Weekend Links: Week 52

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It snuck up on me, and I really can’t believe that Christmas is already here. December flew by as I stayed probably a little too busy, but I’m looking forward to a slower and relaxed pace for the next few weeks. I’m getting a jump start on Weekend Links Week 52 (for once) so that I can leave my laptop shut and just enjoy the next few days with family – from my side and from Romain’s side. We’re hosting Christmas Eve at home and it will of course be a mix of French and American traditions followed by a traditional French Christmas day. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 52 include an article about traveling to Paris alone, the history of the McBaguette, and a look inside the Chanel perfume exhibit. Enjoy, and wishing those who celebrate a very Merry Christmas!

The Best Thing I Did This Year? Travel to Paris Alone. Before I lived here I came alone often, and I can’t recommend it enough.

Paris Department Store La Samaritaine Closed Due to Protests

Paris Museum First In France To Use Special Glasses For Colorblind Visitors To See Exhibits In A New Way

France Set for Christmas Train Strike Disruption

Charles ‘The Serpent’ Sobhraj Freed from Nepal Prison; Due to Fly to France Soon

Paris Shooting Kills at Least Three, With Kurdish Center Among Sites Hit

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8 Shows to Watch If You Love Emily in Paris

Bon Voyage? Gucci Just Opened a Luggage-Only Store in Paris

What and Why Should You Ask a Baker Before Buying a Baguette in France?

The Dreyfus Affair: How France was Divided Over a Miscarriage of Justice

‘Paris and Her Cathedrals’ Review: The Architecture of Praise

The History of France’s Exclusive McBaguette Goes Far Beyond ‘Emily in Paris’

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My Date with Coco Chanel: Astrid Joss Finds Le Grand Numéro de Chanel in Paris the Ultimate Sensory Experience. I went this week and really enjoyed it. Tickets appear to be fully booked, but you can always try your luck!

5 French-Girl Makeup Tricks to Steal from the Emily in Paris Set

The 16th Century Origins Of Quiche Lorraine

Emily in Paris is in Trouble Over Le Monde Product Placement

On Location: What It Takes to Create the Fantasy of ‘Emily in Paris’

The First Preview of the Brigitte Bardot Series is Released

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Travel Inside One of Paris’s Most Luxurious Stores

Chanel Celebrates 100 Years of Fragrance with Paris Pop-Up

The Reason French Madeleines Have Their Unique Shell Design

French Ski Resort Becomes First in Europe to Ban Smoking

Maya Ruiz-Picasso, the Eldest Daughter of Picasso and Keeper of His Legacy, Has Died at Age 87

An ‘Extraordinary’ New Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis is Being Made Available to Children in France

I hope you enjoyed week 52 of Weekend Links! I’d love to hear which articles about France were your favorites. Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment below. Bon week-end à toutes et à tous!

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