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The perfect crime

“Mona Lisa”. Without a doubt, the most recognizable painting of all time. Currently, Leonardo da Vinci’s works are guarded by armies of armed guards and state-of-the-art alarm systems.…


Top 10 the oldest places in Paris – part 2

6. The oldest pastry. Paris is the perfect place to have a treat with your coffee and if you are looking for something sweet why not to visit…


Top 10 the oldest places in Paris – part 1

1. The oldest house. Reading the history of Paris we could think that the oldest house of the French capital is on the Ile de Cite  – but…


Top 10 the most beautiful parks and gardens in Paris – part 2

6. Parc de Sceaux Another place worth visiting is Parc de Sceaux, located in the suburbs south of Paris. The park was designed by André Le Nôtre at…


How to Become Local in Paris?

Paris can feel intimidating and many people who come here want to fit in with the Parisians. That’s why we have prepared a guide for you on how…


Top 10 the most beautiful parks and gardens in Paris – part 1

1. Jardin Tuileries As we have learned in a previous blog The Tuileries, located in the 1st district, is the oldest garden in Paris. It is also the largest…


Parisian Bouquinistes

On the boulevards along the Seine’s banks, the book-sellers, or bouquinistes,  have their characteristic dark green booths – Paris’ resellers of second-hand or antiquarian books. Literature enthusiasts will…


Montmartre – artists’ quarter

Paris at the beginning of the 20th century, was in the age of Dadaism and emerging Surrealism … Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, Jarry. Famous painters and writers, their works,…


FAUX PAS in Paris – how to avoid them?

Faux pas: Giving a hand to newcomers It was always obvious to me that if I meet someone, I give him a hand, saying my name. Not in…


FAUX PAS in Paris – how to avoid them?

Faux pas number 3:  Faire la bise or not faire la bise – that is the question!  The fact that the French give each other kisses in greeting…


FAUX PAS in Paris – how to avoid them?

Faux Pas: The difficult art of saying goodbye The French language is beautiful, and French manners are lovely but it can all be very  confusing! When you are leaving…


FAUX PAS in Paris – how to avoid them?

For many people a visit to Paris is exciting and romantic and wonderful but sometimes we worry about acclimating to local customs and language barriers.Here is the first…


Famous Parisians – Dalida

Dalida – Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti is a French singer of Italian origin. She was born on January 17, 1933 in Cairo. The singer’s pseudonym was is  from the…


Fashion Scandal of 1947 on the Champs Élysées

The year is 1947 and Paris is slowly recovering after the trauma of WWII. Most shops still lacked many basic products. Everything was rationed, even fabric, and no one…


Nadar Sheds New Light Inside The Paris Catacombs

His name was Gaspard-Félix Tournachon but he is better known by his pseudonym, Nadar and he was a legend in his own lifetime. Nadar was orphaned by his father in…


The Glory of Life and Also of Death

Parisians live their lives in a way unlike most big city dwellers.  As you stroll along the city streets you can see Parisians in cafes who are leisurely…


The Birth of a New Paris on Canvas

The French term “fin-de-siècle” means “end of century” or “the end of an era” is associated with a pessimistic vision of decline, and of the decadent tendencies of the late nineteenth…


Liberty Enlightening the World (and her little sister)

Many people know that the Statue of Liberty, or Liberty Enlightening the World (her actual name FYI!), was a gift from the French to help the USA celebrate…


The Backdrop for one of the Most Famous Kisses in Paris History

The photo was shot in the ’50s and became very famous right after. The couple was considered a symbol of love in Paris.  Everybody was curious about the…