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In Paris, the drink that drove Van Gogh mad

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Famed for turning the cafes of Montmartre into a haven for booze-addled artists, the story of absinthe – and its current revival in Paris — is as thick and cloudy as the drink itself.
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Is this the end of the rude Parisian waiter?

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Paris has long been renowned for its unfriendly service. But the Paris Tourist Board is hoping a new etiquette guide will make the stereotype a thing of the past.
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In Paris, a New York-style High Line

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An abandoned railway line that encircles the French capital is being transformed into an enchanting flora- and fauna-rich walkway.
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Where presidents, Proust and Pompadour slept

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After a seven-year closure, the 18th-century chateau where royal mistress Madame de Pompadour once lived has reopened to the public.


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The proposed metro makeover every Parisian is talking about

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A bold plan could transform the city’s long-abandoned underground stations into swimming pools, art galleries – even a discotheque.
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Paris is making love public, in 160 characters or less

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Arguably the most romantic city in the world, Paris is giving enamoured residents and visitors the chance to declare their love on the city’s digital billboards.
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