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Jen Westmoreland Bouchard

A curious traveler, insatiable foodie, literary junkie, and international film and art aficionado, Jen Westmoreland Bouchard has traveled throughout Europe and written about her adventures for over a decade. She is the owner of Lucidité Writing, Inc.

Celebrate the Holidays in Paris

If there’s one time of year when the “city of romance” becomes even more romantic, it’s around the Winter holidays. From the end of November through the beginning of January, Paris transforms into a holiday wonderland, combining the old and the new with just a hint of “je ne sais quoi.” From holiday shopping to …

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An Insider’s Guide to Aigues Mortes, France

Few first-time tourists to France have heard of Aigues-Mortes, located in the extreme South of France in the Petite Camargue region. However, this medieval, walled village holds many wonders. Aigues-Mortes was established in the 13th century as the first Mediterranean port in France on the orders of the King of France, Louis the IX. The well …

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Paris’s Diverse 20th Arrondissement

The “Arrondissement de Ménilmontant,” the 20th arrondissement, is located on the right bank of the River Seine. It is known for its diverse demographics, including large immigrant populations (primarily from North and West Africa). The Père Lachaise Cemetery (were many famous French and international figures are buried) is also located in the 20th arrondissement. Metro …

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Paris’s Natural 19th Arrondissement

Located on the right bank of the River Seine, the 19th arrondissement is known for its interesting natural and man-made geographical features, including the Canal Saint-Denis, the Canal de l’Ourcq, as well two very popular parks, Parc des Buttes Chaumont and Parc de la Villette. The major tourist draw in this area is the Cité …

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Paris’s Green 17th Arrondissement

Located on the right bank of the River Seine, the relatively quiet 17th arrondissement is comprised mostly of office and residential areas, though some interesting shops and restaurants can be found around avenue de Clichy. Le Palais de Congrès, a large convention center and concert venue, is located in the 17th arrondissement. Metro stops: The most …

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