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Country village charm in the heart of Paris









Far-removed from Paris’ typical tourist sites, Mouzaïa and La Campagne à Paris (the countryside in Paris) are two of the French capital's most charming but little-known quarters ­­– rare oases of calm within the city limits.

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A night at Paris’ museums


On 18 May, Paris will take part in the annual Night of Museums, with more than 150 museums and cultural spaces opening their doors at sunset for a free, fresh look at the capital’s cultural heritage.

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Rooftop dining and dancing in Paris


On 30 May, cult Paris restaurant guide, Le Fooding, will host Veillée Foodstock, a food and music evening showcasing the most exciting and in-the-know aspects of Paris’ culinary scene.

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In Rome, see how the other half lives


In Rome, some 170 private palaces, academies, homes and other buildings will open their doors to visitors.

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Florence for foodies


Florence’s magnificent museums offer plenty of food for the soul. But battling through the crowds to see the city’s artistic treasures is not something to tackle on an empty stomach. Thankfully, from market food to Michelin-star restaurants, Florence is full of delicious eateries for every budget.

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Berlin’s Carnival of Cultures


It was back in 1996 that Berlin held its first Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures). Inspired by London’s and Rio de Janeiro’s famous annual parties, the festival took place over the Whitsun weekend and has been bringing the city’s streets to life in a four-day blaze of colour and music every year since.

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Bringing the Berlin Wall back to life


It is a drab autumn day in the 1980s: the skies are grey, the streets glisten with rain, the trees are bare. Kids play on the streets, a woman in a fur coat walks her dog, a man repairs a car, punks and travellers gather on a street corner.

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