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Guide to the Palais Garnier: How to See the Paris Opera House

The Palais Garnier, home to the Opéra Garnier, is a place of art, beauty, and even intrigue. You can appreciate its art and beauty in the live shows…


A Floor-By-Floor Guide to Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

Paris is arguably the fashion capital of the world. And for the past 125 years, one particular shopping center (more like shopping experience) has helped cement this idea.…


9 Secrets of Sainte-Chapelle Every Paris Traveler Should Know

In the 1st arrondissement of Paris, in the heart of Île de la Cité, lies Sainte-Chapelle. This chapel, gleaming with light, remains a mystery for many travelers who…


13 Surprising Facts About the Louvre (And What to See There)

There’s nothing quite like the Louvre. It’s the largest museum in the world, and the glass pyramid marking the entrance has become a global symbol for priceless art.…


5 Tips From a Local for Exploring the Seine River in Paris

Some of my favorite moments in Paris took place along the Seine, the main waterway that goes straight through the city. The broad river divides the city into…


4 Reasons the Orsay Museum is a Favorite Among Parisians

Ask a local what their favorite museum in the city is, and they probably won’t say the Louvre. Don’t be surprised if instead they confess it’s the Orsay…


Paris on a Hill: Montmartre, the Sacré-Cœur, and Beyond

Montmartre is the Paris that you came to see. It’s the whimsical, charming neighborhood most often featured in international depictions of Paris. It sits atop a hill in…


One Day in the Marais: A Paris Itinerary That Has It All

The Marais neighborhood in Paris is welcoming for all. It’s popular among locals, expats, and millennials. It has a vibrant LGBTQ+ culture. And word has it, you’ll find…


You’ll Regret Not Visiting the Latin Quarter in Paris — Here’s Why

The Latin Quarter of Paris is a nice mix of contradictions: young and lively, but also historic and somber. You can enjoy vibrant Parisian nightlife, and you can…


Everything to Know About the Arc de Triomphe Before You Go 

Paris is not only a city of lights, but of breathtaking monuments. It’s no surprise the most celebrated monument in the city is the Eiffel Tower. The beautiful…