French School

    If you have a week or more in Paris, you might consider building it around French language classes. A language-focused holiday is fantastic fun and some of the best vacations I have ever had! Not only does it enhance your visit, but you meet wonderful people and get into discussions you might not…

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With The Click of A Heel!

    Stepping inside Tanya Heath’s boutique in the St-Germain-des-Prés district of Paris is like a trip to the candy store. Especially if you are someone who love shoes!!!  (I know one of my best friends Lizzie Gilbert is already salivating!) One is drawn to the shelves displaying her elegant footwear; pumps, sandals and boots.But…

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My 2020 Paris Line-Up!

Welcome dear readers to 2020! I am kicking off the New Year on a high note.  I have learned that my blog has recently been acknowledged with an award.     Woman of A Certain Age In Paris was recognized as one of the Best Paris Blogs worldwide by an organization out of Massachusetts called…

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Paris Undressed!

  Ladies, let’s talk underwear!   I appreciate that some of you reading this blog may still be in your PJs.   But how many of you are planning to put on a beautiful lace or satin bra and panties under your clothes today, tomorrow, and everyday? Just for you.   I thought so.  …

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My Top Ten Christmas Gifts From Paris

  Christmas in Paris is magical.   Like many other cities in the world, the department store chains launch the holiday season with their much anticipated displays and decorations.   For starters, Parisians and tourists alike await the show-stopping Christmas tree at Galeries Lafayette, which is decorated differently every year.   This year’s dazzling multi-coloured…

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How To Become Parisian in One Hour

  Be prepared to practice your best Parisian Pout when you see the popular comedy show “How To Become Parisian in One Hour!” This one-man show plays into every cliché and stereotype that people all over the world have of Parisians; as envied for living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world;…

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Cooking with Astrid! Diana’s Test Kitchen, French Recipe #4

  (Note: My Snap Giveaway is today! Don’t miss this special offer. Details at the bottom of this blog!) Meet Chef Astrid! This fall, my new French friends, Astrid and her husband, Jean-Yves, very graciously invited me to stay at their home in Metz (pronounced Mess). The charming city in the Lorraine region of France…

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A Favourite Street in Paris

One of the reasons people come to Paris is to eat and eat well —  me included. So I was excited to learn that living in the 9th arrondissement, I was only blocks away from rue des Martyrs, where you can have one of the best gastronomic shopping experiences in this city. Rue des Martyrs: Named After…

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Hop-On-Hop-Off Seine Tour

It was not as nice a day as this  the day I decided to take  “Le Batobus.”   Similar to the Hop-on-Hop off Bus tour that you find in most cities, this is a boat tour that buses you along the Seine, allowing you to experience Paris both on land and from the water. In my…

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What’s In The Surprise French Box?

I am so thrilled to have heard back from the Winners of my Fall Giveaway Draws. So now, I can reveal what was in the Surprise French Box.     There were 12 items that I personally purchased — and thank you, one and all,  for applying for the draw. Your continued support means the world…

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