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Phil Chavanne

Phil Chavanne lived 30 years in Paris, and knows the French capital throughout. He acts as Senior Editor of 2 Paris guides: www dot Paris-Eiffel-Tower-News dotcom (in English) and www dot Parismooz dot com (in Japanese). Currently residing in the Tampa bay area, he travels and writes mostly about Paris.


Articles by this Author

Four Hot Panoramic Spots in Paris

By Phil Chavanne | Published 01/29/2007 | Travel |

In this article, Paris expert Phil Chavanne selects four elevated spots from which Paris can be best viewed.

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Going to Paris for a shopping spree needs not put your household finances down for the next two years. It simply requires a little planning, and being let in on little-known shops offering bargain basement deals.

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To the exception of its rather enjoyable aerial line #6, the Paris metro does not shine as a sightseeing vehicle. To those of you who want to 'see while learning', I would recommend discovering sections of the city on the wheels of the Open Tour deck bus.

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Are sneakers a barely acceptable 'dress-down' accessory in Paris, or a fashion statement which US tourists can use to their advantage? The Senior Editor of web magazine Paris Eiffel Tower News, Phil Chavanne, discusses the topic from all angles.

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Your experience of Paris will necessarily be different from that of any other traveler. Because your expectations are unique, your perception of the French capital will be yours, and yours only. Diversity being the name of the game, I thought you would enjoy being told about a larger variety of unusual places to visit, and singular things to do while in Paris.

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Everyone will memorize something personal about Paris. I thought it would be a rich idea to start writing a brand new series of articles in which I would offer each time a motley of ideas: obscure sites to see, off-the-wall museums to visit, quaint shops to shop at, and other things to do (for free or for money) in Paris. Starting now!

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There are so many things to see in Paris and so little time to do it that your journey in the French capital can wind up taking the colors of a marathon run. I offer you a different take on it: stop, review your options, and decide to kill a couple of hours doing just nothing but reading a good book in a spot where you can be left to yourself. Here are three spots where you can do just that.

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A Few Places of Romance in Paris

By Phil Chavanne | Published 04/16/2007 | Travel |

In Woody Allen's judgement, "As long as you haven't been kissed during any of those rainy Parisian afternoons, you haven't been kissed at all." A long-time dweller of the French capital, I'd have a hard time not to agree with the most Parisian New Yorker. Paris is a place as perfect as they come to live a glorious romance, rekindle your marriage, or meet your lifetime someone. The question is: where do you start?

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