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Free entry to the Grand Palais

Free entry to the Grand Palais

A visit to the iconic Grand Palais is a “must-do” for Paris-bound travelers! Built for the 1900 World Expo, the monument is especially famous for its glass roof, which spans nearly 800 feet —the largest in Europe. This summer, these glass-encased halls are open to the public for free on June 9-10, and June 16-17, […]

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L’Inconnue de la Seine: See the “Drowned Mona Lisa” Death Mask in Paris

L’Inconnue de la Seine: See the “Drowned Mona Lisa” Death Mask in Paris

What do a CPR class, a sculpture workshop, and an unknown Parisian woman from the 19th century have in common? They’re all part of the bizarre story behind the famous death mask, l’Inconnue de la Seine. The unknown woman of the Seine was a drowning victim in the late 1800’s. Her body was found in […]

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This Summer, Travel between Paris and Bordeaux in Only Two Hours

This Summer, Travel between Paris and Bordeaux in Only Two Hours

The TGV (France’s high-speed train) will begin service this July between Paris and Bordeaux, making the trip in just two hours – a full hour and ten minutes shorter than usual. Service is scheduled to begin on July 2, 2017. Trains will run hourly during off-peak times, and every 30 minutes during the busiest times […]

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