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A Day at the Museum: Current and Future Exhibits in Paris

Paris and art go together like wine and cheese, or romance and the quaint, cobbled streets of the Left Bank. There are a host of current and future exhibits being staged in the city on the Seine. While the permanent collections in the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay rival anything you'll find in the museums in New York and London, it's the special exhibits and one-time retrospectives in Paris that no serious art lover should miss. Whether you enjoy Flemish landscapes, color-drenched Impressionism, Surrealism or the haunting, urban landscapes of Edward Hopper, Paris has an art exhibit for you. Here are 5 that shouldn't be missed.

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15 Must Have Travel Apps: Don’t Leave Home Without Them!

From overseas travel to a cross-country road trip, smartphone apps can save you time and money. Score a last-minute five-star hotel discount, effortlessly navigate the Paris metro system, and share each memory by texting friends and family. Before you jet off on your next vacation, download these must-have travel apps to your smartphone.

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Let’s Go to Paris with The Kids

Paris is a uniquely cosmopolitan city—the true essence of culture and sophistication, so it may not be your first choice of destinations in which to travel with your children. But, Paris is filled with many family and child friendly places and activities—the French have kids too, right? So if you and your spouse are looking for a getaway that is both romantic and family friendly, don’t overlook Paris as an option! Depending on the ages of your children, several of the famous Paris attractions are free, which means you can save your money to savor croissants with your kids! Structuring your trip to include alternating days of “child focused” activities, with those of a more grown up feel, may also be an excellent way to explore the city with your children, so that the whole family has a fulfilling trip to the City of Lights.

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