Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Bike sharing in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Nice

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Heading to Europe soon? Want to avoid renting a car or spending hours on public transit? Check out this useful graphic detailing bike-sharing and bike-rental programs in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Nice, courtesy of Momondo, a U.K.-based flight comparison site.  

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Travel trivia: Arty Parisian neighbourhoods

Posted on June 30th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Known for its Breton crepe restaurants, what arty Paris neighborhood was named for the home of the Greek muses? Le Marais Montmartre Montparnasse Moulin Rouge Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, I’ll […]

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Paris travel tips: Shopping, dining, saving!

Posted on February 11th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Sightseeing Dodge the museum masses: There will always be crowds at the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and other wildly popular museums. Head to these hot spots early in the morning to get a good spot in line (bring a book and be prepared to wait, unless it’s the middle of winter). Alternatively, try one of […]

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Contest: Live like a local in Paris

Posted on January 30th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

NileGuide and iStopOver are running a contest with the prize of a romantic week for two in Paris. The prize includes a furnished rental apartment courtesy of iStopOver. To enter, go to NileGuide’s Facebook page and follow the links. The contest ends February 21, 2011. Good luck!

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25% off Paris apartments

Posted on February 2nd, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet, which specializes in luxury apartment rentals in Paris, has just announced last-minute discounts of up to 25% on some of its properties. Most of the deals are valid February 1-15 and March 1-15, but there are a few available in late March. Many owners require a minimum stay of five days or a week. […]

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Top five perks of vacation rentals

Posted on December 8th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Buenos Aires apartment

I’ve been raving about the benefits of vacation rentals for years to anyone who will listen. So what’s so great about staying in a house or apartment instead of a hotel room? Here are my top five reasons to go local. You can discover new neighbourhoods. In many cities, hotels are clustered downtown or in […]

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A houseboat on the Seine

Posted on August 27th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Looking for a unique place to stay in Paris, and money is no object? For rates starting at a cool 430 euro (approximately $700 Canadian or U.S.) per night, you can hole up in a 1,050-square-foot houseboat in St. Germain, complete with grand piano. Like many houseboats, it will wobble a bit if a larger boat goes […]

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Bike sharing in Paris

Posted on July 20th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Paris’s bike-sharing program, Velib, recently celebrated its first anniversary. By most accounts (such as an article in The Telegraph), the program has been phenomenally successful, with 26 million trips taken in the first year (even though bike theft is also a problem). It’s a great alternative for visitors, as it’s cheaper that the Metro and […]

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