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The guide to a perfect cruise on the Canal du Midi

Are you looking for the best places to spend a boating holiday in France? The Canal du Midi is a perfect waterway to discover the region. Created in the south of the country in the 1600s, it is a canal that connects Toulouse to the Mediterranean Sea. This canal offers many beautiful viewpoints and great attractions along the way. The popularity of this channel is due to the boat rental which is incredibly simple. If you want to explore the waterway and enjoy a relaxing vacation on the water. In this guide to cruises on the Canal du Midi, Locaboat, a boating holiday agency, explains everything you need to know to have a great holiday in this region. – Where is the Canal du Midi? The Canal du Midi is one of the most popular waterways in France. It is located in the Languedoc region, in the south of the country. The Canal provides the link between the Atlantic Ocean and …

The (very) Parisian interview with Sarah Lavoine

Sarah Lavoine has established herself in a few years as a central figure in interior design in France. For Paris Select, she shared her best pleasure addresses in the capital…to be enjoyed without moderation! Sarah Lavoine, you are known for your faultless taste, your sense of color and light… what are the places where you find yourself comfortable, at ease, peaceful? What are your Parisian tips for our readers? ◊ A bar where to bask? Le Loulou, at the Museum of Decorative Arts. ◊ A restaurant to adopt? Lala cooks! The restaurant that I opened with my friend David Lahner in my flagship store on place des Victoires. ◊ A favorite market? The Raspail organic market, one of the rare organic markets in the capital (Sunday morning. Boulevard Raspail, between rue du Cherche-Midi and rue de Rennes, 75006), and also the Marché Président-Wilson. I go there for Joël Thiébault's vegetables, ultra-fresh fish and charcuterie. (Every Wednesday and Saturday. Avenue du President-Wilson, between rue Debrousse and place d'Iéna, 75016 Paris.) ◊ A spa where you can pamper yourself …

La Maison Sisley: a well-being break in the heart of Paris

For more than 40 years, Sisley has been illuminating women's faces with exceptional products... Having become an absolute must-have in Parisian bathrooms, the brand specializing in phyto-cosmetology opened a house a few years ago dedicated to beauty and pleasure, in the heart of the Golden Triangle. Focus on this inspiring haven of peace which reveals the whole philosophy of the family brand… – A French family house Sisley is above all a beautiful family history. A shared love of beauty and a perpetual quest for excellence… In 1976, Hubert d'Ornano and his wife Isabelle founded the brand with one idea in mind: to use the best of plants and essential oils to create cosmetics. An innovative concept for the time and imitated many times since, without ever being equalled. Today, the torch has been proudly taken up by the couple's children. Exceptional skincare, make-up, perfumes and hair products… This French know-how is reflected in the quality of their products. A winning combination since the …

The terrace Les Editeurs carrfeour de l'odéon in Paris

Les Éditeurs: the cult literary café at Odéon

The Carrefour de l'Odéon represents an emblematic spot in Paris. A little away from the hubbub, we discover a pretty little square, storefront. This is where one of the neighborhood's most popular addresses proudly sits: Les Éditeurs. Focus on this literary café that multiplies the heart assets. – In the 6th arrondissement, dear to Parisian publishing houses, Les Éditeurs is an unmissable address. On the pretty terrace, a myriad of tables with white tablecloths invite you to a moment of discreet indulgence. But it is once inside that the soul of the Editors reveals itself. A true ode to the district, there are nearly 5000 books, scattered all over the restaurant. The rows line up with dignity and frame the small corners where it is good to settle down. Big club armchairs, soft benches… You are immediately imbued with the warm spirit of the place. On the menu, the classics of French bistronomy rub shoulders. Between well-stocked salads, a club sandwich to die for or very good meats, our heart swings. It is also interesting to…

20 good vibes hotels to break on All Saints Day

After a hectic return to school, do you dream of treating yourself to a sweet getaway, just to get away from everyday life? Paris Select has selected 20 really great hotels for you to recharge your batteries… – Le Domaine de la Bretesche Relais & Châteaux in Missillac Located in Missillac, just 35 minutes from La Baule and the Gulf of Morbihan, the Domaine de la Bretesche – Relais & Châteaux sits at the heart of a 200 hectare park of exceptional beauty. This superb fortified estate has 25 rooms, 6 junior suites and 9 character villas on one of the most beautiful golf courses in France. Decorated with taste, they are magnified by fabrics branded Rubelli, Kenzo, Manuel Canevas or Pierre Frey and benefit from a breathtaking view sometimes on the 18th century castle, sometimes on the discreet Cour Carrée, its centenary lime tree and its garden. summer. For golf lovers, the Domaine de la Bretesche is the ideal destination since it is the only Relais & Châteaux hotel located on an XNUMX-hole golf course in France. Bordered …

10 good reasons to book your evening at the Moulin Rouge!

Do you want to spend an exceptional evening that will leave you with unforgettable memories? Few places in Paris provide an impression as magical as that left by the mythical Moulin Rouge. Paris Select gives you 10 more reasons to give in to temptation! 1. Mythical place among all and symbol of a festive Paris that the world envies us, the Moulin Rouge has been installed at the foot of the Montmartre hill since 1889… Suffice to say that this cabaret with a sulphurous reputation is one of the capital's must-sees! 2. You will walk in the footsteps of the greatest artists in all of Paris, from the emblematic Toulouse-Lautrec whose posters and paintings ensured the notoriety of the Moulin Rouge to Maurice Chevalier, via Edith Piaf, Joséphine Baker or again Charles Trenet. 3. You will be amazed by the four paintings of the magazine Féerie. Our favourites: “The Moulin Rouge, Today and Yesterday” for a great introduction; "Au Cirque" with its troupe of clowns, acrobats, jugglers, its funny ...

The 7 trendiest hotels for VIPs

The Fashion Week gong sounded yesterday in the fashion capital! Aesthetic thrills and other couture emotions will, once again, spread through the City of Light… Here are the 7 trendy hotels in Paris where the VIPs stay during this special week. – The most luxurious: Cheval Blanc Paris The Cheval Blanc Paris hotel opened its doors last September. Revamped over five years by renowned architect Peter Marino, it is now ready to welcome beautiful people! This first Parisian 5-star hotel from the LVMH group is proving to be a real gem. Decorated with Parisian elegance, the rooms have a unique view of the Seine and some even of the Eiffel Tower as their common denominator. The most demanding customers can rent one of the 7 rooms with a terrace. And to go even further… the 1000 m² duplex penthouse with swimming pool, garden and cinema! Let it be said, no hotel had ever offered such an incredible experience to its guests. 8 Quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris – 01 40 …