Photography project – #vantagepoint

There is something quite magical about the fairground carousel, the old Victorian style gives them an eloquence that other rides just don’t have. I wouldn’t really associate Paris with the carousel but while I was there recently I saw loads of them and they are so pretty that you just cant help taking photos of […]

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Paris – exploring La Defense

I imagine Paris is a city similar to London in the sense that it has well known sights and attractions, particularly in the centre, but also has lesser known areas that are also filled with interesting things to see. As soon as we stepped off the metro at La Defense our first thought was that it must be the Canary […]

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Le Grand Bistro – Paris

Before arriving in Paris we decided to book a table at a restaurant that we had already looked up so we wouldn’t waste time searching for one while there. Le grand bistro is situated in Maillot – St Ferdinand, a short distance from the Arc de triomphe and runs a set menu. The menu includes an aperitif of a cocktail and olives, […]

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Sofitel hotel Paris

During our recent trip to Paris we stayed at the luxury Sofitel Hotel which is part of the Accor hotel group and has more than 120 hotels worldwide. When visiting a city for a short space of time I don’t think the hotel is much of an importance because most of the time is spent outside […]

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Navigating the metro

As the saying goes… ‘When in Rome do as the Romans do’ so as we arrived at Gare du nord on the Eurostar we thought we would do as the Parisians do and find our way to the hotel using the metro. As Londoners who use the tube frequently we thought it would be a […]

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