Paris + Day Trips

  • Best of 2011 by Karen Fawcett

    By BP Editor

    Whether returning Francophile or first-time traveler, what's better than having a friend in Paris who shares your passion for the City of Light? Not just a friend, but a trusted resource? That's our publisher, and here are your Top 3 Readers' Favorites for 2011 by Karen Fawcett.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 January 2012 )
  • Meli-Melo: January 15

    By BP Editor

    Subscribers, a direct link to access this story is in your January 15th newsletter. Not yet subscribed? It's free and subscribers get stories first—subscribe today at our home page to receive future issues! Today's story features a personal visit with an exquisite Paris chocolate shop, with photos and video. Problem? Please write to bparticles @ gmail.com.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 January 2012 )
  • Why I Miss Paris

    By Karen Fawcett

    Luxembourg open space.We all do it . . . dream of Paris when we're not there, long for it, count days until our return. What is it about Paris of all cities that makes us love it so? Karen Fawcett has lived in Paris for over 20 years, yet even when enjoying visits with family and friends stateside, a part of her is missing her life in Paris and here's why. **This story is a 2011 "Best of" Readers' Favorite.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 January 2012 )
  • Chartres Cathedral, Markets, Museums and a U.S. Connection

    By Loui Franke

    Chartres CathedralChartres is a popular day trip from Paris. The pristine town located just an hour away from Paris has many impressive sites, including its cathedral, one of the largest in France, museums, markets, shops and well-preserved architecture of varying types. Loui Franke shares some important history with a U.S. connection and more reasons to visit Chartres.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 January 2012 )
  • Paris Park Chairs

    By Cathy Fiorello

    Tuileries. Photo: Anna RienSay "Paris park chairs" to a tourist and they'll nod; mention them to a Parisphile and you'll draw a sigh. Iconic and inviting, they're liberally scattered through 400 Paris parks. As Cathy Fiorello notes, no other chairs provide less physical comfort but more spiritual well-being than the metal chairs in Paris parks. This one's for the dreamers among us.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 November 2011 )
  • Fermes de Gally: Harvest Days at the Gally Farms by Paris

    By Lexy Delorme

    Ferme de Gally publicity photoThe French have always loved the country: Marie-Antoinette had her petit hameau at the Versailles palace and Parisians who can spend weekends at country châteaux. Lexy Delorme proposes a day at les Fermes de Gally, farms by Paris with markets, gifts, cooking and gardening classes for tots and adults, and kid-friendly animals to meet at a day on the farm.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 November 2011 )
  • Paris By Night: Bateau-Mouche Bridge Tour

    By Arnie Greenberg

    Bateau Mouche. Photo: CedemNo matter how well you know the streets of Paris, gliding under Paris bridges at night during a Seine boat tour presents dramatically illuminated bridges and monuments in an entirely different light. Arnie Greenberg narrates a bridge-by-bridge tour of Paris by night as seen from le bateau-mouche.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 January 2012 )
  • Finding Car Heaven at Paris Concept Car Showrooms

    By Norman Ball

    Fiat rally car at Motorvillage in Paris. Photo: MotorvillageParis is the place to see luxury cars, historic cars and concept cars. Norman Ball strolls along the Champs-Élysées and rue Faubourg St-Honoré, stopping to admire the views from Citroën, Renault and Jeep Motorvillage showrooms. Take his guided walking tour to the concept stores with bars and cafés and you may meet a Maserati owner or spot an elusive Maybach.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 December 2011 )
  • Free and Inexpensive Paris Activities

    By Karen Fawcett

    Did you know you can come to Paris and not go home bankrupt? It takes planning, but there are year-round activities to enjoy indoors and out at free museums, cultural centers, author readings, markets and fairs, parks, and more. BonjourParis publisher Karen Fawcett has tips for enjoying free and inexpensive Paris activities that won't break the bank.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 18 December 2011 )
  • Rue Mouffetard in Paris: Latin Quarter Place to Meet, Eat, Drink, Dance and Shop

    By Loui Franke

    Rue Mouffetard street performers. Photo: L. FrankeWhere else but Paris can one actually enjoy dining at a a sidewalk café as a trio consisting of tuba, saxophone and banjo serenades just yards away? Loui Franke, author of Parisian Postcards, guides us to this quaint corner of the Latin Quarter where locals and travelers alike eat, drink, dance and shop on rue Mouffetard.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 January 2012 )
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