Sweet tooth? Make sure to bookmark our latest recommendations for the best pastries (patisseries) in Paris. From butter-drenched croissants to silky eclairs, delightfully crunchy yet melty macarons and chewy, subtly caramely canelés, we've listed some of the prime places to score such delicacies. You'll never need to feel a sense of letdown again as you dig crumbs from your greasy paper bag.
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For those of you who have been following this week's air traffic control and rail strikes in France, and have been concerned that your travel plans might be affected, the good news is that the strikes are expected to have winded down by the end of the morning on Friday, June 14th. The strikes grounded hundreds of flights earlier this week in Paris airports, and also disrupted train travel in France on Thursday and early Friday morning, but traffic is now returning to normal in most train stations and airports. Check back here for updates.
Saint-Cloud is an affluent, residential suburb of west Paris that's eerily quiet all year long-- until August hits, and the grassy expanse around the local park is flooded with people, tents and grill fire for Rock en Seine, Paris' massive outdoor summer rock festival. The 11th edition kicks off on August 23rd, so if you're interested but haven't yet secured tickets, now's the time to try-- they sell like hotcakes.
Much to the delight of indie fans, headlining acts this year include Belle and Sebastian, Nine Inch Nails, Franz Ferdinand, and Tricky. Read our guide to Rock en Seine 2013 for more info, and to find out how to get your hands on tickets or secure a camping space..
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It's just a little under a month away, but for some, the summer sales season in Paris is sacrosanct-- and worth planning well ahead for.
Some are coming into town expressly to hit the racks, and many mean business. Feeling brave? Consult our guide to the summer 2013 Paris sales to get insider tips on how to make the most of the season and come away unscathed.
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