December 2013

There are 3 blog entries for December 2013.

louvre-museumAs a city with historical evidence proving that it dates back to pre-historic times, Paris is no stranger to history. From the shores of Normandy to the lavender fields of Provence, France is able to blend history with art in effortless fashion. The Louvre museum is perhaps France’s earliest example of luxury international real estate, as it was originally built in the 12thCentury as a fortress for King Phillip II. The Louvre was continually added to, until King Louis XIV moved to the Palace of Versailles in 1682. After the move to Versailles, The Louvre turned into a place for the royal family to display their own private art collections.

Early Occupants of The Louvre Museum

In 1692, the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres and the Académie

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ryder-cup-2018Paris had recently announced that it will be hosting the 2018 Ryder Cup. This exciting news means great things for France and the global expansion of the Ryder Cup as a whole. It also gives another reason to visit the City of Lights and even consider the wide range of houses for sale in Paris.

The classic sport of golf has been around for centuries, though it is disputed how the sport first originated. Scotland claims that it dates back to the 15th century and was first played in Edinburgh. Other historians speculate that the sport derives from an ancient Roman game called Paganica in which players used a stick to hit a stuffed leather ball. It is believed that the game spread from Rome throughout Europe as the Romans conquered the continent, from the

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champs-elysees-parisThanksgiving normally marks the beginning of the holiday season in the United States, but in Europe they start celebrating it around the middle of November. Christmas markets and festivals are very popular in France and towns spare no expense decorating the streets with beautiful lights. The holiday season is a great time for a Paris apartment rental, as the biggest Christmas markets in France are located there, including; the Market on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, the Market at Notre Dame Cathedral and the Market at the Montparnasse Tower.

Christmas festivities in France usually begin on the on the fourth Sunday before Christmas or the Advent. Catholics celebrate a tradition called The Feast of Saint Nicolas on December 5th and 6th and families

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