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Where to spend New Year’s Eve 2017 in Paris ?

If you’re lucky enough to be spending New Years Eve in Paris, you’ll definitely be able to enjoy the stunning lights along the streets, celebrate and enjoy wonderful French food! But with so much to choose from and so many options available, you might find yourself wondering where to spend New Year’s Eve in Paris and what to do. To help you make a decision, Lodgis is here with the top New Year’s Eve activities in Paris. Happy New Year!

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Paris’ best Christmas markets 2017

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas lights are twinkling along the Champs-Élysées, around the Place Vendôme and through the charming streets of Montmartre. More than at any other time of year, Paris truly is “The City of Light” at Christmas. But that’s not all. The famous Christmas markets, which are now part and parcel of the Parisian festive season, are back! Read on to find out about the best markets to visit this winter for a truly unforgettable experience.
 

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Foreign and bilingual bookshops in Paris

Are you a Parisian that would like to read foreign literary works to cultivate your linguistic knowledge or are you an expatriate looking for books written in your native language? There is everything you could ever wish for in terms of art and culture in Paris, in many different languages. Lodgis knows that sometimes books in foreign languages can be very hard to find, which is why we want to suggest some bilingual and foreign bookshops in Paris!

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The Center of Paris, presented by Lodgis (Part 2)

The center of Paris. What is it? Where is it? Does is really exist? We’re back with the final installment our Paris, Presented by Lodgis series to tell you all you need to know about arrondissements 4, 5 and 6. From the cobbled streets of the Marais to the much-loved Latin Quarter and the iconic neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, it’s hard to know where to start. Why not begin your journey by reading on?

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The Center of Paris, presented by Lodgis (Part 1)

Does Paris have a center? The answer is not really! What’s known as ”Paris intra-muros” – everything within the main péripherique, which is most of arrondissements 1-20 – is considered central by most Parisians.
 
However, if you’re new to the French capital, and keen to discover the city’s most historic neighbourhoods, then yes, perhaps there is a center to Paris. Unfortunately, this ”center” is so replete with historical sites, monuments and cultural addresses that we’ve had to split this article in two. Read on to find out about the best things to see and do in arrondissements 1-3:

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Debunking myths about Parisians

Every country and region seems to carry a unique set of stereotypes about its people, their views, manners and tendencies. France, the world’s number 1 tourist destination, is no exception to this. In this article, we discuss which clichés about Parisians are true or false and how to connect with the locals during your stay in Paris.