Keep the secret! an enchanting place for enjoying a drink in Montmartre!


First you have to ring a discreet door at number 23 so that one opens and you can access the passage that leads you to another door where you still have to ring to get in and discover a magnificently mansion has become a hotel. The reception will show you how to access the bar in the basement overlooking a beautiful little garden. The ideal place is you want to surprise a friend there. They also have a restaurant but did not try it yet and they organize sunday brunches in the front garden during summer:

Walking tour in the Bay of the Mont St Michel, a unique experience!


For an authentic discovering of the Bay of Mont St Michel, shoes in your hand, experience the famous quick sands with a 4 hours walking tour (from and to Bec d’Andaine in Genêts) One of France’s most recognizable landmarks and among top attractions of Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are part of the Unesco list of World Heritage Sites and more than 3 million people visit it each year.  I think that in summer season, the place is full of visitors and is less impressive than in winter season and approaching the Mont from the back side by…

Private Homes is launching “a Girl in Paris”

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Private Homes is launching “a Girl in Paris” introducing lovely parisian girls, their job, their neigborhood Summer in Paris ! This month: Maryll co-owner of Madre & Figlia a top quality vintage shop rue Saint Sauveur I could not do otherwise than to start my first interview with a Parisian living where our office is located rue Saint Sauveur in the trendy Montorgueil area: The rue Saint Sauveur is a pedestrian street composed of 17th and 18th century buildings, a sort of 17th/18th-century village atmosphere. A minute away by foot reveals the rue Montorgueil, a market street lined with food shops, wine…

Jardin Catherine Labouré: an enchanting and unknown garden in a enchanting part of Paris, rue de Babylone in the 7th


The garden is named after a young 19th-century nun to whom the Virgin Mary was said to have appeared as she tended the kitchen garden. These days the garden’s visitors are far less spiritual – mainly Parisians wanting to relax in the 7,000-m² expanse of lawns and greenery. The garden’s fruit trees, vine-covered pergola and vegetable garden have survived the passage of time. It is an attractive spot in summer for an outing with friends or family, to sunbathe on the lawns or to walk along the cross-shaped outline showing where the convent once stood. 29 rue de Babylone…

Lovely tearoom with sale of beautiful teapots in Bastille: Plaisir d’équi’thé


What a good surprise it has been to discover by chance Nathalie and her exquisite collection of teapots. I bought two of them (very cheap). I did not have the time to sit down to enjoy her wide variety of teas and pastries but for sure I will come back shortly in this lovely tearoom. Plaisir d’équi’thé: 12 boulevard Beaumarchais – 75011. Metro: Bastille