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Passion Chocolate – Paris

 Passion Chocolate Chocolatier Fabricant 122 Av. Simon Bolivar Paris Fresh ingredients.  True pure flavor.  A smooth creamy cocoa buttery center and chocolate so natural that it leaves chocolate fingerprints if you pause before tasting it. These are not your usual chocolate and worth every penny.  A special gift or indulgent treat, it is absolutely a […]

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Sandeman FREE Walking Tours

Reader Contribution… Check out the following website for specific cities:  http://www.neweuropetours.eu/ Sandeman offers free, English-speaking walking tours in major cities around Europe.  My father and I took their tour of Amsterdam, and it was incredibly informative and entertaining!  Our guide was veryengaging and was a wealth of information on the history and culture of Amsterdam.  […]

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Bike Tours

Reader Recommendation… One reader enjoyed her bike tour of Versaille so much that she was kind enough to pass along her recommendation for Fat Tire Bike Tours! An American owned and run company with tours in English, these bike tours are available in Paris, London, Berlin, and Barcelona! What a great way to see a […]

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Sainte Genevieve Officer’s Hotel, Paris

Reader Recommendation… We recommend the French Officer Hotel named the Sainte Genevieve. The two factors of this recommendation are the price and the location of this hotel. Located on the outskirts of the Latin Quarter, and just 2 blocks from the Pantheon, it is located ideally in the heart of Paris. We reserved a suite […]

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Hard Rock Cafes

For the fans out there, there are 23 Hard Rock Cafes in Europe and three of those are in Germany! For the complete list go to: http://www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/locator.aspx Here are the 3 closest in order of driving time from the GK area: Hard Rock Cafe CologneGürzenichstr. 850667 Köln0049-(0)221-27 26 88-0 Hours: Restaurant: Sun – Thu 12:00PM […]

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Paris: The Market at Rue Mouffetard +

Local Market – Rue de la Glaciere: A small local market with all the essentials. Quaint, but only if you’re staying there. It’s not enough to make a special trip for if you are staying away from this area. If you stay at the apartment at Rue de la Glaciere these are some of the […]

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Paris in a day

courtesy of the Brunssum American Spouses Travel Information Guide Paris overnight trip on your own. We (5 adults and 5 kids ages 4-11) traveled to Paris for an overnight this summer. We left about 5am and arrived in Paris about 9:30. We did hit rush hour traffic and good directions are a must if you […]

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Euro Disney

Courtesy of the American Spouses’ of Brunssum Travel Information Guide A trip to Euro Disney “We purchased our Thalys train tickets for EuroDisney at the Aachen train station, but here is the German train website in case: http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/e The time was 3 hrs 11 minutes. Once at the Paris Station, we purchased tickets to get […]

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Paris Basics (Getting there, transportation)

Paris, the most visited city in the world, just happens to be about 4 hours away from us by car, so, whether you’re spending a quick weekend or an entire week, there’s no reason not to go at least once. I’ve learned, to my dismay, that if a place is touristy, that it’s touristy for […]

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Paris: Lodging

Hotel or Apartment? Hotels are usually a nice choice for couples or small families. Your hotel choices will generally be cleaner, provide maid service, and be closer to the center of things. Most of your meals will be eaten out which gets pricey but also enables you to enjoy that part of the culture as […]

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