Tag Archives: Paris

Just a matter of time (and money)

Each year, as time and money allows, we return to our little house in Argenton-sur-Creuse, France. We take the local train to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne (Australia), then board the Sky Bus for the 20 minute ride to Tullamarine … Continue reading

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There’s no place like home

Even though we only live part-time in France it is, for us, “home”. What I like to say is that we work in Australia but we live in France. After all, when you are working full-time there is precious little … Continue reading

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Paris-Orly train transfer tips

We had always flown in and out of Paris from Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport until recently. Our regional train down to our house in central France departs from Gare d’Austerlitz, and on one of our many jaunts through that … Continue reading

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Well-known sights of Paris

Most people love Paris, but there are those who turn their noses up at this beautiful city. I can never understand why! Who could ever tire of the amazing art and architecture of Paris? Here are a few snaps of well-known sights from … Continue reading

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Where it all began

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when (or even why) we decided to buy a house in France. It was an idea that grew out of a desire for a fresh and exciting new life for us at a time when … Continue reading

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Where on earth is Argenton sur Creuse?

People often ask us just where is Argenton sur Creuse? Unlike Paris, Nice, Bordeaux, Lyon or Mont Saint-Michel, Argenton is off the beaten tourist track, nestled snuggly in the centre of France. In fact, if you draw a square around all the … Continue reading

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In search of Paris’ perfect pâtisserie

While the Métro is a great way to get around Paris, the stations are so close together that often it’s just as easy to walk from A to B, and you get to see more that way too… I, for one, never … Continue reading

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A morning stroll by the Seine

Stroll beside the Seine on a beautiful spring morning in Paris, the city of love… A living sculpture looks at home amongst other works of art, scattered on the river bank, in the Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air: The sun sparkles on the serene waters … Continue reading

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Taxi!

The first time we arrived in Paris by Eurostar (a great way to get from London to Paris), we stepped out of Gare du Nord and looked helplessly at what could have been our bus sail past… perhaps a taxi would be a better … Continue reading

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Is this your ring?

Paris is an undeniably beautiful city, but not all its inhabitants are beautiful souls. I realise everyone needs to make money and I know not all countries have as good a welfare system as Australia – but the con artists … Continue reading

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