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Lounge in the Parks Watch the colors of Paris illuminate in any one of the city’s immaculate and meticulously landscaped parks.  Pull up a green chair, sit back, and watch the puffy white clouds float across the bright blue sky.  Listen to the children’s laughter as they steer their wooden boats through the fountains, admire the perfectly aligned trees, read a good book, take a long nap. These are our favorite places to… Read More

Admire the Louvre While tourists flock to the Louvre to sneak a glimpse at the Mona Lisa, we prefer to stay outside the museum and bask in the beauty of the Louvre Palace.  Set below the blue skies of Paris, this building is a stunning work of art. At night, the lights transform it into a majestic masterpiece.   © Paul and Michelle Shappirio and Bringing Down the White Picket Fence, 2007-2014…. Read More

Stroll the Bridges You don’t have to stand in line at all the tourist attractions to get the best views of Paris.  Skip the lines and head for the bridges!  Take an evening stroll, breathe in the delicious Paris air, and watch the sun work its magic on this beautiful city. When the sun goes down, the city and its bridges light up.  Stay up late and share in the nightlife.  This… Read More

If you haven’t had a chance to read Our Guide to Paris-Where We Eat (Part 1), please be sure you do!  As promised, we have some additional favorites described below! Les Deux Magots  (http://www.lesdeuxmagots.fr/en/ambiances.php#/ambiances.php) 6 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006 Paris, France Unfortunately, these days, Les Deux Magots gets a bad rap for being touristy and overpriced.  Being one of Hemingway’s old haunts, this beautiful cafe gets a lot of traffic.  We recommend coming… Read More

There are just too many fantastic places to eat in the city of Paris, and we’ve got more of our favorites coming your way.  Stay tuned.  Check out some of our recommendations here in Part 1 of Our Guide to Paris-Where We Eat and Our Guide to Paris-Where to Stay. © Paul and Michelle Shappirio and Bringing Down the White Picket Fence, 2007-2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and… Read More

  I always say, “To travel is to eat,” and I believe food is the ultimate gateway between the traveler and the local.  There is no better way to embrace the culture of a country than to dig your hands, your fork, your bread, into the culinary delights of a foreign place.  Food gives you opportunities, not only to taste, but also to converse with the people who cook it and serve… Read More

Paris, that magical place that makes people’s eyes sparkle.  Whether they’ve traveled there or not, the world swoons over Paris.  Maybe its love, maybe its good bread and cheese, or maybe its just that glittering tower that draws travelers in and keeps them coming back for more.  With all of its fascinating architecture, glittering lights, and bustling cafes, the city of Paris is dreamy and delicious and not to be missed. I… Read More

Be on the look out for Bringing Down the White Picket’s Fence’s guide to Paris!  We will feature all of our favorite things to see and do, recommend places to stay, and give you great suggestions for some amazing places to eat and drink!   © Paul and Michelle Shappirio and Bringing Down the White Picket Fence, 2007-2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this… Read More