Paris + Day Trips

  • Montmartre Village in Paris

    By Karen Fawcett

    Travelers visiting Montmartre for the first time must visit all the main stops, like Sacré-Coeur and Place du Tertre. Those who venture just a few blocks off the well-worn touristic route will enter the true Montmartre village. Karen Fawcett did just that during her stay on the butte and here are her impressions of authentic Montmartre.


    Last Updated ( Sunday, 29 January 2012 )
  • Paris Airports: Center of the Universe

    By Karen Fawcett

    Orly Departure board.Paris is not only a leading world destination for visits to Paris and greater France, but it's a great jumping-off point for travel to the rest of the world. In an hour or two, you can travel economically by rail or jet to a neighboring country or continent. BonjourParis publisher Karen Fawcett has advice for world travelers considering such a leap.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 January 2012 )
  • Islands in the Stream: Self-Guided Tour of Paris Ile-de-la-Cite

    By Paul Prescott

    Métro: Cité. Photo ©DaliParisParis is a walker's dream; and here we share Paul Prescott's self-guided walk on Île-de-la-Cité. Follow his lead for close-up looks at Pont Neuf, la Sainte-Chapelle, Notre-Dame, beautiful Place Dauphine, the Paris flower market, the home where Abélard and Héloïse met, a memorial to WWII deportation victims, and a more to discover on Île-de-la-Cité.

    Last Updated ( Friday, 20 January 2012 )
  • La Rotonde

    By Loui Franke

    The Sun Also Rises CoverIn Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, the character Jake Barnes states, "No matter what café in Montparnasse you ask a taxi driver to bring you to from the right bank of the river, they always take you to the Rotonde." La Rotonde Continues to be a Favorite.

    Last Updated ( Friday, 17 February 2012 )
  • Six Reasons to Visit Paris in January and February

    By Karen Fawcett

    Eiffel Tower in February light. Visiting Paris in January and/or February gives travelers opportunities denied during peak travel time. Prices are lower, yes, but you'll find choices, space, and easier access to desirable sites that "everyone" wants to visit. If you're still not convinced, BonjourParis publisher Karen Fawcett shares six reasons to inspire winter travel to Paris.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 January 2012 )
  • Paris Ice Skating Rinks: Trocadero, Eiffel Tower and Hotel de Ville (Video)

    By Francis Beddok

    Trocadero skating rink 2011. Photo ©Paris-émoi

    Despite mild (and sometimes rainy) weather, Paris ice skating rinks are open. Paris photographer Francis Beddok shares his photo of the photogenic Trocadéro rink beneath the Eiffel Tower. To help you plan your Paris skating outing this winter, we include practical information plus video of skating at Hôtel de Ville from the Paris Mayor's office.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 January 2012 )
  • Paris Right Bank Movie Location: Rue des Barres in le Marais

    By Mikki Ansin

    Rue des Barres in le Marais. Photo: ©Mikki Ansin 2012Rue des Barres in le Marais is one of Mikki Ansin's favorite quiet corners in Paris. The picturesque allée behind St. Gervais Church and popular Chez Julien restaurant was also a filming location for the remake of The Pink Panther, shot in 2005 and released in 2006. Here's Mikki's photograph of the street in contrast to a movie still featuring Steve Martin.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 January 2012 )
  • Best of BonjourParis 2011: Readers' Top 20 Favorites

    By BP Editor

    BonjourParis writers and photographers are a talented group of France experts. In 2011 we published over 600 original stories by 91 contributors. We counted the most-visited pages of 1.5 million views! We thank contributors and subscribers as we present our Top 20 Readers' Favorites for 2011. Subscriber-only content, pincode in today's newsletter. Not yet subscribed? It's free and every issue has subscriber-only content—subscribe today for future issues!

    Last Updated ( Monday, 16 January 2012 )
  • 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 @

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 January 2012 )
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