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Nice Farmer’s Market

A walk through the flower markets, or Nice Farmer’s Market.
Although called the Marche Aux Fleurs, you can actually find a lot more than flowers at the Nice Farmer’s Market! There is everything from fresh fruit, vegetables and meats plus local specialties like lavender and honey. It’s a great place to pick up a memoir of Nice or get some authentic souvenirs.

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Doors of Le Marais

Paris has a multitude of old buildings that have large street-front wooden doors. Sometimes when they would open, we would peek in to see a lavish foyer or green courtyard. Since seeing them, some of our accommodation places have been hidden behind these style doors and buildings! It definitely helps you to feel like a local when you unlock a heavy wooden door and step through, much more so that walking into a flash hotel glass lobby.

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Best Secret Passageways of Paris

When I first heard about the secret passageways of Paris, it went straight onto our travel itinerary! I spent quite some time researching which ones I wanted to visit, as not all the passageways are as picturesque as some. My top three were all in walking distance from each other and definitely worth a visit.
The passages were created at the end of the 18th century and were considered the world’s first malls.

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Paris Baguette Afternoon Tea

I don’t think you can go wrong with picking a patisserie for afternoon tea in Paris. After a long day wandering through the bustling streets, we stopped at a patisserie called Paris Baguette on a side street in the 4th arrondissement and of course we weren’t disappointed! I had a lemon tart (tarte citron) and Julian had a chocolate éclair and a caramel macaron that had real caramel in the centre.

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A Visit to Fragonard Perfume Museum

Fragonard is a French perfume company that makes and sells their products only in France. They have about half a dozen locations in Paris, originated in Grasse in the South and have a factory in the town of Eze, about half an hour from Nice. We visited their newly opened perfume museum in Paris and learnt all about the history of perfume, how they make it and also how they determine all the scents! It was free to visit and we had a guide take us through the museum on an English-speaking tour.

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Old Quebec City Buildings

Quebec City is in the French province of Quebec in Canada. The whole town looks like it is straight out of the 1600s. It is the only remaining walled city in the whole of North America and is just a delight to walk around! Quebec City is divided into two sections- the Lower Town (Basse Ville) and the Upper Town (Haute Ville). The lower and upper parts are connected by various stairways and also a funicular, or type of chairlift.

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Muir Woods California

Muir Woods is probably one of the places we wouldn’t have thought of visiting while in San Francisco if it wasn’t for someone telling us about it. The National Park is home to Californian Redwood trees, which happen to be 500-800 years old! The heights of the trees is staggering, almost making you dizzy to look straight up in hope of finding their tops.

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San Francisco Architecture

The city of San Francisco is known for its eclectic mix of modern, Victorian and colourful homes with bay windows everywhere you turn. Each home speaks of the era it was built in and also the neighbourhood where you will find it, for example the brightly-coloured ‘painted ladies’ of Haight Ashbury. This is a great site for more information on the different types of homes in San Francisco.