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Les Machines Park Nantes, France

Forget Disneyland Paris, if you want something really unusual near Paris visit Les Machines de L’ile, Nantes. This mind blowing Nantes mechanical animals amusement park is a completely unique artistic project born from the imaginations of Pierre Orefice and Francois Delaroziere. Les Machines Park in Nantes offers mechanical creatures and larger than life fantastical creations […]

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Something Unusual in Provence

I’ve been writing a lot about Aix en Provence lately on a different website and it crossed my mind that it is the kind of travel destinations where you don’t find that many unusual or unique attractions. So here is one – this unusual attraction in Aix en Provence stands outside the public library, Bibliotheque […]

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Strange Bubble Hotel, France

Designer Pierre-Stephane Dumas is responsible for creating the eco-friendly Bubble Hotels, they are made out of recycled plastic and are shaped  like a bubble with an extended “passage way” which leads to the entrance. The idea is to have a hotel which does not impact the environment negatively, and these bubbles can be removed and […]

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Oldest Tree in Paris – Rene de Viviani Square

Located in Place de Rene de Viviani Montebello (named after the Prime Minister of France during the 1st year of WWI)  next to the Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre Church, this is the oldest tree in Paris and perhaps one of the oldest planted trees in the world. Back in the 16th century many of the forests had been cleared to make way for the big […]

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Chuuuttt! – Ssshhh! Paris Street Art

Want to see a massive mural? Well actually it is a stencil, but big, beautiful and public. Situated in Place Igor-Stravinsky in the 4th arrondissement, close to the Pompidou Center, Paris, in front of the Niki de Saint Phalle fountain (Stravinsky Fountain or Fontaine des automates) you’ll see Chuuuttt! This piece of street art was created […]

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Paris: Up Close and Personal!

You don’t have to be a travel expert or enthusiast to know how splendid Paris is. This city is very well-known as the city of lovers and its primary language, French, is known to be the language of love. Nevertheless Paris is certainly sought after not just by lovers but by the kids and the […]

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The wall of I love yous – Paris, France- Je t’aime!

Created by Frédéric Baron and inspired by love messages carved in tree trunks around Paris. As these messages won’t last on trees he decided to bring them all together on a permanent wall. Together with a calligrapher he had the words engraved on to dark blue glazed lava tiles. The blue perhaps represents the sky […]

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Little India in Paris

Why see only the stereotypical Parisian when in Paris, if you make your way to Little India/Passage Brady you’ll also see Madame Gandhi or Messieur Shah, and they too are an important component of multi-cultural Paris. When approaching it you’ll first pass Barbes, an area with residents mainly from Africa and then before you see […]

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Perfume Museum in Paris, for Free!

Fashion, the Eiffel tower, baguette, berets and of course perfume are all associated with Paris. Perfume is sometimes over looked in favor of the other senses Paris tends to inspire, but about a block from the Paris Opera Garnier stands the Musee du Parfum. It occupies a Napoleon III town house built in 1860 and […]

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