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A food lover’s treasure hunt through Paris

Imagine a treasure hunt of Paris, where the prizes are foodie delights. A gourmet safari where you can go at your own pace, stopping at your choice of places highly recommended by gastronomic curators. That’s the essence of Le Food Trip, a self-guided programme that…
Kenny Monteith
December 21, 2017

10 best places to take photos in Paris

Home to elegant boulevards, sidewalk cafes, and the river Seine with its picture perfect bridges and bookstalls, Paris is one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. With its skyline pierced by the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomph and Sacré-Cœur, taking incredible pictures here…
Kenny Monteith
January 13, 2017

Best hotel design: IHG lobby photos

Hotel lobbies have evolved from a simple area where you grab a room key into the building’s true social hub. They have become all-purpose spaces for business meetings, celebrations or a place to enjoy that perfect glass of vino. Step into a hotel lobby with a striking decor,…
Kenny Monteith
December 15, 2016

Best hotel design: IHG exterior photos

Traveling often shows us beautiful building design up-close and personal. Whether it’s a modern neighborhood construction or historic architecture that tells decades of stories, design can literally draw us through the front doors of any building. This extends to hotels we stay while on vacation. From roadside…
Kenny Monteith
October 24, 2016

10 things to know before you arrive in Paris

When you're planning a trip to Paris, the City of Light sparkles in your imagination with the dreamy shimmer of a mirage: the soaring Eiffel Tower, the ancient gargoyles of Notre Dame, and latte and delectable croissants in tiny cafes. Paris will steal your heart with its style,…
Kyle Coleman
June 30, 2016

Paris beyond the Louvre: Small museums you can’t miss

Paris established itself long ago as one of the world’s premier destinations for fine art. But there’s more to the city’s dynamic art scene than the Louvre and da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. Why not skip the queues and experience the French’s capital’s many smaller museums, which…
Kyle Coleman
October 28, 2015

Insider Paris: 7 chic boutiques to shop like a local

Any French woman knows that one timeless purchase is worth 10 trendy ones. So bypass the high street and head straight for these shops to find something special to take back with you. Nat & Nin 70 Boulevard Beaumarchais Ten years ago, two daughters of…
Kyle Coleman
October 2, 2015

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