Paris

Shopping the Sales in Paris

Twice a year they come to the city... sales in Paris! In January and July, French stores sell collections of clothing and shoes from the previous season with discounts up to 70, 80, or even 90%! This is a great chance to quench your thirst for exciting shopping, but without catastrophic consequences for your wallet. Already preparing to go to Paris? Learn all the rules of French sales.

What to see in Paris while Notre-Dame is under restoration

The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris is a famous monument of Gothic architecture, a location featured in a famous book and musical, and just a beautiful place. It was seriously damaged in a fire on April 15, 2019. Fortunately, the loss of art objects is not as great as we all feared! Nevertheless, the damage was severe enough that the Cathedral will be closed for reconstruction work during the next few years.

Beaujolais Nouveau: the feast of young wine

On the third Thursday of November each year, all of France celebrates the day of Beaujolais Nouveau (young wine of Beaujolais). This is a newer tradition, and there are questions about young wine — should you drink it? Let's take a look at this unique tradition.

How do they make Beaujolais Nouveau?

The wine-making region of Beaujolais belongs to Burgundy, but this wine is not called or considered Burgundy. It's made with a different variety of grapes, and processed with different technology.