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This is just one of the bustling cafes we spotted on our recent “Paris Walks” tour of the Marais.  These highly informative and interesting tours are two hours long and just 12 Euros per person!  Just find the tour that interests you on their website (http://www.paris-walks.com) and meet at the designated location.  The tour guides speak English and are tremendously knowledgable about the city.  We’ve taken Hemingway’s Paris and The Marais Circuit 1 and… Read More

Aviation is an amazing thing.  In the span of about seven hours, I went from having this very expensive $12 glass of fine Newark airport wine… to this… Here, you can buy two bottles of wine at the local supermarket for about 4 Euros a bottle.  With the current exchange rate, that equals less than $5 a bottle, which makes that aforementioned glass of Newark airport wine a huge rip off.  Plus, the 4… 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

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