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The 'forbidden' French market

I got an early start one morning to check out a French market I had heard about but not visited. The Marché Barbès (or North African market) in the 18th arrondissement is nestled securely under the railway tracks of the Metro.
 Paris, France

Paris Luxe: a night in French hotel heaven

It was at Le Meurice where I had the room-upgrade surprise of a lifetime. “Oh Madame, you are going to love your room!” said the receptionist. “What? Who, me?” My imaginary tail was wagging!
 Paris, France