In the Ville Lumière as elsewhere, the absence of sunshine is synonymous with gloom and periods of depression. It’s really true: the barometer of our mood varies according to the whims of the sun. The proof is that, in Paris, where the gray is omnipresent, a sunny day is always a beautiful day…

We Parisian women are so hungry for light and sun that the sunlight gives us joy. It is a need that also has a scientific basis: the sun on the skin stimulates the molecules of pleasure and well-being and is also essential for the synthesis of vitamin D. Haven’t you seen Parisian women sitting at a sidewalk café with their chins lifted toward the sky to catch some sunshine? So for us “Paris Plages” is fantastic !!!

PARIS PLAGE: from 6 July 2019 to 1 September 2019

paris-plagesDozing in the summer sun by the water, taking part in an exciting beach volleyball match, getting a tan together whilst the kids build a sandcastle … In summertime in Paris, this is all possible with the Paris Plages event! From from mid-July to mid-August, the Georges-Pompidou expressway (4th) and the La Villette canal basin (19th) will be transformed into an oasis of deckchairs and fine sand, inviting Parisians to unwind and take advantage of the many different activities on offer.412652b02ef1f309247276a421b74b32

This summer, the embankment roads traditionally used by cars will once again adopt a seaside atmosphere.Deckchairs, fine sand, palm trees, musical entertainment, shows, bowls will, games and actitvities for children, dance workshops... come together again, for both children and adults to enjoy.The 2019 edition takes place: voie George Pompidou, Bassin de la Villette and parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville (City Hall)

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Bonjour, my name is Catherine. I live in the heart of Paris. I’ve always loved to travel and, over the years, I developed it into a real art: the right addresses, the suitcase, how to manage fatigue with my Parisian look! From Cannes to Antigua, from the red carpet to Pilates, I have to live up to the reputation. I have small apartments in Paris that I rent out. I love to personally welcome my guests and give them some recommendations about life in Paris “living like a true Parisian and not like a simple tourist in an elegant private suit in the heart of the city”.

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Edita da RIZZOLI, Sophie la Parigina è una guida di stile moderna su PARIGI. Illustrata dai disegni di Alessandra Ceriani, completata da un elenco degli indirizzi preferiti dalla parigina e arricchita di ricette gastronomiche.


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Published by RIZZOLI New York, Sophie the Parisian'sis a modern life style guide about PARIS. Illustrated with color drawings, complemented by a list of Parisians' favorite locations and enriched with gastronomic recipes.

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