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Les Petits Bateaux - Jardin des Tuileries

Les Petits Bateaux - Jardin des Tuileries

Our families favourite was definitely 'Les Petits Bateaux'!  Travelling with children can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit of a challenge. If you're looking for something to do in Paris that will keep everyone in your family entertained, look no further than the Tuileries Garden.  The round Grand Bassin in the Tuileries Garden welcomes a fleet of small sailing boats of all colors.
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HAPPY EASTER – JOYEUSES PÂQUES

HAPPY EASTER – JOYEUSES PÂQUES

 Just like in Australia, in France, the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt (la chasse aux œufs) is a greatly anticipated event, however, instead of the Easter Bunny delivering the Easter Eggs, it’s the Flying Bells!  Children are delighted on Easter morning when they hear the church bells ring, as this beautiful sound ...

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Joyeux Anniversairel à la Tour Eiffel

Joyeux Anniversairel à la Tour Eiffel

On March 31 2022, the Eiffel Tower will celebrate the 133rd anniversary of its inauguration, an amazing triumph for the tower that was to only remain standing for 20 Years.  On March 31st, 1889 on the Champs-de-Mars, Paris, France, Gustave Eiffel’s epic project came to life, and was officially unveiled for Paris’ Exposition Universelle.

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NATIONAL FRENCH BREAD DAY   21ST MARCH

NATIONAL FRENCH BREAD DAY 21ST MARCH

Oui, there is a day entirely devoted to celebrating French 🇫🇷 bread 🥖🥐 21st March 

The French have been making beautiful bread for centuries.  The famous long and wide loves have been made since the time of Louis XiV.  There are many many types of French bread, however, the most well known and discussed is 'la Baguette'.

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Pissaladière - With a Regional Twist from Menton - French Riviera

Pissaladière - With a Regional Twist from Menton - French Riviera

Menton, nicknamed the Pearl of France, is located on the Mediterranean Sea at the Franco-Italian border.  A stunning city with a village feel, Menton is famous for many things, including lemons. 
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Signature Weekend Cocktail Blackberry Champagne Mule

Signature Weekend Cocktail Blackberry Champagne Mule

Passe le Champagne 🥂  si'l te plait!  

Who doesn't love a sparkling ... especially when it's French!  Enjoy Malmaison's twist on the classic Moscow Mule with our Signature Weekend Cocktail Recipe - the 'Blackberry Champagne Mule'.

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Happy Bastille Day ~ Fête de la Fédération  ~ le 14 Juliette

Happy Bastille Day ~ Fête de la Fédération ~ le 14 Juliette

Viva la France!  In France, Le quatorze juillet (14 July) is a public holiday, formally known as the Fête de la Fédération (Federation Holiday) also referred to as Bastille Day.  The 'Storming of the Bastille' in Paris occurred on 14 July 1789. While the medieval fortress and prison known as the Bastille ...
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Mimosa Botanicals – French Apothecary

Mimosa Botanicals – French Apothecary

Your French Spa Awaits ... with newly welcomed brand Mimosa Botanicals.  What a pleasure it has been to get to know Christiana and witness her deep passion and authenticity around her business, nature and life.   It absolutely radiates throughout her beautiful studio and products.  We are thoroughly delighted to be able to share this with our customers.
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An Elegant Stroll Past Dior, Paris

An Elegant Stroll Past Dior, Paris

If you have ever visited Paris you would know that a stroll down Avenue Montaigne in the 8th Arrondissement past Maison Dior is essential, and if possible a visit past those dreamy doors is preferred, it is truly one of the most beautiful stores in the world.
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Happy Easter – Joyeuses Pâques and a little about the Flying Bells

Happy Easter – Joyeuses Pâques and a little about the Flying Bells

We hope you are enjoying a delightful Easter with family and friends.  As we all move into a lovely long weekend, we thought we would share a little about the tradition of Easter in France and how it is celebrated a little differently.
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Summer Mojitos Australian Style!

Summer Mojitos Australian Style!

Weekend Cocktail Recipe ~ Australian Style Mojito
A wonderful refreshing twist to the classic Mojito recipe 🥭 Mango iceblocks instead of sugar syrup.  Perfect when served in La Rochere Versailles Long Glasses.  
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