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The Best Things to Do in Paris in December

Although I live by Audrey Hepburn’s motto that Paris is always a good idea, there is something magical about visiting Paris in December when the City of Lights…

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.…

Visiting the Panthéon in Paris: What to See Inside and Out

Yes, there’s a Pantheon in Paris. Somehow despite being located near major tourist hotspots like the Luxembourg Gardens and Cluny Museum, the Panthéon tends to fly under the…

Ballon de Paris Generali: World’s Biggest Hot Air Balloon

Leave it to Paris to turn the science of air quality into an extravaganza. Located in Parc André Citroën on the west end of Paris’ section of the…

8 Must-See Spots in the Marais to Discover the Real Paris

The first time I strolled through the Marais, it was clear that this was the district that embodied a new-bohemian — and slightly rebellious — spirit of Paris.…

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…

A Chocolate Lover’s Guide to Paris: 16 Places to Savor

Paris is a place for love, and it’s certainly a place for chocolate lovers. With hundreds of chocolate shops, factories, bakeries, pastry shops, and Michelin-star chefs creating mouthwatering…

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…

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.…

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.…

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…