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Best Affordable Jewelry Brands for Your Trip to Paris

Want to commemorate your trip to Paris with a souvenir that holds a bit more beauty and meaning than a beret with an Eiffel Tower on it? Paris…


How to Appreciate the Fine Art of Parisian Balconies

While wandering around the streets and side streets of romantic Paris, I’m often distracted by some of the beautiful balconies outside the many apartments that crowd the city.…


Best Places to go for Outdoor Workouts in Paris

Traveling in Paris, but don’t want to sacrifice or miss out on your active and budget-friendly lifestyle? Paris is a great European city for fitness and working out,…


5 of the Best Locations for Your Stay in Paris

While visiting Paris, you have plenty of options for your stay, from historic hotels to the many apartments dotting the Parisian districts. You may not know exactly which…


Paris Day Trip to Versailles: How to Do It and What to See

However long your trip to Paris is, don’t forget there’s more to see just outside the city limits. One of the best day trips from Paris is the…


5 Things to Do at Famous Graves in Père Lachaise Cemetery

Normally, when you imagine a cemetery, you might not think of a picturesque scene. That’s not the case when tourists come from around the world to visit the…


6 Inspirational Places in Paris to Spark Creativity

When I visit Paris, just walking around the city and listening to the sounds — pedestrians, cars, motorbikes, laughter and chatter spilling from the many street cafes —…


Paris Mementos: Unique Gift Guide for Family and Friends

Paris is a great place to visit and explore, but how can you best share your experiences with those of your family and friends who maybe couldn’t join…


Your Complete Guide to the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris

The beautiful garden in the center of Paris, the Jardin des Tuileries, is probably my favorite spot to relax and explore. Why, you might ask? There are so…


A Room-by-Room Guide to the Paris Catacombs for Tourists

Paris is one of the great medieval cities of Europe. Like Rome, it has vast underlying passageways and quarries, called catacombs. This labyrinth of tunnels is thought to…


5 Workout Studios in Paris for the Best Fitness Classes

Visiting Paris, but don’t want to lose your athletic momentum? Or simply want a workout class in French to test your French language skills and see how Parisians…


Great Apps to Download to Help You See Paris Like a Local

In the city of Paris, there are plenty of tips and tricks that the locals know about daily highlights and attractions that the most researched tourist wouldn’t pick…


Unusual Sights in Paris: Where to Wander off the Beaten Path

I’ll help you discover new, unexpected sights that are off the usual tourist track. These are the “well-kept secret” places that mostly only locals know about and love.…


5 Creative Ways to Commemorate a Paris Trip Beyond Souvenirs

Yes, there are always souvenir shops when you visit the Eiffel Tower after a guided summit tour, but what are the more nostalgic ways you can commemorate a…


Parisian Space Invaders: Mosaic Street Art Worth the Hunt

So, you’ve walked along the streets of Paris and everything is as you’ve imagined, except for the random space alien mosaics that appear on every street corner. You…


Current Street Art in the 13th Arrondissement of Paris

Paris is famous for being one of the best places to flock to just for the street art. You can be happy as a tourist just walking around…


5 of the Most Delicious Croissants in Paris and Where to Find Them

In France, you may know of the croissant, chocolate croissant, and the baguette. In the world of pastries and daily bakery shopping hauls, these are absolute staples to…


For the Curious: Here are the 5 Best Places to People-Watch in Paris

Welcome to maybe another one of my “stalker-ish” themed posts… But travelling through Paris can be a bit overwhelming if you’re looking to practice your French language skills…


Happy Birthday To You! Paris Edition

So, you’re one of the lucky ones who gets to celebrate their birthday in the historic, beautiful city of love and light. Without further ado: Happy Birthday to…


Literary and Artistic History in Parisian Cafés That You Must Visit

Paris is an iconic city for experiencing first-hand how life was for various influential philosophers, painters, musicians, and writers. You can just be crossing the street and be…


Safety First: Smart Tips for Solo Travelers in Paris

Traveling in Paris alone? The city streets are known by many as the source of love and light, but when traveling alone, it’s smart to be cautious as…


Paris: The Perfect Packing List for Summer

Visiting Paris in Summer? The weather in Paris can be varying at best, with rainstorms drizzling during the day and a cold breeze rushing through the Parisian streets…


The 5 Most Wonderful Boutique Hotels in Paris For Your Visit

While staying in Paris for your séjour (or short stay) you might use a popular online source, like Airbnb, for finding accommodations or you might be on the…


Top 5 Historic Hotels in Paris For When You Want Luxury, Too

Along with the boutique hotels in Paris, there are plenty of historic hotels here that make a great place to stay. Not only will you get a luxurious…


Guide to Saint Michel

One of my favorite neighborhoods and places to hang out at any time of day is Saint-Michel, the area right next to the Notre Dame. Here, there is…


Places to See and Explore in Paris by Arrondissement

Paris is one of those cities, which is completely arranged and divided up into different districts (called arrondissements). It’s a city which is shaped like a snail, or…


Best Places to View the Parisian Sunset

Paris is known as the “City of Love” because of how romantic and magical its scenery can be. The sunsets here can be truly inspiring and an incredible…


Top Places for Street Art in Paris

In Paris, you will find graffiti everywhere you go, but in contrast to your experience in other cities you will find yourself keeping track and enjoying the curious…


Your Guide to the Best Vintage Shopping Scene in Paris

The city of Paris is known for its beautiful streetwear and styles, which you can witness daily on passersby seated in the metro, on standing the bus, or…


Paris for Kids

So, it’s a beautiful sunny day in Paris and you’re not sure what to do with your little ones? Well, it’s your lucky day because Paris is one…


Ordering Coffee in Paris

One of the best, most relaxing activities to do in the streets of Paris is to take a seat outside a local Parisian café, while sipping a cup…


The Paris Experience From Home: TV Shows

Here are some television shows to help you improve your listening skills in French and immerse yourself a bit in the life in France: Call my Agent (Dix…


The Paris Experience From Home: Books

In this bizarre sequence of events, we are all stuck at home for the most part. With so much going on in the world right now, with no…


The Paris Experience From Home: Movies

Here are some films you can enjoy when you want a slice of Paris from home: Paris Je t’aime This film integrates writing and directing from various well-known…


Paris: Famous Fashion Designers

While visiting Paris, you can explore and shop at the brands from these designers. Here is a guide to getting to know the most famous, influential fashion designers…


Paris: Day-Trip to Giverny

If you have a spare day during your visit to Paris, taking a trip to visit Claude Monet’s garden and house in Giverny is a great option for…


Another Stop on Your Paris Adventure: Welcome to the Famous Moulin Rouge

So, you may have heard of this famous cabaret under the giant, red windmill in Paris from films, books, art, but right in Paris’s Montmartre you can find…


Daily Historic Parisian Landmarks

Here is a list of some of the most highly visited tourist attractions and landmarks that you’ll see in daily Parisian life that hold real historic significance. Notre…


Summer in Paris

Here are some activities to make the most of your fun in the Paris summer sun: Eat Berthillon ice cream on Île Saint Louis On this small island…


Activities in Montmartre

Here is an extensive list of unique experiences you can have in Montmartre: Lapin Agile Founded in 1860, this little intimate cabaret tucked away in Montmartre is a…


Possible Day-Trips from Paris

Here are some of the best Day Trips you can take right from Paris if you have time to spare: Disneyland Paris Fancy a trip to see Mickey…


Paris: Guide to “Les Soldes”

Twice a year, in January and July, there is this magical 4-6 period of time when all the Parisian shops put their products on sale, thanks to the…