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11 November 2014

Four Sites to Commemorate WWI in and around Paris

With the centennial of WWI, we’ve compiled four important sites, museums and exhibits linked to the Great War in and around Paris.

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Visages de la Guerre exhibit

20 October 2014

Picasso’s Paris: Five of the Artist’s Paris Haunts

In celebration of the Picasso Museum’s reopening, here are five sites around Paris linked to this influential 20th century artist.

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15 September 2014

The Berges de Seine: A Riverbank Wonderland

Highlights of one of Paris’s recently developed urban spaces.

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30 August 2014

Excursions from Paris: 5 Offbeat Things to Do in Lyon

Five useful tips on exploring offbeat Lyon, UNESCO Heritage city, gastronomic center and second largest city of France.

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21 July 2014

From Chateaux to the Sea: Favorite Daytrips from Paris

Our Paris docents detail their favorite excursions from Paris, including unique castles, artist villages and seaside towns.

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Vaux Gardens

10 June 2014

How to Tour the Top Sites Around the Globe

From Beijing to Berlin, from Rome to Istanbul, we’ve pooled our collective local knowledge to put together definitive guides on how to tour some of the top sites around the globe.

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The more than 8 million visitors annually, the Forbidden City is Beijing's most touristed site. 

Top tip: Avoid weekend and holiday visits, particularly October 1-3 (China’s National Day is Oct. 1), when the Forbidden City is at its most crowded as visitors also flock from China’s countryside to take in the site.

20 May 2014

Ile-de-France Products: Parisians Finding Goods in Their Own Backyard

We explore the “locavore” movement taking hold across Parisian kitchens.

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7 March 2014

Royal Rivalry: Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis

France is famous, or perhaps infamous, for being a country of passion and heartbreak, of dangerous liasons and romantic rifts. We take you behind the scenes of one of the most scandalous and torrid tales of the 16th century.

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12 February 2014

Romantic Passageways of Paris

The unique covered passageways of Paris are a perfect place for a romantic stroll, in the chilly month of February.

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Passage de l’Ancre (223 rue Saint-Martin - 30 rue Turbigo 75003)

10 February 2014

Docent Spotlight: Flavie Thomas

We chat with Paris docent Flavie Thomas about what it’s like to lead family walks in the French capital.

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8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…

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15 November 2013

Practical Facts: How to Visit Normandy

Our France expert offers tips and suggestions for visiting Normandy, France.

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WWII bomb craters at the Pointe du Hoc, west of Omaha Beach

19 October 2013

5 Fashionable Brunch Spots in Paris

Our picks for the trendiest Parisian brunch spots of the moment.

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A veggie burger at Le Dépanneur

10 September 2013

Foreign Perspectives on Contemporary Parisian Architecture

Paris has always been a leader in architectural innovation. Let’s take a closer look at newly built structures by foreign architects.

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13 August 2013

Summer Drinks in Paris, Where to Cool Off

Looking for a place to grab a cool drink during your summer trip to Paris? Let us give you our picks.

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11 June 2013

Practical Facts: Getting to the Airport in Paris, Madrid & Barcelona

Skip that taxi by learning some practical tips for traveling from the airport in Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid.

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