at a perfect jazz place.

Le Duc des Lombards, 42, Rue des Lombards, 75001 Paris, tel. 01 42 33 22 88

Les Pop's ( 16/09 - 28/09/2008 )

A brand new festival, also known as the Festival of Turbulant Arts (Read more)

Homage to Pavarotti 13th September

Commemorating a legendary tenor...
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Jazz at La Villette until 14/09

When Jazz goes out of its borders (Read more)

@rt Outsiders 2008

Art and environment (Read more)

Festival of the Independants : 15-21/09/2008

The third edition of this festival (Read more)

Soirée Blanche at Elysée Montmartre - 6 th of September

To end the summer of 2008 in style , ... (Read more)

Parade for Ganesh 31/08

London has its Jamaican Notting Hil Carnaval, Paris its Indian parade (Read more)

Exotic Paris 2

Around the world in 48 hours (Read more)

Exotic Paris 3

Around the world in 48 hours (Read more)

Le cabinet des curieux

The gallery is at the charming passage Verdeau,n° 12 - 75009 Paris - Métro Richelieu Drouot (Read more)

Hôtel du Nord

A glimpse of the atmosphere at the Canal Saint-Martin in the 30's (Read more)

Canal Saint-Martin

On lazy sunny Sundays a stroll along the canal brings some rest (Read more)

Open air movies

Films under the stars on Europe's largest inflatable screen
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Exotic Paris 1

Around the world in 48 hours (Read more)

Barack in Paris

Barack Obama will visit Paris today (Read more)

Festival d'été from 07/14 until 08/15 à Paris

The Festival Paris Quartier d'Eté is a summer festival in Ile-de -France (Read more)

L'Hôtel de Ville

During summertime you can visit a nice garden in front of the Hôtel de Ville or have a look at the exhibition on Grace Kelly (Read more)

The fairy tale of Grace Kelly

To get the atmosphere of the 50's and 60's... (Read more)

La Parisienne by Kiraz

Sensual, stylish and very Parisian (Read more)

Paris Plage

With palm trees in the breeze above two miles of golden sand, this could be Palm Beach or Palma de Mallorca. (Read more)

Walking Tours in Paris

For the intelectually adventurous traveler (Read more)

Russian Fairy tales in Paris

At galery SMALL & Co until August 10 (Read more)

Places to escape the crowds in Paris ( Montmartre )

Stay in, take a nap, have some rest, listening to some music at one of the furnished apartment Montmartre Studio-lofts (Read more)

Intact Emotion at Stadefrance 12/07

France 98 - World Selection 2008 (Read more)

A Shakespeare play in an open-air theater in the middle of Bois de Boulogne

Every year( May - October) the Jardin Shakespeare is turned into a festival of open-air theatre, showcasing plays of the bard in both French and English (Read more)

Paris Open Tour

With the nice weather,it is great to visit Paris in an open bus of boat (Read more)

Paris Jazz Festival : June - July

Free concerts, great artist and a beautiful surrounding, what could you wish more (Read more)

With Indiana Jones in search of the Cristal Skull in ... Paris

At the museum Quai Branly one of the Cristal Skulls will be on search from 21th of May on (Read more)

Dinner of the Chefs

Ever had a gourmet orgasm ? (Read more)

The Soldiers of Eternity : 15/04 - 14/09/2008

An exceptional event at the Pinacothèque de Paris (Read more)

Paris has opened up to the skies..

Now, sit back, relax and your personal chauffeur will be pleased to tell you many anecdotes on Parisian life... (Read more)

Another view of Paris

Paris Go will make you want to (re-)discover Paris and its mysteries. (Read more)

City games for adults

In Paris and the surrounding areas (Read more)

Sparkling Paris

Young fashion topdesigner Christopher Kane got inspiration of his beloved cities (Read more)

Paris je t'aime on DVD

Stories of love in the city of love. (Read more)

Indie music in Paris

Interesting blog on Paris Indie music news (Read more)

Didier Malherbe and Renaud Gilet

Didier Malherbe and Renaud Gilet in concert (Read more)

The marvelous collection of Barbier-Mueller 19/03 - 24/08/2008

If you are a lover of african and oceanic art, than you must see this. (Read more)

Francois Simon au Jules Verne

Youtube at the Eiffeltower top restaurant.. (Read more)

City of Light

A new look for Notre Dame. (Read more)

The new mobile home

Hotel Everland is a movable feast that has landed atop the Palais Tokyo (Read more)

Maurice De Vlaminck, fauvist and a real character

At Musée du Luxembourg they make superb temporary exhibitions (Read more)

The color wil be "gray" in all its shades

The easy-to-wear Fall 2008 défilés are over (Read more)

Cedric Klapisch's film "Paris"

"Paris", Cedric Klapisch's tribute to the city and its residents (Read more)

The city of Paris as an erotic décor

What is it that brings erotic photographers to Paris... (Read more)

Great new short rental specialist

Brand new sparkling web-site specialized in short term rentals (Read more)

Kissing in the " City of Love" : 3

Under the arcades of Palais Royal... (Read more)

Kissing in the " City of Love "

Not only the classical authors but also even any person in love will assure you that the capital of France is just created for kissing. But what is the most romantic place for kissing in Paris ? Everything is up to your taste. (Read more)

#1 on VRBO web-site

Our Romantic unit listing is #1 on the VRBO web-site.. (Read more)


Http:// run by Linda Thalman is an excellent web-site with great tips on Paris and France.. (Read more)

For Stones fans

Rolling Stones in Paris ( Angie 1975 ) (Read more)

Soko - I'll kill her

It seems no gigs are planned in Paris for Soko for the moment but we'll keep you updated (Read more)

Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un m'a dit

Classic lovesong by Carla Bruni - for Nicholas aussi? (Read more)

Beautiful bedroom contest finalist organized a foto contest for most beautiful bedroom world-wide and we were finalist (Read more)

Sufjan Stevens in the Bataclan

Sufjan Stevens was in Paris in november just as last year ; a little fragment : (Read more)

The Kooks in Montmartre

The Kooks played Ooh-La in the streets of Montmartre (Read more)

New pictures on vrbo web-site

We added some new pictures on the web (Read more)