What You Need to Know About These Traditional Bastille Day Parties! Every July, Firemen's Balls - Bals des Pompiers - become hot spots of Bastille Day revelry at fire stations and other special venues across Paris.You'll enjoy lots of fun and Champagne (or beer), meet and mingle with real Parisians, and get to ogle the handsome and very physically fit members of the elite Paris Fire Brigade. If you're lucky enough to be in Paris on July 13 and 14, put one or more of these famous all-night parties on your calendar. The Paris Fire Brigade dates back to 1793, just...
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Le Bon Marche

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Le Bon Marché  "the good market", or "the good deal" is a department store in Paris. Founded in 1838 and revamped almost completely by Aristide Boucicaut in 1852, it was one of the first modern department stores. Now the property of LVMH, it sells a wide range of high-end goods, including food in an adjacent building at 38, rue de Sèvres, called La Grande Épicerie de Paris. This week  in the City of Light is the “Soldes d’été” (the big summer sales) Launching on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Le Bon Marché, Printemps, and Galeries Lafayette are located along the Métro 12 line, while Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville (Le BHV Marais) next to the Hôtel de...
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French fashion has always been an aspiration amongst fashion conscience women the world over. Parisians have a way of putting their day to day outfits together that don’t come across too stylised. Their daily casual look is unique and demonstrates a sense of personal style. Do you follow Fashionistas like Jeanne Damas? If yes, then you must have seen her posts where she manages to look unique and stylish. In one post, she is posing for the camera in her Breton top, with black high-waisted jeans and nude colored leather boots with a grayish black blazer. She makes fashion look...
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The Breton Stripe- A little history

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In the midst of a sizzling Australian summer, there are few smarter ways of keeping cool and looking cool than in our range of Jac Cadeaux’s range of classic, Breton stripe clothing in lightweight, pure linen.   Jac Cadeaux offers its pure linen striped navy, red and khaki dresses, long-sleeve tops and T-shirts with the choice of bateaux neck or V-neck, with the elegant and authentic Breton stripe motif we offer each linen garment in traditional navy, red or khaki. Our white linen t-shirts have been a real success also . They can be worn for casual or more formal occasions. ...
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What French Women Will Never Do

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Some of the mysterious qualities that come to mind when we think of French style; timeless, effortless and chic. However it is the things that French women don’t do that creates their reputation for being the best dressed creatures on the planet.  The rest of the world is often trying to emulate them. Knowing the set of guidelines they follow is the first step in achieving that effortless quality that they're known for.  Here is what I observed during my four years in Paris in my 30’s. French women will generally never wear too-high heels. They are often seen roaming the streets of...
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