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Moulin Rouge, Paris

Moulin Rouge. Cliché or not, this sumptuous cabaret approaching its 130th birthday continues to be the greatest show in town.  

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Atelier Des Lumieres. Paris 

Can viewing art digitally ever be as good as poring over the brush-strokes of the real thing?  The thrilling close-ups of Chagall’s Paris Opera ceiling recently projected onto a screen at the city’s Philharmonie convinced this art lover it really could, and now the Atelier des Lumieres, the city’s latest and greatest attraction, proves that looking at highly-detailed images through a magnifying lens and state of the art projectors is the way to go.

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Hotel Le Pigalle, Paris

Not so long ago Pigalle was considered the seedier side of Paris, a magnet for sex shops and low-rent hostelries, thanks to the topless cabarets which made it the apotheosis of city nightlife more than a century ago.  

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Allard

So, you’re in Paris, craving proper bistro cooking look no further than Allard, an 85-year-old Parisian institution in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près

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Adele & Jules boutique hotel

It’s not often you hear of a new happening neighbourhood in Paris, but one comes along every few years when you’re not looking. You may think of Grands Boulevards merely as the great wide traffic artery where the big department stores are located, but a whole new world is springing up to the east around the city’s latest boutique hotel, Adele & Jules.

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Hotel Chavanel

In the chic Hotel Chavanel, Paris has the very property for which the phrase “small but perfectly-formed” could have been conceived. The frontage, a couple of minutes’ walk from the Madeleine, is so narrow you could walk by and miss it,

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