Paris + Day Trips

  • 4th Arrondissement & The Marais

    By Susie Hollands

    The 4th arrondissement of Paris is one of its most quaint, yet most bustling. Jam-packed with shops, cafés, small museums and some the oldest architecture in Paris, a walk though its ancient maze-like streets is an extraordinary way to spend the day.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 March 2014 )
  • The 7th Arrondissement & Eiffel Tower/Rue du Bac

    By Susie Hollands

    The elegant 7th is rich with art and culture, as well as the upper crust of society, with its dignified hotels particuliers housing ministries, embassies and luxurious private residences. Stately, subdued and refined, the 7th seduces with Napoleonic sophistication, and its iconic Eiffel Tower provides the reference point for all of Paris.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 February 2014 )
  • Virtual Tour of Paris: 20th arrondissement

    By Christopher Measom

    The last arrondissement is a neighborhood of young vibrant families . . . and the dead.

    Père Lachaise Cemetery—the largest green space in Paris—takes up 108 acres and is filled with those who made Paris what it is. And since this is the final stop on our virtual tour of Paris it seems fitting that the only real museum in the neighborhood is a graveyard.

    Last Updated ( Monday, 03 February 2014 )
  • Virtual Tour of Paris: 19th arrondissement

    By Christopher Measom

    Welcome to what is perhaps Paris’s most rough and rumpled neighborhood. Born January 1, 1860, during the re-alignment of the arrondissements, the 19th is a mix of old buildings in disrepair, tower blocks from the 1960s and 1970s (on the hideous side), and lively commerce, all fueled by the immigrants who have been showing up here for over a century. In 1900 more than 80% of the population was working class, and it remains so today.

    Last Updated ( Monday, 27 January 2014 )
  • Eiffel Tower & 15th Arrondissement

    By Susie Hollands

    Without exaggeration the 15th arrondissement is a no man’s land. Situated on the Rive Gauche between the Gare Montparnasse and the Seine to the west, the 15th does not boast historical monuments or sprawling parks. Some call the 15th meditative.  Some call it…dull. Yet many supplicants kowtow to the 15th as a gastronomic Babylon.

    Last Updated ( Saturday, 11 January 2014 )
  • Top 10 Paris Travel Tips

    By Cyril Toullier

    Paris is a city famed for its romance, fashion and food. It is the world’s most visited city and attracts around 27 million tourists each year, which is not surprising since Paris is home to some of the most famous landmarks, such as Notre Dame de Paris, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

    Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 December 2013 )
  • Children's Activities in Paris

    By Ludovic Yken

    Finding activities in Paris for children between 6 and 10 years is not so easy! You will need some imagination!

    Here are some of the best tips of Paris Offbeat, an online guide that offers to visit Paris off the beaten track … like a true Parisian!

     

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 December 2013 )
  • Virtual Tour of Paris: 18th arrondissement

    By Christopher Measom

    Up we climb now to the top of Paris; up the butte de Montmartre, the hill overlooking Paris in the 18th arrondissement—a neighborhood of both sinners and saints.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 January 2014 )
  • Virtual Tour of Paris: 17th arrondissement

    By Christopher Measom

    Welcome to the 17th arrondissement, the neighborhood that first saw the Statue of Liberty. From 1882–1884 the Atelier Monduit et Béchet—the foundry on rue Chazelles—cast the statue’s copper sections. During construction a walk past the atelier became a favorite promenade for Parisians.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 January 2014 )
  • Virtual Tour of Paris: 16th arrondissement

    By Christopher Measom

    As we round the corner into the 16th we see where the wealthy like to hang their hat and we run into a park—the Bois de Boulogne—that is more than twice as big as New York’s Central Park.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 January 2014 )
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